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
Summary: The Synology DS1813+ is a smart and sophisticated 8-bay NAS drive, superbly constructed and with a well-judged selection of ports and connectors. Read our Synology DS1813+ review to find out more.