Synology 2023 NAS – Confirmed Releases, Rumours & Predictions

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1 Which Synology NAS Drives will we see in 2023?

Which Synology NAS Drives will we see in 2023?

Synology has quite an extensive portfolio of hardware and software solutions, build over two decades of research and development in the NAS industry. Now, as these solutions grow in popularity, some ranges in their portfolio are more popular than others (whilst others die off – farewell DS213air wireless NAS – we miss you) and every few years, the brand will refresh these systems with a new version (eg DSx20 > DSx21 > DSx23 , etc). Alongside these refreshes, Synology also introduces new hardware and reveals prototypes in their new/press events and today I want to discuss everything we know about the ‘Synology 2023’ release period (typically measured as September ’22 to August ’23). The following list will be periodically updated as new information appears and you can add your email address at the bottom of the page if you want to get immediate alerts when these updates arrive (no need to make any account etc, it’s just a notification tool). At the time of writing, so far we know about alot of rumoured desktop hardware for the plus series, some new AMD EPYC powered rackmounts, new larger HDDs in the brand’s lineup and rumours that continue to circulate about a new AX router and Cameras.

Synology 2024 Hardware and Software?

IMPORTANT – If you are interested in following the News, Rumours, Releases and Predictions of the Synology 2024 series of Hardware and Software, we have already started correlating everything we know so far (as well as moving over a few 2023 things that have seemingly slipped into the Synology 2024 generation. You can visit our Synology 2024 NAS – Confirmed Releases, Rumours & Predictions Page HERE (which will be regularly updated)


Brand New Synology DS223j Value Series NAS Released

Synology has introduced a new entry-level NAS solution into their lineup, the DS223J NAS, following closely on the heels of several recent DiskStation releases. In stark contrast to the relatively sparse range of solutions that Synology launched for home users last year, 2023 has witnessed a significant refresh of their popular desktop range. Many were beginning to question if the modest yet affordable J series would ever see a refresh, since its last iteration back in 2020 with the DS220J and DS420J. The Synology J series has always been viewed as the most affordable access point for users wanting to transition away from third-party cloud services and towards their own private NAS ownership, without the hefty price tag. The Synology DS223J closely follows the path of its predecessors, built on an efficient ARM processor and primarily designed to create as small a footprint as possible in the user’s network environment. Although it lacks much of the punch and power of more expensive devices in the Plus series, the Synology DS223J provides access to over 70% of the Synology DSM platform for under $190. However, the critical question remains, is the Synology DS223J powerful enough for your needs? Can it serve as a suitable upgrade to the DS220J? Let’s explore all that we know about the Synology DS223J value NAS.

Find out in the article HERE

And the video HERE


The Synology BeeDrive Backup Hub Revealed

I’ve been a follower of Synology for many years, but this might be the most ‘left field’ release I have seen from the brand in more than a decade (psst… DS213air..I’m looking at you!). The Synology BeeDrive USB SSD Backup Hub promises to provide simplified backup and Sync storage for upto 5 devices in Windows, iOS, Android and MacOS (eventually) environments. But is it just a glorified external USB drive or much more? Synology is arguably the top dog in the world of turnkey NAS. They have an exceedingly well-populated NAS server portfolio, a very well-established storage media range, Several high-class routers and recently added surveillance cameras into the mix too! Nevertheless, when I saw the official Synology BeeDrive External USB SSD, I was very confused! Synology has diverged from its traditional NAS lineup in an attempt to provide a convenient, easy-to-use, and very user-friendly remote cloud alternative solution for personal data storage. This USB Direct Attached Storage (DAS) device arrives with either 1TB or 2TB of storage capacity and supports a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) connectivity. The main focus by Synology here seems to try and eradicate the complexity of a NAS backup drive for a handful of devices, whilst trying to replicate the ease of use and ‘set up and forget’ mentality of small-scale cloud backup services – Ultimately, the BeeDrive aims to make data backup as simple as it gets.

Find out in the article HERE

And the video HERE


Synology DSM 7.2 NAS Software Now Officially Released

Synology DSM 7.2 brings a range of benefits and features compared to Synology DSM 7.1/7.0. It introduces immutable storage and backup through WriteOnce shared folders, enforcing data retention policies and protecting against modification or deletion. Compliance Mode features like Tamper-proof Clock, Grace Period, Appendable Mode, and Snapshots enhance data protection. Full Volume Encryption encrypts Shared Folders, LUNs, and package data, providing security and convenience with improved performance, but at the VOLUME level! Immutable Snapshots defend against ransomware by securely storing unchangeable copies of data. Turbocharged VM performance is achieved with M.2 NVMe storage volume support on select devices, enabling SSD caching or creating all-flash storage volumes. Block-level full-system backups in Hyper Backup speed up large data backups significantly. Inline zero-block removal improves deduplication efficiency while maintaining performance. Adaptive Login Protection enhances security with multi-factor authentication and confirmation for external DSM admin account access. Auto Block expands protection against brute-force attacks, and QuickConnect servers globally ban IP addresses after failed authentication attempts. Container Manager, renamed and enhanced, allows easy management of multi-container applications through the UI. Combined with improvements in Hybrid Share, coming soon, preventing file conflicts across connected Synology systems and provides detailed logging. These features make DSM 7.2 a comprehensive upgrade with robust security, performance, and management capabilities for Synology NAS users.

Find out more about DSM 7.2 and the Full Official Release HERE

You can download Synology DSM 7.2 HERE

Alternatively, you can look at the video below that outlines whether existing DSM 7.1/7.0/6.2 Users that own Value series devices (such as the DS223, DS423, DS220J and even DS120J) should upgrade:


Synology DSM  7.2 Release Candidate Now Available

Update 25/04/23 – If you have been holding out for the full release of Synology DSM 7.2, then good news! Synology has now rolled out the official RC (release Candidate of DSM 7.2). A release candidate is generally accepted as the final release of a software/service that is intended as a full release. We have already spent some time with the DSM 7.2 Beta (HERE) and although the changes between the DSM 7.2 RC and DSM 7.2 beta are small at a quick glance (indeed, I only found 2-3 at first), there has been a large number of background improvements, with the implementation of security updates that have been applied to DSM 7.1 over the last few months, all arriving at the same time to this Release Candidate.

Synology DSM 7.2 RC & Differences From Beta Article – HERE

Synology DSM 7.2 RC & Differences From Beta YouTube – HERE

Synology Release the BC500 and TC500 NAS IP Cameras for Surveillance Station

Update 22/03/23 – The Synology BC500 and TC500 Surveillance Cameras have been launched. Find out more in the article and video below. It’s been over five months since Synology revealed that they were in the process of releasing their own NAS surveillance cameras for use in conjunction with Surveillance Station, but today is the official release date for the Synology BC500 bullet camera and TC500 dome camera. These new Synology cameras are designed to pair with the brand’s popular CCTV/NVR software to provide unparalleled ease-of-use with quick and easy setup, batch configuration, and seamless firmware updates. They feature camera-based AI that enhance Surveillance Station deployments with smart capabilities—bringing some AI analytics features without requiring a Deep Learning NVR NAS, such as the DVA1622 or DVA3221. Security is also at the forefront of their design, with SRTP support and NDAA and TAA compliance. They allow standard Synology NAS systems to use the camera’s built-in AI services for person/vehicle/object recognition than to an onboard NPU. Additionally, the cameras feature an onboard SD Card slot that allow for edge recording functionality with a micro SD card in Surveillance station, as well as working with the Synology Surveillance C2 cloud service to greatly decrease the possibility and up-to-the-second recording loss of physical tampering/damage on the units.

Synology BC500 And TC500 Surveillance Cameras – HERE

Synology BC500 and TC500 Surveillance Cameras. Should You Buy Video – HERE


Synology DS423 Value NAS Drive Revealed and Release Imminent

Update 19/03/23 – Synology has unveiled a new 4-bay NAS, the DS423, in its Value Series line. The device features a Realtek ARM v8 processor, marking the latest entry in a likely expanding value range to replace older models such as the DS218, DS118, DS418, DS120j, and DS220j. The DS423 has similar hardware to the company’s previous value/budget devices, with the main difference being an upgrade in processor from the RTD1296 to the RTD1619B. This update will improve DSM and build upon the older generation’s capabilities. Earlier in 2023 we saw Synology release the DS223 2-Bay Value series NAS, which is largely identical to the DS423 (though with one less RJ45 and 2 less bays) and despite it’s modest stature, still supports BTRFS, SHR and even (thanks to the Synology DSM 7.2 beta that rolled out last week) container support too! So, the DS423 NAS has got a reasonable amount of umpf, so such a small device. Let’s discuss what we know about it.

YouTube Video – HERE

NASCompares Full Reveal Article  – HERE


Synology DSM 7.2 Beta is NOW LIVE

Update 07/03/23 – Good news for anyone keenly following the software development of Synology Diskstation Manager, with Synology releasing the beta for their next big NAS software update, DSM 7.2. Originally previewed back in November 2022 at their global launch event online, this is new update to DSM includes a number of improvements in access, data integrity, scalability and security, along with notable improvements within individual existing featured Synology applications. Synology has a long history of rolling out long-running betas of their larger DSM updates (as well as big updates to their individual Apps in the package center > beta section), so it was always largely assumed that they would do the same for DSM 7.2. Indeed, around a month ago, DSM 7.2 downloadable tools appeared in their resource center for developers and software partners to begin modifying their services to DSM 7.2s new feature set, so a DSM 7.2 Beta ware pretty much inevitable. So, let’s go through how you can access the Synology DSM 7.2 Beta, what the risk are (super important!) and what improvements are coming to DSM 7.2.

YouTube Video – HERE

NASCompares Full Reveal Article  – HERE

Container Manager Video – HERE


Synology PLUS NAS Hard Drives – The HAT3300 Series

Update 28/02/23 – For those who have been following the world of network Attached Storage (NAS) and more precisely, the developments of Synology, it might not come as a huge surprise that the brand is now in the process of rolling out a new series of HAT3300 Hard Drives for 2023. Now, you might well be thinking “hold on, they have had their own range of HDDs for a few years now!” and that is correct. However, the existing HAT5300 and HAT5310 series of drives are very much targeted at Pro and Enterprise users (5yr warranty, 5400rpm, 550TB workload, etc) and Synology users who were looking to keep things ‘single ecosystem’ in their more modest scale systems (e.g DS920+DS1522+, etc) were not won over by these bigger, noisier and more expensive drives in their systems. Therefore, it was somewhat inevitable that the brand would eventually get around to launching a more home/SMB-friendly range Of storage media that is better suited to smaller NAS systems of around 5-8 Bays at most. Enter the Synology HAT3300 Plus hard drive series, eventually rolling out in 4 (possibly a 5th in 16TB) different capacities and built on Seagate Ironwolf HDDs (whereas the Synology HAT5300 and HAT5310s are built on Toshiba Enterprise MG drives). Given Synology already has their other HDDs in the market, 2 types of SSD media, numerous types of memory media, upgrade cards, routers and even their own Surveillance IP cameras now – this really is one of the final steps for them to complete their own 1-brand hardware ecosystem of networking equipment.

YouTube Video – HERE

NASCompares Full Reveal Article  – HERE


Synology RS2423+ and RS2423RP+ 10GbE NAS Rackmount Revealed

Update 27/02/23 – To say that Synology has been active in the first quarter of 2023 would be a fantastic understatement. In just two short months, they have formally and informally revealed a series of hardware solutions, beta software updates and are now beginning the rollout of their SMB/large-scale solutions. Last week was the release of the DS1823xs+, but possibly more interesting is the RS2423+ – a new 12-Bay Rackstation server that has taken the existing formula of this product series and scaled it up in some surprising ways. For a brand that occasionally gets criticism for being a little bland in it’s hardware choices, the Synology RS2423+ (also RS2423RP+ Redundant PSU version) scales up on it’s DS2421+ predecessor with a noticeably more powerful CPU, twice the memory and a significant increase in base level bandwidth. Indeed, this 12 bay rackmount seemingly matches the recent XS series release, but manages to still remain in the PLUS series.

YouTube Video – HERE

NASCompares Full Reveal Article  – HERE


Synology DS423+ Diskstation NAS Revealed

Update 25/02/23 – Synology is having a remarkably busy start to 2023, with several high-profile NAS solutions being introduced to the market and today we want to discuss one that many have been waiting to hear about for quite a while – The Synology DS423+ NAS. With some much of Synology’s hardware output in the last year or so feeling that they were erring more and more in the direction of business users, it is quite a breath of fresh air to hear that Synology is releasing a new desktop 4-Bay that is arguably more multimedia friendly. Serving as the followup to the summer 20202 released DS420+, this new 4-Bay is an Intel Celeron-powered compact system that (although not exactly reinventing the wheel – more on that later) is a slight shake-up of what we have come to expect from this dual-core equipped tier of the brand’s portfolio. Let’s discuss the Synology DS423+ Diskstation.

YouTube Video – HERE

NASCompares Full Reveal Article  – HERE


Synology DS1823xs+ NAS Drive Revealed

Update 18/02/23 – Ever wondered if Synology would ever release a 10GbE solution that was targeted at photo/video editors? A moderate-sized NAS, maybe 8 bays or so, expandable, supports M.2 NVMe, a PCIe upgrade slot that allowed further network upgrades and a big warranty for peace of mind? Well, THAT is exactly what the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS is! This new 8-Bay NAS solution from Synology, arriving sometime in Q1 of 2023 by the looks of it, has ALOT of the things that long-time Synology follows have asked for and although we already touched on the rumours of the DS1823xs+ Diskstation way back in September of last year and in our Rumours and Predictions video back in September, it has now been confirmed – and with a bunch more nuggets of information on the specifications and design. It’s tough to say at the moment whether this serves as a follow-up to the DS1621xs+, a 10G alternative to the DS1821+ or even a replacement for that long, long ago DS1817 – though that last one is pretty unlikely! So, let’s breakdown everything we know about the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS.

Find out more in the article HERE


Synology DS223 Value Series NAS is Revealed and Released

Update UK 08/02/23 – The Synology DS223 NAS has now been globally launched, and you can find my written DS223 review HERE and my YouTube video DS223 review HERE!

Update 11/01/23 – Hot on the heels of their recent releases in the Synology Plus series, Synology has now revealed a new Value Seires 2-Bay NAS – The Synology DS223 NAS. Powered by a newer generation Realtek ARM v8 processor, this is the first entry into a no doubt soon-to-expand value range of diskstation devices to replace the (frankly) long overdue refresh of the DS218DS118DS418DS120j and DS220j devices in their portfolio. Arriving with a similar level of hardware across the rest of the device to the 2018-2020 released value/budget devices in most other regards, the most notable change here is the scale-up in processor from the RTD1296 to the RTD1619B. Let’s discuss the hardware that we know, how that will impact DSM and where it improves upon the older gen.

Synology DS223 NAS Specifications
PROCESSOR
Processor model Realtek RTD1619B
Number of CPUs 1
processor architecture 64-bit
processor clock 4-core 1.7 GHz
hardware encryption engine Yes
MEMORY
system memory 2 GB DDR4 non-ECC
STORAGE DEVICE
Number of slots 2
Compatible Disk Type
  • 3.5″ SATA HDD
  • 2.5″ SATA SSD
Disk hot-plug support* Yes
EXTERNAL PORT
RJ-45 1GbE LAN port* 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port* 3
USB / SD Copy No

Find out more about the Specifications, Performance and how the DS223 compares with the Synology DS218 via the links below:

Synology DS223 NAS Video Reveal

Synology DS223 NAS Detailed Article

Synology DS223 NAS Performance and Questions


Synology DS723+ NAS Released and Review is LIVE

UPDATE 11/01/23 – The Synology DS723+ NAS Drive has now been RELEASED! You can find our reveal and ‘before you buy’ guide below:

  • Synology DS723+ NAS Big Video Review – HERE
  • Synology DS723+ NAS ReviewHERE
  • Synology DS723+ NAS – Should You Buy (video)HERE
  • Synology DS723+ vs DS720+ NAS Comparison (video) – HERE

Synology Enabling M.2 NVMe Storage Pools and Volumes

Update 24/11/22 – Good news for anyone who has been following the recent reveal of Synology enabling M.2 NVMe SSDs as Storage Pools (covered previously here on NASCompares in this article) as it appears that the new feature is active on the Synology DS923+ NAS (released Nov 16th 2022). A recent update in DSM that, at this time, appears to ONLY be available for the DS923+ has allowed the two M.2 2280 NVMe SSD bays that were traditionally ONLY for caching to now be usable for storage pools. Full testing of this (as well as further updates to this article) will arrive very soon here and on youtube, but for now let’s discuss the M.2 NVMe Bays that you can use (bandwidth/speed), as well as the process of using the m.2 NVMe SSDs as Pools in the Synology DSM Storage Manager.

UPDATE 16/11/22 – We just received word that the M.2 NVMe SSD Bays on the DS923+ and several other Synology NAS systems are going to be usable for both Storage Pools and SSD caching. Details are emerging on this, but much more information on this can be found HERE in the full article on this.


Synology DS923+ NAS Review – 16/11/22

The Synology DS923+ NAS is now live and our review is up. You can find it HERE (or below) on NASCompares

Alternatively, you can watch the HUGE YouTube review of the Synology DS923+ NAS HERE

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Synology DSM 7.2 Features, discussed with Blackvoid

Now that a little time has gone by since the official announcement of DSM 7.2 developments, I invited Luka, the guy behind Blackvoid, over to discuss what stood out for us in the presentation. Watch the video below:


Synology DS923+ NAS Update 27/10/22 (Updated)

The Synology DS923+ 4-Bay NAS has now been revealed and will be using the AMD Embedded Ryzen R1600 Dual Core CPU, alongside 4GB of DDR4 ECC Memory (32GB Max), 2x 1GbE and features an optional network upgrade adapter slot that will allow a 10GbE upgrade (using the E10G22-T1-MINI for approx £139). You can find out much more on this by visiting this page here – https://nascompares.com/2022/10/27/synology-ds923-nas-finally-revealed


The Synology 2023 Beyond Event – DSM 7.2, Volume Encryption, Improved MacOS Support and more

The Synology 2023 and Beyond video event went live on the 27th October 2022. Here is a guide to everything that was revealed on DSM 7.2, WORM Support, Volume Encryption and much, much more –  https://nascompares.com/news/synology-2023-online-reveal-everything-they-covered/

Update 20th October ’22 – Synology has shared details on their ‘Synology 2023 and Beyond‘ online event, taking place on Thursday 27th October at 14:00 GMT+1. You can find out more HERE on their official website. Otherwise, I have added details to my article below and a link to my article featuring timezones, predictions and more.

Update 18th October ’22 – Synology has revealed plans to release two branded Surveillance Cameras, the BC500 Bullet style camera and the TC500 Dome Style Camera. More information and link to the article have been added below.

Update 12th October ’22 – The model ID ‘Synology RS1623xs+‘ appeared in several locations that were linked to Synology sites. This will be a refresh of the RS1619xs+ 1U Xeon Powered 4-Bay Rackstation that was released at the end of 2018. Information and a link have been added to the article below.

Update 10th October ’22 – Further information on the Synology DS723+ NAS has surfaced. It is now CONFIRMED that this NAS will arrive with the AMD Embedded Ryzen R1600 Dual Core CPU (2.6Ghz that can be burst to 3.1Ghz). This CPU is also arriving with DDR4 memory (as expected, likely 2-4GB and ECC). No further confirmed information regarding the network connectivity, however as this NAS is very similar to the DS1522+ NAS and Synology has a habit of running portfolios that share hardware architecture between storage bay tiers, the Synology DS723+ NAS will almost certainly arrive with 1GbE by default and the option to upgrade the system to 10GbE via the E10G22-T1-mini upgrade module. Now, in it’s default 2-Bay state, it will be difficult to imagine the DS723+ NAS fully saturating that 1,000MB/s connection, but factoring in high-performance SSDs, those two M.2 NVMe SSD bays AND the inclusion of the 5 bay expansion (DX517), then it might be more possible. The image below is from a Reddit post, where user ‘ntrprnr‘spotted the slip by Synology in their knowledge Center. Expect this NAS to arrive before the end of the year, likely much sooner!

Found on Reddit by user /ntrprnr  HERE

Update 05/10/22 – A small amount of information appeared on a new Synology 1-Bay NAS, the DS123

Update 17/09/22 – Added link to the Updated Synology NAS 2023 Hardware Video on the NASCompares YouTube Channel

Update 14/09/22 – Lots of information and images of a new Synology WiFi 6 and 2.5GbE Router for 2022/2023 (added to article below)

Update 13/09/22 – Information has arrived on a new Synology RS2423+ and RS2423RP+ Rackstation NAS, added to article

Update 12/09/22 – A small amount of detail has emerged on a new Synology 8-Bay 10GbE NAS for the XS series. Added information and Link to the Article Below

Update 10/09/22 – Small Update on the DS923+, DS223 and DS423 indicates Release Relatively Soon

A very, very small update on the Synology DS923+, DS223 and DS423 with information on the three appearings (very briefly) on an official Synology site (the Japan official page, via the Knowledge center) that appeared in Google. Unfortunately, the listed page does not lead to any direct information (possibly as pages/listing or these new NAS are being drafted and lined up for additions to the official Synology NAS support directories – in ‘hidden’ forms. Even via Google Cache and WayBackMachine, no further information is publically accessible on these pages. However, the found model IS text is still shown on the Google search results (see below) and largely indicates that the new NAS for the Diskstation 2023 will be arriving in Q4 2022.

Note – I have made an absolutely tiny ‘update’ to this update, as the search results that show these new NAS’ has now appeared in more languages/locations on their site:

Update 01/09/22 – New CPU Information for the Synology DS223, DS223j and DS423

This a small but very pertinent update to the potential CPU that will be in the Synology Value series. Alongside ongoing rumours that the first wave of DSx23 series diskstation NAS will arrive in October, a new CPU entry has appeared online with DSM 7.1 support of late 2020 released Realtek RTD1619 ARMv8-A processor. The architecture of which is incredibly likely to be for the DS223j, DS223 and DS423:

Realtek RTD1619
Cortex-A55 SoC
ARMv8-A
Q4 2020
12 nm / 5W
6 Core @ 1.3 GHz
4GB Max Capacity (likely tiered at each value model)
H.265 4K@60fps, H.264 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
USB 3.0, USB 2.0

Now, the interesting thing about this CPU is that 6 core architecture and increased 4K support over that of the RTD1296 that came before it (though a marginal drop in clock speed, this is more than made up for in efficiency). The ethernet/network speed still appears to cap at 1GbE, but even though 2.5GbE continues to grow in the market, I think very few people (myself included) would have though Synology would include a 2.5G network connection in their value tier. Here is how the RTD1619 and RTD1296 CPU Compare:

Processor

Realtek RTD1296

Realtek RTD1619

ISA

ARMv8-A (64-bit)

ARMv8-A (64-bit)

Synology NAS ft. CPU

DS220j, DS420j, DS118, DS218, DS418

DS223, DS223j, DS423 (TBC)

Microarchitecture

Cortex-A53

Cortex-A55

Family

RTD

RTD

Part number(s), S-Spec

RTD1296

RTD1619

Release date

Q4 2018

Q4 2020

Lithography

12 nm

12 nm

Cores

4

6

Threads

4

6

Base frequency

1.4 GHz

1.3 GHz

High performance cores

4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz

6x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.3 GHz

Cache memory

1 MB

1 MB

Max memory capacity

2 GB

4 GB

Memory types

LPDDR2/3, DDR3/4

LPDDR2/3, DDR3/4

TDP

13 W

5 W

GPU integrated graphics

ARM Mali-T820 MP3

ARM Mali-G51 MP3

GPU execution units

3

3

GPU shading units

48

48

GPU base clock

650 MHz

650 MHz

GPU boost clock

750 MHz

650 MHz

GPU FP32 floating point

30.6 GFLOPS

72 GFLOPS

Socket

SoC

SoC

Max display resolution

4K@60fps

4K@60fps

Video decoding

H.265 4K@60fps, H.264 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps

H.265 4K@60fps, H.264 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps

Video encoding

H.264 1080p@60fps

H.264 1080p@60fps

Modem

Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s

Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s

Connectivity

USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0a

USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0b

Below is the rest of the original article + updates


Synology 2023 and Beyond – Online Event on Thursday 2nd December

After a period of relative silence from Synology regarding their plans for their 2023 series of hardware and software, we finally have confirmation that their annual event is taking place! ‘Synology 2023 and Beyond‘ will be a globally streamed event taking place on October 27th 2022 (times listed below, depending on your region) and will cover the brand’s plans for the next year+. These events (which in the years since the pandemic first arose have made the switch to digital exclusives) will feature the successes of the 2022 period, followed by the plans by the brand to improve existing features, introduce new ones and pepper the whole thing with their intended hardware products that will roll out in the next 12 months. Many of these we already know and have featured here on NASCompares, but I am sure there will still be some surprises along the way. You can read more about the timezones for this event and my predictions HERE in the full article.


Synology Reveals New Surveillance Cameras coming to their Portfolio – The BC500 and TC500

Yes, that is right! Synology has revealed (at their Synology Enterprise Data Management Annual Conference Event in Taiwan) that they plan on releasing a new range of Surveillance PoE cameras to be used in conjunction with their excellent CCTV/NVR software, Surveillance Station. These are the Synology BC500 compact Bullet camera and the Synology TC500 Dome camera. Although not a vast amount of information was revealed on these new cameras, it is worth highlighting that this makes Synology the FIRST commercial NAS brand to release their own range of cameras. To put that into perspective, although IP Cameras (Web cameras, internet cameras, etc) have been supported and compatible with Synology NAS systems for years (thousands of models and brands), this is the first time they have directly produced a camera that they are personally recommending for use with their systems and software. This is something that alot of users have been asking/demanding for quite a long time (for reasons I will get into later in the article), but for now, let’s discuss the new BC500 & TC500 Surveillance Cameras, why they are a big deal and everything that Synology has revealed on them so far.

You can read more about the Synology BC500 and TC500 IP Cameras for Surveillance Station HERE in the full article on it and HERE on the YouTube video.


The Synology DS723+ NAS Expandable 2-Bay Revealed

Synology has finally given us a little more information to chew on with regard to their new ‘x23+’ series, with the recent reveal of the new Synology DS723+ NAS Drive. This new expandable 2-Bay Diskstation is the intended follow-up to the Synology DS720+ NAS (released in June/July 2020 – so a 2.5yr refresh time is pretty standard) and although we do not have full hands-on with the device, the information we have gives us a pretty good indication of what this device is going to be capable of. Although we have unofficially known about this device for a few months (here in our video on early 2023 leaks and predictions) it is thanks to a reddit post by user ‘ntrprnr‘ that confirmation of some of the hardware in this system has been confirmed via a Synology site source (the Synology Knowledge Center). It confirmed that this new 2-Bay will be following in much of the design of the DS720+ (as expected), but is also switching its internal architecture more towards that of the summer 2022 released DS1522+. Let’s discuss what we know about the DS723+ NAS and what we are likely to expect from this expandable 2-bay diskstation.

Read the Full NASCompares article on the Synology DS723+ NAS HERE, or you can watch my video discussing it HERE.


The Synology RS1623xs+ NAS – A New and Long Demanded NAS in the Works!

ANOTHER new Synology uncovered! It really is bloody RAINING Synology NAS lately and the freshly uncovered RS1623xs+ is another business class solution that is the follow-up to an often hugely overlooked great rackmount server! This latest NAS  that will likely be released in 2023 Q1/Q2 is the latest NAS to join the elite XS series of devices. This new Synology RS1623xs+ Rackstation NAS is the refresh of the Xeon-powered RS1619XS+, 1U, 4-Bay rackmount server. Even though the RS1619xs was Synology’s first real 4 Bay XS NAS, it managed to cram in almost all the features and functions of the larger XS server devices at that time (m.2 NVMe SSD bays, enterprise CPU, 10GbE scalability, 5yr warranty, etc), whilst still no-doubt being much, much more powerful than the RS818+ and RS818RP+ 4-bay’s released that same year. Fast forward to 2022/2023 and this new RS1623xs+ model will likely emulate a number of the core hardware attributes of 2022/2023 generation of XS devices too (such as the DS3622xs+), alongside a more compact architecture. Information is extremely limited on this device right now, but let’s discuss what we know and what we can predict for this especially unique Synology product series.

NOT AN OFFICIAL IMAGE!!!

you can read the rest of the rumour article on the Synology RS1623xs+ 4-Bay Rackstation NAS Here


The Synology DS123 NAS Rumoured for Q1 / 2023

If you have been looking at Synology or a more cost-effective, low-price and highly power-efficient NAS drive in 2022/2023, then there is a very good chance that you have been wondering about the release of the DS123, as the current affordable ‘standard series’ offering of the DS118 has been available now for well over FOUR AND A HALF YEARS! Well, I am pleased to share that I have been informed that Synology has plans to release the newest entry into their standard class tier with this new 1-Bay NAS in the last quarter of 2022 (or possibly the start of 2023). This little snippet of information (alongside mention of other new desktop NAS’, such as the DS223j, DS223+, DS723+ and DS923+), details which units are going to form the bulk of the brand’s home-prosumer-SMB diskstation portfolio. The DS2xx and DS4xx series have always been highly desirable as the entry point for most first-time Synology NAS small business users and although is a solution that arrives with hardware that could arguably be called ‘economical’, it is worth also remembering that it will almost certainly arrive with support of DSM 7 – so you are going to be looking at an affordably jumping off point into a complete hardware+software solution. Although the details we have on the DS123 are incredibly thin on the ground at the time of writing, this information DOES come from a very trustworthy source that I am sorry to say I cannot share. I am sure this will result in many having doubts about the reliability of this information (I would feel the same), but you are just going to have to trust me on this and/or wait out the rest of 2022 as this all plays out. Let’s discuss the DS123 a little further.

