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
Excerpt: Although compact, the Synology DS713+ is one of the most powerful business-oriented NAS devices on the market, having a dual-core Intel Atom D2700 processor running at 2.13GHz and 1GB of DDR3 memory. This means that it's well-suited to running some of the most resource-hungry add-on packages that you can download and install, such as an Asterisk phone server, which involves real-time audio processing.
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.