Synology to Release 5-Bay DiskStation DS1515 NAS

Synology, a renowned manufacturer of network solutions, has launched yet another NAS, tailored to business-oriented customers with thirst for a comprehensive data storage, synchronization and backup processes. The heart of DiskStation DS1515 is Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 platform with 1.4 GHz processor and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. The greenhorn is equipped with a couple of USB 3.0 ports, a pair of eSATA ports, and a single 4-port gigabit Ethernet controller.



Synology DiskStation 1515 features five screwless bays for 3.5-/2.5-inch HDDs which support hot swapping option. The total capacity of all drives might not exceed 40 TB (5x 8 TB). This storage supports the creation of varied RAID configurations (0, 1, 5, 6, 10) as well as JBOD. The possibility to exert an entire control over power consumption is thought to be one of the key advantages of this model. Moreover, the chassis involves anti-vibration pads which reduce vibration and noise level.


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Deepcool Comes Out with White SW Chassis

Deepcool Industries has added a new White SW model to its mid-tower PC chassis series. The new-comer features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and fits office environment the best. Its framework is made of galvanized steel plates (SECC), painted white, with black-and-white frontal edging, perforated notches, and a large side acrylic window. The model might be already procured at the retail price of $35.



Deepcool White SW is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboard types. It provides space for four external 5.25-inch drives, four internal 3.5-inch drives, and three internal 2.5-inch drives. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to seven expansion slots. It should be mentioned that all the bays are equipped with special slides which facilitate mounting without screws.


In order to ensure an optimal airflow, the case accommodates an efficient cable management system and dust filters. The top-front I/O panel boasts USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 mm slots …

Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …
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