The DS509+ from Synology is one of the best SOHO-class Network Attached Storage devices available today. With highest performance and broadest functionality, it is capable of solving a wide range of office and home tasks.
Its five HDD bays allow to build disk volumes up to 10/8TB and you can double this number by connecting an external module. The integrated functionality is impressive. Besides providing networked access to files via all modern protocols, the device can be easily and safely accessed from the Internet. It can feed media files to compatible players, download data and even serve as a video surveillance station.
If this is still not enough, you can extend the number of available services by installing additional modules or use the console-based package management system Optware. The NAS also has a high-quality and robust case and is very quiet for a 5-disk model. So, the only downside of this product is its rather high price which is currently over $850 at Internet shops.
According to the results of our today's test session, we are glad to award Synology DS509+ with our Editor's Choice title as the highest-performance NAS solution: