Synology 2023 NAS – Confirmed Releases, Rumours & Predictions

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.

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 Planning on a New RT3000ax / WRX560 WiFi 6 and 2.5GbE Router for 2022/2023

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 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

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, theonly 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 have 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 rumormill 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

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 line up, 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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    77 thoughts on “Synology 2023 NAS – Confirmed Releases, Rumours & Predictions

    1. I was surprised at how highly you two spoke of the arm processors in the 223j. My first nas was a 220j and it was terribly underwhelming in performance. Maybe it was the 512MB of Ram, but it absolutely failed miserably when I tried running multiple applications especially when I was uploading photos and videos from my phone to photo station would make the system completely unusable for anything else as it tried to process the files and index them. I tolerated it for a few months then upgraded to the DS920+ and I LOVE it. It does everything I ask of it with ease.
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    2. Btw. according to the source code packages, the EPYCs will – finally – use Linux kernel v5. Unfortunately, in classic Synology fashion, an older version missing some AMD and/or EPYC optimizations.
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    3. I bought DS1621xs+ just a year ago. With all the functionality it does, I do not think I will upgrade to DS1823xs+ when it comes out as all specifications you had put it. As long as Synology sorts out the HDD brand compatibility list for using other brands in their sets, I would refuse to jump into the trap.
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    4. I am just waiting for a Synology with ARM-processor in a DS15xx-series, guess I can live with my DS918 a couple more years since 1GBit is ok for me so far (just photo editing from my client and store data there).
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    5. Will Synology release any NAS’es with the mainstream Intel Core/AMD Ryzen processors? I love the new QNAPs, with the Intel 12th Gen, purely for the 12th Gen’s QuickSync capabilities with Plex. Unfortunately Plex doesn’t support AMD hardware transcoding, otherwise I’d definitely get some sweet, efficient and powerful Zen3/4 one. I’m also thinking of building my DIY NAS with TrueNAS or UNRAID, but it’s really hard to find a modern Mini-ITX motherboard with 4+ SATA ports and a minimum of 2.5GBe ethernet so, QNAP’s 12th Gen Intel solutions look perfect at the moment
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    6. Funny how Eddie sometimes makes faces while listening to Robbie as if to say…nah, he really talks too much and too fast…
      And for crying out loud Robbie…. it’s not Ryzon. It’s Ryzen. Zen. Get it.?
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    7. I know this might be a strange question, but has someone ever tried to use 4x 100TB Nimbus Data drives in a 4 bay Synology or Qnap? I know this seems to be complete nuts but from the technical point of view, would that even work?
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    8. Synology it’s an mess, on one side dismiss surveillance market without an competitive product with user diy DVA (enable user to add Nvidia GPU or USB m.2 you) and that insanity about “blessed hard drives’, meanwhile no nvme-only Nas no compact pro-sumer units as an all flash successor for desktop FS1018 , and while at last they offer WiFi 6 router’s Asus (reference Brand for good routers) sells a bunch of WiFi 6e with powerful opensource o more featured and even slightly cheaper. I’m quite disappointed and bet no single cent on Synology future.
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    9. Straight off the bat guys, I apologise for the ‘humming’ sound in this vid. Trying to sync mine and Eddie’s sound proved 10x harder than it should have been and in the end the balance of the audio was leveraged more towards Eddie (as I am always the louder/noisier/more-annoying one!). Sorry if this makes it tough to listen to at points (particularly when I go a bit ‘high’! Have a great weekend everyone!
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    10. For a company that make NASes, Synology really has no interest in going for higher GbE. While the argument is that the 2.5 GbE port on the router is for high speed wifi, they totally disregard the fact that people who buy it are really those who have NASes, otherwise any other high-end routers on the market will do an equal job.
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    11. It’s a prosumer router, 1GB is ample of speed. Only hobbyists whine about the 2.5GB speed. If you really want a fast LAN and have the hardware jump straight to a 10GB network switch that can handle all the traffic.
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    12. Why does Synology hate fast LAN connections? Only one 2.5GbE and it’s for the WAN? Do they think no one needs 2.5GbE on their LAN (e.g. for connecting to a *NAS*)? And no Wifi 6E for a late 2022/2023 model? Why? These seem like table stakes for a premium (but not extreme) router in 2023
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    13. Again only one 2.5Gb port! Just like the RT6600 I wont be touching it because of this as I cant then pass more than 1Gb’s to anyone device over wired connection such as a 10Gb switch I have. Seriously as a company they get it so wrong on their NAS’s and Router’s that it shocking.
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    14. This post has been updated with new information regarding the CPU that is almost certain to be featured on the Synology Value series of Diskstation NAS (obtained from official sources) – 01/09/22

