Synology® Inc. today announced the formal release of its 4-bay Disk Station model, the ultra-high performance yet energy-saving DS408. The DS408 is equipped with an 800 MHz CPU and 512MB RAM, and packed with the brand new rich-featured Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0 software.
“Targeting a wide range of users from professional consumers (prosumers) to corporate,” commented by Edward Lin, Marketing Director of Synology, “the DS408 has the qualification to answer requests from any user demanding green NAS devices along with large capacity, high performance, and practical applications.”
High speed data transmission and computing ability are no stranger to Synology products. “Accumulating our past experiences in NAS development, the DS408 reaches the goal of 55+ MB/sec in RAID 5 reading and 33+ MB/sec in RAID 5 writing,” said Derren Lu, Software Development Director of Synology.
“Moreover, such high efficiency of a NAS appliance goes together with energy saving”, added Edward Lin. “Compared with an average PC found on the current market, instead of burning an outrageous 200W, DS408 only calls for a relatively low power consumption of approximately 40W under normal operation with four hard drives installed.”
Practicing Synology’s emphasis on energy saving, the DS408 supports schedule power on-and-off based on individual preferences. Total power consumption drops to null when appliance stays in off-mode condition. All results are to reify Synology’s responsibility as a global citizen.
The Web 2.0 technology posits DS408 out of the ordinary and makes it one of a kind in the contemporary NAS market field. By adopting the AJAX technology, DS408 carries responsive interfaces such as wizards, drag & drop, and quick-search, promoting further intimacy and interaction with its users.
Sparing the annoying process of manual backup, the DS408 benefits users from multiple backup alternatives: Encrypted Network Backup – designed for data backup between DS408 and other Synology NAS products or any rsync-compatible servers; Local Backup – data backup from DS408 to external hard drives via USB attachment; and Desktop Backup – a simple backup method by using Data Replicator 3.
Additional noteworthy features obtainable from the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0 that comes with the DS408 include: Surveillance Station, which supports more than 20 wired and wireless IP cameras of different brands such as Axis, Panasonic, D-Link, Linksys, LevelOne, and TRENDnet; Web Station that enables corporations to host their website with most updated Apache and PHP; Network Recycle Bin which serves as a safety net for rescuing unintentionally deleted files, as well as Telnet and SSH being officially integrated to the management interfaces – all of these contribute to the groundbreaking NAS experience one may discover on DS408.
The DS408 is now shipping.
Synology make excellent quality NAS servers and we will have a review of one here at OC3D shortly.