Synology DiskStation DS1511+ offers a high-performance, scalable, and full-featured network attached storage solution that meets the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that require an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management, and rapidly scale storage capacity with minimal time spent on setup and management. The Synology DS1511+ is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.
- 165.91 MB/sec Writing, 197.8 MB/sec Reading with LAG
- Windows ADS and ACL support
- iSCSI Targets for Virtual Storage Solution
- Scale up to 15 Drives with Synology DX510
- Expandable RAM Size (up to 3GB)
Synology DiskStation 5-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage DS1511+ (Black) Reviews
55 of 61 people found the following review helpful:
Latest release of Earth's best NAS,
This review is from: Synology DiskStation 5-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage DS1511+ (Black) (Personal Computers)After owning NETGEAR, WD and QNAP; Synology is the only brand I operate.
- very well built
- *packed* with features
- gorgeous, PC and web-based management software (there's a great demo on their website)
- although on par with other NASes, it's pretty expensive
Synology builds a solid piece of hardware with useful things like 4 USB, 2 eSATA, and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. And since it's a "Disk Station" the dives are hot-swappable. Although, that's standard stuff for this kind of device. What makes their products truly great is their fantastic software. The feature set is too long to list here, but it's basically a file/backup/web/email server, media streamer, and download manager jammed into a cubic foot box. Which, thanks to their software developers, can be almost completely configured in about 10 minutes.
The software is the same on all their models, so if you only need 1 or 2 drives, save a... Read more
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful:
Great hardware, great software, terrible licensing policy,
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This review is from: Synology DiskStation 5-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage DS1511+ (Black) (Personal Computers)Moving from an Infrant/Netgear ReadyNas to the Synology Diskstation has been a real treat. The hardware supports some of the fastest read & write times you can achieve with a gigabit NAS device. Synology has obviously spent a lot of time and effort developing a browser-based DiskStation Management (DSM) operating system that is fast, intuitive, and beautifully designed. The DSM includes a number of applications which take the capability of the DSM far beyond mere network storage, and allow it to host blogs and wiki sites, share photos, and stream music to your mobile device (together with their free mobile applications, like DS Audio and DS Photo).
While I have run into a few technical difficulties with my DiskStation, most have been resolved quickly, or if not, are not problems that can truly be laid at the feet of Synology.
One problem I encountered was with the DiskStation's interaction with my UPS, the... Read more
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
strong performer, great solution for a variety of needs,
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This review is from: Synology DiskStation 5-Bay (Diskless) Scalable Network Attached Storage DS1511+ (Black) (Personal Computers)Why did I choose the Synology DS1511+? This review provides the answer for this question and may be helpful to others in a similar situation. If you create a lot of high quality photos and high definition video, you quickly run out of hard drive space. This is especially true for those that have children as you want to capture every moment of their childhood.
Our home computer has 1TB of internal storage, and I added other drives as my storage needs dictated. I had 1TB of external storage using FireWire 800 (for HD movie storage and editing) and 2TB of external storage using USB 2.0 for Time Machine backup. I had another external drive that had recently died, but wasn't critical for my storage requirements. The internal and external drives were basically full, leaving me to either add another 2TB+ external drive, or seek another solution. If I added another external drive, I would of course have to address my 2TB Time Machine backup, and you can therefore see my dilemma... Read more
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