Synology’s presence at COMPUTEX 2023 has been marked by the unveiling of innovative products, catering to both enterprise and consumer needs. In the midst of the Synology Solution Exhibition, which comprises various demo areas, the spotlight is on their new offerings.
First off, let’s delve into the Synology BeeDrive. Positioned as an all-in-one personal data backup solution, the BeeDrive is a lightweight and portable alternative to traditional NAS devices. With an emphasis on user-friendliness, it’s an ideal fit for those seeking straightforward yet effective data backup. Noteworthy features include Windows PC backup (soon available on macOS), iOS/Android device photo/video backup, seamless file syncing between computers, and an efficient file transfer mechanism between mobile and PC via BeeDrop.
The BeeDrive stands out for its reliance on computer synchronization and backup rather than direct connectivity with mobile devices. This approach circumvents the unpredictability that can arise from mobile device connections due to factors such as cables, interfaces, and power consumption. BeeDrive’s reliability is reinforced by its technology’s success in Synology Photos, a platform trusted by over 583K monthly active users.
BeeDrive’s user base is broad, encompassing individuals needing to free up phone storage, students or professionals requiring a practical backup solution, vloggers and photographers needing efficient photo transfers, freelancers or privacy-focused professionals seeking local data backup, and more.
Switching gears to Synology’s 2023 NAS servers, several new models like DS723+, DS423+, DS223, and DS423 have been introduced. This lineup represents a shift to AMD Ryzen processors, providing powerful performance. The shift from Intel aims to address the evolving landscape of media consumption, as most high-resolution videos are now playable on a variety of devices without transcoding. The company continues to cater to media collectors with modern playback devices.
With the launch of Synology DSM 7.2, a suite of packages has been updated to enhance user experience. Notable updates include features like block download and watermarking in Synology Drive, an AI writer in MailPlus, and on-demand sync on Mac.
While the interview covers a broad spectrum of Synology’s new offerings, readers may also be curious about future plans. The possibility of Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 7 routers entering the market remains an intriguing question.