Justin Aitken, Photographer

As a professional photographer, I need a storage solution with enough space to hold photos and videos for at least 25 to 30 weddings every year. With my old system – a bunch of external hard drives – I had to manually back them up, which was very time consuming. The DS1515+ gives me more than enough storage space and an easy to use interface. It also provides fast speeds for me to transfer files from my Mac almost instantly when connected to the Internet, as well as access them on any device anywhere wirelessly. What's best about DS1515+ is its built-in backup functionality. I use 4 of the 5 drives in DS1515+ for storage, and then use Synology's Hyper Backup software to automatically back up my most important data to the 5th drive every night. In addition, I also have Snapshot Replication configured to take snapshots on an hourly basis. If I made a mistake when working on a project, I can retrieve a previous version within seconds. All of these are done quietly in the background – I don't have to worry about backups anymore. Justin Aitken, an international award-winning photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Qualified and accredited member of NZIPP, with Associate, Master of Photography and Fellow distinctions. Justin specialises in wedding, portrait and event photography.

Recommended Models

  • DS1515+

Recommended Features

  • Large storage space and easy remote access
  • Hyper Backup to automatically back up important files every night
  • Hourly snapshots to retain previous versions in case of mistake
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