Synology DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server

B&H # SYDS1515P MFR # DS1515+

Product Highlights

  • Up to 30TB Internal Storage Capacity
  • 5 x SATA III HDD / SDD Bays
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Atom C2538 CPU
  • 2GB DDR3 Memory
  • Average Data Read Speed: 450.77 MB/s
  • Average Data Write Speed: 396.50 MB/s
  • 4 x USB 3.0 / 2 x eSATA Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD Support
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
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Synology DS1515+ overview

  • 1Description

The DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server from Synology is a network attached storage solution built for speed and reliability. This NAS server provides everything from enhanced RAID support to iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot support and the ability to administer up to 2,048 user accounts. Whether using this NAS server for home or office, you can rest assured this server will provide the support needed to save and distribute your files effectively and efficiently. Along with virtualization support and domain integration you also benefit from enhanced cloud services and mobile device integration.

The DS1515+ comes equipped with a 2.4 GHz quad core processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM for enhanced system performance. The RAM within this server can also be upgraded to 6GB if necessary. Insert either 3.5" or 2.5" SATA (III) hard drives or solid state drives into any one of the five bays located on the back of the enclosure for up to 30TB of storage. Connecting this server has also been simplified as you can take advantage of four redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports ensuring reliable network connectivity should one of the ports fail. Along with redundant LAN support, you also benefit from four USB 3.0 and two eSATA ports allowing you to easily connect a variety of peripheral devices such as USB printers, external hard drives and more.

Enhanced Performance
The Synology DS1515+ is built for speed. With quad core CPU and 2GB of integrated RAM, the DS1515+ is ideal for the important tasks of small and medium-sized businesses as well as the most intensive applications from data-encryption to virtualization support. Through advanced flash technology, the combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache boosts throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte.

With link aggregation, the Synology DS1515+ can deliver up to an average 450.77 MB/s reading and 396.50 MB/s writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. Powered by its AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the DS1515+ also delivers fast encrypted data transmission at over 442.82 MB/s read and 187.88 MB/s write speeds.

Note performance figures could vary within different environments
Virtualization Certified
The DS1515+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V. Being VMware vSphere 5 and VAAI integration certified, the DS1515+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power for enhanced performance and efficiency in VMware environments. As the centralized storage of a virtual environment, the DS1515+ enables virtual machine migration, allowing movement from server to server whilst eliminating service downtime and disruption to user. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) and Synology Advanced LUN support extremely improves the efficiency on massive data transfer and migration.
Business Applications
Put your data to work with the Synology's DS1515+. With Windows ACL and LDAP support, the DS1515+ fits easily into any existing workgroup environment, providing detailed access control and efficient privilege settings. SMB applications including printer sharing, VPN Server, Mail Server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance, allow a single Synology DS1515+ to replace several traditional computing devices and help to maximize your productivity while keeping cost and effort to a minimum.
Resilient and Reliable
In addition to its enhanced performance, the DS1515+ is built for reliability. Four Gigabit LAN ports provide redundancy in the event of unexpected hardware failure while hot swappable drives also help to minimize system downtime during drive replacement.

Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses; however, The Synology High Availability (SHA) can ensure a seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of server failure with minimal impact to applications, thus decreasing the risk of unexpected interruptions and costly downtime.
Enhanced Flexibility
The DS1515+ can be connected to dedicated expansion units for additional storage on the fly, growing capacity with minimal effort. When paired with two DX513 expansion units through specially designed eSATA connectors, raw capacity can be as high as 90TB.

Note the DS1515+ supports up to two Synology DX513/DX213, sold separately
Easy Backup Solutions
To protect your critical business data, the DS1515+ can become a centralized backup target for consolidating fragmented and unstructured information across your network through a range of options. Synology Hybrid RAID allows you to optimize usage and get the most out of your hard drives, while also keeping your storage safe with data redundancy. Complete backup solutions including LUN Snapshot, LUN clone and Backup and Replication minimize the impact of disasters.
Energy Efficient Design
The Synology DS1515+ is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Equipped with two 80 X 80 mm fans and a smart airflow design to keep the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it much quieter than PC counterparts. Hard drive hibernation further reduces power consumption and operation costs.
UPC: 846504001828
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Cables
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    Synology DS1515+ specs