You can read the rest of the full article on the Synology DS123 1-Bay NAS Here


Synology Planning on a New WRX560 WiFi 6 and 2.5GbE Router for 2022/2023

Update (10/10/22 UK) – This Router has been confirmed to carry the Model ID/Name RTX560 and will be releasing towards the end of November 2022

Yes, Synology is working on a new WiFi 6 and 2.5G router – The Synology RT3000ax (also known as the WRX560). Before I go any further though,a little bit of background. I think it would be safe to say that Synology has been quite successful in their range of prosumer routers. When they first introduced the RT1900ac 6 years ago, it was seen as something of an experiment to see if they could bring the same level of software, design and experience that they had learned in network attached storage to one of the most common devices in all our homes and offices worldwide. Fast forward to now and they are on the 3rd Generation (technically, a little bit of overlap) and we have seen both the standard of Synology Router and the functionality of Synology Router Manager (SRM) evolve considerably – with the router arm of their portfolio getting stronger all the time. Which brings us to the newly revealed RT3000ax router, a more compact 802.11ax router that seems destined to serve as the refresh for the MR2200ac or (more likely) the RT2600ac at some point in the future. With a new and intriguing design (definitely looks like what the most recent star wars trilogy did to stormtrooper helmets, but ok) and borrowed elements of the recently released RT6600ax router, the RT3000ax would appear to be designed to be in a tier of their router portfolio serving as the middle-ground (when the OTT RT6600ax seems a bit pie in the sky). Let’s discuss this new router, the hardware we know about, the software and whether this device is worth waiting for.

You can read the rest of the full article on the Synology RT3000ax Router HERE or watch the original reveal video on YouTube HERE.

Synology RT3000ax / WRX560 Router

Wireless Standards 2.4GHz: 802.11 b/g/n/ax

5GHz: 802.11 a/n/ac/ax

Frequency/Bandwidth 802.11ax (2.4GHz): Up to 600 Mbps

802.11ax (5GHz): Up to 2400 Mbps

5.9Ghz Support TBC
WAN Gigabit WAN x 1

2.5G WAN / LANx 1 (Dual WAN)

LAN Gigabit LAN x 3 and 2.5G LAN x 1
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) x 1
File System EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (Ext Drive)
Physical Buttons/Switches • Power • WPS • Wi-Fi On/Off • Reset
Wireless Modes Wireless Router

Wireless AP (Access Point)

Antenna Internal 2T2R Omni-directional high-gain dipole (2.4GHz)

Internal 4T4R Omni-directional high-gain dipole (5GHz)

Size 233 x 194 x 66mm

New Synology RS2423+12-Bay Rackstation Coming for 2022/2023

The Synology RSx23 and DSx23 Range are shaping up to be one of the busiest ranges from Synology for quite a few years, with recent information passed to me on a new 12-Bay expandable Rackstation solution, the Synology RS2423+ NAS. This new system information arrives alongside those of quite a large number of new smaller-scale systems that are planned for release towards the end of 2022 and the start of 2023, but this rackmount NAS is a new entry into a popular SMB (Small/Medium Business) tier of the brand’s portfolio and is the planned follow up to the RS2421+/RS2421+RP+ that was released in March 2021, with seemingly very similar architecture planned. Very little is known about this device right now and I would certainly peg it for a Q1 2023 (Jan-March) release, as this is typically the window for this kind of solution, but lets discuss the new RS2423+/RS2423RP+ and everything we know, as well as a few predictions.

Click Below to Read the News Article on the Synology RS2423+ Rackstation NAS


The Synology DS1823xs+ NAS – A New and Long Demanded NAS in the Works!

Every now and then, I hear the odd leak or snippet of product information referenced online about a new NAS product that is coming soon. That shouldn’t be a huge surprise, the network-attached storage industry is no different than any other area of the tech industry – it has its fair share of new releases, embargoed items that are up & coming and reimaginings of existing products. However, when I found out that there is a new Synology 8-Bay system in the works that will be in the XS series, I had to really take some time to check the source/legitimacy of the information. You see, the news of a potential Synology DS1823xs+ 8-Bay Diskstation NAS arriving on the scene is genuinely one of the most requested things that followers of the brand have asked for in almost an entire decade. Although information (at the time of writing) is incredibly thin on this device, I can confirm that it IS a real thing and (going by that model ID) something coming relatively soon.

I say ‘relatively soon’ because in recent weeks I have been hearing quite a few bits of information on the planned DSx23 and RSx23 range of devices from Synology, all slated for a Q4 2022 / Q1 2023 release. So, whether this new 8-Bay system will arrive in Q4 or Q1 is yet to be seen. Let’s discuss this new Synology NAS for the 2023 series and what we can expect.

Visit the page HERE to read more about the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS


New Synology AMD EPYC SA6400 and SA6200 Rackstation NAS

Synology has really been hitting the business/enterprise button hard in 2022, with several very high-profile top-tier solutions introduced into their portfolio (with rackmount/rackstation solutions seemingly getting the lion’s share of attention). Today I want to discuss a couple of new entries into the arguably less familiar ‘SA’ series, the highly storage scalable range of solutions from the brand that have tended to arrive with excellent internal hardware that is combined with an unparalleled level of storage expandability – with the newly uncovered Synology SA6400 and SA6200 rackmount solutions seemingly pushing things further than ever! Both systems arrive in 12-bay rackmount form, supporting SAS and SATA drive media (with Synology’s own HAT5300 and HAS5300 drive media being the recommended drive of course) and full support of DSM 7.1.

Model ID Synology SA6400 Rackstation Synology SA6200 Rackstation
Number of Bays 12x 3.5″/2.5″ 12x 3.5″/2.5″
Storage Interface SATA / SAS SATA / SAS
Expandable Yes, 8x RX1223RP 12-Bay Yes, 8x RX1223RP 12-Bay
CPU Model ID AMD EPYC 7272 v
Core Count 12x 8x
CPU Threads 24x 16x
CPU Frequency 2.9Ghz (3.2Ghz Burst) 3.1Ghz (3.2Ghz Burst)
CPUBenchmark Rating 26,446 17,017
Default Memory 32GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM 32GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM
Memory Frequency 3200Mhz 3200Mhz
Number of Memory Slots x16 x16
Maximum Supported Memory 1024GB (64GB x 16) 1024GB (64GB x 16)
1GbE Ports TBC TBC
10GbE Ports x2 x2
25GbE Ports TBC TBC
USB Ports TBC TBC
PCIe Slots TBC (However, this CPU supports upto PCIe4) TBC (However, this CPU supports upto PCIe4)
Expansion Ports 8x MiniSAS HD 8x MiniSAS HD

The SA6400 and SA6200 have yet to be confirmed as to whether they are refreshes of the later 2019 released SA3400 and SA3600 (as they were the original releases in this product family and therefore there is little to no data on the upgrade cycle for this series), however with certain components worldwide being subject to continued shortages, there is every possibility that these new SAS rackmounts are in response to this. Let’s discuss the information we have on these new Synology solutions.

Find out more about the new Synology SA6400 and Synology SA6200 Rackstation NAS in the FULL ARTICLE HERE.


Synology increase its HDD Range with the 18TB HAT5300-18T and HAS5300-18T Hard Drives

Synology has been providing its own branded range of hard drives and SSDs for a little over 2 and a half years now and it is surprising how ‘normal’ it seems now. Originally when the SAT5200, SNV3400/SNV3500 and HAT5300 ranges were launched, many (myself included) wondered what the uptake would be when Seagate and WD hold such dominance in this area. Fast forward to MID 2022 and enterprise/high-scale-business NAS user base has started to take them on board (a little because of changes in device compatibility, but also that the HDDs themselves, firmware upgraded Toshiba MG Enterprise drives), with the only major criticisms being that the pricing seems a tad high and the available capacities somewhat limited. Now, that first criticism is tough to counter, given the current hardware shortages globally AND the fact that these enterprise (not Pro) series drives are not in-hosue built, so the Toshiba middle ground is something of a hurdle in the profit margin no doubt). However, Synology HAVE been working on the range of capacities and alongside the original HAT5300-8T, HAT5300-12T and HAT5300-16T capacities, they introduced a modest 4TB in the spring of 2022 and now, an 18TB HAT5300-18T (using the Toshiba MG09 Drive). Now, it is also worth highlighting that Toshiba has been working on making a 20TB (MG10) drive commercially available, so expect this to get Synology HAT5300-20T adaption in the near future too, but below is how the 18TB compares with the rest of the range

Hardware Specifications HAT5300-4T

HAT5310-8T

HAT5300-12T

HAT5300-16T

HAT5310-18T

General Capacity 4 TB 8 TB 12 TB 16 TB 18 TB
Form Factor 3.5″ 3.5″ 3.5″ 3.5″ 3.5″
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s
Sector Size 512e 512e 512e 512e 512e
Performance Rotational Speed 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm
Interface Speed 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s
Buffer Size 256 MiB 256 MiB 256 MiB 512 MiB 512 MiB
Maximum Sustained Data Transfer Speed (Typ.) 243 MiB/s 248 MiB/s 242 MiB/s 262 MiB/s 268 MiB/s
Reliability Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) 2 million hours 2 million hours 2.5 million hours 2.5 million hours 2.5 million hours
Workload Rating 550 TB Transferred per Year 550 TB Transferred per Year 550 TB Transferred per Year 550 TB Transferred per Year 550 TB Transferred per Year
Warranty 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years
Power Consumption Supply Voltage 12 V (± 10%) / 5 V (+10/-7%) 12 V (± 10%) / 5 V (+10/-7%) 12 V (± 10%) / 5 V (+10/-7%) 12 V (± 10%) / 5 V (+10/-7%) 12 V (± 10%) / 5 V (+10/-7%)
Active Idle (Typ.) 4.07 W 5.61 W 4.25 W 4.00 W 4.16 W
Random Read / Write (4KB Q1) (Typ.) 7.76 W 9.29 W 7.83 W 7.63 W 8.35 W

We discussed the Synology HAT5300-18T 18TB drive in further detail over on the NASCompares YouTube channel in a ‘Data News of the Week’ video HERE on YouTube.


New Synology DS920+, DS223+ and DS723+ Prosumer/Premium NAS Drives

Update (12/10/22 UK) – The CPU in the DS923+ and DS723+ has been confirmed to be the AMD Embedded Ryzen R1600. A Dual Core 2.6-3.1Ghz Processor that was original debut in the Synology DS1522+.

Update (27/10/22 UK) – The Synology DS923+ 4-Bay NAS has now been revealed and will be using the AMD Embedded Ryzen R1600 Dual Core CPU, alongside 4GB of DDR4 ECC Memory (32GB Max), 2x 1GbE and features an optional network upgrade adapter slot that will allow a 10GbE upgrade (using the E10G22-T1-MINI for approx £139). You can find out much more on this by visiting this page here – https://nascompares.com/2022/10/27/synology-ds923-nas-finally-revealed

Now, we need to discuss the big guns! In summer 2022 I was sent through some rather intriguing information regarding plans for the Synology plus series refresh/follow-up to the 2020 range of Diskstations. Up until this point, Synology had made a point of (mostly) refreshing the Plus series of 2/4-bay systems every 2 years (DSx16+ > DSx18+ > DSx20+) and many (myself included) assumed a DS222+, DS922+, etc was largely inevitable. However, I was sent through some information on specifically planned entries into the plus series with an x23 model ID. These Plus series entries were a DS923+ expandable 4-Bay, DS723+ expandable 2-Bay and a mid-range prosumer DS223+ 2-Bay. Now, at the time of writing, the only information that could be confirmed via the source was that these systems were indeed in the pipeline. Now, with such a small mount of information provided, I strongly recommend treating this one with a grain of salt, as alongside the unusual move for Synology to break it’s typical release cycle on the 2/4-Bay plus series (though not unheard of, look at the DS713+ or DS415+), Synology has a history of occasionally holding back a release to a better window of the year (DS620SLIM, DS1620xs and RS1221+ are all NAS drives that first appeared under a different model ID, before being delayed and re named inline with the later release schedule). As more information emerges on the new Synology Diskstation, the page will be updated AND the links below to each NAS’ respective rumor mill page will also be updated. Click below to learn more, alongside our predictions (originally published 18th July ’22):

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New Synology DS223 and DS223j Value Series NAS Drives

Update (28/09/22 UK) – The CPU that will be featured in the Synology DS223j, DS123 and DS223 will be the Realtek RTD1619. The articles have been updated. The release date is looking like Q1 (Jan-March) 2023.

Alongside the Plus series Diskstations mentioned above, there was also reference to two cost-effective/value series 2-Bay NAS drives – the Synology DS223j and DS223. These would be follow-ups to the DS220j released in 2020 and the much older DS218 that was released way back in 2017/2018. Although at the time of writing, there is no concrete information on the internal hardware, we can certainly make an educated guess that it will be built on an ARM 64bit architecture, and non-upgradable memory, as these have been a staple of these respective series since…well..ever. Once again, as more information emerges on the new Synology value/budget Diskstations, the page will be updated AND the links below to each NAS’ respective rumor mill page will also be updated. Click below to learn more, alongside our predictions (originally published 19th July ’22):

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New Synology RX1223RP 12 Bay Rackmount Expansion Chassis

When the new SA6400 and SA6200 SAS/SATA expandable rackmounts first appeared on my radar, it also became apparent that these systems would also be taking advantage of a new 12-bay expansion chassis, the RX1223RP. Typically expansion enclosures are refreshed in the Synology lineup less frequently than other hardware, as they are much more rudimentary in their architecture (typically every 4-5 years) in order to reflect changes in the available components as years pass (interface hardware or PSU, eg the DX1215II). Judging by available information online, it looks like this new expansion will be largely the same in design as its predecessor, the RX1217​/​RX1217RP and although isn’t the most exciting release for the Synology 2023 lineup, it makes sense to release this alongside the SA6400/SA6200, which have the capability to support EIGHT of these 12-Bay expansions each.


