Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review

Synology announced their first wireless mesh router, the Synology MR2200ac, in October 2018. On its own, the MR2200ac is a AC2200 router with excellent range. When paired up with another MR2200ac or even the Synology RT2600ac, you create an intelligent wireless mesh system that automatically learns the location of the peer mesh nodes for the best connectivity experience. I experimented with wireless mesh back in 2015 and was convinced that they are great for coverage in apartment layout. Will the Synology MR2200ac solve your coverage needs? Let’s find out.

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Synology DS3018xs Review

Synology unveiled its first 6-bay NAS, the DS3018xs, at Cebit in March 2017. It supports the optional dual M.2 SSD adapter card or 10GbE NIC for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively. It can support up to 30 drives when used with two DX1215 expansion units. The DS3018xs sports a much newer dual-core 2.2GHz Celeron D1508 CPU. The XS series comes with 5-year warranty and advance hardware replacement through Synology Replacement Service (SRS).

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Reviewing the Synology DS1817+ with M2D17

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ are announced in April 2017. The Synology DS1817+ is offered in both 2GB and 8GB RAM variants; and it officially supports up to 16GB. Three new accessories are also announced, namely: the (1) M2D17 dual M.2 SSD adapter; (2) DX517 5-bay expansion unit; and (3) E10G15-F1 10GbE NIC. We will be reviewing the Synology DS1817+ with the M2D17 dual M.2 SSD adapter for read-write cache.

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