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Synology launches Wi-Fi enabled and 12-bay NAS boxes

02 Oct 2012
Synology DS213air NAS appliance

Storage specialist Synology has added a Wi-Fi enabled device to its network attached storage (NAS) line-up for home and small business users, along with a scalable 12-bay model that can store up to 96TB.

Available now, the DiskStation DS213air and DiskStation DS2413+ are the latest models in Synology's ever-expanding range of NAS appliances.

The DS213air is a two-bay system with built-in Wi-Fi support, enabling users to connect it to their network without the need for a cable connection, although a gigabit Ethernet port is also available.

Alternatively, the device can be configured to act as a hotspot to extend the range of an existing Wi-Fi network, or used as a wireless router.

A browser-based tool known as Web Assistant is supplied to ease installation and setup, and enables the user to install the Synology DSM operating system using a mobile device.

Meanwhile, the DS2413+ is a more traditional Ethernet-based device that can accommodate up to 12 drives, and is designed for reliability, with twin network connections, system fan redundancy, and hot-swappable drives.

The DS2413+ is capable of read and write speeds of 201.03MB/s and 196.87MB/s respectively, in a Raid 5 configuration using link aggregation, and includes advanced features such as iSCSI support.

Both systems are based on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, Synology's operating system for all its storage appliances.

Pricing is £235 for the DS213air and £1,080 for the DS2413+, not including drives which must be purchased separately.

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Daniel Robinson is technology editor at V3, and has been working as a technology journalist for over two decades. Dan has served on a number of publications including PC Direct and enterprise news publication IT Week. Areas of coverage include desktops, laptops, smartphones, enterprise mobility, storage, networks, servers, microprocessors, virtualisation and cloud computing.

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