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Synology Updates Its High-Performance XS Series

Synology Updates Its High-Performance XS Series

Synology announces the latest in its XS series.

Boasting 100,000 IOPS and transfer rates over 1,000Mbps, both the DS3612xs and the RS3412RPxs models can easily scale to over 100TB storage. Supporting 10 gigabit Ethernet cards, both models offer a new internal design for improved reliability, taking advantage of passive cooling technology on the CPU to eliminate a single point of failure. Redundant exhaust fans also automatically adjust speed in case one fails.

Read on for the full press release.


BELLEVUE, Wash. - Synology today announced the latest in its high-performance XS series, boasting 100,000 IOPS and transfer rates over 1,000 MB/s. Launching at under $5,000, both the DS3612xs and the RS3412RPxs models can easily scale to over 100TB storage.

With support for 10 gigabit Ethernet cards from both Emulex and Intel, the XS series continues to push Synology's leadership into the sub-$10,000 market. While maintaining the same level of performance, the DS3612xs and the RS3412RPxs offer a new internal design to improve reliability. The new design takes advantage of passive cooling technology on the CPU to eliminate a single point of failure. Redundant exhaust fans are tuned to automatically adjust speed in the case that one should fail.

In addition to standard file sharing capabilities, they make for excellent additions to virtual environments. The XS series is compatible with VMware vSphere 5. Additionally, the XS series offers support for Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. Both models come with multiple NICs for MPIO and/or link aggregation.

The DiskStation Manager operating system offers administrators a bevy of tools to save them time and money:

  • Multiple LUNs and/or volumes on RAID
  • Up to 64 iSCSI targets
  • Integrated LUN backup software at no additional cost (currently in public beta)
  • ADS support for up to 100,000 users and groups
  • ACL support for granular, file-level, NTFS-style permissions
  • Shared folder sync for rapid failover

The RS3412RPxs is a 10-bay 2U rack mount NAS that will accept up to two RX1211RP expansion modules for up to 34 drives. In addition to various RAID levels available, the RS3412RPxs also sports redundant PSUs to help maximize uptime.

The DS3612xs is a 12-bay desktop model that will accept up to two DX1211 expansion modules for up to 36 drives.

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