Synology has just announced a new NAS (network attached storage) device with 4 bays. The new Synology DS415+ is one of their top-end 4-bay NAS. It runs a quad-core Intel Atom processor from their Rangeley range which is a storage platform integrating Silvermont CPU cores. The DS415+ is using the Intel Atom C2558 which has four cores running at 2.4 GHz. Furthermore, it has 2GB of DDR3 memory as well.
On the major features of the Synology DS415+, according to its makers, is hardware-accelerated encryption. Furthermore, it also comes with several virtualization is certificates. It supports up to 2.5/3.5-inch HDDs and SSDs with maximum capacity of 6TB per drive resulting in a total of 24TB. However, the ultimate amount of capacity will depend on your RAID configuration. Synology claims over 235.04 MB/s reads and 233.51 MB/s writes for targeted workloads. With encryption enabled, the AES-NI feature enables 234.97 MB/s reads and 213.14 MB/s writes for the same workloads.
In terms of connectivity options, the DS415+ comes with two gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 and an eSATA port on the back whereas the front side has only one USB 2.0 port. During hard drive hibernation, DS415+ requires only 17.3 watts and 46.2 watts during peak usage.
Another major highlight of the DS415+ is its support for Synology DSM 5.0 which is a complete NAS operating system in itself.
For more information, please visit the official product page.