Synology Ds1513+ 5-Bay reviews

16 customer reviews

This network storage is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
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kevin, Birkenhead

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy setup
Good quality
Bad points:
A bit expensive
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2013

Michael, Guildford

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
feature rich. Extremely pleased with the product. Will definitely be recommending it.
Bad points:
none found so far
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2014

Adam, Hertfordshire

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good product build quality.
Easy tool-free (if your using 3.5" HDD) drive installation.
Easy network set-up.
The DSM windows-like GUI is very powerful and very easy to use. Easy to add / remove users and privileges, deep dive information including individual HDD temp etc.
Good app support.
Good community / forum support.
Stacks of ports! USB 2 & 3, 4x LAN, eSATA etc
Installed 5x 3TB HDD and switched it on - it set up quickly and has been running with no issues for the 8 days since I purchased it.
Bad points:
It's a little pricey - but I don't think price should be your main consideration when buying a NAS RAID file server!
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2013


Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good kit
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2014

Dhuleep, london

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
RAID 6 so if two hard drives fail data still secure.
Bad points:
No battery backup
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Feb 2014

Nick, Surrey

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good management through browser
Bad points:
User has to unstall O/S on RAID drives after installation.
O/S takes up space on RAID areay.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Nov 2013

Product Features

Height in mm 1570.0
Width in mm 2330.0
Depth in mm 2480.0
Weight (g) 4200.0

Also known as: Synology Ds1513+ 5 Bay, Synology Ds1513+ 5tb, Synology Ds1513+ 10tb, Synology Ds1513+ 15tb, Synology Ds1513+ 20tb


Manufacturer's Description

With its superior performance, scalability, resilience, and comprehensive features, Synology DS1513+ is the ideal storage solution for your growing SMB.

The DS1513+ can help to simplify data management, providing a centralized destination for storage, backup, and sharing – with minimal setup and the freedom to expand capacity at any time.

The DS1513+ is backed by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty. Superior Performance
The Synology DS1513+ is built for speed. With dual core CPU and expandable RAM capacity, the DS1513+ is ideal for the mission critical tasks of SMBs as well as the most intensive applications from data-encryption to video-transcoding.

With link aggregation, Synology DS1513+ can deliver up to an average 350.94 MB/sec reading and 202.34 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment.

Resilient and Reliable
In addition to superior performance, the DS1513+ is built for reliability. Four LAN ports provide redundancy in the event of unexpected hardware failure while hot swappable drives also help to minimize system downtime during drive replacement. Furthermore, passive cooling technology eliminates the dependency upon a dedicated processor cooling fan. Should a fan fail, built-in redundancy mechanisms will spin up functional fan(s) to improve ventilation.

Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses; however, many businesses worldwide still remain unprepared for disaster. Synology High Availability (SHA) can ensure seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of server failure with minimal impact to applications to decrease the risk of unexpected interruptions and costly downtime. Unparalleled Flexibility

As your data storage needs grow, Synology’s DS1513+ can grow with you. The DS1513+ can be connected to dedicated expansion units for additional storage on the fly, growing capacity with minimal effort. When paired with two DX513 expansion units through specially designed eSATA connectors, raw capacity can be as high as 60TB. Feature-Rich Business Applications

Put your data to work with Synology’s DS1513+. With Windows ACL and LDAP support DS1513+ fits easily into any existing workgroup environment, providing detailed access control and efficient privilege settings. A wealth of SMB applications including printer sharing, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance, allows a single Synology DS1513+ to replace several pieces of traditional hardware and helps to maximize your productivity while keeping cost and effort to a minimum. Easy

Backup Solutions
To protect your critical business data, DS1513+ can become a centralized backup target for consolidating fragmented and unstructured information across your network through a range of options. PC users can backup to DS1513+ with Synology’s Data Replicator, while DS1513+ also fully supports Mac OS X’s native Apple Time Machine. Synology’s own backup wizard can back up information to another Synology NAS or any rsync server, with the option of using an encrypted connection, or to an external hard drive via USB 3.0 or eSATA. The wizard can also back up your information to the cloud, including Amazon S3, Glacier, and STRATO HiDrive.

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