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GENERAL NAS FEATURE COMPARISON

NAS Plex (local 4K) Plex HD (remote) Plex 4K (remote) BACKUP (MS/GOOGLE OFFICE) BACKUP (BAREBONE) PHOTOS (OBJECT AI) VIDEO EDITING (4K) VIDEO EDITING (8K) DOCKER VIRTUAL MACHINES PC MODE (QVM) 2.5GbE 10GbE 25GbE Thunderbolt NVMe Pcie Expansion HDMI Drive Mixing
DS1522+ - -
RS822+ - -
DS2422+ - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS1522+702.97 GBP
RS822+1190.57 GBP999.99 USD
DS2422+1879.99 GBP1799.99 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS1522+ AMD Ryzen R1600 2 4 2.6 (MAX:3.1) Docker/VM 3147 ECC
RS822+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC
DS2422+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
DS1522+ / 0 720p
RS822+ / 0 1080p
DS2422+ / 0 1080p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS1522+ 5 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 110TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS822+ 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS2422+ 12 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS

*All NAS support multiple RAID/ volume groups, if you want to mix different size drive on non supported model.

BEST FOR BACKUP

NAS Level HA AI Google Microsoft encryption
DS1522+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS822+ folder/barebone face volume/folder
DS2422+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS1522+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x2 2x NVME Gen3 x1
RS822+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4
DS2422+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS1522+
RS822+
DS2422+

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS1522+ Docker/VM
RS822+ Docker/VM
DS2422+ Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS1522+ 2022-06
Synology RS822+ 2022-06
Synology DS2422+ 2021-10

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RELATED REVIEWS

SOFTWARE - 10/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 8/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 8/10


8.4
PROS
👍🏻8GB of ECC Memory that can be scaled to 32GB – LOVELY STUFF
👍🏻Optional 10GbE Upgrade
👍🏻Continued Support of Synology Hybrid RAID on this scale
👍🏻4x LAN Ports by default
👍🏻Expandable with another 10 Drives down the line (2x DS517)
👍🏻NVMe SSD Bays for Caching will be very useful with this 5-Bay RAID Storage
👍🏻DSM 7.1 is hands down the best NAS software and services in the market right now
👍🏻3 years base warranty, with optional extra 2yrs
👍🏻Numerous storage service advantages inc. BTRFS, Fast RAID Rebuild and Auto-Repair
👍🏻First Party Hybrid Cloud services with Synology C2
👍🏻Exceptionally good surveillance software included
CONS
👎🏻That CPU is going to divide opinion
👎🏻HDD & SSD Compatibility list is a little thinner than I expected
👎🏻Optional 10GbE upgrade is via a heavily proprietary route

SOFTWARE - 10/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 8/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 8/10


8.4
PROS
👍🏻HUGE Storage Potential
👍🏻Prioritizes Storage, whilst still providing a good CPU+Memory Server combo
👍🏻Full access to the complete DSM Software Packages & Services
👍🏻Lots of upgrade options
👍🏻ECC Memory at this storage scale is appreciated, and 3200Mhz rated
👍🏻Excellent ventilation throughout
👍🏻PCIe slot is Gen 3×8, so plenty of bandwidth to play with
👍🏻Surprisingly compact for 12 Bays of storage
CONS
👎🏻1GbE is feeling rather outdated in 2022 and for those futureproofing, seems shortsighted
👎🏻Ambiguity in how the system operates and support when using 3rd party media
👎🏻Living in the shadow a bit of the enterprise DS3622xs+ NAS


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS1522+702.97 GBP
RS822+1190.57 GBP999.99 USD
DS2422+1879.99 GBP1799.99 USD
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