Synology has announced the DiskStation DS1621xs +. This six drive bay NAS stands out with its Intel Xeon D-1527 processor and the presence of a 10Gbit / s network card.
The DiskStation DS1621xs + offers, according to Synology, performance of a server, but in a case of 11.5 liters. The Xeon D-1527 is a quad core with a clock speed of 2.2GHz and tdp of 35W. It is not a new processor: it is a 14nm chip of the Broadwell generation and Intel introduced the CPU in 2015. Synology combines the processor with 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM. This leaves a memory slot in the housing free and the nas can contain a total of 32GB ram.
According to the manufacturer, the nas offers sequential read speeds of up to 3.1GB / s and sequential write speeds of over 1.8GB / s. In addition to the six drive bays, there is room for two NVME SSDs in m2.2280 slots and these can be used as a cache, as with previous recent Synology storage systems. In addition, the DiskStation can be combined with two DX517 expansion modules, so that sixteen storage drives can be used.
In addition to a 10Gbit / s Ethernet interface, the DiskStation DS1621xs + also includes two 1Gbit / s network connections. Those who need more bandwidth can install a second interface card for 10Gbit / s in the pci-e 3.0 x8 slot. The nas is available immediately and is in the Pricewatch for 1730 euros.