Hands-on: Synology DiskStation DS620Slim
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Hands-on: Synology DiskStation DS620Slim

Digital storage and management manufacturer Synology recently announced a new 6-bay Network Attached Storage enclosure in its Slim range that is designed to be compact and lightweight while still offering good performance. The DS620Slim accepts 2.5" SSD or HDD media – with its six bays filled with 5TB drives it can provide a total of 30TB of storage.

Key specs:

  • 6 bays w/ 30TB max storage (5TB per port)
  • Accepts 2.5" media (SSD or HDD)
  • 2GB of DDR3L internal memory (expandable to 6GB)
  • 220 MB/sec read speed
  • 190 MB/sec write speed
  • Dual-core processor up to 2.5 GHz
  • Twin USB 3 ports
  • Twin Ethernet ports
  • 1.4kg / 3.1lbs
  • 121 x 151 x 175mm / 4.7 x 5.9 x 6.9in
  • $449

The DS620Slim is in the same family as the 4-bay DS419Slim that was launched last month, but as well as the extra 2 bays, the new enclosure has better write speeds, more processing power, more memory options and a wider range of choices for RAID configuration.

Supported RAID types are: Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10. The maximum single volume size is 108TB, compared to the 16TB maximum of the DS419Slim.