Possible New Synology RT3000ax in the Works

Synology in late spring 2022 released a popular WiFi 6 into their portfolio (the RT6600ax) and it was made clear by the brand that it did not serve to replace the current RT2600ac or MR2200ac that has been around for several years now. However, rumours and trackable IDs are still being thrown around in the background of another router in development over at Synology, with the model identification RT3000ax or MR3000ax. It is still way too early to make any estimation of the hardware on this router, what its intended audience is (affordable alternative to the RT6600ax, WiFi 6e solution or 802.11ax upgrade of the existing mesh router from the brand), but it has been becoming clear that the development cycle for the RT6600ax was remarkably long (much longer than when it was first revealed at the end of 2021 and likely down to negotiations of 5.9Ghz access, as well as choosing the right release time). I am including this regularly appearing rumour here as it still persists and was even being spoken about before the release of the new prosumer model.


New Synology Standard/Regular NAS Hard Drives

Another subject that has never seemingly gone away or categorically denied by Synology is the development of non-enterprise-grade HDDs. As mentioned much earlier in this article, Synology has released several different hard drives in the last 2-3 years that are enterprise-geared (550TBW, 7200RPM/512MB Cache, etc) in the HAT5300 and HAS5300 range, but these drives are priced and scaled much more towards the highest tier of their portfolio. With Synology continuing on a path towards providing complete single-party solutions with memory modules, SSDs, PCIe cards and routers (in efforts to create single ecosystems for their users), it makes alot of sense that a mid-range/Pro hard drive would be entered into their line up. Much like the references to a new router or cameras, a standard class NAS HDD from Synology (HAT3300 / HAT3310 ?) is not a concrete piece of information, but half prediction and half based on the moves by the brand when asked on this matter. Additionally, the way that HDD compatibility on their official pages has been approached in recent months on newer releases (DS1522+, RS422+, DS2422+, etc) have drawn attention to drive media classes being selected quite specifically for each system tier. Threads and information on a Synology mid-range and/or home user server tier has never really stopped as a subject and aside from being a logical move by the brand and its portfolio, seems to have enough indications to be something the brand would review and/or develop.


Synology Branded Surveillance Cameras for NAS Use

The last rumour that persists in circulating about Synology is regarding surveillance cameras. Synology NAS has included an impressive, enterprise-class CCTV/NVR software known as Surveillance Station (ver.9 currently) for many, many years and alongside using the server storage to achieve footage, you can attach a wide variety of supported network cameras (IP Cameras) and devices that can be monitoring and controlled from the single live feed of SS9. In all that time, Synology has always been somewhat restrained in recommending a camera brand directly for use in conjunction with their surveillance platform. Although the software supports thousands of cameras from a wide variety of brands (as well as ONVIF cameras to a lesser degree), they tend to resist actually highlighting a specific brand as the go-to camera for home and/or business use. The closest to such a camera recommendation would be AXIS (with the brand having plug-on support in the platforms add-on tools area. However, it has been discussed/addressed at tradeshows and at via industry exchanges about a Synology Surveillance camera range. For a long time, it has been discussed (as well as the possibility of a Synology network switch), as unlike conflicts of interest between Synology HDD/SSD media and giants such as Seagate/WD, IP camera brands are not quite as dominant a presence in the world of servers and a NAS brand having a 1st party/NAS-System designed focus would be hugely advantageous. Add to that the fact that a Synology firmware-focused IP Camera would likely be more efficient in Surveillance Station 9, perhaps allowing more system-efficient hardware use for AI-powered processes (Deep Video Analysis and Smart Recognition in general) and also could be linked with the Camera License architecture – the idea certainly has merit for the brand. Very little is known about this, however, it still continues to crop up. Perhaps Synology has/have looked into this and (much like the SG1000 Network Gateway devices with SNM software) it has been shelved/delayed – there is nothing to go on at this time.


Synology FS3410 24-Bay Flashstation Xeon Rackmount Server

Synology has really been on a roll recently with revealing their 2022/2023 solutions, with 7-8 different solutions being unveiled and (for the most part) released in the last 3 months or so. The Synology RS3410 NAS that today’s article covers is the latest addition to the brand’s quiet but steadily growing Flashstation server series. Started more than four years ago, Synology has gradually added several desktop and rackmount solutions to this area of their portfolio and the FS3410 is the SECOND entry into this product family this year (the other being the FS2500 affordable 1U rackmount released much earlier in 2022). Although very similar to the rest of the enterprise solutions from Synology in terms of software (all arriving with DSM 7.1 and supporting the full range of features and services), the flashstation series is specifically aimed at SSD populate, flash storage practical applications and has a few NAND durability considerations thrown in for this more high performing but endurance aware media. This new flashstation server is designed to sit in the middle of the existing pack of FS systems (so, FS2500 > FS3410 > FS3600 > FS6400 Flashstation, scaling upwards) and arrives with support of SATA SSD media in the Synology SAT5200 and SAT5210 media range. Let’s discuss the hardware, compatibility, availability and pricing we will expect from the new Synology FS3410 Flash Rackmount server. Here is how the rest of the specifications of the Synology FS3410 pan out. It’s quite a solid build, 2U in height, Redundant PSU equipped and full depth.

PROCESSOR
Processor model Intel Xeon D-1541
Number of CPUs 1
processor architecture 64-bit
processor clock 8-core 2.1 (base frequency) / 2.7 (max overclock) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI) YES
MEMORY
system memory 16 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMMs
Pre-installed memory modules 16 GB (16 GB x 1)
Total number of memory slots 4
Maximum memory capacity 128GB (32GB x 4)
STORAGE DEVICE
number of disk slots twenty four
Compatible Disk Types* (See All Supported Disks) 2.5″ SATA SSD
Disk hot-plug support YES
Remark
  • Synology only guarantees the full functionality, reliability, and performance of Synology hard drives listed in the compatibility list . The use of unauthenticated components may limit certain functions and result in data loss and system instability.
  • Compatible disk type refers to the type of hard disk that is confirmed to be compatible with the product after actual measurement, not the maximum speed limit of the hard disk slot.
EXTERNAL PORT
RJ-45 1GbE port* 4 (Support Link Aggregation / Failover)
RJ-45 10GbE port 2 (Support Link Aggregation / Failover)
management port 1
Maximum number of LAN ports 15
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port* 2
PCIE
PCIe expansion 2 x Gen3 x8 slots (x8 link)

You can learn more about the Synology FS3410 Rackstation Server in our video over on YouTube HERE.


 



 

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      993 thoughts on “Synology 2023 NAS – Confirmed Releases, Rumours & Predictions

      1. Thanks for the review. I need some urgent advice. My very old DS214 failed a few months after i upgraded the HDD to a Toshiba N300 8 Gb. Moving to other brands will require formating right? I do not want to format the drive so if i were to go with the DS233 can i just plug my drive and expect it to read off the bat? Thanks
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      2. I have a synology RS3614xs+ NAS connected via iscsi to a Windows Server running Veeam for backups. The synology NAS is raid 6. The synology NAS is showing used space 29.8 TB / 33.4 TB 89% used space. The windows veeam server is showing 12.3 TB / 27.3 TB used space. Why the discrepancy ?
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      3. I bought a 718+ years ago based on your review. I use it predominantly for photo and home video storage. Then I use DS video on my tv to stream. I want to have a dual drive redundancy. I am torn between getting a 517 expansion unit or a 920+, 923+. What can you recommend for my scenario?
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      4. Hey guys! Can you help me with a recommendation for a 4k streaming/decoding NAS and some general phone/computer back up please? I just bought the DS224+, which I will returning now. Had my sights set on the DS923+, then debated with DS1522+, DS423, and now I’m looking at the QNAP TS-453E-8G-US. Any suggestions. Honestly, idk if I need to decode. I just keep hearing they. But I do have an eye and ear for 4k and quality audio. So I’d like to keep that.
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      5. Thanks for the great video.
        Are you going to do an in depth review/test on the apps that this nas can run at the same time , like previous test you have done with plex playback ?
        I want to get this one but I cannot find any info that it can run the photos app backups and plex at the same time.
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      6. FWIW, my first experience with a home NAS was the predecessor device. Four years later, and I’m upgrading to the 224+. What you will likely find is it will work ok at first, but it is eventually going to get dog slow like an old computer over time as Synology eventually upgrades to DSM 8 or even DSM 9, and those newer operating systems will inevitably have more robust minimum hardware requirements. You are buying in at the very bottom of their lineup, on hardware that will soon be obsolete. Now, unlike a computer, whether you will much care about your NAS getting kind of pokey in couple years is mainly based on how often you need to interact with it. If you are only asking it to store your photos and files, backup your laptop and occasionally stream a home movie to the living room TV, you may not much care. But if you are expecting to integrate it into your day-to-day work life, use it as a media server, etc. this is probably not going to be your daily driver in five years. It is, however, a great way to reduce your use of expensive cloud storage, and get yourself up the initially somewhat steep learning curve required to integrate a modern NAS into your home network. Once you get over that hump and see what it can do, you will not be sorry you have one of these things in your network, and the price of dipping your toe into this world is pretty low.
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      7. I have been working with the DS120j single bay version. I need to have the ability to ether create four volumes to control size or four shared folders for the same reason. The DS120j will not support either, seems the software is limited, wondering if this dual bay is the same way.
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      8. I bought the DS124… before i had the DS213j with only one 8tb drive – i do not need a raid at home, its only for fun – but i have always a backup made with HyperBackup. Restoring need something about 2-3 days for 4tb. I think this is ok! All services are running fine (smb, afp, TM, SynologyDrive, upnp etc). My dns-server-filter is running on raspberry. The complete installation spares a lot of power – Fritzbox Router+Raspberry+Nas max 23w/h . The only teardrop for the DS124 – no rubbers for the drive – the DS213j is with rubbers.
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      9. It is useful also for technical users in my opinion. Being computer literate doesn’t mean that someone is automatically willing to lose time doing tedious configurations processes. Someone enjoy this, someone else simply don’t. It’s probably true the opposite actually, meaning, technical people can really understand the value behind the software in terms of simplifying your backup flow for both complexity and time/effort. I’m one of these people, who also travel a lot, having a NAS for me would mean either improve my home internet connection ($$$) or bring the nas with me (dear god no plz, what’s the point of having a nas then!?). The only feasible alternative for me is cloud + external portable hdd/ssds. If i can have a smart external sdd (because this is what it is) that simplify things, i’m really happy to pay the price. Another important aspect is that working into an IT company i’ve company laptop and i sold my personal one ’cause i found myself not using it anymore. With such a solution i can work-around limited disk space i’ve on my company machine (we have budget for laptops, we can’t just slap 16tb hdd into it) and also avoid leaving there personal stuff coming from my phone. I’m basically planning to use the laptop just as a router/raspberry, to allow my phone to send data directly to the bee drive.
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      10. I’m interested in your thoughts on the overall reliability of a single 4-bay NAS unit versus two 2-bay NAS units each synced to each other to provide full backups even if one 2-bay unit failed you have four potential backups of your data and two fully independent NAS units. I have been using this setup for a number of years as my total storage volume is not great but the I have a need for maximum reliability of data storage. One NAS unit is also mirrored to Microsoft One-Drive which of course is off-site. If with time I need to increase storage I simply increase the size of the four hard drives. Any thoughts?
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      11. It’s great to see a thorough review of the Synology ds-223, especially for home users. The value and simplicity of this NAS are appealing, and the one-touch USB copy button is a thoughtful addition for backups. However, it’s a bit disappointing to still have only one GbE port in this day and age. I agree that offering 2.5 GbE or USB adapter support would have been a significant improvement. Nonetheless, for those looking to dip their toes into the world of NAS, this seems like a reasonable entry point.
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      12. Thanks for this video!
        A question: Can I have 2 DS723+, one at home and the other at work, using the same hard drives? I would take them with me, just to work local. Is it possible? Like plug and play?
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      13. It’s great to see your in-depth review of the Synology DS723 Plus. You’ve provided a lot of valuable insights into its hardware and capabilities. However, it seems like you were about to discuss the ports and connections, but the text got cut off. I’d really like to hear your thoughts on the ports and any additional features or limitations you’ve come across in your testing. Please continue with that part of the review when you have a chance. Thanks!
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      14. [00:14] Hey there! I totally get your concern about the whole spy balloon thing. It’s crazy to think that something as innocuous as a weather balloon could potentially be used for spying. Privacy is a real concern these days. ????
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      15. I’ve been trying to buy a NAS for several months. Every time I watch your videos I get more confuse. What do you recommend for file and maybe old, stored movies on other hard drive.
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      16. i have the problem with DSM 7 that the IPSEC server does not run well, and there are connection problems, but when using 6,2 the problems are disappered. Is there a fault in DSM7 ??
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      17. can you help me in installing czkwaka deduplication in container. I am unable to setup the mount folder even with the wizard as well as with user defined script command. I am missing something. It is asking for permission denied.
        uid=1026(SOM-ADMIN) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),101(administrators)
        Error is >>> docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:///var/run/docker.sock: Post “http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.24/containers/create?name=czkawka”: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: permission denied.
        See ‘docker run –help’.

        I want to mount the home photos folder to remove similar iamges with duplicate ones.

        docker run -d
        –name=czkawka
        -p 5800:5800
        -e USER_ID=1026
        -e GROUP_ID=101
        -v /docker/czkawka/config:/config:rw
        -v /home/gg:/storage:rw
        jlesage/czkawka
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      18. I am looking for my first home NAS set up….back up and reduction of pics, files and video from devices increasing memory….I’m not a home business, just a techy guy in an evolving market looking to do it for himself on a budget. I think this is the way to go when im not a pro/small business.
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      19. I have a question. Looking at the NAS Compares comparison article on Synology 2 Bay devices, it states that 2.5inch SSD’s are optional in relation to the mounting trays, or so it seems to me based on the description in the comparison table. It’s confusing and this review doesn’t suggest you need some optional bit of kit to mount 2.5inch SSD’s.

