Review: Synology’s RT6600ax router pairs exceptional Wi-Fi 6 with robust NAS features

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Late last year, Synology announced the new RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 router. Serving as the modern update to its previous combination router and NAS, this new offering finally began shipping this week. With Wi-Fi 6 support out of the box, we’re seeing just what Synology’s usual NAS expertise brings to the table for its latest networking upgrade.

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Celebrate World Backup Day with our top NAS recommendations, tips, and tricks

It’s World Backup Day and as per tradition here at 9to5Toys, we’re walking you through all of the best ways to get in on routine backups or improve your data storage regimen. If 2022 is finally the year you’re looking to finally set up a NAS, and it should be, we’re taking a look at what three different models from Synology bring to the table. Head below for all of our World Backup Day NAS recommendations, tips, and tricks.

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Synology announces new RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 Router alongside DSM 7.1 updates, more

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Today, in its Synology 2022 and Beyond keynote, Synology announced a series of new features for its existing NAS solutions, including enhancements to DSM, Synology Photos, and more. But on the hardware front, one announcement is stealing the spotlight. The upcoming Synology RT6600ax arrives as the brand’s first Wi-Fi 6 router and will be launching next year.

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Save up to $540 on Synology NAS and WD Red storage bundles starting at $380

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The ongoing chip shortage has made the past year or so one of the more inopportune times to get started with always on storage. B&H is making things a bit more affordable today by taking up to $540 off a selection of Synology NAS and WD hard drive bundles starting at $380 shipped. Our top pick is the Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS with five 4TB WD Red Plus drives at $1,174.94. Down from the combined $1,300 value, you’re looking at the best price of the year on the package and the first notable discount we’ve seen on the NAS in any capacity since the holiday season last year.

As one of the latest and greatest offerings from Synology, its DS1520+ NAS delivers five hard drive bays with support for up to 80TB of storage. You’ll also find a pair of built-in M.2 slots for setting up an SSD cache as well as four Gigabit Ethernet ports that enable up to 451MB/s transfer speeds. Throw in the bundled 20TB worth of hard drives, and you’ll be ready to go out of the box. Get all of the details in our hands-on review and then head below for more.

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Synology launches new C2 Password manager with built-in file transfers

After seeing DSM 7 launch at the end of last month with a collection of new features, Synology is now rolling out another notable update to its lineup of popular NAS. Expanding its C2 storage program, the new Synology Password manager arrives with cloud sync, file sharing, and more. Head below for all of the details.

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Synology DSM 7 hands-on: Refreshed visuals and QOL changes make a good first impression

Synology is just one day away from releasing the latest major software update to its lineup of popular NAS, and ahead of the release, we’re taking a hands-on look. With DSM 7 delivering a refreshed design and some notable quality of life changes, there are also some drawbacks for those relying on legacy software, which has been deprecated. So, to find out if all of the polish and new additions are worth upgrading for, be sure to head below for all of what’s new and our first impressions of Synology DSM 7.

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Should you build your own NAS or buy one? Unraid vs. TrueNAS vs. Synology

While we’ve talked about network attached storage (NAS) devices many times, and we’ve taken an in-depth look at Blair’s massive 80 TB setup, we’ve never really looked at why you should pick different storage systems. Synology is quite popular, but so is TrueNAS and Unraid. If you’ve not heard of the latter two, however, nobody could blame you. However, in our guide today, we’re going to review Unraid vs. Synology vs. TrueNAS in the ultimate showdown to see which is the best for various different storage setups.

Essentially, Synology is synonymous with simple, easy-to-use hardware and software that you can pick up at most major electronics retailers, plug in, and be up and running. However, TrueNAS and Unraid are software that you install on existing hardware that’s already sitting at your home or business, which makes entry much easier for many folks on lower budgets. Do any of these options sound interesting to you? If so, then let’s take a closer look at why you should have a NAS, and which you should choose down below in our head-to-head Unraid vs. Synology vs. TrueNAS review.

