Reviews and Problems with Synology Disk Station DS713+
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5 August 2013
Summary: Synology again managed to impress me with their product. The DS713+ is a real speed demon as i saw up to 200 MB/s read and 138 MB/s write once I combined its Ethernet NICs. The NAS operated flawlessly even with five clients asking for huge data throughput, and its CPU easily coped with the task. The dual-core Atom may be weak in a normal desktop systems running Windows, but it is just fine for a NAS running a custom-tailored Linux OS, even with multiple clients.
Pros: Good price/performance ratio, CPU can cope with any task, High network transfer rates (up to 203.14 MB/s read and 137.64 MB/s write), Tons of features, Intuitive, windowed operating system, Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs, Quiet operation, USB 3.0 compatibility, ErP Lot 6 compliant, Ability to skip disk checking during RAID setup, Supports up to seven drives with the optional Synology DX513, Up to 20 IP cameras are supported, Optional application packages boost functionality
Cons: HDD trays are not numbered, Cannot format an external disk to NTFS, Only one RAM slot
Conclusion: The Synology DS713+ address some of the flaws found in its predecessor the Synology DS712+ including the lack of USB 3.0 connector. With its dual core Intel Atom D2700 processor and 1 GB DDR3 memory the Synology DS713+ it is the most powerful Synology NAS dual bay server around. If two drives is not enough the ability it to attach five more drives is simple enough with the DX513 expansion unit.
Pros: Now have USB 3.0 ports, Intuitive user interface (DSM), Works with Linux, OS X or Windows, Easy setup, Scalability, Energy Efficient
Conclusion: Igennem de sidste par måneder har der været en del NAS servere forbi redaktionen og vi har efterhånden kunne aftegne et billede af hvilken retning de forskellige producenter fokuserer og arbejder. Nogle har valgt at arbejde videre på sammensmeltning mellem NAS og PC med HDMI port som giver nye muligheder, mens andre har sammenbygget NAS serveren med en router således at den giver nye features under dårlige forhold.