No gradeSynology DiskStation DS1515+ NAS Review
ConclusionAll I can say after doing this review is that the Synology is all that anyone could ever want in a NAS. As a security engineer, I appreciate all of the features that the NAS offers to keep your data safe with the encryption, shared logins, and more. From a networking standpoint, the quad NIC ports that offer load balancing and redundancy are huge. Tie that in with the DS1515+'s support for VMware and Hyper-V for storage and I am sold.The one downside is that the NAS is quite pricey, reaching close to $900, but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The biggest feature of this NAS are the five drive bays. I am not a fan of RAID 5 due to the higher likelihood that an unrecoverable failure can occur. The fact I can choose RAID 6 is a big plus for me. The speeds of the Synology Hybrid RAID was surprising and pleasant to see that Synology is improving for its customers to get the most out of their NAS setup.