On June 11, 2020, Synology surprised all of us with the release of its SAT5200 SATA Series SSDs and its SNV3400, SNV3500 NVMe Series SSDs. So it’s not quite wishful thinking to think that Synology will release its own HDD disks sometime this year, and offer its customers complete solutions. Synology releasing its own HDD disks in addition to existing products would provide a complete solution for Synology customers, home users and enterprise. Having all-Synology products and components means no longer having to worry about compatibility issues.
Why has this thought crossed my mind? The following excerpt from the official Synology website actually implanted this idea into my mind. If you would read the points in bold:
Staying at the forefront of data management, Synology innovates and adapts to ever-evolving technologies, and continues bringing new possibilities to the table, including but not limited to solutions for data storage and backup, file collaboration, video management, and network infrastructure – all designed with one goal in mind – presenting a centralized platform to simplify IT administration while driving digital transformation for businesses worldwide.
If Synology were to release its own HDD disks line, wouldn’t you buy Synology instead of Western Digital or IronWolf for your Synology NAS? I most certainly would. By expanding its product line to include HDDs, Synology becomes utterly and completely independent. And if its disks receive positive reviews from consumers, it surely won’t be long until they’re present on home PCs as well.
Synology products such as NAS devices have a very long lifespan. It is no coincidence that today there are still perfectly functional 10 year-old NAS devices. All the people who have contacted me over the past few years were truly satisfied with their Synology warranty service. Most certainly Synology HDDs will have both a satisfactory lifespan and an advantageous warranty.
Obviously, these are just assumptions and there’s been no official statement from Synology. At the same time, Synology loves making surprises.
I Was Right! it seems that Synology’s new HDDs will be the HAT5300 Series. New article will come in the next few days!
Synology: HAT5300 Enterprise HDD Disks Specs
Note: Read my SAT5200-480G Review
Note: Read my SNV3400-400G Review
This post was updated on Monday / March 1st, 2021 at 12:31 AM