Model: Synology DiskStation DS620slim 6-Bay NAS Server
Manufacturer: Synology
Provided By: Synology

As one of the biggest names in the network-attached storage (NAS) industry, Synology doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 2000 by two former Microsoft employees, this Taiwanese company creates network-attached storage, IP surveillance solutions and network equipment for the home and small to medium sized business markets. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways.

Earlier this year, Synology unveiled its new 6-bay NAS, the DiskStation DS620slim. Designed for home and small business use, this ultra-compact NAS is powered by an Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor and is equipped with 2GB of DDR3L memory, dual USB 3.0 ports and a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports. With these specs, the DS620slim is able to do real-time 4K video transcoding and deliver up to 226 MB/s read and 198 MB/s write speeds, even with encryption enabled. The DS620slim also runs the latest version of Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system which offers a wide range of applications for cross-platform file sharing, data backups, cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming.

Synology DiskStation DS620slim 6-Bay NAS Server
Processor Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core 2.0 GHz (bursts to 2.5GHz)
Memory 2GB DDR3L (expandable up to 6 GB)
Hard Disk Drive 6 x 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD
LAN 2 x Gigabit (RJ-45)
External Ports 2 x USB 3.0
Dimensions 121 x 151 x 175 mm
Weight 1.40 kg
Power Consumption 34.88 W (Access)
7.59 W (HDD Hibernation)
Temperature 0°C to 40°C (Operating)
-20°C to 60°C (Storage)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Power Supply 65W AC power adapter, 100-240V
System Fan 80 x 80 x 20 mm

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what Synology's mini-sized NAS has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the DS620slim's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does Synology's new 6-bay NAS have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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