We have a typical business NAS of the Mainstream class: with two 10-Gigabit network ports, a fault-tolerant power supply unit and an 8-core Intel Xeon D-1541 processor. This is a solution for most large and small organizations, which can be assigned to file sharing on the network, backup and operation of various services.
Now customers have the opportunity to use ZFS in entry-level storage: now you can combine deduplication and SAN connection via FC, configure caching of Cloud storage on a local disk, and synchronize backups between cloud services. Plus, you can mine cryptocurrency directly on the NAS.
What happens if you take two NVME disks: one faster, the other slower, and build a simple RAID from them? Will a faster SSD be able to pull off the speed of a slower one? We will check in working office loads.
Almost today, even budget SSDs for gaming computers can be installed in a working computer or server, and this will not entail any disadvantages compared to Pro-models, but even on the contrary-it will give advantages in speed and reliability. The response time in the SQL pattern for this model is less than 1 ms, which is typical for very expensive storage systems, and the resource and warranty are the same as for top-end branded drives.
The latest innovations in the 7th version of DSM for business users: here you will find support for the Fibre Channel Protocol, acceleration of RAID functions, a redesigned SSD cache, and a new infrastructure monitoring tool...
Synology's new flagship enterprise segment, a dual Xeon Silver model with 24 SSD bays and built-in virtualization. We will test how it works on it and get acquainted with the new branded SSD from Synology.