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Synology DS713+ NAS and DX213 Expansion Unit Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are looking at one of the latest 2012 performance units from Synology, the DS713+. This NAS system can be further enhanced with the cost effective partnering expansion units, and we join the DS713+ up with the DX213, which supports an additional two drives.

Synology’s DS713+ looks to be a capable performer on paper with internal support for two hard drives. The company rate the NAS with maximum speeds of 202.3 MB/s read and 135.84 MB/s write. They include a dual core processor and USB 3.0 ports with dual-LAN fallover and Link Aggregation Support. The unit natively supports 8TB internally (2x4TB).

Product Overview:

  • 202.3 MB/sec Reading, 135.84 MB/sec Writing Speed.
  • Dual Core CPU & Super-Speed USB 3.0 Ports.
  • Dual-LAN Failover and Link Aggregation Support.
  • Hassle-free Scalability Up to 7 Drives With Synology DX513.
  • Extensive Surveillance With 20 HD IP Camera Capacity.
  • VMware® with VAAI support, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® compliant.
  • Easy-to-Use Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM).

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  • Ian

    They make some great products, no doubt about it.

  • Warren

    I dont have a nas yet, but I could do with one. Not sure id need this performance, but id like a 4 drive bay unit. any recommendations?

  • something like this would do the job http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS413j&lang=uk