Synology DS1520+

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Synology DS1520+
Synology DS1520+
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Internal hard drive hdd
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Product information

Key specs

Number of hard drive bays
5
Integrated hard drive
No
Recommended for use
Business use, Making a backup, Media streaming, Personal cloud, Save photos and videos, Storing games
Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Internal RAM
8 GB

Pros and cons

According to our NAS expert
  • This NAS has a Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM.
  • Install 5 HHDs in RAID mode and 2 M.2 NVMe SSDs for an SSD cache.
  • Create a virtual work environment for your employees based on multiple virtualization and operating systems.
  • The internal hard drives aren't included, have a look at our bundles.
  • To make maximum use of the 4GbE ports, you need a router or switch with 4 free Ethernet ports.
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Description

The Synology DS1520+ is a NAS for a small office or for technical home users. Install 5 hard drives in RAID mode to provide your employees or housemates with fast and secure network storage. You can also install 2 M.2 SSDs. Since these use NVMe, you create a super fast SSD cache. In addition to the cache, the Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor and 4 Ethernet ports also ensure this NAS is fast. Thanks to 8GB DDR4 RAM, you can work on the DS1520+ with dozens of people at the same time. Are you using the NAS at home? Then you can stream your videos in 4K resolution via Plex. For businesses, there is the Virtual Machine Manager. Use this to easily manage the operating systems of your employees and screenshot the files on them. You get a 3-year warranty, which you can expand with the EW201 warranty expansion.

The Synology DS1520+ is a NAS for a small office or for technical home users. Install 5 hard drives in RAID mode to provide your employees or housemates with fast and secure network storage. You can also install 2 M.2 SSDs. Since these use NVMe, you create a super fast SSD cache. In addition to the cache, the Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor and 4 Ethernet ports also ensure this NAS is fast. Thanks to 8GB DDR4 RAM, you can work on the DS1520+ with dozens of people at the same time. Are you using the NAS at home? Then you can stream your videos in 4K resolution via Plex. For businesses, there is the Virtual Machine Manager. Use this to easily manage the operating systems of your employees and screenshot the files on them. You get a 3-year warranty, which you can expand with the EW201 warranty expansion.


Manual

Manual (7.59 MB)

Included by default

  • Manual (7.59 MB)
  • Power cable
  • 2x RJ-45 Ethernet cable
  • Accessory pack

Included by default

  • Power cable
  • 2x RJ-45 Ethernet cable
  • Accessory pack

Tips for using this product

Read our tips and find out all about how to set up your product and use it the right way.

Manual

Manual (7.59 MB)

Key specs

Number of hard drive bays
5
Integrated hard drive
No
Recommended for use
Business use, Making a backup, Media streaming, Personal cloud, Save photos and videos, Storing games
Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Internal RAM
8 GB


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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Great home solution for storage and media

    Thijs | 30 October 2020 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Additional software packages
    • Synology DSM, cream of the crop salmon
    • Plex from package installation gives error

    I bought it in combination with 1TB SSD for 'swap drive' temporary storage with a lot of file access and 2x8TB for data storage of the photos of the kids etc.
    Installing was very easy, partly because I already have some experience with Synology, but anyone who can read can easily set up this NAS themselves. The questions that are asked are clearly described and choices neatly reflect the advantages and disadvantages.
    I also wanted to use this NAS as a Plex Media server in combination with my Nvidia Shield, but that was a bit disappointing. Installing the Plex package gives an error message and that is also the downside of this software, 'something went wrong' ... okay, then what? no information available until you dive deep, REALLY DEEP into the log files... That's a shame and not easy for inexperienced users.
    Luckily we were able to install Plex from the Plex website, so it now runs like a charm.
    No problem streaming home videos, viewing photos and listening to my music albums anywhere in the world with this NAS.
    Thanks to Photo Station, the photos you take are also on your NAS in no time, nice and easy and good for the space on your phone :)

    Thijs | 30 October 2020 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Synology ds1520+ good product

    peter van der werf | 13 December 2020 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Fast
    • Energy efficient

    Synology is just good
    i replaced my ds1512+ with this ds1520+
    I transferred the wd red 3tb 3 pieces
    hdd migration starting the ds1520+ and following the wizard I was able to transfer everything 1 on 1
    this ds1520+ is super fast dscam app load fast
    menu works much faster on the ds1520+
    you can run docker
    enough memory 8gb
    and consumes another point of energy is 20 watts lower than my old ds1512+ which saves about 40 euros on an annual basis
    at coolblue slightly more expensive than the competition
    but the service of coolblue.nl is always great
    fast delivery and returns (other product) no problem
    top (web) store

    peter van der werf | 13 December 2020 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Highly recommended for a stable and fast NAS

    Paul | 17 April 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Fast delivery
    • Easy installation
    • Fast
    • Expansion options
    • Only 2 network cables are included, while it has four network ports

    Very quiet and fast NAS with many expansion options. Performed with the well-known DSM management system from Synology. Many packages available

    Paul | 17 April 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    It's hard for me to beat

    This replaces my previous one that also had to replace an earlier Synology nas. Each time for more capacity. The previous two are still in use. My first was a Thecus and I wasn't happy with that. So now this third Synology.

    Leopold Dugardijn | 25 February 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Excellent solution for the demanding user
    • Migration from old NAS is easy
    • Large capacity
    • Excellent DSM software
    • 8Gb RAM

    The 1520+ replaces my 'old' 1513+ which has worked fine for years.
    The 1520+ is faster, more energy efficient and ready for future DSM versions.
    I'm going to use another SSD for apps that require fast response time.
    Also a great backup for my video and photo files.

    Eric de Jong | 6 June 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Great NAS
    • Hassle-Free Migration from Old NAS Synology.
    • SMB, NFS connections weeks with Windows, MacOs and Linux
    • Sound comparable to a Desktop computer.
    • Graphic web interface.
    • Fans can be heard in a quiet room.

    Easy installation, graphical interface

    Joeri Alberty | 21 February 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Highly recommended if you're looking for an upgrade
    • nice and fast
    • Standard more memory than the DS920+
    • Space for 5 hard disks
    • 4 network ports
    • Virtual Machine Manager
    • No 10Gbe port
    • quite pricey

    I had the DS412+ and was ready for an upgrade. Then chose the DS1520+ because of the processor and memory.
    That's how the migration had happened. Transferred disks and it was done within an hour.
    SSD cache also works great.

    Ronald | 30 December 2020 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Good for SMB and heavy SOHO use (storage multimedia music)

    Everything works as you expect it to work. Lots of good manufacturer supported software available. Performance is impressive. Don't be fooled by that Celeron that's in there. OS is efficient.

    Yits Paerl | 23 March 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    With faster ports it would be perfect.
    • DSM software works well
    • fast nose
    • With 5 bays and two esata ports, future-proof for more drives
    • Price remains high compared to other brand nas
    • No pcie extension for 10gbit or above 1gbit built in for this price while qnap does it

    Fast, and software works well. Sorry about the 1GB port. Could at least include a 2.5gbit or 10gbit port or the option for a pcie expansion

    Anon | 12 January 2021 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    High-end synology NAS
    • good specs
    • Additional LAN ports
    • Vibrations from the HDDs almost always cause noise

    Good, fast performance, many drive bays,
    Extra LAN ports, for additional connections

    Frederic C | 10 December 2020 | In the version: NAS | Automatically translated from Dutch


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