        What’s going on?
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      20. Funny how you try to sell F1 cars to people who only want to drive in a city. In your presentation you makes it obvious looking down on entry machines. Just stop with entry level machines what is not your thing.
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      21. I updated to DSM 7.2 from 6.2 a few days ago and wish I hadn’t. I use Linux almost exclusively and access everything via NFS. Before the update everything was fine. After the update I lost all access and had to reconfigure the NFS permissions on all shared folders. After taking care of that I found that I only had read only access to about half the files on the NAS. For reasons I honestly don’t understand the files were owned by a user that was removed during the update. After changing ownership on anything I needed read/write access to I was ok. Maybe a Windows user wouldn’t have run into these problems but from a Linux perspective the update was less than ideal. I am mostly a QNAP user (I understand and can take care of my own network security, thank you) and never had an update go as roughly as this. I am not impressed with either DSM or the hardware Synology tends to use in all but the super expensive models. I doubt I will ever buy another one of their products,
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      22. What about putting 50 000 pdf files in this NAS, does it has a file indexing service which will go beyond the file name and also be able to index and search inside pdfs (for digitalzed text) ? In the use case of a network drive, will the client have to do that indexing, if yes, how many weeks will that take?
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      23. PROBLEM with this camera! Only the centre portion of the image is sharp. 2/3 of the image roughly. I had a long, long, very long exchange with synology support, they contacted even the camera OEM etc but no solution provided yet. They said it would need a firmware update… (huh?!) I have years of experience with all sorts of cams but this one is the worst ever. Even cheap $20 chinese cams are sharper. I post this info to warn people NOT to buy at the Synology webshop. You do not have the ability to return without trouble. Buy this wre you CAN get support.
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      24. Is there already a way to back-up the BeeDrive to a “real” big Synology NAS? The BeeNas is very handy for backing up (massive amounts of ) photos of several Iphones (from tecnical and non-technial users) and centralise them, but the data should go also to a Big nas. Ideally not via a direct USB connection. thx.
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      25. Thanks for the review, in the video you show a seagate 20tb hdd, i want to buy this nas and i like to use the toshiba 20tb disk, do you know if this drives are compatible without losing space? Thanks!
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      26. What is the best 2 bay nas that has 4k transcoding, upscalable and raid 1 or higher for home use. I download movies from the internet and need storage for my movies
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      27. Hey, thanks for your detailed video. I’m on a 220j and planning to upgrade to the 723+. One thing I’m missing in every review is the speed improvements from the UI. As I see you also tested the 220j. Could you tell me if there is a significant improvement for synology photos, drive… and for the mobile apps?
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      28. Great Video – very helpful. we have a WD 8TB drive and its so slow. do you know a drive that would not be so slow? just want to make sure i put great fast drives in the new 2bay. thank you.
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      29. I wish in your NAS videos you would show us their limitations by running applications. This way we can see how many things the NAS can do before reaching its breaking point. This would imensly help people figure out how much NAS is enough for them so we dont over spend on things we dont need.
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      30. This video is what convinced me to get the 223j instead of the 223. Why becuase your only using 56% of 512mb of ram and running dsm 7.2. So I couldnt justify spending 34% ($65) more for 1gb extra ram and 1 extra usb port. It just dosnt make sense when the 223j will run everything the 223 does including container manager. With that being said yes you cant run everything at once but i dont plan to anyway.
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      31. I’m missing the part about syncin this to the nas. Moving off iCloud is difficult for a few reasons, not the least of which is losing easy editing / access. It would be great if this device, or the nas, had control over timings to back up and remove, or ways to star items for retention on iCloud.
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      32. Good afternoon,
        I’m choosing my first NAS, I need storage for movies. Right now Nvidia Shield Pro is connected to the TV, as it plays 4K and Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos (in my case via PLEX).

        Did I correctly understood that if I connect NAS and Shield to the same network, I can play movies through the Shield in their original quality (without compression and re-encoding) on a TV using the Shield’s processor?

        I looked after myself DS223, as it is budgetary and should be suitable for my tasks. At first I looked at DS223j, but it only has 1gb ram and it scared me away.
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      33. Finally someone explaining why one might, or might not, move to DSM7.2 My DS218+ had the ‘does not update automatically” message and that leaves one wondering why not – is there a potential problem; will something go awry. I was concerned at the long list of “new” security and am pleased to learn that these are, or will shortly be, included in 7.1
        I think that Synology could have made the update benefits ( or not) much clearer than they have; and you did. Thanks.
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      34. They paired a 64-bit CPU with 1GB memory. The cost of 1GB DDR4 memory ranges from $1 to $5. This NAS is crippled intentionally, so users can’t use it for much more than a storage device.
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      35. Hi Robert,
        it would be great if you could measure the performance of thumbnail generation for a larger photo library. My photo library is around 700GB large and I had a lot of issues creating thumbnails on my DS216+. It could never finish the task. Will the DS223j be able to create thumbnails 100k images and videos? How many weeks will it take? I just noticed that the DS223j and DS223 share the same CPU. The difference for me is 1GB vs 2GB of RAM. In your in-depth review of the DS223 you had a small photo library with less than 1000 pictures and partly with a very low resolution. Which NAS can you recommend for larger photo libraries?
        An alternative to the DS223j would be the QNAP TS-233. From a pricing point of view it’s pretty much the same. With the difference that the QNAP TS-233 has 2GB of RAM. I had once a QNAP NAS but I sold it after some time, because it was too loud. The TS-233 should be quiet, but is it as quiet as the DS223j which turns off the fans when the system is idling?
        What also annoys me with Synology is that WORM (Write Once, Read Many) is only available to higher end models like DS723+ or DS923+ and higher. But those systems are way more expensive, louder and consume more energy. I don’t need that kind of power, but I would love to have WORM. I can also get a cheaper version of that, by creating multiple users and then remove the modify rights from the day to day user. But I don’t think it’s the same. I don’t know why the lower price models don’t support WORM. It shouldn’t be that resource hungry.
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      36. I’m thinking about buying the DS223j. I currently own a DS216+ which is performance wise Ok and it has an Intel CPU and enough RAM. I’m kind of disappointed by virtual machines. I currently run a Raspberry Pi 4 as abblocker running Adguard Home. I tried running a DNS server on Synology virtual machines on a DS920+ and on dedicated Servers like a HPE MicroServer Gen10Plus V2 with a XEON CPU on Proxmox and VMWare ESXi. But it was not faster, it actually felt slower than on the Raspberry Pi and was way louder and consumed way more power. Therefor I sold the expensive and loud servers and went back to my old Raspberry Pi 4. And it is running since then.
        From all the Synology Services I’m only using Synology Drive to replicate/backup my data from my computers. I also backup data from public cloud services like Google Mail and Dropbox. But other than that the machine is mostly running idle.
        I wanted to buy the DS220j or DS120j because it has the Low-Power Fan Speed Mode. Because my Synology device would mostly idle around, my hope would be that the fan would mostly be turned off. I have already switched the annoying fan of the DS216+ with silent Noctua Fan, but I would like it to be mostly off. My Raspberry Pi runs fine without fans, why shouldn’t my NAS run fine without a fan too. The fan of the DS920+ was really loud and the power consumption was way too high. It was way more powerful than what I needed.
        I have waited for the DS223j, because it will be supported for more years than the DS220j and because I was hoping for more RAM. 1GB is kind of ok, but as you said 2GB would have been better. On the other side it’s an entry line product, so I don’t complain. If I need to run things which need more power I can move them to the Raspberry Pi which has 8GB or RAM and runs with 2-3Watts, so it doesn’t hurt my energy bill too much to run an additional dedicated system.
        I really like Synology OS and SynologyDrive. I’ve tried to get the same thing using NextCloud and others, but it was not the same and way more complicated. Therefor it’s ok for me to use the DS223j only as NAS without anything else. That’s already enough value for me.
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      37. While I probably wouldn’t ever recommend a Synology J-series (even probably a Value-series) NAS as a primary device, they do offer some interesting possibilities as a secondary device. For instance as a Windows Backup/Time Machine backup destination, a NAS replication via Synology Drive, service (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, mail etc etc) redundancy, Media Server (DLNA support), even a Ubiquiti UniFi controller (assuming it supports Container Manager of course)… and more.

        I’ll admit I have a bit (or a lot of a bit) of a thing when it comes to 2-bay NAS as primary storage devices as they rarely give enough storage out of the gate to allow room enough to grow. That extra little bit of initial cost to go to a 4-bay is well worth it because the moment you realise you need more space you’re forking out for that 4+-bay NAS as well as having spent the initial outlay on the 2-bay. One should always plan for what you’re going to need in 3-5 years time, or more if you can, as opposed to only considering what you need now. My general starting point is the current storage needs are 20-35% of whatever storage capacity you’re buying into and to go up/down from there. Its also highly advisable to have redundancy. 2-bay NAS rarely gives any satisfaction for either.
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      38. Having made the mistake of buying a DS220J and quickly realising “J” meant “Junk”, I would strongly advise against anyone jumping into a “J” series model as their first NAS experience. You will quickly realise you should have spent just a little more for a model that won’t frustrate you. Yes, I hear ya… this model might perform a little better than its predecessor. However my argument is the same. Spend just a little more and have something that will satisfy your growing NAS addiction Flor more than a few months. That said, my DS220J is a great solution for a remote backup NAS that I wouldn’t have had if it wasn’t for my mistake buying as my “Entry” level model.
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      39. Having made the mistake of buying a DS220J and quickly realising “J” meant “Junk”, I would strongly advise against anyone jumping into a “J” series model as their first NAS experience. You will quickly realise you should have spent just a little more for a model that won’t frustrate you. Yes, I hear ya… this model might perform a little better than its predecessor. However my argument is the same. Spend just a little more and have something that will satisfy your growing NAS addiction Flor more than a few months. That said, my DS220J is a great solution for a remote backup NAS that I wouldn’t have had if it wasn’t for my mistake buying as my “Entry” level model.
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      40. Having made the mistake of buying a DS220J and quickly realising “J” meant “Junk”, I would strongly advise against anyone jumping into a “J” series model as their first NAS experience. You will quickly realise you should have spent just a little more for a model that won’t frustrate you. Yes, I hear ya… this model might perform a little better than its predecessor. However my argument is the same. Spend just a little more and have something that will satisfy your growing NAS addiction Flor more than a few months. That said, my DS220J is a great solution for a remote backup NAS that I wouldn’t have had if it wasn’t for my mistake buying as my “Entry” level model.
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      41. One test is how does it handle(experience) survaillance station with the new BC/TC500 units and the HAT3300.
        What could a buyer expect from their (almost) total package?
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      42. One test is how does it handle(experience) survaillance station with the new BC/TC500 units and the HAT3300.
        What could a buyer expect from their (almost) total package?
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      43. One test is how does it handle(experience) survaillance station with the new BC/TC500 units and the HAT3300.
        What could a buyer expect from their (almost) total package?
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      44. Just received updates for the ds 720+ for the new dsm 7.2 this was 6/28/23 I know it could be put on sooner but I waited till its official release for the hardware on the 720+
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      45. 7.2…I don’t want to say it CAUSED my file system to crash, but let’s just say it was running fine before I installed 7.2 (918+)…now it’s in Read-Only mode, I’m moving 20 years of data off to a TrueNAS box I had to throw together..and I’m kinda pissed about it.
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      46. I had 7.2 RC installed for few weeks, all worked well. Today I saw that 7.2-Update 1 is available in the download center, but when I tried to manually update using the incremental .pat file, it told me that my version is incompatible. I assumed that was because the RC had a bit lower build number than actual release 7.2. So I downloaded the final 7.2 release .pat file and initiated a manual update. After the update the NAS booted and I was able to log in, but shortly afterwards the web interface stopped responding. Now router can’t even see the NAS on the network. Something’s wrong and I can’t access the NAS at all to figure out what’s that. I guess I am screwed.
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      47. May I please ask where I can find and learn about info upgrading my DS918+ to the latest DSM 7.2 update?

        I’d like to know what features I’d lose and what features I’d gain. Basically is it a good idea to update my version 7.1.
        Or if its not broken then don’t fix it?

        I have found the manual download, and it is ready to update. However I have not pulled the trigger because I got a warning window to do some stuff first in case I get kicked out of my NAS box.

        Cheers
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      48. Can you connect the eSATA to a Mac or PC as “DAS” direct or is it only for expansion? If so that sucks because 1Gbe is slow for photography. 10Gbe not available on a customer PC.
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      49. I’ve been looking forward to Synology releasing a lower cost Synology drive since the 5300 series came out. My biggest concern is that it will work with XS series NAS since I mostly use them. For example, I’d love to upgrade to the DS3622xs+ but won’t because it requires 5300 series drives. I’d consider upgrading if they verified 3300 series.
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      50. DSM 7.2 = NO DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT — UNPLUG YOUR MOUSE AND TRY TO USE DSM 7.2

        Being blind is not the only disability! NVDA is not appropriate or useful for every disability! And indeed, makes using DSM by voice or keyboard a nightmare.

        Each and every DSM desktop function MUST have a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT/Navigation with the keyboard MUST include FEEDBACK – WHAT ICON IS SELECTED? WHAT WINDOW INPUT ITEM HAS FOCUS? What will happen if ENTER is pressed? How are controls selected by voice?

        Example 1: Try to select the PERSONAL MENU by KEYBOARD or VOICE
        Example 2: Try to select a specific Pinned Menu item (icon) by KEYBOARD or VOICE
        Example 3: Even selecting Main Menu items is a nightmare – NO FEEDBACK – can’t tell which icon is selected!
        Example 4: After entering a Control Panel item (like Network) – NO FEEDBACK – can’t tell which control item is selected.

        WCAG 2.1 guidelines: apps must be accessible to users with impairments to their mobility – like those who find it difficult to use a mouse.
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      51. DSM 7.x basically requires an additional RAM upgrade for the NAS to run smoothly and respond quicker. Any NAS that doesn’t have upgradable RAM could struggle with each new DSM release.
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      52. ALL HAIL THE SEA CHICKENS OVERLORDS!!!

