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Synology® Launches the High Performance RS409, an Affordable, Large Capacity 1U 4-Bay NAS Server for SMB Market

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Redmond, Washington (Vocus) July 8, 2009

Synology® America Corp. today launched the new Rack Station RS409, a 1U 4-bay network attached storage (NAS) server with high performance, large capacity and rich business applications to help small to medium sized businesses and workgroups easily share and safeguard valuable data.

The RS409 is one of the most affordable rack stations in its class. Not only is the 4-bay RS409 affordable, the storage capacity of the RS409 can be expanded from 4 HDD to 8 HDD, for a total of 16 TB (using 2TB HDD) for two separate volumes, by adding the Synology RX4 expansion station via an eSATA cable. The RX4 also features plug-n-use connectivity, hot-swappable HDD design and disk hibernation which works seamlessly with the RS409 for extra storage or backup.

"For businesses, reliability and performance of their file servers can be critical," says Douglas Self, product specialist at Synology America Corp. "the RS409 delivers that needed peace of mind. In our laboratory tests, the RS409 under RAID 5 configurations showed Windows upload speeds with 2 GB files reaches 35 MBs/Sec, while download speed reaches 47 MBs/Sec. The RS409 delivers on performance and the dependability that Synology has come to be known for," adds Self.

The DS409 ships with the industry leading system software, Disk Station Manager 2.1, which provides Windows ADS integration, cross platform data sharing, RAID data protection, and rich business applications. Mail Station add-on enables the RS409 to be a mail server that supports Web mail, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP. Web Station allows users to host up to 30 websites on a single RS409. The RS409 supports two USB printers, and the Add Printer Wizard simplifies setup process with a wizard.

The RS409 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz CPU, 256MB DDRII RAM, two Gigabit LAN ports, two USB2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and supports up to 128 concurrent connections. The RS409 comes with four hot swappable disk trays, each supporting 2 TB SATA hard drive which is the largest capacity on the market, making its total volume up to 8 TB.

The highly anticipated Disk Station Manager 2.2, the successor to the DSM 2.1, is scheduled for beta release in July 2009 with the official version shipping in September 2009. The DSM 2.2 will include a system resource-monitoring feature that allows administrators to monitor the CPU usage, memory usage, network flow and volume usage of the RS409. In addition, iSCSI target support provides fast, flexible and seamless storage access. Built-in firewall allows the administrator to decide which services or IP addresses are allowed to access the RS409, auto block function protects the RS409 from being hostile attacked, and SNMP support allows remote monitoring the RS409. The DSM 2.2 firmware, will be a free upgrade for the RS409's users.


The RS409 is now shipping.

About Synology

Founded in April of 2000, Synology Inc. develops next-generation Network Attached Storage (NAS) products for the home, small and medium sized business markets. Providing a secure way of storing and sharing digital content, Synology products are feature-rich, easy-to-use, energy-efficient and affordable. All Synology product investments are enhanced with free software upgrades and 24/7 online support.

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Synology has a global presence with regional offices in the US (Redmond, Washington) and the UK (London, England).

Press Contact

Heather Morford

Synology America Corp.

(425) 818-1587 X 8031



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