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Synology has released a new NAS aimed at SMBs. As the name suggests, RackStation RS1221+ is designed for server racks. It features a Ryzen processor and is user-customizable.

RS1221+ accommodates 8 hard drives in a 2U chassis. With AMD Ryzen V1500B, Synology promises that the server is 3.6 times faster, with 3.8 times higher IOPS performance up to 108K and higher write speeds up to 1147 MB/s. Read performance can reach 2315 MB/s. Such performance gains are not unexpected considering its predecessor, the RS1219+, was equipped with a relatively slow Intel Atom C2538.

The NAS is equipped with 4 GB of ECC memory, which can be expanded to a maximum of 32 GB. By default, there are four gigabit Ethernet ports in the NAS, but with the free PCIe slot it is possible to add a 10Gb port as well. There is also room for M.2 SSDs.

Redundant power supply

For users who require extra reliability, Synology also offers RS1221RP+. This model features a redundant power supply and is 10 centimetres deeper than RS1221+. The latter is 30 centimetres deep.

Synology DSM

As with all of Synology’s NAS systems, the NAS runs the Synology DSM operating system. It supports a wide range of applications, including software for performing backups and running virtual machines, mail servers, and other SaaS services. Docker is also supported.


The Synology RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ are now widely available. They come with a standard 3-year warranty. Synology has not yet announced its pricing.