    15. This post has been updated with new information regarding the CPU that is almost certain to be featured on the Synology Value series of Diskstation NAS (obtained from official sources) – 01/09/22 , HERE – https://nascompares.com/news/synology-2023-nas-confirmed-releases-predictions/
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    16. The new routers looks just like the PUZZLE-M901 and PUZZLE-M902 OpenWRT models from IEI Integration Corp (a company from the same group as QNAP). Except for some cosmetic details and, of course, the software – I think I prefer QNAP’s QRouter for the ease of use (although I only need vim and text config files… but I’m lazy!).
      I’d really like a WiFi6 “QHora-321”.
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    17. I stopped watching this. Not because it wasn’t good, I enjoy your stuff. I stopped it because I didn’t care anymore. Too little, too late on Synology’s part. I went with Asustor and got everything that the DS923+ might be.
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    18. What has happened to the internal Q.C. of this channel? Color correction? Stuttering? Cracking noise? Graphics fonts flashing around the screen? Not nice for viewing for 44 minutes. Sorry to say, to be honest. Mostly love your great NAS content. Cheers for making this video nevertheless.
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    19. Why do you think Qnap never went to the next level with the 1677x. I love my 1677. Maybe because they did such a good job with that one? What say you? I’m also hoping that the next Synology 1823+ has an embedded Ryzen with 10g or 4x 2.5g native, PCIe 3 or 4 slot, USB 3.2 connectors, m.2 2280 internal cache, and 16gigs RAM. If they did that, I’m interested.
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    20. While I would love the giveaway… especially if I landed a slightly used QNAP TS-h1886XU-RP ???? … it is probably better for you to keep a lot of the drives, memory etc to perform all the tests etc.
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    21. I love your prediction videos! I hope all of them come true! My vote is for giveaways, I don’t think you’ll ever run out of great tech topics to enrich us with! Besides, I’d like one of those Synology’s off that shelf behind you like everyone else! Lol ????
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    22. Re Giveaway I guess the devil is in the detail. If only to people in UK it might be a bit limiting, if global then unsure if you can afford the shipping costs, etc.? I guess I’d fall into the “more videos” camp.
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    23. Synology’s managers are smoking the wrong pot, from an Stellar loved brand NAS, it becomes disgusting and a problem for those that rely on legacy Synology units, not few people are delaying to upgrade until Synology stepdown all those idiotic “premium” policies, theyre wrong from the moment they think they where the Apple of Nas Appliances.
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    24. Eddie is right. Synology completely screwed the pooch with both the DS1522+ and RS422+ no excuses. You’re being too nice Rob. They deserve to know when they f***ed up.
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    25. I have 4 of the previous 3400 models filled with 2TB drives and expanded with 40gbit networking as iscsi storage for VMware servers. Has been incredibly reliable and stable. When buying that many drives, the extra premium synology want for their own branded drives was thousands more than buying micron/Samsung/intel enterprise drives while offering no practical benefit in endurance or performance.
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    26. That is asking a lot of that hardware, and not in a good way. B&H is listing it for $6,299.99, that’s Apple levels of overcharging to hamstring SSD’s like that. Then you have to add in $350 per ssd and $100 for rails. I’m not even going to bother mentioning how much they want per 16gb rdimm. The professional in me knows this isn’t truly that expensive for what it is but the DIY on a budget home lab guy in me also knows if you know what you are doing you can spend a heck of a lot less than this and get similar/better performance.
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    27. Terrible, especially for those moving from the ’18 model (when no vendor locking was a marketed feature!).
      This looks to be utterly crippled by the 6 year-old CPU with a max sequential throughput of just 6,970 / 3,536 MB/s – in 2022 (!) – even with no encryption or additional overheads! Even though it is hamstrung by its SATA-only backplane it should be performing well above 12,000 MB/s with x24 SATA SSDs. There is simply no excuse having a CPU that cannot keep-up with the storage alone, let alone any addition packages, services or VMs.
      Wise of Synology to sneak this out with no fanfare; probably best smuggled back in under a black bin-bag.
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