    CPU 2.4 GHz Intel Atom C2538
    Hardware Encryption Engine Yes (AES-NI)
    Floating Point Yes
    Memory 2 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 6 GB)
    Bays Drive Bays
    Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unite
    Compatible Drive Types 3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
    Max Internal Capacity 30 TB (5 x 6 TB HDD) (capacity may vary by RAID types)
    Note actual capacity will differ according to volume types
    Hot Swappable HDD Yes
    External Ports 4 x USB 3.0 ports
    2 x eSATA ports
    File System Internal Drives
    External Drives
    LAN 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
    System Fan 2 - 3.1 x 3.1" / 80 x 80 mm fans
    Fan Speed Mode: Cool mode, quiet mode
    Wireless Support Yes (wireless dongle not included)
    Noise Level 22.3 dB(A)
    Power Supply Unit / Adapter 250 W
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 VAC
    Power Frequency 50 to 60 Hz, single phase
    Power Consumption 38.8 W (access)
    21.63 W (HDD hibernation)
    BTU 130.99 BTU/hr (access)
    73.80 BTU/hr (HDD hibernation)
    Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -5 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Management Maximum Single Volume Size: 108 TB
    Maximum Internal Volume Number: 512
    Maximum iSCSI Target Number: 32
    Maximum iSCSI LUN: 256
    iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX: Yes
    Supported RAID Type
    Synology Hybrid RAID
    RAID 0
    RAID 1
    RAID 5
    RAID 6
    RAID 10
    RAID Migration
    Basic to RAID 1
    Basic to RAID 5
    RAID 1 to RAID 5
    RAID 5 to RAID 6
    Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
    Synology Hybrid RAID
    RAID 1
    RAID 5
    RAID 6
    Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
    Synology Hybrid RAID
    RAID 5
    RAID 6
    Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
    Synology Hybrid RAID
    RAID 1
    RAID 5
    RAID 6
    RAID 10
    SSD Support SSD read/write cache
    File Sharing Capacity Maximum User Accounts: 2048
    Maximum Groups: 256
    Maximum Shared Folder: 512
    Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 8
    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 512
    Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration: Yes
    NFS Kerberos Authentication: Yes
    High Availability Manager: Yes
    Log Center: Yes
    Syslog Events per Second: 800
    Virtualization VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI
    Windows Server 2012
    Windows Server 2012 R2
    Citrix Ready
    Other Specifications
    Environmental Compliance RoHS
    Dimensions 6.18 x 9.76 x 9.17" / 157 x 248 x 233 mm
    Weight 9.19 lb / 4.17 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 12.6 x 11.7"

