Ugreen Introduces the NASync

Synology has long been the leading provider of Network Attached Storage. However, electronic device and accessory company Ugreen hopes to alter that, and people are voicing their enthusiasm on Kickstarter, pledging more than $2.3 million thus far.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a type of storage that allows users to access data via a computer network rather than inserting them directly into a single computer. It’s similar to personal cloud storage, but there are no monthly costs, and customers must keep real NAS disks somewhere. NAS is perfect for people who need to access their data from many devices and locations, as well as teams and corporations that require cooperation.

Officially launched at CES on January 9, the Ugreen NASync Series aims to dethrone Synology as the NAS king. The Kickstarter campaign for the new line of NAS launched today, and to say it surpassed its goal is an understatement. The Kickstarter target was $20,000, and as of writing, $2.34 million has been committed.

The NASync Series has six items divided into three categories to cater to various user types. At the bottom of the list are three alternatives for personal and home use. The DXP2800, DXP4800, and DXP4800 Plus are drives with two or four bays, respectively. They provide storage capacities ranging from 52 to 96 terabytes. These three are great for daily photo and video backups, as they allow for quick sharing and media streaming.

Next, the DX480T Plus is an all-flash drive with 16 terabytes of capacity. It provides high-speed SSD read and write capabilities in a portable package. Its tiny form factor makes it excellent for creatives and media workers.

Finally, the DX6800 Pro and DXP8800 Plus are the top-of-the-line drives, with six and eight bays, respectively. They provide between 140 and 184 terabytes of storage. These larger configurations are designed for power users and business solutions, with ample storage space for media libraries, creative archives, and more. It also has a powerful processor and fast ports for multitasking and collaboration. For comparison, 184TB is equivalent to 36 million 3MB photos or 124,000 1.5GB movies.

The product specifications vary among the three categories, but they are all impressive. The 12th Generation Intel Core i5 processor is used in all three top-tier options (DX6800 Pro, DXP8800 Plus, and DXP480T Plus). The six NASync devices include 8GB DDR5 memory, which may be expanded up to 64GB. That much RAM enables faster processing rates and increased performance, making multitasking even easier. NASync also features two M.2 NVMe slots, which are compatible with SSDs and provide for fast cache, read, and write performance. However, the SSDs are offered individually.

The NASync products provide a variety of ports for rapid performance. At the top end, the DX6800 Pro and DXP8800 Plus have two 10GbE ports that can be combined to deliver 20G capacity and download speeds of up to 2,500MB/s. These two additionally have two Thunderbolt 4 ports with transfer rates of up to 40Gbps.

Beyond the hardware, the NASync Series includes a comprehensive mobile app for convenient file access. Finally, competent data security will keep files secure, making them ideal for teams working with sensitive data.

Complete specifications and further purchasing information are available on Kickstarter, with deliveries planned to begin in June.

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