DS1819+ or wait for DS1620XS ?

DS1819+ or wait for DS1620XS ?

I currently have around 60tb of media files. movies, tv shows etc. Looking to expand over to a NAS.

Have been watching your very informative YouTube videos and had just about decided on the DS1819+ with the m.2 ssd cache with Samsung 970 pro 1tb (does the 1819+ handle dual ssd or just single?) over the 10gbe….. and upgrading ram to 32gb (Synology? or no-syn?)

Then I see the vid/page re: new nas with built in dual ssd cache slots, so allowing me to have both processing speed and potentially transfer speed as well.

My PC is not 10gbe and not sure if I can update it or not yet, I am a novice at this stuff .

Just wondering if it’s worth the wait (any idea of release price/date ?? Jan or May next year ? or sooner?)

I can get a 1819+ for about $1350Au (700gbp?)
Kind of looking for the future proof… then I see comments about the pc inside the 1620xs is like 5 years old and it wont have shr or shr-2… I don’t intend to mix and match drives just there doesn’t seem to be a lot of 16tb pro around and they are $1000-$1200Au (ebay discounts help to about $900) so was going to go with shr-2 however if I wait I guess I would need to pick raid 6 (or shr and raid 5)

So buy nowish or wait for the new model or do I look at qnapp which I have not yet researched. Kind of liked the sinology set up.

Also my 45tb of my collections are currently in my desktop pc 4x10tb red pro and 1x6tb red pro. Is the transfer from pc to nas an easy process and will I only get my 1gb speed or faster/slower over my network when AI transfer ??? I have netgear r8000 x6 router….

There are quite few significant differences between these two NAS models. DS1620XS comes with NVME SSD cache built in and 2.5G network ports. It also feature Xeon processor which is almost 4 times faster then Atom inside DS1819+.

DS1819+ is not made for multimedia unless you convert every video into a compatible file format so that your TV doesn’t need on the fly transcoding feature. If you have wide range of mobile devices, it could get complicated to keep 3 different version of each movie so that every device can stream via local network or internet. DS1620xs would not have issue like that. Even though it does feature transcoding engine, its CPU is powerful enough to convert videos on the fly.

SSD cache will not give visible improvements on multimedia kind of subject. But it does improve things in multi user environments, virtualization and web server related use cases.

The SHR is indeed limited to DS1819+ because Synology doesn’t think that XS series NAS is used for home/multimedia. For the same reason they don’t build this NAS with transcoding engine built in. Mixing drives would be nice feature to have but not with this NAS.

Unofficially you can upgrade this NAS up to 128GB RAM, this is what CPU supports. But Synology has started to show annoying warning messages if you do not use their own overpriced RAM. If you are happy to have the warning message siting in the corner you can upgrade with Crucial RAM. You only need more RAM for certain Apps. It is not increasing overall NAS performance.


The release of DS1620XS is likely to be beginning of 2020.



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