        On a slightly more serious note – probably not a device a serious NAS user would buy but it’s nice to see them branching out to a more casual type of user.
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      53. Hi, has Synology corrected the vulnerability you disclosed during the beta? You said pressing the reset button allows a burglar to login as an admin and see the encrypted volume already mounted. Synology replied to you this should be corrected… is it now? Thanks.
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      54. I don’t get it. You start a NAS review and start it out by alienating 50% of your potential viewers? I think Biden, allowing those Chinese balloons fly over the United States was poor, poor decision making bordering on criminal. So you’ve lost my thumbs up and subscribe. I’m only one person calling you out on it. How many others did you piss off? Not a great way to start your videos.
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      55. I can see the additional benefit for someone currently making backups with an external SSD-drive, but I doubt that person can see the benefit for himself.
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      56. Regarding iOS back-up and alike – we have that capability now. As soon as I am within my wifi range my iPhone does a versioned and encrypted backup to a Synology NAS, along with any of the family iOS devices. No iOS app needed, it is all native. All you need on the ‘server’ side is a device somewhere on your network running iMazing. Simple.
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      57. Oh yeah, Synology has been leaning hard into fitting 10Gbit USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports on their NASes… or not at all. So you need a client in order to import at full speed and that only works with dedicated software that is unique to Synology. I guess we now know why Synology has been adding additional USB controls on DSM. Most of them have been latent for now but we all know where the next vendor-lock is coming.
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      58. If this doesnt auto sync with DSM and my NAS as a portable, deep six, that I can hide in moms closet as an offsite last resort 6 month backup option … then … whats the point? Just being made and sold by Synology as a USB drive isnt really their lane, there are better, cheaper options for single backup solutions.
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      59. I reckon they should slightly alter the design… If they allow you to add your own HDDs to maximize storage, and maybe throw in a cheap server and network interface into the box, so you don’t have to bring your own, I think they’ll be onto a winner for network backups.
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      60. Yeah, I’m also having a hard time trying to understand the use cases for this here. While some of the features are nice to have, they have been available as part of the major operating systems for years – or at least can be arranged separately for free or for very cheap – and for that price you can find much better deals of larger drives from reputable brands such as SanDisk. Having some of that stuff automated is nice for the computer illiterate folk out there but again, none of this is rocket science and anyone motivated enough to actually keep a backup probably can figure out Time Machine or Windows Backup so I wonder who exactly is the audience that Synology is targeting with this.
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      61. Waste of time and money. The software is and has been built into the PC and Mac for years, plus you can purchase a larger capacity and cheaper ssd online. what void is Synology trying to fill? Thanks, but no thanks. ????????
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      62. What DSM 7.x features are actually worth it to upgrade from 6.2 for the average home user (I use my NAS for Plex, streaming music, my photography archive and backup)?
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      63. You incorect I hosted old websites on my DS718+ – thaat old websites requayed PHP 5.6 to run upgrade them for example php 7.4 not make sence becouse for me all custom screapts I must reduing again and reistall websites from begining – for me is to mach money and time process – I asked Synology support about it and they are tell me something like this: “PHP 5.6. is end of life thats why We droped PHP 5.6 on DSM 7.2 and newer versions of DSM.” – for me I not se reason to install DSM 7.2 if I know this: Upgrading to DSM 7.2 broke all web part of my homelab installation – I simply don’t have time to reinstall it again on difrent engine
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      64. Excellent video. I have a DS420J, which was my first entry into NAS about 3 years ago. I was wondering if you have made a video about migrating/upgrading to new hardware? I’m guessing it’s not as easy as getting a new iPhone???
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      65. it takes 3 days of time to transfer 650gb of photos and videos? around 30k files overall, video transfer and larger file is fast @100-110mb/s on 1GbE network (expected)
        BUT when it comes to small files aka photos, my god does it take long time, is this normal? its like 1 photo every 3-5sec, its super slow
        oh, and I’m connected directly to NAS and my PC is also on ethernet
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      66. Just installed a BC500. installation is so easy! BUT the image quality at the left and right 30% of the image is a bit BLURRY. My old Hikvision camera performs way better.
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      67. I don’t understand why you would not want to optimise your CPU performance with SMT. It’s basically just saying you’re happy to have your CPU sitting idle instead of working, for a slight improvement on task completion times.
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      68. Wow, thank you for this again amazingly informative video! I find the price of 265 euro’s (BC500) including shipping a great price! My 4 Hikvision IP cams are good but their software is crap. So I am very, very glad to be able to buy non chinese IP camera’s now with excellent support en no dodgy software.
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      69. I think it is a great idea that Synology have gone into cameras, however due to their greed on spare parts ( eg. RAM, Power Board failure unrepairable, buy a new unit!), I would not buy a non NAS product by Synology ,if another manufacturer was producing something similar.
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      70. Because of these holes in the volume encryption which doesn’t protect against physical theft of the NAS at all I’m forced to change my choice in favor of QNAP.
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      71. Synology is losing its way with its primary consumers.

        This NAS has too many ‘say what’ issues and restrictions for the price versus value considerations for users to buy.

        There are much better options out there.
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      72. Now this is very interesting indeed. I’m tempted to trade in my 920+ for a 423+. Sure, I’ll lose the potential for adding an expansion unit via eSATA, but the ability to use NVME drives as a storage pool (without a hack) may be worth it. Well, the 423+ can only have up to 6GB of RAM instead of 8GB, but with the NVME drives, 6GB should be more than enough. Decisions, decisions….
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      73. What are the chances … that Synology will during one of these DSM updates, add functionality where continuous popups and reminders that we should be using Synology brands HDD’s in our older Synology NAS’s … like new unit buyers are discovering? When they go full hardcore proprietary on us? Do ya think they’re that dumb?
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      74. When I was new to docker, the hand holding was a bigger hinderance than a help. I didn’t know docker well enough to do that translation of what info synology wanted where. Think of it this way, every single guide that people are going to be referencing to prop up a container uses either a docker run or a compose text block. While this new layout seems like they’ve just thrown everything on one page, it makes the task of figuring out what goes where easier.
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      75. Thanks for this quick update on DSM 7.2 RC! Anxious awaiting the confirmation that only SynologY branded NVMe (I have WD RED SN700) can be used to create Storage Pool / Cache combo in de final version of DSM 7.2 for my DS1821+.
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      76. 2:45 “I’m not gonna be going into a lot of detail”

        Some hopefully helpful criticism: you just talked for 2 whole minutes about how beta software can be unstable when one sentence would have sufficed. Detail isn’t the issue. It’d be easier to follow if you’d structure your thoughts with an outline and, in general, try to use fewer words.
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      77. NVME Storage Pool is a nice addon and welcome addon on few models but what about expansion card like E10M20-T1. I wouldn’t get why a RS822+ with this card could not get this feature too.
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      78. One interesting thing to ask Synology about their volume encryption implementation would be to know if the volume is unlocked prior to logging in for the first time after a boot. If it’s not, then it’s ok for protection against robberies as far as users with access to the volume have a strong password. If it is unlocked upon start-up before logging in, then there may be a way to read the RAM content and find the key depending on the robber skills (very unlikely I know but I wish to be 100% relaxed if I know some unknown bad guy has all my data).
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      79. *Note* – I did a terrible job of explaining my thoughts @ 09:30 regarding Volume Encryption and new user logins! I meant to say that there should be an option to LOCK the volume by choice by a user, to ensure that new user and/or the same user on a new IP/Identity needs to unlock. This is a separate point from what I meant later in this video regarding when the Synology restarts and auto-mounts the encrypted volume using the storage internal vault key. Apologies for the confusion!!!
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      80. These are just rebranded Dahua cameras, immediately reconized the base and placement of the speaker, microphone with the microSD in the middle with the single screw cover.
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      81. I love your videos, but you’ve spent 8 minutes talking about something you can clearly read in 25 seconds on the beta landing page. Not for production environment, selected units supported… oh man… 😉
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      82. I have purchased the DS923+. The following items do work fine. 4EA Seagate Exos 7E8 4th (ST4000NM0035) and NEMIX 16GB DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 SODIMM (D4ESO-2666-16G). No warning and working great.
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      83. Great thorough review as always! I’m trying to decide between this or the DS1823xs+, one concern I have is the noise level. The specs sheet says the RS2423+ is 52.3 dB compared to DS1823xs+ is 23.6 dB. Granted, it is a 12 bay compared to 8 bay but that’s twice as loud. I’m curious to see how loud this machine really is, I know the rack-mounted NAS systems are louder in general, catered more towards enterprise-level network centers however, this system seems to be designed more towards the prosumer so I was wondering if it would be tolerable to have it stored in a rack cabinet by my desk.
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      84. Hello I have never used a NAS before nore have any server knowledge, but I do graphics and some 3d modeling and was looking for a way to store my files easier. I currently use Dropbox but as you can guess thats slow and costs monthly, would a NAS be a easy and good alternative to that? I was looking at this model on amazon and came to this video to check it out but still wanted others opinions.
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      85. Hello can I ask for your honest opinion about one thing in particular in regard to DS723+?
        I read many opinions online that some users face very slow data transfer from their PCs to NAS storage device or even NAS transfer to another NAS.
        Could you please comment on this as you used the server?
        I read that the DS723+ is not supporting WD RED PRO hard drive.
        Can it be the case?
        I was decided with DS723+ but if it has bottleneck data transfer I would really like to know about before buying and facing technical issues.
        Just to recap I read about 4 MB file transfered for 6 minutes or 1,5 GB transfered 3,5 hour.
        Have a great day
        Look forward to hear from you
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      86. So with last update DSM we can use m.2 SSD not only like cash for HDD. Maybe my question is not correct: can i setup Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) to ds923+ ssd m.2? I mean like in standart pc we have fast system drive with operating system (in this case i think it is m.2 ssd) and we have slow HDD for multimedia and other data.
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      87. Se me han puesto los dientes largos con las opciones del dispositivo. Vengo de un D-Link del año 2011 (lo jubilé de casa en 2021) y un WD de 2018, que lleva 1 semana sin poder acceder a mis archivos por internet por un ciberataque que han sufrido los servidores de WD el 26 de abril, aún sin respuesta. Espero que tras los más de 300 euros que me voy a gastar en España, me sirva para que esto no ocurra de nuevo y de paso tener la sensación de poder usar un escritorio remoto en mi tableta cuando salgo de viaje.
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      88. Hello, I am following your channel and I like it very much. I am faced with the dilemma of buying a ds723+, please tell me if it is possible to use HDD 3.5 drives with a speed of 7200 and which company would you recommend Seagate WD or Toshiba, because according to synology’s compatibility, their drives have 7200. I need 4 Tb what would you recommend? Another request for Ram memory, I watched your tests for ds923+, please tell me if the ds723+ will suit the best performance, I need two 16gb. Many thanks in advance for all your tips.
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      89. You just earned one subscriber more! After watching full video I decided to buy ds720+, it’s for home use, storage and multimedia in general.
        Also I was looking for adding in WD Red Plus drives. Pro would be too expensive and basic Red is too slow. Red Plus it’s looking like sweetsop for me.
        What do you guys think?
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      90. you what’s the best solution to save files or whatever is to buy an external hard drive and connect it to a computer and save, unplug and you’re done. no mess ho headache
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      91. Hey everyone, I am a first time Synology home user with a DS220+ with 2x10TB WD Red drives set up in a RAID 1 configuration. I’m looking to add 2 cameras to my house and these cameras seem like a good option. I’m looking for something that is hassle free integration into my DS. I only want to keep a couple days worth of video on the DS (before it overwrites) and be able to view the stream online at any time from my phone or a browser. Would these cameras work well or are there any other recs?
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      92. 3 years of warranty? If it’s like the EU demanded, the 3rd year is only to throw sand to customer’s eyes because on theat 3rd year, customers have to prove that the issue exists since the beginning. ????????
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      93. Appreciate the info, but I still have a lot of questions. Especially when looking to consider Synology as an alternative to a complete ecosystem such as UniFi Protect, without the pricing, this seems more like a pre-announcement than an actual launch. After all, if they just set a very high price which includes the camera license, well, then you are really paying a license fee anyway compared with using other cameras, right?

        Also, very disappointed they didn’t enter with an 8MP/4K resolution camera. Specifically, with Unifi, that is where the ecosystem breaks down as their 4K/AI cameras are quite expensive.

        Minor question, but I don’t see it stated anywhere in the Synology specs that their cameras actually have “plain vanilla” RTSP/ONVIF support at all. It would be reassuring to know that they can be used with other systems (ignoring the warranty problem) in a basic camera mode (no AI features) for at least for “salvage value” or fallback if, in the future, changing out the Surveillance station NVR for something else.
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      94. I think a NAS company releasing their own camera is a great idea. Since there are just too many to choose from, simplifies the process. Adding AI was a brilliant call. I don’t see that as annoying at all (as HDD, memory, and n2.mvne are annoying.) Good call from Synology.
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      95. I think a NAS company releasing their own camera is a great idea. Since there are just too many to choose from, simplifies the process. Adding AI was a brilliant call. I don’t see that as annoying at all (as HDD, memory, and n2.mvne are annoying.) Good call from Synology.
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      96. I think a NAS company releasing their own camera is a great idea. Since there are just too many to choose from, simplifies the process. Adding AI was a brilliant call. I don’t see that as annoying at all (as HDD, memory, and n2.mvne are annoying.) Good call from Synology.
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      97. I think a NAS company releasing their own camera is a great idea. Since there are just too many to choose from, simplifies the process. Adding AI was a brilliant call. I don’t see that as annoying at all (as HDD, memory, and n2.mvne are annoying.) Good call from Synology.
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      98. I imagine Synology has done what they’re doing with Seagate hard drives, rebranding an existing third party camera and customizing the firmware slightly to lock you in that bit more. Further, the price premium will likely be on the high side knowing Synology. Unless, of course, buying one of these works out no more expensive compared to an equivalent camera plus the required Synology licence.
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      99. Update 22/03/23 – The Synology BC500 and TC500 Surveillance Cameras have been launched. Find out more in the article and video below.
        Synology BC500 And TC500 Surveillance Cameras – https://nascompares.com/2023/03/22/synology-bc500-and-tc500-surveillance-cameras-now-available/
        Synology BC500 and TC500 Surveillance Cameras – Should You Buy Video – https://youtu.be/GxvPsd3Ieog
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      100. NASCompares @ 8:13 “I think containers shouldn’t be that user friendly”. I’m going to have to disagree with your statement because of the platform you’re running Docker on. People purchase Synology NAS for the simplicity, these small businesses or residents don’t want to be a full blown data center technician hence going with the Synology platform. Anyways, good video either way! Thanks for the interesting first impression.
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      101. NAS newbie here. Wondering if I should be looking for a SSD based NAS instead of HDD. Im told that SSD has better reliability in addition to smaller size. Do you know of any 8-bay SSD based NAS systems? Looking for something with 10GBE and ability hold files from both Windows and Linux without conversion/corruption from one to the other. Looking for approx 50TB size and the ability to have VM storage on the NAS. Also, is there a wake-on-lan option for any of these so then don’t have to be manually powered on/off?
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      102. Update 15-03-23, I have found out since this video was recorded that the chassis of the Synology DS423 is going to be using the J series casing (as seen in the DS420j, DS418j, DS416j, etc). I have updated the thumbnail for this vid and the details in the article linked here – https://nascompares.com/2023/03/14/synology-ds423-nas-revealed/
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      103. Would this be considered a good entry into synology as someone currently without any NAS? This would be a step up from the J model as far as what it can run on the DSM software is my understanding. 

        I am considering just a DAS as well, but then I get hung up on speeds and RAID software and all that as well. Considering OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad (USB C 3.1 gen 2). End of the day I would like a 4 bay, Raid 5 (or SRH) system to update my backups and storage system and would use four 4 TB drives unless the next sizes up come down in price to close the gap.

        Currently running M1 Mac mini with 512 GB internal. I have an old 1 TB drive on Time Machine duty, as well as a drive pulled from my old mini that I do a CCC backup each week and store in firesafe.

        I also have two old 2 TB WD essential drives that hold old media files from back in the day when I ripped all my dvs and streaming was still a crappy option. One drive clones to the other each morning as a backup using CCC.

        A new NAS/DAS could take over these duties, freeing up the older drives as some redundancy backups or something. I do use iCloud for my entire user documents folder so it’s all synced and accessible on iPhone and iPad.

