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Synology Reveals Its New Storage Product Lineup

NAS manufacturer Synology clearly aimed to impress at this year's CeBIT by showcasing a plethora of new products, including a range of NAS units powered by Intel's Atom CE5300 SoC and a new USB station. First, we have the DS1513+ and DS1813+, which are NAS devices that provide space for five and eight drives, respectively, and are powered by the Intel Atom D2700. Both units feature "silent and screwless trays" and four gigabit ethernet ports.

In a similar vein to the previously reported "Intelligent NAS Units" from Thecus, Synology has introduced the DS714, a NAS unit powered by the Intel Atom CE5315 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz. The unit features a single gigabit ethernet port and HDMI output that allows the NAS to act as a media server and directly output content. The DS714 is expected to be released in June 2013 and may be working on a budget version of the DS714 with a more basic chassis.

To suit the lower end of the NAS market, Synology has announced the DS213j, which includes 512 MB of RAM, a 1.2 GHz Marvell ARM controller,- and a quiet rubber-mounted fan.

Finally, we have Synology's USB Station 3, which features two USB 3.0 ports, a Micro SD card reader, and a SD card slot that holds the unit's firmware. The last item is completely user replaceable, and the card's unused space can be used for storage and shared through the device.

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