As some of you know, I currently build up small homelab for the Windows Server User Group Berlin and my studies.
What I miss so far is a good and keen storage system. After some research and talking with friends and coworkers, I decided to check out Synology.
So I asked Synology if they could lent me a system with four or more disk and Windows Server 2012 and R2 cluster support.
After a few days I got a mail from Synology Product Manager Phillip Rankers, who offered me to lent me a Synology RS2414+. So that gives me the opportunity to test it a few weeks.
Synology is no classic enterprise Storage vendor like Dell, HP, NetApp or EMC but they offer great NAS Systems. To learn more about Synology click here.
At first I want to tell you something about the techspecs of the system.
|CPU Model||Intel Atom|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 2.13 GHz|
|System Memory||2 GB DDR3|
|Memory Module Pre-installed||2 GB X 1|
|Total Memory Slots||2|
|Memory Expandable up to||4 GB (2 GB X 2)|
|Max. Drive Bays with Expansion Unit||24|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|Max. Internal Capacity||72 TB|
|USB 2.0 Port||2|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||88 mm X 445 mm X 570 mm|
|Weight||12.2 kg <- I have this model
14.2 kg (for RP model) <- longer version
|LAN Number (RJ45)||Gigabit X 4|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|System Fan||80 mm X 80 mm X 4 pcs|
|Easy Replacement System Fan|
|Wireless Support (dongle)|
|Noise Level||40.5 dB(A)
42.2 dB(A) (for RP model)
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||400W
2 X 400W (for RP model)
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 HZ, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption||105W (Access)
43W (HDD Hibernation)
125W (Access, for RP model)
57W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)
|Redundant Power Supply (for RP model)|
The price for that system without disks and expansion unit starts at around 1.500,00€.
So on the first view, the system looks quit nice and is easy to understand. Synology staff shows an outstandig performance in customer handling and customer engagement.
I will keep you posted how my testing goes on.