        *edit* strictly person use for files and backup.
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      104. Just Wondering if you will do a video on WHen you should upgrade? I have a DS918+ along with the expansion unit and I mainly use it only for Emby Media I have over 5 Thousand movies and I am looking to get more and more Blu-Rays. Can My Collection get too large??
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      105. Well for those of us that are still on the two bay 200 series and want an upgrade but the 923+ is out of budget, then this is a good alternative. Thanks for all your hard work.
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      106. I’m thinking of buying one NAS for several purposes (Plex server, cloud storage, mail server, web server. I was looking for the 920+ at the right price, but now i have to wait and see…
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      107. Hello and thank you for your time and information! I’m new to the NAS & RAID World! I own a M1 Mac and I use it in my Home Studio. Over the last 6 months I’ve acquired multiple Seagate Hard Drive. 3 Regular 6TB & 1 Ironwolf NAS 6TB. I also have a 5 Bay ORICO-9558RU3 5 Bay 80TB (5 X 16TB) RAID Enclosure Storage
        Can you explain the best way to use these all together???
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      108. Synology is really becoming a PITA. Waiting for the DS222+ for what seems like years only to have a hobbled DS223, and a lacklustre DS423+ be released does not bode well for a DS223+.
        Sigh.
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      109. Is it really true that Container Manager in DSM7.2 can run on the J series NASes such as the DS223j or the value series such as the DS223 without restrictions and limitations compared to Docker running on x86 NASes such as the DS220+? Has anyone tried Container Manager in DSM7.2 on these non-celeron NASses?
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      110. Hey, thanks for the video! One question: If I use the Docker app today, will I be able to easily switch to the Container Manager? Or will I have to create all containers again?
        Thanks
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      111. I have some questions about optimizing my first NAS setup for my needs.

        QNAP TS-673 (not the “a” version).
        I just purchased this (used) and is not yet set up.

        I have 6x 6 terabyte hard drives.
        Three of the drives are wiped clean and ready for install. Two of them have data from my previous desktop that I used as individual JBOD type setup.

        The NAS has spots for two m.2 SSDs.

        I want to be able to run my own home lab on this with Plex, a few containers, including pie hole, maybe a Minecraft server for the family, and ability to run OwnCloud for family google photos and apple drive replacement.

        I plan on upgrading the memory from the stock two gigs to at least 32 gigs and maybe 64 gigs.

        Should I buy an SSD for the drive slot number one {1ssd &5hdd}? My assumption is that will help with performance because the system will utilize that drive slot for the OS.
        Combined with that, or possibly Alternatively, what can I actually do with the m.2 slots. Is that only for drive cashing? And do I have any direct control over it or will the system utilize it as it needs and I might or might not see benefits from it?

        Or will the speeds be just fine with the WD Red HHDs?
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      112. I’ve been watching many of your videos to better understand NAS, but can I just ask that when contacted for suggested NAS systems, you please stop recommending discontinued/no longer available systems? I literally received recommendations from you guys today March 8, 2023 for the QNAP TS-453D and Synology 920+, both discontinued models no longer available.
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      113. lmao I know you hate seagulls, but your interjection of their annoyance to you is hilarious. Love you videos. I bought a ds923+ and am going through your videos how to set up a NAS for the first time. I would be lost without your effort to make great content. Keep it up!
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      114. Thank you for the video – Will it be possible with “Configure capabilities ” / “Execute container using high privilege” to access USB etc again? This is what Synology dropped with the 7.?1?
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      115. I’d suggest the following topics for later videos:

        1. Upgrading from encrypted shared folders in DSM 7.1 to encrypted volumes in 7.2

        2. Multichannel SMB performance comparison—test e.g. connecting from a 2.5GbE PC to 2-3x 1gig ports on the NAS
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      116. I will wait until 7.2 is well out of beta before considering it. The only feature that interests me in 7.2 is SMB multi channel, so look forward to seeing how well this is implemented.
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      117. *IMPORTANT* I missed this in the video, but Synology have also enabled Containers in DSM 7.2 for certain Realtek NAS devices (DS223, DS123 and DS420j) with the new ‘Container Manager’ Application!!!!!
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      118. I’m checking out the Seagate X20 20TB’s. (Honestly the only thing that got me on Synology is just the ui, justified the price as if it included a “windows” license)

        Wish they supported Lorex on surveillance station (beyond onvif)
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      119. I like it, but I’m not sure yet. The DS1823xs+ has a 5 year warranty and M.2 slots. I’d have to buy a card and an extended warranty to get the same from the RS2423+. That takes them from being equally priced to about $600USD different. I plan on running it for 10 years. It’d be nice to have it covered for half that time. I’ve got a 9 year old DS414 to replace that’s still working great. Either one will work fine for what I need, but I’m still going to wait and see what RS##23xs comes out. If I’m going to spend more than the DS1823xs+, I’d like to feel it’s worth it. Even though the DS1823xs+ wastes rack space, I should probably just get that one.
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      120. Starting with 3x12TB plus the 2×8 I already have. Then I can just pull them out and expand if needed. Dedicate 8TB to plex. Adding an old m.2 1TB Drive and 10Gb card but only 2.5Gb for now.
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      121. If they are doing HDD’s so they can create software popups and other DSM annoyances if you dont buy their overpriced drives … then no, I will stick to my 918+ and Seagate drives. Is Synology the NAS version of the eponymous Corsair example of proprietariness? Not interested in Corsair and possibly new Synology in the future.
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      122. I’m struggeling which nas to choose …. 720+ is like 3 years old and probably will be dropped earlier with support. With the new x23 Family I don’t like the ryzen without the graphic chips and the high power consumption. Thinking with going with the 423+ because of 4 Bay and therefor the more flexibility.

        Would be happy for a tip of you guys!
        Mainly I expect phone and pc sync/backup with a little bit of docker (pihole)
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      123. If you want a 4TB HDD, do not look further than a refurbished HGST Megascale under 40 USD. It is THE world most reliable drive confirmed by Backblaze. It is quiet and consistent. The only issue is overheating when used in a fan-less enclosure like WD My Cloud. Using for Synology/QNAP etc is completely fine.
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      124. I’d love to actually know what “tweaks” Synology has made to the Ironwolf firmware. I can’t see they’ve done much. How can a drive that is already optimized for NAS operation benefit any more from a vendor specific version? Doesn’t really make sense to me and I suspect it’s Synology looking to profit by a simple re-badging.

        Oh, Synology, I just received DSM 7.1 update 4 the other day and still no Ironwolf Health Management support recognized on my Seagate 4Tb Ironwolf drives, model ST4000VNZ06. Why isn’t the IHM option available to DSM regardless of what model Ironwolf drive is installed?

        I only recently purchased my first Synology and DSM is indeed very impressive, but if they continue to slowly attempt to lock down their eco system, I shall opt for QNAP next time around.
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      125. yup, next step will be looking all theirs NAS to only Synology HDDs, exactly like LaCie many years ago, well, that is why LaCie as NAS devices dosen’t exist anymore. So basically they continue the path of proprietary hardware so they can exploit more money from clients.
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      126. yup, next step will be looking all theirs NAS to only Synology HDDs, exactly like LaCie many years ago, well, that is why LaCie as NAS devices dosen’t exist anymore. So basically they continue the path of proprietary hardware so they can exploit more money from clients.
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      127. 20TB would be nice, as Seagate make them in 20TB, so long as Synology don’t lock us to this model I think its fine, If they had a bundle of NAS + Synology HDD that works out lower cost than using other brands it might be logical
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      128. As long these (and other HATxxx) drives remains as options and not as requirements to properly setup an NAS are good news, but I’m sceptical about Synology management which seems intoxicated with greed.
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      129. Sadly, with covid, paper sticker prices have skyrocketed to 300-600 usd each, so that’s why synology hard drives are so expensive. Plus, someone has to put the stickers on the hard drives. All in all, a bargain! /sarcasm
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      130. that the firmware is tailored to DSM also allows Synology to say we give them 5 years of warranty but you can’t migrate them because these drive are no longer supported by DSM. i hate that synology is locking down it’s eco system.
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      131. These are pointless and stupid and do nothing more than giving the company reasons to eventually lock down their units to prevent using other drives. These do not need to exist and tolerating it is telling the company that it’s okay to continue gouging and restricting their devices.
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      132. Getting a little impatient on waiting for the DS1823+ and don’t want to pull trigger at a DS1821+ at the last minute, so I was just looking at the new DS1823xs+… but now it seems like the RS2423+ might be a much better value at this price point at least for me. The $200 difference with additional 4 bays plus SHR support makes this seem like a no brainer
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      133. The fact that the 2GB of RAM is soldiered to the NAS and only has one free DIMM that will only allow 4GB (6GB total) is a letdown. In this day and age why would anyone soldier the RAM making it unreplaceable is mind boggling. If it came with 2GB but both DIMMs could be swapped out would be the smart option so I have zero idea why Synology would do that. Even if they limited it to 8GB, that would still be better than what they did here IMO.

        No 2.5Gb is a letdown also. Even if it was 1 2.5GB and 1 1GB Ethernet port it would give users options. Don’t have a 2.5GB switch/router. Use the 1GB port but if you later upgrade to 2.5GB you could utilize the faster speeds as bonding 2 1GB ports doesn’t mean you instantly get 2GB/s speeds.

        The slightly better integrated GPU might be helpful for Plex users I personally always try to buy media players that won’t require transcoding but I also know that not everyone has that option and Plex can sometimes decide to transcode when not needed and can have a major impact, even when just transcoding the audio and not the video.

        If you watch Plex remotely over WAN, not over LAN then you are going to obviously need transcoding more unless you have great upload speeds at home and are located somewhere remotely with good download speeds but getting good upload speeds really is out of most users control depending on where they live.

        I also always use a bash script to create a RAM drive as my transcoding directory as you get better speeds than a Gen 3 nVme drives when using a RAM drive but the 6GB RAM limit kind of makes that difficult. Yes, RAM drives lose all data if there is a reboot or random shutdown but any transcoded data gets wiped out in that scenario anyways
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      134. Locking you in to having to buy Synology drives in their higher end rack units is a deal breaker. Compatibility list on these rack units is also severely limited. I was unable to use a Samsung 980 Pro NVME in their PCI card (in Synology RS3618xs) which by the way only allows NVME drive as cache. No thanks. Way too restricted. The Synology drives are also more than twice the price of Seagate Iron Wolf Pro drives. Although QNAP has better hardware options, their system is very susceptible to ransomware. I am now moving on to TrueNas.
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      135. So Synology launches an 8 bay Desktop model in the XS series last week (where a lot of people were waiting to upgrade their DS1815+/1817+/1819+/1821+) and now they release a Rackmount model in the Plus series to support SHR and hopefully a broad HDD choice. Come on Synology, please release the 1823+ already.
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      136. Im not really impressed with this unit. Hardware not all that great, imo. 10g is nice but the cpu and all the crap with only using synologys own drive is meh hat best. The further you go up the price stack the less of a value add is the provided software. Personally, if I would consider a 2000 or 3000€$£ storage only device, the jump to a proper enterprise server isn’t that far.
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      137. I was hoping for some advice, please.. I recently moved into a static caravan in a rural part of the UK. I’m only getting about 1mb download on 4/5g in 99% of the caravan, apart from one shelf where I’m getting over 100mb… Obviously, I can’t keep my phone on there whilst I browse, so I was wondering if there’s anything I can do to boost the signal coming to my phone throughout the caravan? Any help would be really appreciated ????
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      138. From a Rackmount perspective I would prefer a SFP+ slot, even better two SFP+ slots if I need to use two switches for redundancy and you might not want to run with CAT6a 10GE in the datacenter but instead use a DAC cable or fiber. We are not getting the offer for that here. Sure we can add an additional card but then you can’t run an SSD-cache.
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      139. Given the price of Synology-branded SSDs and HDDs they could have easily thrown-in this 12-bay NAS for free. When you are charging £1.1k per 3.8TB SATA SSD the price of the NAS would be lost in the noise!
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      140. Guys, is there any alternative to Synology Photos? My primary use case for Synology is backup, not multimedia like plex. For Backup it includes photos on phone. Synology photos works like Google Photos a lot. Does any other brand do it? or maybe a one time payment 3rd party backup solution?
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      141. *note* – Sorry for hitting the table as much as I did. I just got back from a trip and my cam/mic equipment wasn’t back in the usual spots (so it threw me a pinch!). What do you guys thinK of the Synology RS2423+ NAS?
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      142. I expected Synology to make a move like this and dedicate only one new device for media use. Maybe their focus has shifted to businesses only. Anyway more of a reason to keep looking for old ds720 / 920.
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      143. It’s 2023, and most drives can exceed 100mbs. This is network ATTACHED storage, so is limited by the speed it can connect to the network. And they still use 1gbe ethernet. Utter garbage that belongs in the bin.
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      144. [yawn] The Asustor4 sitting on my desk stomps it already, with the same CPU and same specs except the Asustor4 has 2x 2.5GB NICs that I’ve got bonded together at the switch and it’s been out for what, more than a year already?
        So far the only thing I’ve found wonky on it is it’s implementation of Docker. Even after hand-upgrading Docker and Docker-Compose and Portainer to the very latest versions, it still sometimes refuses to re-use the ports containers are using forcing me to have to “turn off” the Docker and Portainer plug-ins within the NAS software itself and then turn it back on and hand-restart the containers. Other than that it’s fine and handles a 32GB RAM upgrade just fine. I’ve since moved almost all Docker containers off it to a more-beefy UNRAID server running on ASRock’s X300 Deskmini box with an AMD Ryzen 7 5600G CPU in it and 64GB of RAM.
        48 containers running right now barely moves the needle on CPU usage. Of course it’s being backed up to the ASUStor4 NAS.
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      145. Thks &;
        Hmmmm …. it’s as if the DS920+, DS720+, & DS220+ got-drunk, has an orgy, & 9months later the DS423+ was born ;). Soooooooooooo its plex performance should be ~about the same as:
        Synology DS720+ NAS 1080p & 4K Plex Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwZ7vemddOI
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      146. Synology is tone deaf to users, they expect their resellers to keep selling to customers. Who cares if the client has to wait longer with their NAS that costs more than the competition. QNAP just released a bounty for security, along with the multitude of improvements in security… They seem to be listening to their customers, something Synology should take note of…
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      147. It’s 2023. NO built in 2.5GbE? Fail sauce, especially since no slot for upgrade. Was disappointed that the 923+ had no 2.5GbE either but at least in has an upgrade slot. QNAP is stealing Synology’s lunch, they had better get with the program or they will lose customers…the QNAP TS-464 is probably going to be my next buy. Goodbye Synology, I’m tired of waiting, you’ve lost.
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      148. I’m not disappointed by the NAS itself. I wanted a “Multimedia” NAS, as you call it, because Plex is my streaming platform of choice and I wanted a NAS that could do everything I wanted from a NAS plus run Plex with hardware acceleration.

