If you’re in the market for a robust network-attached storage (NAS) server, there are now a couple of new and exciting options. Synology announced today its latest 2020 lineup of the Plus series that includes four brand-news servers, the DS220+, DS420+, DS720+, and DS920+.
More processing power and built-in NVMe caching option
All these servers sport faster processors compared with those of the previous 2018 release. Most importantly, other than the DS220+, the rest of the servers comes included with two M.2 NVMe slots for optional caching, using SSDs like the Seagate IronWolf 510.
Built-in NVMe slot a new trend that started with the DS1019+ that came out last year. Prior to this, in some older servers, you have to use an add-on adapter.
All of the new NAS servers run Synology’s latest DiskStation Manager operating system (DSM), currently in its 6th revision. They all will also support the upcoming DSM 7.0.
Synology DiskStation DS920+ vs. DS720+vs. DS420+ vs. DS220+: Hardware specifications
Faster and more secure storage experience
According to Synology, highlights of the new Plus servers include:
Turbocharged experience – Up to 133% faster in website responsiveness and over 15% improvement in compute-tasks, the new Plus series enables you to get things done faster and more efficiently. Select models come included with two M.2 NVMe slots that enable accelerated I/O performance, especially in multi-user environments.
Subscription-free Surveillance Hub – Surveillance Station is a powerful surveillance software that runs on Synology NAS. It is a web-based solution, so users can monitor and manage cameras on any computer. Surveillance Station also allows admins to archive and consult past recordings, manage user permissions, or even interface with analog devices, such as door controllers.
Data protection for everything – With Active Backup suite, Synology NAS can not only fulfill data management requirements, but also centralize backups for Microsoft Windows PCs and Servers, VMware vSphere Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, and Microsoft 365 and G Suite accounts.
Build your own private cloud – Access your data without boundaries with the level of privacy you deserve. Granular access rights, customizable passwords, and expiration policies for file sharing put you in control of your data. Easily synchronize with remote sites for distributed work, and set up data encryption for your most sensitive files.
The new DS220+, DS720+, DS420+, and DS920+ are available for purchase now with the disk-less suggested price of $299.99, $399.99, $499.99, and $549.99, respectively. You can get an idea of what they have to offer via the full review of the DS220+.