Introducing Synology Plus Series HDDs: Dependable Drives for Home and Office Systems


May 30, 2023 by our News Team

  • Mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1 million hours and a workload rating of 180 TB/year
  • Ability to update drives directly from Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM)
  • One-stop support by contacting Synology directly through their Synology Account


Synology, a leading provider of storage solutions, has recently announced the launch of its Plus Series SATA HDDs. These hard drives are specifically designed to meet the reliability, endurance, and performance requirements of 24/7 storage in Synology entry-level and mainstream systems.

The Plus Series drives offer an additional option for users who require reliable performance and join the existing compatibility list of third-party drives for entry-level and mainstream models. Synology has rigorously tested and validated these hard drives with their systems to ensure consistent performance in multi-user environments.

One of the key features of Synology Plus Series HDDs is their reliable always-on operation. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1 million hours and a workload rating of 180 TB/year, these CMR drives provide up to three times the endurance rating of conventional desktop hard drives. They have undergone over 300,000 hours of stringent compatibility and stress testing to ensure smooth operation even under heavy workloads.

Another convenient feature of the Plus Series HDDs is the ability to update drives directly from Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM). This eliminates the need to remove drives and perform manual updates, making firmware updates seamless and hassle-free.

Customers can also benefit from one-stop support by contacting Synology directly through their Synology Account. This ensures that users receive technical support and can easily process returns for any system issues they may encounter.

The Plus Series HDDs come in four different capacities: 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, and 12 TB, catering to various storage needs and budgets. These hard drives are designed with Synology systems in mind, offering dependable storage with the added convenience of DSM firmware updates and a single window of support for all system issues.

Peggy Weng, product manager at Synology, stated, “Designed with Synology systems in mind, these drives are perfect for users who need dependable storage with the added convenience of DSM firmware updates and a single window of support for all system issues.”

Synology Plus Series HDDs are an ideal choice for home and small office users, providing a perfect balance of reliability and convenience. Whether it’s for file sharing, data backup, or surveillance recording, these hard drives offer a dependable solution to meet various storage needs.

The Synology Plus Series SATA HDDs are now available at MSRPs of $89.99, $149.99, $189.99, and $249.99 for the 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, and 12TB capacities respectively.

Specifications:

– HAT3300-4T

– HAT3300-6T

– HAT3300-8T

– HAT3300-12T

Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

Form factor: 3.5″

Capacity: 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 12 TB

Drive design: Air or Helium-sealed

Rotational speed: 5,400 rpm or 7,200 rpm

Interface speed: SATA 6 Gb/s

Cache (MB): 256 MB

Maximum sustained data transfer speed (typical): 202 MB/s or 240 MB/s

Mean time between failures (MTBF): 1,000,000 hours

Workload rating: 180 TB/year data write/read

Warranty: 3-year limited warranty

Synology’s Plus Series SATA HDDs offer a reliable and convenient storage solution for businesses in need of dependable performance. With their rigorous testing and validation process, seamless firmware updates, and one-stop support, these hard drives are a valuable addition to Synology’s lineup of storage solutions.

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Background Information


About Synology: Synology is a Taiwanese pioneering technology company for its innovative network-attached storage (NAS), Storage, IP surveillance solutions, and robust network equipment. With a steadfast commitment to delivering secure, reliable, and user-friendly solutions, Synology empowers individuals and businesses alike to effortlessly manage, safeguard, and share their data in a connected world. Synology's comprehensive range of products caters to various needs, from personal storage to enterprise-level data management, setting new standards for data accessibility, security, and collaboration.

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Technology Explained


MTBF: MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is a measure of reliability used in the computer industry to determine the average time a system or component can be expected to operate without failure. It is a measure of the average time a system or component can be expected to operate without failure. MTBF is used to determine the expected lifetime of a system or component, and is used to compare the reliability of different systems or components. It is also used to determine the expected maintenance intervals for a system or component, and to determine the expected cost of ownership for a system or component. MTBF is an important metric for the computer industry, as it helps to ensure that systems and components are reliable and cost-effective.





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