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Synology® Unveils Disk Station Manager 2.1 Software and 09-series Disk Station featuring fresh outlook, platform upgrade, eSATA backup solution, scalability, low power computing, and quiet operations using 2.5" HDDs

From Mid-sized Businesses To Home Power Users, Digital Information Management Is Easier and More Affordable Than Ever With The New Disk Station Manager 2.1 Software and 09-series Scalable Disk Station.

Taipei, Taiwan —March 3, 2009 —At CeBIT 2009 opening today, Synology announced the new Disk Station Manager 2.1 software and the 09-series Disk Station models offering an unparalleled and affordable solution to increase Disk Station storage capacity up to 10 drives. Selected new models will feature 2.5” hard drive support for quiet operations with noise reduction by quickly switching from 3.5” hard drives to 2.5”. The 09-series Disk Station models showcase upgraded platforms with comprehensive eco-friendly designs meeting the needs of performance, scalability and reliability.

Disk Station Manager 2.1
The Disk Station Manager 2.1 Software is built on AJAX technology, adds new mail server capabilities with the installation of the Mail Station add-on, and enhances the Synology Surveillance Station, storage management, user management, and privilege management while adding support for 4 new languages. The Disk Station Manager 2.1 will be available with all 09-series Disk Station models, and free upgrades will be officially available through Synology’s website for most models.

Feature Highlights
.Enhanced usability: The Disk Station Manager 2.1 introduces a redesigned management interface that only lists authorised applications after login. AJAX is used on Surveillance Station 2 and File Station 2 which maximises productivity through the easy-to-use web interface.

.Enhanced reliability: The Disk Station Manage 2.1 improves the error handling for noted compatible hard drives, cuts off the risk of volume failures, and provides extra data protection.

.More new features: The Mail Station add-on provides one-step installation for the Disk Station to become a mail server that supports an Outlook-style web mail interface, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. Surveillance Station 2 now supports audio streaming. Authorised users are free to modify privileges of files and folders on the File Station 2, and the “User Home” feature automatically creates a home folder and a personal website address for each user.

Affordable eSATA Scalability & Backup
Synology’s affordable storage solution provides volume expansion and backup capability for selected 09-series Disk Station models. The easy-to-use solution features storage expansion on the fly, plug-n-use connectivity, and eSATA 3.0 Gb/sec definition. “It helps users smoothly scale up their Disk Station to 10 hard drives at an affordable cost,” said Edward Lin, marketing director of Synology. “It’s also a great backup solution when created as an independent volume.”

Feature Highlights:
.Easy Volume Expansion & Backup
.Plug-n-use connectivity
.Hot-swappable HDD design

2.5” HDD Support With Quiet Operations
Support for 2.5” hard drives means reduced power consumption, increased MTBF, increased shock tolerance, and reduced vibration. Leveraging the benefits of the 2.5” hard drive, in 2009 Synology will introduce a slim Disk Station designed for 2.5” hard drives and 2.5” Disk Holder to support 3.5” disk compatible Disk Station models.

The slim Disk Station design brings together quietness, power-saving, reliability, easy disk replacement, and a rich feature set in a compact design. Its 2.5” snap-in disk design requires minimal effort to install and replace disks. The smart fan design keeps the slim design Disk Station fan off under normal operations and spinning up at very low speed only when needed, thus brings library quietness to the environment. Packed with the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.1 firmware, the slim Disk Station offers a complete NAS solution that means business.
.Quiet, power-saving, and reliable
.Easy assembly and easy disk replacement

Synology 2.5” Disk Holder helps users easily deploy 2.5” hard drives on selected 09-series Disk Station models. When 2.5” hard drives are installed, the smart fan design keeps the Disk Station fan off under normal operation and spinning up at very low speed only when needed.

The Synology 2.5” Disk Holder offers an economical way to achieve noise reduction, power saving, and reliability for the Disk Station.
.Comes in Type A for 1-bay models and Type B for 2 and 4 bay models
.Easy assembly

09-series Disk Station Models
The new 09-series Disk Station models, ranging from 1-bay, 2-bay, 4-bay, to 5-bay, feature a new outlook, upgraded platform, and comprehensively offer scheduled power on/off for energy savings and lowering costs. All models are shipped with the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.1.

Feature Highlights:
.Updated hardware configuration
.Improved performance and reliability
.Scheduled Power on/off support

The availability of new product series in this release is to be disclosed.

Synology at a Glance
Synology Inc., founded in April 2000 by a duo experienced in system designing and marketing, is a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) products provider located in the Taipei city, Taiwan. With a staunch and united team organisation, Synology creates and brings forth NAS servers of originality for the global market. Under the breezy yet conscientious team work, Synology embodies the spirit of vitality, creativity, specialty, and versatility, implanting a new breath into the staid NAS business. With our sustained and substantial investment in research and development, Synology is pursing the laurels of contemporary NAS industry on an international scale.

Synology NAS Servers are designed to fulfill its customers' need of security, performance, energy saving, and functionality on a broad range around the globe from prosumers to corporations. Moreover, to practice commitment made to its widespread customers and to provide every possible means of satisfactory services, Synology is using its best endeavors to the establishment a fully developed customer support and service team. Having a vision beyond the visible, Synology NAS Servers signify –Value.

Contact details:
Natalie McEwan
020 8144 4220

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