Intelligent and Safe SA3200D RackMount NAS from Synology Uncovered
If you are a business owner, enterprise file hosting platform, surveillance NVR user or just generally someone whose infrastructure cannot withstand even minor disconnection (even down to the minute), then the SA3200D Rackstation NAS from Synology is definitely a device that has a lot that could appeal you. As we have already established previously here on NASCompares, Synology has been making bigger and bigger moves into the enterprise sector for a while now. The brand that has spent almost 20 years making network-attached storage hardware, featuring the popular Diskstation Manager software, with their first Rackmount NAS server back in 2006 (RS-406), have now fully uncovered potentially their most powerful and advanced SAS enabled Rackmount NAS yet for 2020. Featuring a unit dual controller (dubbed Active-Passive switch over) design and 12 Bays of storage, this twin controller system promises the ability to have a combination of redundant RAID storage and (better yet) WHOLE system redundancy. Alongside this, we see the already long-established business-class hardware, power, speed and support that is already available in the XS and SA series, but even more so! Let’s take a closer look at this beast!
Synology SA3200D Failure Protection NAS Hardware Specifications
Synology SA3200D Rackmount NAS Software Specifications
- RAID protection for preventing data loss from 1 or more drives in an array suffering a hardware failure
- Redundant Power Suppliers (2 PSUs) that mean you can suffer the breaking/Disconnection of your power supply to a PSU
- Offsite, Remote, Cloud and NAS-2-NAS backups to keep synchronized duplicates of your data off-site
- Uninterruptable Power Suppliers connected via USB that allow your Synology NAS to safely power down during a power cut
- Synology High Availability, allowing you to synchronize two identical NAS servers so that one can act as the other’s safety net in the event of a critical failure
In short, the Synology SA3200D RackStation NAS will do EVERYTHING. Largely every single modern network/internet storage applications in the world right now can be supported by the SA3200D in some degree (mostly very high) with its insanely high IOPS support, high internal/external speeds and hardware architecture. Along with the entire catalogue of applications for business that Synology has produced (with particular focus from this device on Virtual Machines, Active Backup and backups), this device is suited to enterprise-class storage.
However, there is more to this than hardware and software, as the SA3200D also arrives with the Synology Replacement Service (SRS) and the Synology Premium Service. So, this means that you will have at your disposal a robust and multi-tiered lightning fast backup solution, combined with 5 years of the manufacturer’s warranty, advanced replacement support in the event of your NAS/controller/PSU needing replacement and business class product support. This Provides full protection of the enterprise and a service plan that does not interrupt the service. With a guaranteed reply time of the support department according to the severity of the problem, the program also comes with the industry-leading Proactive Care kit, which allows you to proactively monitor system status 7×24 hours, automatically upload technical support tickets if necessary, and contact Synology’s commercial technical support team to ensure your service runs smoothly.
Synology SA3200D 12-Bay NAS Price and Release Date
Alternative to the Synology SA3200D RackStation NAS
As stated, the Synology SA3200D is a fantastically unique piece of rackmount storage and therefore hard to compare against the currently Rackstation lineup. If you are looking for a solution right now and the uncertain release schedule of the SA3200D is something you cannot accommodate, then there are already several powerful Rackmount solutions available to you right now. You could look at using the Synology High Availability setup with two RS1619xs+ Rackstation NAS, but this will significantly limit your storage potential compared with the SA3200D Rackstation:
Alternatively, an existing alternative that can achieve a similar hardware architecture to the SA3200D in practice, can be achieved using a combination of expansion storage and the RC18015xs+ in a two-unit setup will also provide a great degree of robust disaster recovery.
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