DiskStation DS1513+

Scalable NAS for SMB growing demands

With its superior performance, scalability, resilience, and comprehensive features, DS1513+ is the ideal storage solution for growing SMB to simplify data management.

Dual core CPU and expandable RAM for mission critical tasks

With a dual core CPU and expandable up to 4GB RAM capacity, DS1513+ is ideal for the mission critical tasks of SMBs, as well as the most intensive applications like data-encryption high-performance multimedia processing. DS1513+ can deliver up to an average 387.88 MB/sec reading and 196.06 MB/sec writing speeds under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment.

Four LAN ports with failover and Link Aggregation support

Coming with quad LAN ports with failover and Link Aggregation support, DS1513+ ensures continual network service in case of LAN connection failure, avoiding possible disruption occurrences. Link Aggregation with trunking feature enhances connection speeds beyond the limits of any one single cable or port.

Robust scalability up to 90TB

As your data storage needs grow, DS1513+ can be connected to dedicated DX513 expansion units for additional storage on the fly, growing capacity with minimal effort. With two DX513 expansion units through specially designed eSATA connectors, raw capacity can be as high as 90TB.

Built for reliability with redundancy mechanisms

DS1513+ supports hot swappable drives, minimizing system downtime during drive replacement. Passive cooling technology eliminates dependency upon a dedicated processor cooling fan. Should a fan fail, built-in redundancy mechanisms will spin up functional fan(s) to improve ventilation.

Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.

Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments

DS1513+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® 5 & VAAI integration, DS1513+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, DS1513+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on DS1513+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS1513+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, DS1513+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.

Optimize storage management

With Synology's Storage Manager, DS1513+ allows for flexible storage deployment and utilization. You can optimize RAID configuration with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) while providing redundant data protection. Other features such as multiple volumes on single RAID and Global Hot Spare also greatly enhance management efficiency and fit deployment of any kind.

Synology CMS (Central Management System)

For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration.

The most compatible sharing

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS1513+ offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS1513+ can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.

Effective backup solution

Synology DS1513+ can serve as a centralized backup target. PC users can back up their data to the DS1513+ using Windows Backup, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine integration. You can also back up data and applications from your DS1513+ to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3 and Glacier cloud service. "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions. With Cloud Station, files on your PC can be backed up to DS1513+. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up on DS1513+ automatically.

All-in-one server

DS1513+ can replace several pieces of network hardware and serve as your multi-function server. Directory Server provides LDAP service, while DNS and DHCP packages allow you to host a domain name server and automate network IP assignment at no extra cost. With only one DS1513+, you can do more than you imagine - host up to 30 websites with Web Station, safeguard the office environments with Surveillance Station, send and receive mail using your own email domain with Mail Station, share printing capability with Printer Server, make DS1513+ act as a VPN server to access company's resources remotely, and more. DS1513+ helps your company gain a competitive edge.

Ensuring business continuity

Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. DS1513+ offers Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and a passive server into one cluster, the latter always mirrored to the former. The Heartbeat mechanism detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, DS1513+ also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.

*Please refer to the SHA White Paper for more details.

Increase business productivity with cloud solutions

With comprehensive cloud solutions, DS1513+ lets you create your own cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices with the benefit of better privacy for important data. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which retains up to 32 versions to avoid file overwriting. With mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprise, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can customize synchronization rules, such as avoiding syncing large files to optimize bandwidth usage.

Secure your data

DS1513+ provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to block off unauthorized access attempts. Once you create and encrypt a shared folder, people without the encryption key will not be able to use the encrypted data even if they remove the hard drives from your DS1513+ and mount it on their device. 2-Step verification gives an extra layer of protection as 6-digit one-time code sending to your mobile device is required for login. In addition, DS1513+ provides other security add-ons, such as IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention. These enhancements ensures a secure DSM environment.

Network security
Antivirus
AES 256-bit encryption
2-Step verification

Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS1513+ only consumes 25.75W in HDD Hibernation and 51W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.

* The performance figures vary on different environments.

Notes:
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  1. The performance figures vary on different environments.
  2. DS1513+ supports up to two Synology DX513/DX213, sold separately.
  3. Learn more about the compatibility of hard drives, please click here.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Atom
CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.13 GHz
Floating Point
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR3
Memory Module Pre-installed 2 GB X 1
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 4 GB (2 GB X 2)
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 5
Max. Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 15
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
  • 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
  • 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD
Max. Internal Capacity 30 TB (6 TB HDD X 5) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) (See All Supported HDD)
Hot Swappable Drive
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 4
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 2
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 157 mm X 248 mm X 233 mm
Weight 4.25 kg
Others
LAN Number (RJ45) Gigabit X 4
Link Aggregation
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan 80 mm X 80 mm X 2 pcs
Easy Replacement System Fan
Wireless Support (dongle)
Noise Level 22.1 dB(A)
Power Recovery
Scheduled Power On/Off
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 200W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 51W (Access)
25.75W (HDD Hibernation)
Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 3 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications
Storage Management
Max File System Size 108 TB
Max Internal Volume Number 512
Max iSCSI Target Number 32
Max iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
SSD Support
SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)
SSD TRIM
File Sharing Capacity
Max User Accounts 2048
Max Groups 256
Max Shared Folder 512
Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 512
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 800
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI
Windows Server 2012
Citrix Ready
Notes
  • The Max File System size (or the Max Volume size) doesn't equal to the Max Internal Capacity, which is limited by the aggregated space of installed drives.
Add-on Packages (See more)
Antivirus Essential
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Audio Station
Central Management System
Cloud Station
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 512
Cloud Sync
Directory Server
DNS Server
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
Glacier Backup
High Availability (White Paper)
HiDrive Backup
iTunes Server
Java Manager
Mail Server
Mail Station
Media Server
DLNA Certification
Photo Station
RADIUS Server
Surveillance Station
Max IP cam (Licenses required) 35 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264) 1050 FPS @ 720p (1280x800)
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
170 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG) 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x800)
225 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
100 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Time Backup
Maximum Task Number 8
Video Station
Video Transcoding Group 1 (See more)
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 20
3rd Party Packages (See more)
Notes
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis M1054 (1280X800); FPS set to 10 at every channel; Compression rate: 30%; Video Codec: MJPEG, H.264; Recording Type is conducted with Motion Detection Recording (By camera) and Continuous Recording; Actual performance may vary depending on camera settings and DiskStation loading.
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
Optional Accessories
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM Module
  • Expansion Unit: DX213 X 2
  • Expansion Unit: DX513 X 2
  • VS240HD