Synology today launched its new 3U 16-bay RackStation RS2821RP+, built to excel in large-scale infrastructure backup, business-level file serving, and private cloud services.

“The RS2821RP+ is a high-performance storage solution aimed at SMB customers,” said Julien Chen, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

More than twice as fast

The new RackStation unit boasts a significant leap in performance over its predecessor,1 delivering 115% higher random write IOPS, 162% higher read IOPS.2 It also offers 26% higher sequential read performance at 2200 MB/s and 65% higher sequential write throughput at 1164 MB/s.

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Customizable to your business needs

The RS2821RP+ can be upgraded to meet specific business requirements. The PCIe port can be used to install a dual-port Synology 10GbE or 25GbE NIC3 to improve network throughput or a Synology M.2 adapter card with SNV3000 Series NVMe SSDs to create an SSD cache,4 a cost-effective method to boost random read/write IOPS of hard drive arrays without occupying standard drive bays.

Memory can be expanded to 32 GB of DDR4 ECC memory,5 and 12 extra drive bays6 can be added with the RX1217(RP) expansion unit bringing the total to 28. The RS2821RP+ is covered by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty,7 extendable to 5 years in select regions.

Over 150 apps to extend functionality

The DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system runs on all Synology NAS devices, connecting them to a feature-rich ecosystem of powerful solutions.

Hyper Backup lets users back up NAS data to cloud and other destinations, while the Active Backup Suite provides robust backup of Windows clients, servers, file servers, and virtual machines. Synology Drive, Chat, and Office enable fluid collaboration between remote workers by providing browser-accessible office applications, file sharing, and chat functionality.

Surveillance Station transforms RackStations and other models into all-in-one surveillance solutions supporting up to 40 cameras.8 Certified integration with VMware, Windows, and other virtualization platforms ensures painless management of VM storage.


The RS2821RP+ is available today from Synology resellers in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific countries.

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