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Best ways to switch from Google Photos to a Synology NAS

With less than a week remaining until Google officially closes the doors on its unlimited photo backup, those with large digital collections of pictures will likely be seeking a place to offload the data. While paying for another cloud service to host everything is certainly an option, setting up your own home photo server has plenty of perks to it. From no monthly fees to privacy benefits and more, we’re going to walk you through how to build a Google Photos replacement with a Synology NAS.

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Synology expands RackStation lineup with three new AMD Ryzen-powered NAS

Synology is debuting three new AMD Ryzen RackStation NAS, joining other models in its rack-mountable machine lineup. Complete with up to 2,200MB/s transfer speeds, 16-bay designs, and as much as 32GB of supported RAM, these machines deliver future-proof designs for upgrading to 10GbE down the line and more. Head below for all of the details.

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Participate in World Backup Day by getting started with everyday backups, more

Another World Backup Day has arrived, and while it’s always a good idea to be securing important files, that mission is particularly pertinent today. And to help kickstart your efforts, we take a look at three different Synology NAS that are perfect for everything from configuring daily Time Machine backups to running Plex and even bypassing Google Photos, thanks to Synology Moments. Head below for all of our tips, tricks, and recommendations.

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Synology debuts new 25GbE NIC, refreshed caching NVMe SSDs, more

Synology is now expanding its collection of in-house NAS accessories with a pair of new solid-state drives as well as two NICs. Geared towards retrofitting its higher-end lineup of existing NAS to be better equipped for handling larger storage pools and faster transfers, the latest releases from Synology arrive with a focus on power users and enterprise deployments, but also give us a look at what to expect down the line from future consumer-grade machines. Head below for all of the details on the Synology 25GbE NIC and other new unveils.

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Synology debuts two new RS1221 NAS with AMD processors and 8-bay designs

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Synology is closing out CES week with the debut of its latest NAS systems. It’s debuting as just some of the very first releases from the brand to be powered by AMD processors. Geared toward small businesses and homelab owners, the latest additions to the RackStation family pack plenty of value that’s sweetened by user-upgradable components, not to mention up to 2,300MB/s transfer speeds. Head below for a closer look at the new Synology RS1221 NAS series.

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Synology debuts new AMD-powered 8-bay DS1821+ NAS with 2.3GB/s speeds

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Today, Synology is out with the latest expansion to its lineup of NAS with a new high-end model geared towards home networking enthusiasts and small business owners. The new Synology DS1821+ NAS debuts with an 8-bay design and as one of the brand’s first releases to be powered by an AMD Ryzen processor. Head below for a closer look at performance, features, and more.

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Synology unveils new 6-bay DS1621xs+ NAS with 10GbE and up to 96TB of storage

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Synology is debuting its latest NAS today in the form of a high-end 6-bay configuration. Complete with support for up to 96TB of storage, 10Gb Ethernet, and dual M.2 slots, the new DS1621xs+ NAS also comes equipped with upgradable RAM and other features. Head below for all of the details on the new Synology DS1621xs+ NAS.

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Synology launches 5-Bay DS1520+ NAS with 451MB/s speeds, expanded I/O, more

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After expanding its lineup of NAS earlier this summer with some lower-end offerings, today Synology is debuting its latest 5-Bay model complete with some more premium specs. The new Synology DS1520+ NAS comes equipped with nearly 20% performance gains over previous models, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and up to 451MB/s transfer speeds. Head below for a closer look at the new release, and for all the details on pricing and availability.

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Synology debuts new DS220+ NAS, a 2-bay powerhouse that’s ideal for beginners

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Today Synology is debuting its latest NAS, the new 2-bay DS220+. Upgrading the compact design that’s made its predecessors great options for beginners, new additions like dual networking slots, DDR4 RAM, and overall boosted performance make it an even more notable contender. Head below for all the details on the new release as well as a hands-on look at the performance of the Synology DS220+ NAS.

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Synology gets in the storage game with new SSDs and its FlashStation NAS

Today Synology is expanding its stable of products with an all-new flash-based NAS alongside its first releases in the storage space. Headlined by the new 24-bay FlashStation FS3600, Synology has unveiled two solid-state drives alongside a new accessory for its existing devices. Head below for all the details on the company’s latest. 

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