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Synology logoSynology has announced two RAID 5 quad-core class NASes.

The DS1515 Disk Station is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 ARM-based CPU backed by 2 GB of non-expandable DDR3 RAM.

Network connection is via four aggregatable Gigabit Ethernet ports. Two USB 3.0 and two eSATA ports support storage expansion and peripheral connection.

Five hot-swappable drive bays accept 2.5" and 3.5" SATA II / III solid state and hard drives configurable in multiple individual, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and Synology Hybrid RAID volumes that can be optionally encrypted using the processor's hardware encryption engine and FPU. Synology specs encrypted performance at 296.54 MB/s reading and 150.04 MB/s writing with Link Aggregation enabled. SSD caching is also supported.

The 25 TB of raw internal storage (with 5 TB drives) can be expanded to a total 75 TB using two 5-bay DX513 eSATA-connected expansion units.

Synology DS1515 & RS815

Synology DS1515 & RS815

The RS815 RackStation is a 1U high, 12 inch deep rackmount NAS running on a 1.33 GHz dual-core MARVELL Armada XP MV78230 SoC with 1 GB of non-expandable DDR3 RAM. Network connection is via two aggregatable Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB 3.0 and one eSATA ports support storage expansion and peripheral connection.

Four hot-swappable drive bays accept 2.5" and 3.5" SATA II / III solid state and hard drives configurable in multiple individual, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and Synology Hybrid RAID volumes The 20 TB of raw internal storage (with 5 TB drives) can be expanded to a total 40 TB using one 4-bay RX415 eSATA-connected expansion unit. SSD caching is not supported

Both NASes run Synology's DSM 5.1 operating system that supports a wide range of native features, expandable via downloadable apps. Features include Windows AD, LDAP and Domain Trust support, iSCSI LUN backup, snapshot and cloning, support for Synology Central Management System (CMS), Synology High Availability storage clustering and support for VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Citrix virtualization.

The DS1515 and RS815 are available now at MSRPs of $649.99 and $599.99, respectively.

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