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Synology Launches Budget-Friendly, Business-Grade NAS DiskStation DS211+

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Synology America Corp. today launched the DiskStation DS211+, a high-performance and full-featured 2-bay NAS server for office and enthusiast users to share files, centralize backup, and protect data. The latest addition to the professional class of DiskStations comes with Synology’s distinctive DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.0 software to provide an intuitive interface for managing the server.

As part of the revamped design, the DS211+ offers hot-swap drive bays, which will help businesses to minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure. Priced around $400, this is the first DiskStation to offer this feature at this price point. For photographers, it also offers an integrated SD card reader, making for easier transfers to the NAS.

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this looks like another VERY SLOW device. software raid controller FTL. people should know about this.
 
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This isnt targeted at us Easy. This is for the "consumer" that needs plug-and-play. For the average Joe running a wireless home or SOHO, this is probably fine. Also I do like RAID even software on such NAS devices. At least with drive failure it will fix itself. There is NOTHING worse that trying to fix your own NAS, trying to mount linux or proprietary filing systems from Windows.
 

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This isnt targeted at us Easy. This is for the "consumer" that needs plug-and-play. For the average Joe running a wireless home or SOHO, this is probably fine. Also I do like RAID even software on such NAS devices. At least with drive failure it will fix itself. There is NOTHING worse that trying to fix your own NAS, trying to mount linux or proprietary filing systems from Windows.
agreed. but they call this "business grade" while calling it "budget friendly." it is more budget friendly than business grade i can tell you that. this is just the marketing department trying to polish a turd.
 
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I don't know who would consider a $400 empty NAS a budget device.
I have the 210 and it doesn't look like anything has changed.

By the way I use 2 WD 640 blue drives in a RAID 0 config.
 

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I don't know who would consider a $400 empty NAS a budget device.
$400 is budget considering a real business grade NAS costs thousands.
 
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Let me rephrase that, $400 for a 2 bay diskless NAS is overpriced.
 

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