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Synology launches new SAS drives for enterprise customers

By Catherine Knowles, 20 Jul 2021

Synology has launched its HAS5300 SAS enterprise hard drives, designed to meet growing demand for high-capacity, high-performance, and resilient storage systems.

Available in 16TB, 12TB, and 8TB models, the HAS5300 drives are the latest addition to Synology's range of enterprise hard drives, following the release of the HAT5300 series SATA drives in January.

They are made to be companions to Synology's high-performance and highly scalable SA and UC series storage solutions.

With support for 550 TB/year workloads and rated for a 2.5 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF), HAS5300 SAS drives are built to deliver consistent performance in intense environments.

According to Synology, persistent write cache technology further helps ensure data integrity for mission-critical applications.

Leveraging the SAS protocol, Synology HAS5300 drives allow customers to scale up to 180 drives on the high-performance Synology SA series or to maximise iSCSI system availability with the dual controller setup on the UC3200 active-active IP SAN, the company states.

In addition, the drives support fast data transfer for data-intensive configurations.

According to the company, more than 200,000 hours of compatibility and stress testing were carried out on the three models to ensure that HAS5300 series drives offer reliability and integration with Synology deployments, helping customers create validated and dependable storage setups.

Furthermore, the HAS5300 series was optimised during development to ensure optimal compatibility and performance with Synology systems, most notably achieving a significant improvement in RAID rebuild performance.

Synology product manager Peggy Weng says, "The drives deliver up to 274 MB/s sustained data transfer speeds, making them the ideal choice for enterprises that require maximum performance and reliability."

"Whether you are performing large-scale video surveillance, multimedia post-production, or other high-volume processes, the HAS5300 drives deliver consistent enterprise-grade performance."

Weng says, "Custom firmware and optimisation for Synology hardware enable 27% faster RAID rebuild times on systems with HAS5300 drives compared with similar-class drives on the market4, significantly reducing the time that arrays spend in a degraded state and helping customers boost long-term system availability."

HAS5300 drive firmware updates will be shipped together with the latest updates for Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, reducing IT teams' maintenance workload and ensuring that a system is running the newest software.

The HAS5300 series comes with Synology's 5-year limited warranty. Available today from Synology resellers The 16 TB, 12 TB and 8 TB HAS5300 drives are available for purchase now from Synology resellers globally.

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