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Synology launches upgraded 12-bay and 16-bay RackStations

Synology has a new pair of professional-grade storage racks launching this week. The 12-bay RackStation RS2421+ and RS2421RP+, and 16-bay RS2821RP+ will be available starting this month, built to excel in large-scale infrastructure backups, business-level file serving and private cloud services.

Speaking on the new racks, Julien Chen, product manager at Synology, explained that both new RackStation products support “essential remote work applications” and well as offering a path for mass storage upgrades with redundant power to ensure file servers are protected in the event of a surge or outage.

In the table below, you can see the specs and features for both new RackStations:

  RS2421+
RS2421RP+
RS2821RP+
CPU Quad-core AMD V1500B
Memory 4 GB ECC DDR4 (max. 32 GB)
Form Factor 2U 3U
Drive Bays6 12 (max. 24) 16 (max. 28)
iSCSI 4K random read IOPS 106K 105K
iSCSI 4K random write IOPS 59K 59K
SMB Seq. 64K read 2200 MB/s 2200 MB/s
SMB Seq. 64K write 1154 MB/s 1164 MB/s
Network Interface 4 x Gigabit RJ-45
PCIe Slots 1 x Gen 3.0 8x slot
Redundant Power Supply RP+ model only Yes
Warranty7 5-year limited warranty

Both new RackStation units boast higher performance than their predecessors. The RS2421(RP)+ gets a 103% and 161% boost to random write and read IOPS speeds, while the RS2821(RP)+ delivers 115% and 162% higher random write/read IOPS.

Both devices can be fitted with a dual-port Synology 10GbE or 25GbE NIC for better throughput, or a Synology M.2 adapter card and NVMe SSDs to create a speedy cache. Each rackmount also comes with a three year warranty, which can be extended to five years.

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