Review of Synology NAS DS1511+ DiskStation


The DS1511+ provides space for five hard drives – with a single drive reaching a 3TB capacity – that can be scaled up to a total of 15 drives for a maximum of 45TB by connecting with two Synology DX510 expansion units. The default 1GB RAM can also be upgraded to 3GB to enhance work process performance. Running on a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, the DS1511+ only consumes 68 watts of power during operation, while the multiples scheduled on/off, wake on LAN/WAN and hard drive hibernation facilitate energy saving and low operating cost. The reliability of DS1511+ is solidified by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

For anyone seeking an alternative of Storage-Area-Network (SAN), the affordable and cost-effective iSCSI support in DSM 3.0 allows SMB users to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks. The DS1511+ also serves as a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware® vSphereTM, Microsoft Hyper-VTM, and Citrix® XenServerTM.

As a full-featured NAS server, the DiskStation DS1511+ can be used as FTP server, web server, Surveillance Station, photo station, iTunes server, DLNA/UPnP Media Server, printer server, download station with BitTorrent support and audio server.
The DS1511+ also includes Surveillance Station 5, turning it into an affordable NVR (network video recorder) solution quickly. Surveillance Station 5 offers a unified interface for multiple cameras, and supports over 700 models of IP camera. It has two Ethernet LAN ports with Failover and Link Aggregation Support.

Visit http://www.synology.com/us/products/DS1511+/index.php for more product information.

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  2 comments for “Review of Synology NAS DS1511+ DiskStation

    • February 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Glad it’s of some help!

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