        However, I wish Synology would drop all their upgrades at once because after weighing my options (DS920+, DS923+, and DS1522+), I finally ordered a 923+ for storage and other NAS stuff I want, and a NUC to be my Plex Server. Then now the day before they arrive I find out there’s a DS423+ that I could have bought and saved some money… Not cool Synology. Not cool.
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      149. I’m glad they came out with this because it felt like they were really ignoring the home user that wanted multimedia. It’s a perfectly fine cpu for its purpose. I have the 920+ and the cpu has never held me back for home and small business use running surveillance too. Even with multiple people streaming movies it keeps up.
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      150. People at Synology have $h1t for brains. Everyone is asking for decent NAS that is future proof and can play 4-8K w/ integrated graphics (I’m willing to cough up $3K no problem for i5) and they are trying to sell you this piece of $h1t hardware. Like really?! $crew you Synology! ????
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      151. Finally! Synology is giving the people what they want… kind of. They’re doing it grudgingly, and a bit stingily, but they’re doing it none the less. Since the DS920+ is getting more and more scarce, and expensive, this is the best option if you’re tied to the Synology ecosystem. Still, they could’ve at least equaled the Qnap Ts-464’s specs.
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      152. Bro I think you made a mistake — the correct model number for this shitbox is DS420- Again what a disappointment. Its like all those fools in shitnology corp get together and see all the feedback of what people want and then do the exact opposite all to save.
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      153. It’s almost like they found this device somewhere in the back of a container and decided to name it 423+ in order to still be able to sell it. It is however a good sign that they are still in the Intel Celeron market, but I will wait now to see what the x25+ series will offer in two years time hoping for a real update. Until then my 918+ will do fine. Thanks for the update!
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      154. The consortium that has its hands on the 10Gbe technology is milking the NAS companies and ultimately us consumers. These few IP holders pushed 2.5Gbe very late in the game and this is now blocking wider adoption of 10Gbe and keeping it artificially high priced for everyone. I guess 100 MB per second is fast enough to stream some shows and movies for a small household. I guess nvme drive speeds that are 60x faster are not needed, but at least that technology wasn’t suppressed…
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      155. I wonder who decides at Synology regarding new hardware, whoever the team is needs the sack or maybe do some marketing ,then you will know what people want rather then bring out very similar hardware to 2020
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      156. Love the work, watch all vids, admit I’m a fan 🙂

        – was waiting for this as a replacement for my 718+ , but no, not with only 1gbe port, every laptop/pc i have uses 2.5gbe, synology has home/smb router with 2.5gbe but not for new releases of home/smb nas, sorry but disappointed, wait to see whats next release
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      157. Nope not for me, the Ryzen based ones are what I am looking at 923+ is looking better and better. I don’t use Plex, Video Station is fine for me. It’s everything else I want to use of the Synology suite. Thanks for this, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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      158. Yet another Synology that I’d never recommend without at least a 2.5GbE port. ???????? I love your reviews, it’s nothing with you, it’s all about -sonology- Synology (Google ‘s speech to text).
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      159. Finally, finally, a different setting, nice!
        PS: I do miss the seagulls haha, too silent this way.
        Synology seems to shoot-out a ton of new hardware, impressive.
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      160. Note – apologies for the slight ‘shakey cam’ take on this video. Currently away till Monday and had to make this on the fly. More on Synology later this week! Have a great weekend gang!
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      161. Was waiting for this device to come out so that I can get it but I am disappointed of the limitations no 2.5+ GB ports no USB at the back which is necessary for me to attach to ups I guess I will stick with 720+ although I needed the ability to upgrade the ram and extra power the CPU delivers :/
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      162. A couple weeks ago I bought an Xbox S – roughly the price of this NAS. The box came with a 5cm hole, but there’s not even a scratch on the device thanks to good quality protective cardboard structure.

        So no, this is not dull. And the fact that anyone would package fragile electronics this way – knowing many (if not most) of consumers will buy online – is just sad. My coffee beans come in better boxes.
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      163. If I get right – this thing can’t transcode direct play, BUT i CAN play files on devices thrue the SMB/DLNA file streaming (by recources of device who trying to open this video files). Right?
        I deffenently ready to my first NAS)) But noobs is so noobies))
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      164. I was expecting a comparison between the DS723+*, DS220, similar Qnap Systems and DIY NAS. Why buy, or not buy this NAS. A deal comparison with DS220 + HDD included vs this + buying more expensive seperate HDD. Instead I felt I was being read a Wikipedia page and the specs.

        Also I wish you’d sometimes explain the shortcuts like DSM, because its very vold now in Switzerland and I was outside going for a walk wihile listening to this and I couldnt always pull out the Phone after every shortcut I didnt understand. Maybe in future you can explain some of them in 1 short sentence. Explaining each and every shortcut in the next – total guess – 10 videos for new NAS users like myself.

        *You did mention it but where was the reasoning? Why not invest 100.- more. Whats the comparison, pros and cons. Your reasoning is: buy this if your new to NAS, so you can tipeditoe with this one, untill your toes are ready for a better NAS? What? Its not funny, its a long Video and at the end Im not being explained why this one, why not 723+, why not 220? Qnap?
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      165. Hey guys – really good video. I really researched this topic a lot and decided against the 923+ or 723+ due to dual core and no embedded graphics. I will tell you though, the the 1500B Ryzen in the RS1221+ is a beast. It is by far the fastest NAS I have. My RS422+ has the Ryzen 1600 in it and I’m not super impressed. Most home users are not going to benefit from 10GBE yet because everything else in the house runs 1GBE or less. I’m sticking with the DS920+, DS720+, and RS1221+ for now and skipping the 23+ series. I think Synology really let us down on this one. Also, the hard drive selection on these from the QVL is getting stupid for something that crosses between home and business NAS for the home user who wants more power.
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      166. Thanks for the review. I am looking for my first nas and since 223 released I have a question: should I buy DS223 or Qnap TS-230 (it’s 2 times cheaper) or add a little money and buy DS220+?
        Thanks in advance
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      167. Hi. Im planning build a NAS with a Qnap TS-230. A friend recomend using a Rasbery pi and use two drives. Do you have experience on this? Can it have sync files like Qnap one? Raid1?
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      168. Completely O.T. : Robbie, would you consider a video on which upgrades you would suggest for several use cases. For example, where would you add memory ? An SSD cache ? Etc. And, while we’re here, perhaps another video where, instead of starting with a particular NAS, start with 4 or 5 use cases and discuss what those users should be considering in their choice of a NAS. CPU’s, memory, cache, data transfer rates in/out, graphics processing, etc ? Maybe 2 or 3 NAS choices per use case.
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      169. Hey there! I really gotta compliment you on your ability to pump out daily, quality content. I only recently got into PCs and NAS, so I’m still pretty new with a lot to learn, but I’m really thankful I found your channel. Serious kudos to you. I see daily, in-depth posts from you and it’s seriously impressive. Keep it up and best of luck!
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      170. So cpu and gpu wise it gets outclassed by a 3 year old smartphone and it does not support plex.
        For the life of me … I can’t see the value of this product when still existing the TS253 or the even cheaper Terramaster F2-210.
        Who will buy this?
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      171. Got to say, the X20+ was way better suited for home users for the media performance, these X23+ are made mostly for offices. Is Synology ditching the home user base? I’m seriously considering other brands from now and Synology was my go to for years.
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      172. On the face of it Synology have lost the plot and the majority of home users who use their NAS as a media server, like me, won’t be buying a Synology next.
        Yes, this is an entry level device but if this was 1985 it would be perfect. This is a sad attempt and is a sub entry level NAS
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      173. You mentioned Synology only put a single USB port on the DS723+. Well another YouTube video I posted a whine that I couldn’t plug in all my cool USB gadgets all at the same time on a DS723+ (ex: USB drive, UPS, printer, etc). Fortunately It would appear I was wrong 🙂
        “Tom B Yes, my UPS and an external drive are both connected to the hub. The Synology recognizes both as if connected directly, and in fact, the UPS is set up as a UPS server to my DS220+.”
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      174. This unit is such a Disappointment! I was so excited to upgrade my DS214Play with this unit. Then everything about it became an absolute disappointment. For the past 15 years I’ve used two different Synology units the same way. Main unit for storage and an external eSATA enclosure for backup (single version). That way at any point in time I had an NTFS copy of everything.

        They decided to lock down this unit and the eSATA port is only for Synology to use. It is not usable by the user. That leaves only one USB port. Gees! Even my DS214Play had 4 usable ports on it! Further more the USB port is slower than eSATA. So this unit is a downgrade in that regard. Now add the fact that the dual NVMe slots cannot be used as storage space unless you way over spend on Synology owned drives. Ok, so I’ll use that for cache. NOPE! It’s not cache. It’s some useless smart cache that is only used for frequently read or written files. Completely unlike literally every single cache found on any raid array controller which does both that and acts as real write cache. Then onto the last disappointment. I’m using newer 6TB Seagate Exos Enterprise drives with this unit. Very fast drives. With the 10Gb adapter installed I expected to get a good 500MB transfer speed. NOPE! Starts out at 500 then quickly drops to around 140. Why? This makes no sense. That drive gets over 300 from drive to drive in a PC over a 6Gbps connection. Should be the same over 10Gb. I borrowed a QNAP NAS from someone and set that up. An entire 20GB file transfer saw an average 480MBps (with cache). Yet the DS723+ only averages 218MBps (with useless cache).

        Such absolutely pointless decisions on their part. Ah well. I should have held off longer and waited for a USB 4 storage option as this unit is a complete and utter disappointment!
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      175. Such a Disappointment! I was so excited to upgrade my DS214Play with this unit. Then everything about it became an absolute disappointment. For the past 15 years I’ve used two different Synology units the same way. Main unit for storage and an external eSATA enclosure for backup (single version). That way at any point in time I had an NTFS copy of everything.

        They decided to lock down this unit and the eSATA port is only for Synology to use. It is not usable by the user. That leaves only one USB port. Gees! Even my DS214Play had 4 usable ports on it! Further more the USB port is slower than eSATA. So this unit is a downgrade in that regard. Now add the fact that the dual NVMe slots cannot be used as storage space unless you way over spend on Synology owned drives. Ok, so I’ll use that for cache. NOPE! It’s not cache. It’s some useless smart cache that is only used for frequently read or written files. Completely unlike literally every single cache found on any raid array controller which does both that and acts as real write cache. Then onto the last disappointment. I’m using newer 6TB Seagate Exos Enterprise drives with this unit. Very fast drives. With the 10Gb adapter installed I expected to get a good 500MB transfer speed. NOPE! Starts out at 500 then quickly drops to around 140. Why? This makes no sense. That drive gets over 300 from drive to drive in a PC over a 6Gbps connection. Should be the same over 10Gb. I borrowed a QNAP NAS from someone and set that up. An entire 20GB file transfer saw an average 480MBps (with cache). Yet the DS723+ only averages 218MBps (with useless cache).

        Such absolutely pointless decisions on their part. Ah well. I should have held off longer and waited for a USB 4 storage option as this unit is a complete and utter disappointment!
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      176. I just purchased a 723+ and a pair of 12TB drives. With the processor in mind, did I make a mistake? What would you purchase instead, staying in the Synology family, DSM is the requirement. I am not going to use Plex ever, It will be mostly used for personal cloud and Synology Photos for local management of my family’s photos’ and videos. Would a 420+ with 4 4TB drives suit me? I plan on having this 5-8 years or more. IT comes in cheaper. But I’m staying in the $800 range.
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      177. I just purchased a 723+ and a pair of 12TB drives. Did I make a mistake? What would you purchase instead, staying in the Synology family, DSM is the requirement. I am not going to use Plex ever, It will be mostly used for personal cloud and Synology Photos for local management of my family’s photos’ and videos.
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      178. How can you conclude this is the best 2 bay? I guess for a business maybe. You point to things most people don’t care about: better network upgradability. Most people don’t have 10gbe though. At least not where i live. Plus it’s an option, not part of the device. The option to upgrade. I’m not sure i’d consider that more valuable than transcoding ability out the gate. Better memory? Fine but that doesn’t improve video playback.This can’t be recommend to most people who are not a business.
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      179. Wow. i’ve waited more than a year and Synolygy released a downgrade from a Plex perspective which 99% the reason i want to buy a NAS. So i guess either the 720+ which is fricken old. So maybe i need to look at qnap and others. honestly i don’t have and am not getting 10gbe so not a big deal in this consumer space. They shit the bed on the poor plex and it’s by far the only reason i’d be getting this. As a home user this is a massive downgrade to me.
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      180. My 215j is still working very well as a home server/backup. Don’t see any value in spending more money for new toy with same for my limited usage functions. Probably next time I buy cheaper DAS unit simply as a backup as never use at home various extensive Synology extra programs.
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      181. Seems that synology still isn’t serving a high end consumer 2 bay for all the plex people. Need to find out what the best is cause i think 99% of the people interested in this have that as the primary use. Seems dumb to not have a cpu good enough to do the hevc transcoding.
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      182. I so remember when Illmatic hit in the 90s. I was i college. Legend. What’s wrong with 99 Problems. Still a nasty beat and a great song. As for Jay v. Nas. I like em both but Ether was nasty. Bodied him on that one.
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      183. Full Volume encryption as well as Vaultwarden and paperless in Docker. Is there a new instance of docker as well?
        As well as encrypting a full volume for the first time. How does it work? How long does it take?
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      184. Honestly I just need a NAS to host plex and set a download station for a private cloud but this looks lackluster and the next upgrade for a 4 bay is way too expensive for what it offers considering proprietary network adapter and forcing to buy their nvme drives.
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      185. I’m nearing the time I allow myself to replace my 718+. However given the drawbacks of the CPU and the lack of USB ports (I have a printer & backup USB drive connected) I might skip this one. Or does it support USB hubs? On the other hand it seems Synology is supporting older hardware a bit longer in terms of DSM updates, so I might stick to my 718+ a bit longer.
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      186. Synology is becoming the King Gillette of NAS except he sold his razor holders cheaply. Thinking about the Nvme drives, well a heatsink would do no good, may for the first 5 minutes take the heat out but after that the heatsink wouldnt have airflow to cool it and the drive would be hot .
        Anyway, a very decent review and I am just waiting for the next Synology NAS that requires Synology Hard drives
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      187. Thanks for this great video. Unfortunately the synology 23 line up is so disappointing. I was planning to upgrade my whole IT to 10gbe including my disk station upgrade. With proprietary memory…disks…10gbe add on costs. It has become a no-brainer … synology is off the shopping list. It’s QNAP or even a DYI freenas.
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