Synology has announced its newest 8-bay rackmounted storage servers, which it claims ‘deliver high performance in a space-efficient manner.’
Today we have not one, but two new servers from Synology – the RS1221 and the RS1221RP , the latter of which has power redundancy support thanks to its two PSUs. Designed for small businesses, Synology claims these units can offer impressive performance but at a ‘modest depth for 2U units in their class’, with the RS1221 measuring 298mm deep, compared to 399mm for the RS1221RP .
Powered by the AMD Ryzen V1500B processor, Synology says the RS1221 is up up to 3.6x faster than than its predecessor in terms of compute performance, and 2.3x faster when looking at sequential write performance. On that topic, these units are rated for up to 2315MB/s sequential reads and 1147MB/s sequential writes.
By default, these units ship with 4GB DDR4 ECC memory, but this is upgradeable to 32GB. A PCIe 3.0 4-lane x8 slot is also built in which allows for an upgrade to a 10GbE NIC if you want more than the 4x 1GbE ports which are natively supported. What’s more, if you need more space than can be installed via the 8 bays, the 4-bay RX418 expansion unit is also compatyivle with the RS1221 .
Synology says the RS1221 and RS1221RP are available globally from today. We found the RS1221 on Span for pre-order, priced at £3797.28.
KitGuru Says: If you own a small business and want to get set up with a storage server, the RS1221 looks like a good bet.