Built with a quad-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, and Btrfs file system support, the DiskStation DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is designed for small offices and IT enthusiasts. Two built-in M.2 2280 SSD slots and Synology SSD Cache technology allow you to boost system I/O and application performance and, with a scalable storage design, you can start small and expand the storage capacity with the Synology DX517 as your data grows. This NAS is equipped with five drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5″ SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5″ SATA hard drives and SSDs for data storage. The data stored on this NAS, which includes videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 user accounts and 2000 maximum concurrent connections.
The DS1520+ runs on the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4125 Quad-Core that is paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, both of which allow frequently used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving sequential read speeds of up to 451.28 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 451.18.
Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and two eSATA ports which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the four Gigabit Ethernet ports that support Link Aggregation and Failover, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. For those who require RAID support, the DS1520+ supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, as well Synology Hybrid RAID and Basic RAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.
The DS1520+ is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer two 92 x 92 x 25mm fans to help keep the system running cool always, its noise-dampening design makes for quiet operations. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses. The Synology DiskStation DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, an AC adapter, an AC power cord, and two RJ45 LAN cables. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.