Summary: Synology takes an incremental approach to updating its storage hardware and software platforms. The DS1813+ represents a solid step forward for the DiskStation family of desktop form-factor storage devices. With eight bays of internal storage and support for two expansion units, the DS1813+ can handle up to 72TB of raw storage and be configured to serve a wide variety of roles on the network via DiskStation Manager’s application library.
Pros: Four network interfaces which can be aggregated, DiskStation operating system with high configurability, Easy to configure for both home and business users
Cons: Lack of 10Gb network connectivity, Write speeds limited compared to other NAS models
Excerpt: Two's company and three's a crowd. But in NAS circles, the real magic starts when you have four drive bays to play with. That's when the circles of ‘data security' and ‘performance' coincide, by striping data across several disks in RAID 5 for added performance and disk redundancy.