Has not dried up the ink in our review dual-controller iSCSI storage Synology UC3200, and we have tested logical continuation double-head series storage system from the same manufacturer: a full-fledged NAS, made by fault-tolerant design Active-Passive dual controllers, dual power supplies, and 12 drive bays 3.5-inch format.
In general, Synology did something strange with the xx3200 series, and I’ll explain why. Throughout its history, this manufacturer has deliberately tried to add as many features as possible to its NAS-s, so that the end user can get rid of different types of print servers, video recorders, individual devices for backup… Years later, any NAS from Synology is an all-In-one harvester, which in its unchanged concept moved from the consumer sector to the business segment.
|Synology UC3200||Synology SA3200D|
|Type of device||IP-SAN||NAS|
|Storage Protocol||iSCSI||iSCSI, SMB/CIFS, NFS, AFP|
|Redundand scheme||2 controllers Active-Active||2 controllers Active-Passive|
|Single controller configuration|
|CPU||Intel Xeon-D 1521 4C, 8T, 2.4 - 2.7 GHz, 6 Mb L3|
|Memory||8Gb DDR4 ECC RDIMM, up to 64 Gb|
|Expansion slots||1 x PCI Express 16x FH FL|
|Number of bays in head||12 x (3.5"/2.5") SAS-12|
|Max. number of drives with disk shelves||36 x (3.5" / 2.5") SAS-12|
But starting with two-controller devices, Synology had a split: the company decided to release two modifications of actually the same hardware, but with different firmware, and the result was UC3200, which is an IP-SAN storage that can only be an iSCSI target for servers, and SA3200D, which can do everything the same as a normal NAS. Why did you need to do this, did the hated marketing take over the engineering idea? Not at all! Let’s figure it out.