Friday, November 30th 2018

Synology Introduces DiskStation DS1819+ NAS

Synology Inc. today launched DiskStation DS1819+, an 8-bay desktop NAS providing outstanding performance with great expandability, ready to grow as your business thrives. "This is a compact NAS with an expandable design that can be an ideal investment for small to medium-sized businesses, especially when capable of hosting versatile applications." Said Kevin Meng, product manager of Synology Inc. "As an updated 8-bay desktop NAS in the Plus family, DS1819+ provides a performance increase of over 57% in sequential reading compared to its predecessor, making it more than capable of being just a file server or backup target to satisfy various business requirements with its all-inclusive built-in applications."
A Scalable Storage Server with Outstanding Performance
DS1819+ incorporates the advanced technologies of Intel's new generation Atom processor, providing superior performance with great expandability, allowing the seamless expansion and upgrade to satisfy your growing business needs.
  • Processor: Intel C3538 quad-core, 2.1 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB DDR4 pre-installed, upgradable up to 32GB
  • Storage: up to 216TB raw capacity with two expansion units
  • Performance: delivering sequential throughput at over 2,045 MB/s reading and 656 MB/s writing
Fulfills Intensive Workload with PCIe Expansion
DS1819+ comes with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one PCIe expansion slot, providing great configuration flexibility and can satisfy your intensive workload demand.
  • Supports 10GbE add-on card: to break through the data transmission bandwidth.
  • Supports M.2 SSD adapter card: to boost random IOPS with M.2 NVMe/SATA SSD cache.
  • Built-in four Gigabit Ethernet ports: support failover and Link Aggregation.
Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager
DS1819+ runs on DiskStation Manager, the advanced and intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices, with various applications offered to enhance work productivity. Synology has received numerous media accolades, topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget's storage solution survey and winning PC Mag Readers' Choice eight years in a row.

For more information, visit the product page.
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10 Comments on Synology Introduces DiskStation DS1819+ NAS

#2
Wavetrex
Just checked the price at my local marketplace in Europe...

Prijs € 1.026,95

Ridiculous. It costs more than 8 x 4 TB drives which could be put in it.
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#3
Octavean
Why do they insist on using Intel Atom for the DS18XX line,......? I guess its better then ARM but not by much. I can't spend ~$1000 USD on an ARM based NAS like this. Also for what its worth the DS1815+ (which I have) was about ~$750 USD. Even that was too much but at least it wasn't ~$1000 USD.

Also why does Synology insist on using a single expansion port for either an SSD cache add in card or 10GbE. Why should the user have to choose between the two? Why not just add 10GbE to the unit so there is no need to choose between the two. Especially so when the price of the model keeps going up.

Personally I would rather spend ~$1800 USD on a QNAP TVS-1282 NAS with 12 bays and Core i3 6100 CPU if for no other reason then its ability to support both 10GbE and SSD cache at the same time. Its also a better all around product with HDMI out and 4x 2.5" drive bays. The CPU might even be upgradable not sure.
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#4
blobster21
i have those 2 babies working together for a month now, talk about some serious synology power \m/
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#5
WithoutWeakness
Wavetrex
Just checked the price at my local marketplace in Europe...

Prijs € 1.026,95

Ridiculous. It costs more than 8 x 4 TB drives which could be put in it.
You can put a LOT more than 8x 4TB drives into this. The official spec lists up to 8x 8TB but I would expect it can handle Seagate's 14TB IronWolf drives.
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#6
phill
I have had a Synology system for a while now and I find their prices absolutely mental... I made my own unit up, dual core with HT, 16Gb ram and I have currently 6 x 4TB WD Reds in Raid 1 (not altogether) to which I am looking to consider upgrading the drives in it..

I can't believe they charge this much for whatever reason... I think if I add bigger drives and more of them, I'm going to consider an upgrade on the CPU (G3258) as whilst it's been amazing thus far, I think it might be better with something a little more beefy in it.
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#7
Unregistered
Maybe Synology should charge less for the enclosure, and more as a yearly fee to support their software development which right now is free after purchasing the unit.
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#8
Octavean
Synology NAS products do cost significantly. They tend to cost more then QNAP products but Synology DSM is more polished then the QNAP QTS OS. QNAP seems to be more innovative with their models and includes some truly great features for the money.

Many people assume that because Synology cost more that you are paying in part for really great customer support. After the Intel Atom C2000 series errata AVR.54, debacle I would say that Synology is probably average at best with respect to customer support and that is being generous. Extending the warranty a year for effected products still under warranty was the least they could do and wasn't IMO adequate. What about customers who had older products no longer under warranty that were effected? What about effected products that will eventually fail out of warranty after the extension lapsed? With this errata it was an issue of when it would fail not if.

IMO it called for a recall and anything less had a high potential for customers to end up with a bricked product and no support.

So I called Synology and politely pushed for an Advanced RMA on my in warranty DS1815+ and they accommodated the request. They sent me a brand new DS1815+ model manufactured early 2017 with the Intel Atom C2000 series errata AVR.54 work around / fix implemented as evident by the serial number.
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lemonadesoda
Octavean
So I called Synology and politely pushed for an Advanced RMA on my in warranty DS1815+ and they accommodated the request. They sent me a brand new DS1815+ model manufactured early 2017 with the Intel Atom C2000 series errata AVR.54 work around / fix implemented as evident by the serial number.
That's excellent news / good CS. I might try calling them too, because I run two RS815+, one backing up the other, which is pretty risky on Atom C2x error.

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too expensive
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#10
Octavean
lemonadesoda
That's excellent news / good CS. I might try calling them too, because I run two RS815+, one backing up the other, which is pretty risky on Atom C2x error.
Well we disagree there.

Excellent customer service, IMO, can indeed be seen by some other manufacturers using the effected Intel Atom C2000 series SoC by actively initiating a recall. Its better to be safe then sorry and its better for a company to take no chances with their good name + market share they have worked for. Cisco understood this as well as other companies but Synology did not.

Also note that I have heard a number of reports of rejected requests for RMA. Why their requests were rejected and my request was not isn't clear.

I've also seen some RMA replacements with a really ugly workaround on the motherboard (rather then getting a new unit) but I guess its better then nothing. Apparently the addition of a pull-down resistor is all that is needed to work around the problem but that only works before the system is bricked. After the damage has been done the SoC needs to be replaced.

BTW, I too have thought about a High Availability setup necessitating two identical Synology NAS units + HDDs but I'm not sure I want to buy another Synology NAS.
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