Synology Launches Budget-Friendly NAS DiskStation DS211+

NAS server lets users share files, centralize backup, and protect data.

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Synology America Corp. today launched the DiskStation DS211+, a high-performance and full-featured 2-bay NAS server for office and enthusiast users to share files, centralize backup, and protect data. The latest addition to the professional class of DiskStations comes with Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.0 software that provides an intuitive interface for managing the server.

As part of the revamped design, the DS211+ offers hot-swap drive bays, which will help businesses minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure and is IT budget friendly, priced at about $400. The unit also offers an integrated SD card reader, making for easier file transfers to the NAS from portable media. The unit supports 3TB drives.

In addition to the expected NAS duties, such as file sharing and remote access and management, Surveillance Station 5 allows the DiskStation to become an NVR solution. As a surveillance solution, it supports up to 12 IP channels at once, chosen from a list of over 700 camera models.

With DSM 3.0, the imot offers business users:

  • ADS integration (with support for domains up to 100,000 users and groups)

  • Enhanced iSCSI support (including persistent reservations)

  • Hardware encryption engine with 256 bit AES share-level encryption

With the DSM 3.0 interface, users can manage all aspects of the server. Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) allows users to easily create a redundant volume, protecting their data against disk failure without requiring expertise with RAID technology. In addition, the DS211+ is backed by a competitive two-year warranty and in-house technical support with no extra charge.

More information is available at www.synology.com/us/products/DS211+/index.php.