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Synology Diskstation DS3611xs Review

Rating: 9.5.

Kitguru has reviewed many of the Synology range over the last year and today we are looking at something very special indeed. The new Diskstation DS3611xs, which is an ‘ultra high’ performance NAS server which can scale up to 100TB, for larger businesses.

Synology claim that the Diskstation DS3611xs can deliver 1000 MB/s throughput and with the DX1211 12 bay expansion bay, storage capacities are never going to be a problem. When the DS3611xs starts to run out of room, the DX1211 can be connected via the Infiniband cable which carries 12GB/s SATA signals, maximising data transfer speeds.

This is a no compromise design which has 4 Gigabit ports on the rear of the chassis. Dual 10GbE are supported with the add on PCI Express x8 Gen2 Network Interface Card, for even more demanding situations. The network ports also have failover support and when combined with hot swappable drives can ensure that the system will maintain continual service uptime.

The system uses ECC Ram to detect and correct any errors that can occur during transmission. While it ships with 2GB of memory it can be upgraded to 8GB, ideal for larger scale operations.

At £2,000 this is certainly not going to be an impulse buy and only a very small percentage of the home audience would even contemplate it.

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