Synology Diskstation DS1520-PLUS 5-bay NAS Server

Synology Part #/MPN: DS1520-PLUS

DiscTech Item #: SYN-DS1520-PLUS-BN-3Y

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Interface Types: SATA, eSATA External, USB 3.0 3.1 3.2, Ethernet RJ45

Encryption/SED Supported

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Gigabit - 1Gbps

On-Board Cache: 8GB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 5

Wattage/VA: 120W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Synology Diskstation DS1520+ 5-bay SATA Quad Core NAS Server - Diskless - Brand New

Synology Diskstation DS1520+ 5-bay SATA / Serial ATA Qual Core NAS / Network Attached Storage Server - Diskless - Brand New

Synology Diskstation DS1520+ 5-bay Network Attached Storage Server includes ...

  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • 2x eSATA ports
  • 4x Ethernet RJ45 1GbE LAN ports
  • 8GB DDR4 non-ECC Ram
  • 5 drive bays, expandable to 15 when paired with up to two expansion units
  • INTEL Celeron J4125 Quad Core 2.0 burst up to 2.7 GHz CPU
  • accepts 3.5" and 2.5" SATA hard drives and 2.5" SATA and M.2 2280 NVMe Solid State Drives.
  • Encryption Capable

DiskStation DS1520+
Scalable 5-bay NAS for small offices and IT enthusiasts

Versatile Storage in a Compact Desktop Chassis
Capable of transcoding up to 2-channel, 4K video simultaneously, DS1520+ provides a remarkable video streaming experience for advanced home users. Its versatile built-in applications including collaboration, file sharing, data backup and recovery also fulfill SOHO users’ various needs, accelerate office productivity, it is even ready for virtualization deployment.

  • CPU
    Quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz
  • Memory
    2 x 4GB DDR3L memory module pre-installed
  • Scalability
    Up to 10 drives with one DX517
  • Performance
    Over 225 MB/s reading and writing in encrypted

A Perfect Mixture of Scalability and Performance
DS1520+ comes with dual native M.2 NVMe SSD slots, allowing you to build NVMe SSD cache without occupying any of the drive trays. You can also scale up to 10 drives with one DX517 expansion unit, seamlessly expanding your storage capacity.

Ultimate Backup Solution
DS1520+ integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data on any device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.

  • Active Backup for Business
    Centralize backup tasks for VMware, Windows, and file servers. Restore whatever you want fast and reliably when needed.
  • Hyper Backup
    Comprehensively back up your data to a local shared folder, an external device, another Synology NAS, an rsync server, or a public cloud to ensure data safety.
  • Desktop Backup
    Safeguard your PC with Cloud Station Backup. Effortlessly back up data stored on macOS to Synology NAS with Time Machine.
  • Active Backup for Office 365 / G Suite
    On-premise backup solution with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology.

4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS1520+ supports 4K H.264/H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on the fly on other computers, smartphones, and media players that originally do not support Ultra HD formats.

Btrfs: Next generation storage efficiency
Btrfs file system introduces the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern large scale businesses:

  • Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
  • Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
  • File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible
  • Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention

Powered by Synology DSM

  • DSM UI
    Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
  • Snapshot Replication
    Provides schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.
  • Security
    Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
  • File Server/Management
    Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.
  • Public Cloud Integration
    Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.
  • All-in-one server
    Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.

Model NumberDS1520+/DS1520-PLUS
CPU ModelIntel Celeron J4125
CPU Architecture64-bit
CPU FrequencyQuad Core 2.0 burst up to 2.7 GHz
Hardware Encryption EngineYes
System Memory8 GB DDR4
Memory Module Pre-installed8GB (4 GB onboard & 4 GB SO-DIMM)
Total Memory Slots2
Drive Bay(s)5
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit15
M.2 Drive Slots2 (NVMe)
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
  • M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD
  • Maximum Internal Volume64 TB
    Maximum System Snapshots65,536^6
    Maximum Single Volume Size108 TB
    Hot Swappable DrivesYes
    RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
    USB 3.0 Port2
    eSATA Port2
    Size (Height x Width x Depth)166 x 230 x 223 mm
    Weight2.62 kg
    System Fan92 x 92 x 25 mm x 2 pcs
    Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Brightness adjustable front LED indicatorsYes
    Power RecoveryYes
    Noise Level20.8 dB(A)
    Scheduled Power On/OffYes
    Wake on LAN/WANYes
    Power Supply Unit / Adapter120W
    AC Input Power Voltage100V to 240V AC
    Power Frequency50/60 HZ, Single Phase
    Power Consumption
  • 38.59 W (Access)
  • 13.32 W (HDD Hibernation)
  • British Thermal Unit
  • 131.67 BTU/hr (Access)
  • 45.45 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
    Operating Temperature
  • 0°C to 40°C
  • 32°F to 104°F
  • Storage Temperature
  • -20°C to 60°C
  • -5°F to 140°F
  • Relative Humidity5% to 95% RH

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    ROHS Compliant

    Alternate MPNs: DS1520+

    Weight: 6 lb

    Warranty: 3 Year Manufacturer

    Brand New

    Condition Levels Explained

    The product is brand new.

    3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    Product Warranties Explained

    The product has a manufacturer warranty for the time period specified.