Synology today unveiled two new multi-bay network-attached storage (NAS) solutions: the $649 DiskStation DS1515 and the $599 RackStation RS815. Both models take advantage of Synology’s excellent DiskStation Manager 5.1 system for managing “remote access, scalability, unparalleled reliability, cross-platform file sharing, and 24/7 security solutions.”

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Synology’s OS and hardware make great NAS systems for Apple and cross platform homes/businesses because they not only make huge Time Machine backups a snap, but they also provide apps for streaming media and other files to iOS, Apple TV, Android, PC and just about every platform.

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The DiskStation DS1515 (top) is a 5-bay NAS equipped with four Gigabit LAN ports for networking powered by a quad core CPU for high-speed hardware encryption. Synology’s DiskStation DS1515 is available starting today for $649.99. Stay tuned for our hands-on review of the new DS1515 next week.

As the name implies, the RackStation RS815 takes on a compact rack mount design at only 12-inches deep featuring 4 bays for adding up to 48TB of storage. Synology highlights the RackStation’s form factor as being ideal for home theaters for storing large libraries of music and movies. The RackStation RS815’s networking capabilities enable streaming media remotely as well. You can pick up the RS815 for $599.99.


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