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Synology DS1517+ SMB 10Gbe NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jun 29, 2017 8:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Synology

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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Following Synology trends, the packaging is still the brown box and a sticker to the right. This sticker houses all the necessary information along the bottom including the model and submodel at the top left.

 

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On the backside, we have a diagram and product callout along with package contents.

 

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The scope of delivery includes two CAT6 Ethernet cables, installation guide, and the power cable.

 

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The front of the unit houses all status lights along the top of the bezel. Each drive tray has its own locking mechanism. At the bottom right, you will find the model number and top left Synology branding.

 

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The backside is quite busy for this solution. Power input at the top left followed by dual 80mm fans. eSATA starts the second row and is followed by four Gbe LAN ports. Next, we have three USB 3.0 ports and another eSATA expansion port. In our PCIe slot, I have the Mellanox ConnectX SFP+ 10Gbe NIC ready for testing.

 

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Making things quite a bit easier, Synology has placed the memory modules on the bottom of the NAS. With the quick removal of a few screws, you can swap out RAM sticks.

 

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Looking at the backplane, we have an SAS compatible solution with a v1.2 silkscreened on it.

 

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The drive trays are 100% plastic and tool-less.

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