NAS Compares Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

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NAS Compares Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

The Synology FS6400 FlashStation, Innovation or Overkill?

When Synology first released their first entry into the flashstation NAS range (now almost 2 years ago, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I did genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices are unable to take advantage of the blistering speed of SSD because of factors like internal hardware and external connections like 1Gbe. Fast forward to 2019/2020 and not only do I completely see the need for this kind of storage but also loudly applaud Synology entering this part of the server market before all of their NAS tier rivals. Flash Optimized NAS devices take the logic behind the internals of an SSD (with multiple NAND chips on a circuit board and adding a controller to manage it) and then blows it up to a bigger scale.

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