    Synology DS1515+ reviews

    DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 43.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I need This is the second Synology Disk Station that I have acquired. I would not have gone back if I didn't like it. I use this for home storage, so not in a work environment. I love how easy it is to set up, and how easy it is to replace disks when needed. The software that controls the disk station is great, and makes managing this very easy. But as this holds quite a bit of data, definitely spend and extra $ and get a backup power supply. You can tell the software to gracefully shut down in case of power outage. Otherwise, you could end up losing data. As all the disks combine to form one volume, the whole thing could be shot in an emergency.
    Date published: 2015-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great NAS. Polished Software. We've been running a ReadyNAS X6 for about 10 years now and we've outgrown it with way too many videos of the kids we don't have the time to look at. But that's my problem not yours. Decided to pick up the 1515+ to kill a few birds in one fell swoop. VPN server, Plex server, time machine server and automatically sync all of it to Amazon Cloud Drive. All of it was fairly straightforward to configure and is operating flawlessly. I have link aggregation across the 4 gig-e ports which I can't come close to saturating in my home setup. It simultaneously handles multiple plex clients and backup operations with ease. Will be looking for more things to do with it. Very pleased.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade from Drobo FS! My old NAS had slowed down less than a crawl with my upgrades to an iMac and storing a large amount of NEF raw files. This unit installed with very little effort and is lightning fast. I literally had to wait 2 to 5 minutes in the past for a file of over 150 raw images to display on my screen. Now it takes 2 to 5 seconds. I do have to say that in general the Drobo unit takes less computer savvy and has better documentation but that is far surpassed by the quality and speed of this Synology 1515+. What really upsets me about Drobo is that once you are out of warranty you have to pay $99 just to get telephone tech support. I think that is outrageous. I hope the same will not happen in the future with Synology.
    Date published: 2016-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Run NAS for Photography Synology just introduced the DS1515+ as an update to its top-notch DS1513+. Adding faster processing and more memory along with much higher expansion capability (30TB versus 20TB on the older model) made the purchase a no-brainer for me. As a pro photographer, I use the NAS as my on-site archive, and it allows me to easily bridge and share files between my iMac and my Windows PC. Synology's hybrid RAID reduces effective storage much less than running traditional RAID while still maintaining fault tolerance for the loss of as many as two of the five drives. (My effective storage is a bit north of 14TB, running a total of 20 TB in the NAS.) Additionally you can synch to an off-site cloud service easily to provide the 'third copy' that's needed for good archiving practices. Set up of the NAS is very easy. Slide your drives of choice into the slots (I used 4TB HGST drives), turn it on, install the software on your PC and go. The NAS runs quietly in a spot on my desk behind my iMac. Response time is fast, and once my files are submitted for publication, I point the Lightroom catalog to the version that's on the Synology NAS, for potential re-edits. Synology has an excellent ecosystem of applications and functions that really expand the usability of the NAS. It's one of the most attractive features of their system. Several people working in the storage industry (I'm an IT pro too) pointed me to Synology in fact for these reasons and the excellent reputation of their products. If you don't require this much onsite storage, be sure to take a look at the other Synology products. These are great NAS devices and you won't go wrong purchasing one. It is a big financial commitment, but in the long run it's worth it to preserve your images and documents safely. I know that if the house is burning, this drive is one of the things I grab. After the kids of course. :)
    Date published: 2015-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Setup This is my first NAS Server and I found the hardware set up and software installation on a MAC to be relatively easy. It will still take some time to get familiar with all the wonderful features of this unit, but the excellent software, website, and easy to follow video tutorials make it very understandable. Prior to the Synology DS1515+ I used a Drobo S. Drobo was one of the worst purchases I've ever made...glitchy product, poor software, poor documentation and absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Synology is a sharp contrast and I am absolutely enjoying the experience. I am also happy that this unit is quiet enough to sit on a counter just a few feet away from me without being a distraction.
    Date published: 2015-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, Easy Set Up We purchased the DS1515+ NAS as a data repository and a camera security system for our office. The NAS came in one carton and the 5 drives in another carton. We had the NAS up and running in less than 30 minutes. Although the drives came with mounting hardware (screws), it was not needed, as the drives simply snapped into the NAS provided slides. No tools needed. The DSM OS software may be dauntning for some, but if you have any experience setting up computers, you will have no problem setting up the OS. The NAS has been running for one week, and it has sucessfully performed our nightly computer backups as well as video recording. We are very pleased with the NAS.
    Date published: 2015-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really great machine. I use it as a dedicated backup drive for my Mac. I run only AFP services and it is just for my Mac, home network. It was purchased for the following reasons: * 5-bay storage for massive data and redundancy (RAID 5) * Reported to be quiet * Extremely flexible and user-friendly interface. Well, I shot myself in the foot, being tired and in a rush. SO, no reflection on Synology on that score. Users should read the manual (they have an excellent forum, help pages, and such); slow down on new things; and look at dialogs that say, Do you really want to do that? I say this because some people will blame a product for being so powerful that it allows them to shoot themselves in the foot. To say it is quiet is an understatement. If you put it on a bookshelf next to your work desk, you might hear the fans. The ticking of the drives might get your attention; so, I have it in a book shelf facing away from my desk. I'm very particular about noise. I love this unit. With 5-6TB WD drives in it, I wholeheartedly recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product We use it for backups and for IP video camera recording. There is supposed to be a 5 license pack for the video licenses but in two years since I've been using their product it's ALWAYS only been available in single license pack though they'll ship the individual licenses in boxes of 5. That part is very irritating. It provides a good NFS mount sharing, SSH (for quicker file management operations if you know you're way around Linux command line), rsync. Lots of advanced feature not found in other similar products. It readily supports expansion.
    Date published: 2015-03-21
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