Synology has introduced the RS814+ and RS814RP+, scalable 1U, 4-bay NAS-servers to be used in servers. The manufacturer claims that the new NAS devices offer a powerful and complete storage solution for SMBs, which can be extended with ease.
Thanks to a 2.13 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB of DDR3 memory and four Gigabit LAN ports which can be coupled through Link Aggregation, the RS814+/RS814RP+ read and write speeds of respectively 330 MB/sec and 196 MB/sec can be reached (using a RAID5 configuration in a Windows environment). The memory can be expanded to 4 GB, whilst the maximum storage capacity is 32 TB when combined with an RX410 expansion unit.
The new NAS servers offer various features to ensure availability at all times. As mentioned, Link Aggregation couples the four LAN-ports, which also means that the signal can be caught when one of the interfaces fails. Hard drives are also hot-swappable. Redundant power supply on the RS814RP+ should offer extra protection in the case of a blackout.
The RS814+/RS814RP+ runs Synology's most recent version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3.