Last week at CES I spent some time with Synology. One of the things they showed me was their new 1812+ NAS box.
The new 1812+ is an eight bay model, with a new easy to use key system for locking and unlocking the drive bays.
On the rear of the device you will see two large fans.
The back panel can be opened very simply, and the fans can be removed and replaced in a matter of seconds if needed, meaning a much reduced downtime in the event of a fan problem. Synology told me this was one of the most often requested “features”.
It also has two USB 3.0 ports and eSATA, along with the usual assortment of ports, and it will run DSM 4.0.
More information on the 1812+ when we get it.Visit the Synology website