Synology introduces the RackStation RS1619xs+

Synology Inc. has launched the RackStation RS1619xs+, a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS featuring flexible storage scalability and M.2 SSD support. It’s designed to deal with IO-intensive tasks for growing businesses, according to Michael Wang, product manager at Synology.

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Flexible upgrade options, such as high-performance network adapters, M.2 SSD cache, and storage capacity expansion, allow the RS1619xs+ to grow with business needs in different phases, he adds. Key features include:

  • Quad-core CPU and expandable DDR4 memory up to 64GB; 

  • An optional 10GbE network adapter that brings sequential reading performance of over 1,523 MB/second;

  • Built-in dual M.2 2280 SSD cache slots that boost system random IO performance with NVMe/SATA SSDs; 

  • Expandable storage capacity up to 224TB with one Synology expansion unit.

With Synology’s Central Management System software included, users can designate the $1,599 RS1619xs+ as the host server. This allows RS1619xs+ to provide a single interface to monitor and maintain a business’ servers and inform users of their statuses. Admins can also create server groups in order to apply different settings, and delegate administrator permissions to separate server groups and users. 

The RS1619xs+ also allows businesses to create and manage their own surveillance server. With the ability to connect up to 75 IP cameras, RS1619xs+ and the included Surveillance Station software can reduce suspicious incidents while still ensuring employee and customer satisfaction, according to WAng. The Application Center provides up to 26 applications and utilities so that users can tailor Surveillance Station to fit their specific security needs. 

A new feature called Dual Authorization allows the administrator to restrict sensitive functions, such as managing cameras or accessing video records, so access can only be given with the authorization from two parties. Additionally, because users are able to keep as much video footage as they like, Time Lapse can shorten lengthy videos down to minutes or even seconds.