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Synology DS1513+ Review Part I - Intro and Teardown Featured

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The Box and Goodies -
Like other Synology products the box that the DS1513+ ships in is fairly plain. It looks like they print all of their boxes at one time and differentiate them through the use of product stickers. This is a good way to save money on the packaging without compromising on its quality. Inside the box the DS1513+ is secure for shipping. Synology have put it inside a thick bag and then inside two large dense foam pads.
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After you pull everything out will find almost everything you need to get your DS1513+ running. The exceptions are you only get two Cat 5 cables and there is no utilities disk. You will need to hard over to Synology’s website to grab the installation utility so you can identify and configure the DS1513+ on your network. The lack of this disk is not a big concern as many companies are moving away from install DVDs in products like this. By removing this it helps reduce overall costs and also ensures that customers are getting the latest version of any drivers or utilities. Synology included a welcome card that includes the URL to find and configure your DS1513+ (find.synology.com) what to do if you do not have outside internet connectivity.

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