Synology Launches New Home and Small Business Products for Reliable Data Backup

Synology has announced several new products targeted at home users and small businesses. The 4-bay DiskStation DS423 is the newest addition to the Value Series, designed as a multipurpose storage solution. Additionally, a new line of Plus Series SATA HDDs launched today, specifically designed to meet the reliability, endurance, and performance requirements of Synology’s 24/7 entry-level and mainstream storage systems.1 Finally, coming soon is Synology’s new BeeDrive a personal backup hub designed to make data protection effortless. BeeDrive, a personal backup hub for work and memories.

Synology BeeDrive
Synology BeeDrive

BeeDrive is a compact pod that automatically backs up and syncs computer files. It also backs up your mobile files wirelessly when BeeDrive is plugged into a computer, providing advanced versioning options that safeguard stored data from accidental mishandling or deletion.

“Everyone needs a good backup solution for their digital data,” said Sabrina Chen, director of Digital Life Group. “BeeDrive was born out of Synology’s backup know-how to bring a reliable solution for everyday users who may find other options overwhelming and too complex.”

Real-time backup for computers

BeeDrive is ideal for independent professionals and casual users who are looking for a low barrier-to-entry backup solution or are just getting started with data security. After a one-time setup, BeeDrive automatically backs up computer files whenever it’s plugged in. By plugging it into the computer, BeeDrive will also synchronize the latest changes, making it suitable for users that frequently switch between work and home computers. Up to five versions per file are preserved and can be restored in case of mishaps.

Mobile photo and video backup

Keep your mobile devices protected with BeeDrive’s photo and video backup feature. Available for both Android and iOS devices, BeeDrive can simultaneously back up five devices, making it ideal for families. By keeping BeeDrive plugged into your computer and mobile devices connected to your local network, users will see significantly faster performance than with public cloud services. 

Conveniently transfer files from mobile phone to computer

Mobile devices can leverage BeeDrop to send files back to the BeeDrive quickly. This enables fast and wire-free offloading of media and other mobile-generated files while out in the field working or on-the-go.

Seamless file accessibility and privacy

BeeDrive preserves backed-up files in their original format, making them directly accessible to the user without any compression or decompression compared to other backup services. BeeDrive stores all backup files in their original format for seamless compatibility across different devices, ensuring that all media can be accessed and viewed on any computer device without operating system constraints.

All photos are stored on BeeDrive for 100% data privacy. No subscription fees are involved, making it a cost-effective backup solution for individuals who want to protect their work and memories.

DS423 – Secure, intuitive, and efficient

With support for a maximum 72TB of raw storage, the size and capacity of the DS423 make it perfect for remote employees or small businesses looking to consolidate data onto a centralized platform and gain access to Synology’s essential data management applications.

Synology DS423
Synology DS423

“As a compact data storage solution, the DS423 comes with everything users need,” said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc. “From backing up data, and managing files and other media, to setting up a surveillance system to protect physical assets, the DS423 comes with a host of useful features right out of the box.”

Powered by Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, the DS423 comes with intuitive solutions to organize and protect data, collaborate across locations, and protect premises with video surveillance. DSM leverages the advanced Btrfs file system to provide file self-healing, which protects against data corruption, and to create point-in-time snapshots, allowing users to reverse any unintentional or malicious changes.

Plus Series Drives

The Plus Series drives provides an additional option for users needing reliable performance, and joins the existing compatibility list of third-party drives for entry-level and mainstream models. These hard drives have been rigorously tested and validated with Synology systems to ensure consistent performance in multi-user environments.

Synology Plus Series HDD
Synology Plus Series HDD

“Designed with Synology systems in mind, these drives are perfect for users who need dependable storage with the added convenience of DSM firmware updates and a single window of support for all system issues,” said Peggy Weng, product manager at Synology.

Key features of Synology Plus Series HDDs include:

  • Reliable always-on operation:With 1 million hours mean time between failures (MTBF)2 and 180TB/year workload rating,3 these CMR drives provide up to three times the endurance rating of conventional desktop hard drives.
  • Tested for maximum reliability:Over 300,000 hours of stringent compatibility and stress testing ensure smooth operation even under multi-user workloads.
  • Seamless firmware updates:Users can update drives directly from Synology’s DSM, eliminating the need to remove drives and perform manual updates.
  • One-stop support:Customers can receive technical support and process returns by contacting Synology directly through their Synology Account.
  • Four different capacities: The Plus Series HDDs come in 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, and 12TB models, catering to various storage needs and budgets.


BeeDrive will be available soon for Windows, iOS, and Android through Synology partners and resellers worldwide at an MSRP of $119.99 for 1TB and $199.99 for 2TB.

The DS423 is available from Synology resellers at an MSRP of $369.99.

The Synology Plus Series SATA HDDs are available at MSRPs of $89.99, $149.99, $189.99, and $249.99 for the 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, and 12TB capacities respectively.

  1. See compatibility list for supported storage systems.
  2. Mean time between failures (MTBF) is not an estimate or guarantee of product life. It is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products and may not accurately reflect actual operation. Actual operating life of the product may be different from the MTBF.
  3. Workload rating is defined as the amount of data written, read, or verified by commands from a host system.

Synology at a Glance

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.

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