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Synology SSD Line & All-Flash NAS Released

by Adam Armstrong
Synology SSD Line

In a somewhat unusual move, Synology Inc. launched its own series of SSDs. These new Synology SSD line comes in 2.5” SATA, M.2 2280, and M.2 221100 form factors and are said to provide high performance with low latency. The SSDs are geared toward virtualization workloads, high traffic volume database storage, and AI and HPC projects and most likely the company’s own NAS line. On that note, Synology is also releasing a new all-flash NAS in the Synology FlashStation 3600.

In a somewhat unusual move, Synology Inc. launched its own series of SSDs. These new Synology SSD line comes in 2.5” SATA, M.2 2280, and M.2 221100 form factors and are said to provide high performance with low latency. The SSDs are geared toward virtualization workloads, high traffic volume database storage, and AI and HPC projects and most likely the company’s own NAS line. On that note, Synology is also releasing a new all-flash NAS in the Synology FlashStation 3600.

Synology has been around for some time now and is mostly known for their NAS devices. They make everything from 1-bay desktop mounts up to 24-bay rackmount units and span the use cases from the casual home user to the small enterprise. Another thing they are known for is the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS that is used on all version of their NAS devices. DSM is extremely user friendly and one of the most intuitive NAS OSs out there that beginners can start using right away. While the company does make a few other things, including routers, it is mainly known for NAS, until today with the Synology SSD Line.

Synology SSD Line

The move to make SSDs starts with the SAT5200, a SATA 2.5” drive. The drive is said to deliver up to 98K IOPS read and 67K IOPS write in 4K random with minimal performance degradation across the drive’s lifespan. The SAT5200 also comes with power-loss protection and end-to-end data path protection for enhanced data durability, minimizing service disruptions due to data corruption. The drive comes in 480GB to 1.92TB capacities.

Synology SAT5200 Specifications

Model numberSAT5200-480GSAT5200-960GSAT5200-1920G
Capacity480GB960GB1.92TB
Form factor2.5″ 7mm
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Performance
Sequential read (128 KB, QD32)530 MB/s
Sequential write (128 KB, QD32)500MB/s
Random read (4 KB, QD32)95,000 IOPS98,000 IOPS
Random write (4 KB, QD32)55,000 IOPS67,000 IOPS60,000 IOPS
Endurance and Reliability
Terabytes Written (TBW)1,145TB2,290TB4,581TB
Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)1.3
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1.5 million hours
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rates (UBER)< 1 sector per 10^17 bits read
Power loss protectionYes
Warranty5 years
Power Consumption
Supply voltage5 V (± 10%)
Active read (Typ.)2.6W2.9W3.1W
Active write (Typ.)4.2W4.6W5.1W
Idle1.4W1.5W1.6W
Temperature
Operation temperature0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Others
Dimension (H x W x D)7.0 mm x 69.85 mm x 100 mm
CertificationCE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI, KC, RoHS

Synology SSD Line M.2

For NVMe and M.2, the company is offering the Synology SNV3400 and SNV3500 NVMe series. This series is ideal for usage in Synology NAS that have the M.2 bays on the bottom for caching. Through the caching, users can accelerate HDDs in their NAS while not giving up capacity. Both drives come in a capacity of 400GB and are quoted to hit upwards of 3.1GB/s read, 550MB/s write, with throughputs of 205K IOPS read and 40K IOPS write.

Synology SNV3400 and SNV3500 Specifications

Model numberSNV3400-400GSNV3500-400G
Capacity400GB
Form factorM.2 2280M.2 22110
InterfaceNVMe PCIe 3.0 x4
Performance
Sequential read (128 KB, QD32)3,100MB/s
Sequential write (128 KB, QD32)550MB/s
Random read (4 KB, QD32)205,000 IOPS
Random write (4 KB, QD32)40,000 IOPS
Endurance and Reliability
Terabytes Written (TBW)500TB
Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD)0.68
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1.8 million hours
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rates (UBER)< 1 sector per 10^17 bits read
Power loss protectionYes
Warranty5 years
Power Consumption
Supply voltage3.3 V (± 10%)
Active read (Typ.)3.2W3.7W
Active write (Typ.)3.2W3.4W
Idle2.0W
Temperature
Operation temperature0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage temperature-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Others
Dimension (H x W x D)3.5 mm x 22 mm x 180 mm4.5 mm x 22 mm x110 mm
CertificationCE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI, KC, RoHS

If you have a Synology device without an M.2 slot, what do you do? The company has you covered. Synology has released two adaptors, the Synology M2D20 and E10M20-T1. These two adaptors let users take advantage of all the benefits of the above M.2 drives. The M2D20 allows for additional storage through the SNV3400 and SNV3500 NVMe series with two slots for either. The E10M20-T1 does the same as the above and adds 10GbE connectivity to further boost performance.

M2D20 Specifications

Host Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Bracket HeightLow-profile and full-height
Size (Height x Width x Depth)71.75 mm x 181.9 mm x 15.8 mm
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% RH
Warranty5 years
Storage
Storage InterfaceNVMe
Supported Form FactorM.2 22110/2280
Connector Type and QuantityM-key, 2 slots

E10M20-T1 Specifications

Host Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Bracket HeightLow-profile and full-height
Size (Height x Width x Depth)71.75 mm x 200.55 mm x 17.7 mm
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% RH
Warranty5 years
Storage
Storage InterfaceNVMe
Supported Form FactorM.2 22110/2280
Connector Type and QuantityM-key, 2 slots
Network
IEEE Specification Compliance• IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T 10Gbps Ethernet
• IEEE 802.3bz NBASE-T 5/2.5Gbps Ethernet
• IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
• IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-Tx Fast Ethernet
• IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
ConnectorRJ45 Copper
Data Transfer Rates10/5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps
Network Operation ModeFull Duplex
Supported Features• 9 KB Jumbo Frame
• TCP/UDP/IP Checksum Offloading
• Auto-negotiation between 100Mb/s, 1Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s, 5Gb/s, and 10Gb/s

Once again, the company is releasing a FlashStation, or an all-flash NAS. The Synology FlashStation 3600 is, to no surprise, aimed at performance with an Intel Xeon 12-core CPU (D-1567), up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 56GbE connectivity, and the ability to scale up to 72 flash drives. The FlashStation 3600 is quoted to be able to hit over 195K IOPS random write. The NAS is aimed at database, virtualization, or OLTP applications.

Synology FlashStation 3600 Specifications

CPUIntel Xeon D-1567 12-core 2.1GHz, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
Hardware encryption engineYes (AES-NI)
Memory16GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (expandable up to 128 GB)
Compatible drive type24 x 2.5″ SAS SSD/HDD or SATA SSD (drives not included)
Hot swappable driveYes
External port• 2 x USB 3.0• 1 x Expansion
Size (HxWxD)• 88 x 430.5 x 692 mm
• 88 x 482 x 724 mm (with server ears)
Weight14.9 kg
LAN port• 4 x 1GbE RJ-45
• 2 x 10GbE RJ-45
Wake on LAN/WANYes
PCIe 3.0 slot• 1 x 8-lane x8 slot
• High-performance network interface card support
Scheduled power on/offYes
System fan4 (80 x 80 x 32 mm)
AC input power voltage100 V to 240 V AC
Power frequency50/60Hz, single phase
Operating temperature0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Storage temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity5% to 95% RH
Maximum operating altitude5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Availability

The Synology SSD Line and Synology FlashStation 3600 are available now.

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