Synology released the DiskStation DS723+, a new NAS for home offices and small businesses.
Synology targets the NAS to small businesses requiring centralized storage and scalability. According to the manufacturer, the DS723+ offers relatively high performance and storage capacity for a NAS of its size.
The device features two bays for 2.5- or 3.5-inch drives, as well as two M.2 2280 NVMe slots, two 1Gbps Ethernet ports, one eSATA port and a USB 3.2 port. The DS723+ can be expanded with a DX517 expansion kit for five additional storage bays and a PCIe slot for a 10Gbps Ethernet port.
The device runs on an AMD Ryzen R1600 SoC. The SoC features two cores with a clock speed of 2.6GHz to 3.1GHz. The NAS comes with 2GB of DDR4 ECC memory which can be expanded to two 16GB modules for a total of 32GB. The DS723+ weighs 1.51 kilograms and consumes about 21W when active (8.62W in sleep mode).
The model comes with the latest version of the DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system. Synology Drive provides intuitive file management and sharing capabilities.
Synology Hybrid Share delivers hybrid cloud functionality. The software allows users to merge on-prem and cloud storage. For example, cold data can be stored in the cloud and hot data on local drives. This allows users to access frequently used files at LAN speeds.
Synology Active Backup Suite helps back up Windows/Linux systems, Hyper-V/VMware VMs and Microsoft 365/Google Workspace accounts, among other data. Synology Surveillance Station allows the DS723+ to be used as a storage system for video surveillance with up to 40 (IP) cameras.
The Synology DS723+ is available immediately and costs €506.