Synology DiskStation DX513 5-Bay Expansion Unit

Synology DiskStation DX513 5-Bay Expansion Unit

Synology DiskStation DX513 5-Bay Expansion Unit

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Product Highlights

  • Online Volume Expansion
  • Fits Five 3.5" or 2.5" SATA II Drives
  • Dedicated Local Backup Solution
  • Reliable Plug-and-Use Design
  • Hot Swappable
  • Auto Power On/Off
  • LED Indicators
  • For Selected Synology DiskStations
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Synology DX513 overview

  • 1Description

The DiskStation DX513 5-Bay Expansion Unit from Synology delivers an effortless solution for volume expansion and data backup for selected Synology DiskStation models. It seamlessly scales up the storage capacity of your DiskStation by adding 5 hard drives on the fly when connected directly to an expansion cable.

Volume Expansion & Backup
The DiskStation DX513 provides you an easy way to immediately scale capacity by adding 5 hard drives on your Synology DiskStation when you are running out of hard drive capacity. You can expand the RAID volume on your Synology DiskStation directly without having to reformat the existing hard drives and ensure that your DiskStation continues its service during the capacity expansion. It can also be used as a dedicated local backup solution for your Synology DiskStation. When created as a separate volume, it provides a great backup solution to the local hard disks in case of system failure
Reliable Plug-and-Use Design
You can connect it to your Synology DiskStation using an expansion cable with custom-designed connectors on both ends, ensuring a reliable connection and maximum throughput. The 3.0 Gb/s connection speed allows the hard drives connected in it to operate as the internal ones of Synology DiskStation
Green & Easy to Manage
Its deep sleep mode can be manually configured to take effect automatically when the system has been inactive for a period of time. This not only saves energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disk. Furthermore, the DiskStation DX513 can automatically power on/off when paired with selected DiskStation models, so the system runs intelligently and efficiently without your intervention
It supports Synology DiskStation DS1815+, DS1813+, DS1812+, DS1515+, DS1515, DS1513+, DS1512+, DS1511+, DS1010+, DS715, DS713+, DS712+, and DS710+
UPC: 846504001309
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DX513 5-Bay Expansion Unit
  • AC Power Cord
  • Assembling Kit (24 x Screws for 3.5" and 2.5" Hard Drives and 2 x Hard Drive Tray Keys)
  • Expansion Cable
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Synology DX513 specs

    Number of Bays 5 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 45.1 W
    Security Features Lockable Bay Door
    Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature 15 to 155°F / -10 to 70°C
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Cooling 2 x 80 mm Fans
    Noise Level 30 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.8 x 6.2 x 9.2" / 248.0 x 157.0 x 233.0 mm
    Weight 8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.7 x 13.6 x 12.7"

    Synology DX513 reviews

    DiskStation DX513 5-Bay Expansion Unit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful purchase experience I purchased a DX513 expansion unit for my Synology DS1511+. My DS1511+ Volume crashed and I had to purchase this item in order to copy off my data. Synology support was worthless and couldn't recover the volume but did manage to allow Read-only access to the data. This item saved my bacon. I am still in recovery and have been working on: backup, data scrubbing, parity checking on both the DX513 and now on the DS1511+ after Removing the Volume and recreating. The data scrubbing takes about 30-hours for each unit (DS and DX), plus the copying of data which is very slow even though the two devices are connected at the hip. You'd think these processes would be quicker. The B&H experience was great: best price, quick delivery, great communication all along the way. No hidden gotchas. Things that are not so good? Synology having to way to recover a Crashed Volume. This is actually unbelievable in light of the fact that the degraded volume repaired, displayed as normal, the log showed bad sectors on Disk 1 and 4 in an SHR Raid array but fully repaired. Synology support remoted into my system and said, sucks to be you. Ah, dah! Actually sucks to have an unrecoverable crashed volume which is precisely the reason I opted to purchase a high-end NAS solution from Synology. I am still in shock relative to Synology's failed support effort.
    Date published: 2015-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arrived on time I am usinig with 1812+. As soon as I connected it is working fine. The cable is very small and it is hard to connect between different shelves. Hope they will give long cable in future
    Date published: 2014-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Storage Expansion added this to my Synology DS716+. Plug and play no problems. Stupid simple in fact. Ok it takes a while for the DSM to integrate the new drives into raid. Two 6TB drives took 22.5 hours to load up - so beware you are going to lose your NAS for a day or two when you install it.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great - Except for DOA e-Sata cable Painless installation - after a couple of hours spent trying to determine why the unit wouldnt power up automatically with the 1815+ as it is supposed to.  Seems Synology sent out a bunch of bad e-Sata cables (search on-line for power-up issues).  Once the cable was replaced, worked as advertised.  Useful if youre replacing/upgrading all disks in the primary NAS and your volume was 5 discs or less (create new versus expand existing volumes one disk at a time) - since the Synology software and configuration are copied to every disc in the array.  Better diagnostics and tests would have saved time.  Didnt even try contacting Synology support - in the past they have been incredibly arrogant and unhelpful.  If there was a viable alternative, Id jump at it, but QNAP has similar features and equally bad support from what Ive read.
    Date published: 2018-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended Connected to a DS1513+ to expand my backup capacity. A totally seamless process: installed hard drives into the DX513, attached to the DS1513+, plug and play. No negatives yet, I doubt that I will find any.
    Date published: 2016-03-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Expansion Capability - Nice :) I purchased this to expand my Synology DS1513+ NAS. Setup and installation is easy and straightforward. The unit is nice and quiet and the performance is exceptional. I'd buy another in an instant and would highly recommend this unit if you want to add additional volumes to your Synology NAS. I'd give it 5 stars except for the fact that its front bezel has a glossy finish rather than a matte one, as shown in the online pics. This is minor point, but it doesn't match my DS1513+ :(
    Date published: 2013-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Synology! I've had the 1010 since 2010 and quickly filled it up. The expansion unit was the next step. I'm a professional photographer and wanted a system I could save my work to that would back up and save quickly and easily. These are the best units I've seen on any market. I've had drives fail and need only to pull the bad drive and install a new one. Done, nothing lost and it's back up and working perfectly. Happy camper!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent add-on to DS214Play DS214Play only has two bays. Wanted to add an additional RAID10 volume. The eSATA cable has locking screws on each end that screw in to the DS and the back of the DX; preventing accidental disconnection. With the RAID10 configured with 4 drives as a volume, the 5th drive as a volume (which is being used as the Synology backup volume). Highly recommend this as an add-on to a DS.
    Date published: 2016-05-01
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