14 Dec 18
More and more people (and companies) are adopting network attached storage systems for keeping files and documents secure and on-site. Using a local NAS will allow you more control over filesystem access and security, which is becoming a must-have thing these days. Synology is one of the main companies making quality NAS systems and recently introduced its latest DS1819+.
The DS1819+ runs off of the companies familiar DiskStation Manager with a plethora of applications available at the click of a button. The DS1819+ offers high-end specs that make it perfect for a small- to medium-sized business, keep reading to learn more.
Synology DiskStation DS1819+ NAS
The DS1819+ is built to be a one-stop shop for your network attached storage needs. It has 8 bays, which can hold a maximum of 112TB of storage (from 8x 14TB drives.) You can use 3.5-inch hard drives or 2.5-inch hard drive/solid-state drives in this NAS.
Synology’s latest NAS also ships with 4GB of RAM, but it’s expandable to 32GB should you need more memory. It’s backed by a quad-core Intel Atom C3538 64-bit processor, meaning it supports hardware encryption and has enough power to tackle just about anything you throw at it.
This is where Synology’s higher-end network attached storage systems come in handy. You have quite a bit of expandability here. There are four RJ-45 1GbE ports on the back, featuring link aggregation and failover support for those who need it. You’ll also find four USB 3.0 ports and two eSATA ports on the DS1819+.
When it comes time to add-on, however, you can drop in an adapter that gives you dual M.2 SATA/NVMe SSDs for brute speed when transferring files. And, if 1GbE is too slow for you, there’s a PCIe network interface card slot as well for a 10GbE upgrade if that would be beneficial to your workflow.
Synology also offers a secondary expansion unit which allows you to gain up to an extra 10 hard drive bays, for a total of 18 drives. This would mean that you can have up to 252TB of storage, all without having to farm out to an off-site server.
This is my favorite part about Synology. I’ve used Synology NAS setups for years, and their interface is the best in the business. For companies who want to keep everything in-house, Synology even offers an office setup that allows for real-time collaboration through your own private infrastructure. No need to pay for G Suite or Office 365 here, just use your own in-house server.
And if there’s another app you might need, it’s likely on Synology’s DiskStation Manager as a one-click install. I’ve run websites, media servers, and more with very little setup thanks to the ease-of-use of DSM.
Synology DS1819+ Pricing and Availability
You can purchase the DS1819+ right now on Amazon for $949.99 shipped. It’s currently the #1 new-release there and is a great option if you’ve been looking to set up an in-house server. B&H Photo offers it for $999.99 shipped, should you want to pick it up from there.