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Here at AkibaNews, we're big fans of Synology products. They are reliable, easy configurable, very affordable, ECO friendly,… and the list goes on. So we had to visit they booth at least 2 days in a row just to be sure we had the heads up on everything new. Synology already had a fantastic product lineup, and they had an award winning DiskManager NAS operation system, but this was not enough for the Taiwanese network experts. So they decided: If Apple can make anything better every year, we can too. And they did, amazing even us.
On March 6th they officially announced the DSM 4.0 upgrade (liable for over 90 000 beta downloads in only 50 days):
Taipei, Taiwan - March 6, 2012 - Synology® today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager 4.0 (DSM 4.0). In just 50 days the DSM 4.0 beta program hit a new record in excess of 90,000 downloads, achieving an average of one download per minute. Synology appreciated enthusiastic beta participants for their valuable feedback in contribution to a better NAS server experience.
Exclusive news at Cebit: Synology representatives told us the company plans to release a whole range of new and upgraded models in the coming 2 weeks with incremental intervals, assuring there is a newly announced product every couple of weeks. Expected to arrive soon:
- The first 8-bay NAS unit for the small business market (DS 1812+)
- An upgrade of the DS411, under the name DS412 with up to 50% less power consumption by integrating new smart detection technology which cuts off every bit of unnecessary power consumed).
- A DS412+ (a more beefy version of the regular DS412, focussing more towards the SOHO audience).
- 2 new SAN solutions with an all new DSM for larger enterprises with maximum flexibility, safety and scalability. (RX 3412xs and RS 10612xs+).