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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
RS2423+ - -
DS3622xs+ - -
DS1821+ - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

RS2423+2058.99 GBP2031.22 USD
DS3622xs+3065.3 GBP2999.99 USD
DS1821+949.97 GBP1031.77 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
RS2423+ AMD Ryzen V1780B 4 8 3.35 Docker/VM 8216 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
DS3622xs+ Intel Xeon D-1531 6 12 2.2 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 7483 ECC /16 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM
DS1821+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC /4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
RS2423+ / 0 1080p
DS3622xs+ / 0 1080p
DS1821+ / 0 1080p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
RS2423+ 12 HDD 12Gbit (3 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS3622xs+ 12 HDD 22Gbit (4 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS1821+ 8 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 176TB 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
RS2423+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
DS3622xs+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
DS1821+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
RS2423+ 10Gbit 1x RJ45 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x4 link)
DS3622xs+ 10Gbit 2x RJ-45 10GbE 1 x Gen3 x8
DS1821+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4 2x NVME Gen3 x2

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
RS2423+
DS3622xs+
DS1821+

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
RS2423+ Docker/VM
DS3622xs+ Docker/VM
DS1821+ Docker/VM

LATEST VIDEOS RELATED


AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology RS2423+ 2023-03
Synology DS3622xs+ 2021-10
Synology DS1821+ 2020-11

LATEST POSTS RELATED


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Synology RS2423+ 10GbE Rackstation NAS
Synology RS2423+ and RS2423RP+ Rackstation is Coming
Synology DS3622xs+ NAS Plex Media Server Tests
Synology DS3622xs+ Plex Media Server NAS 4K & 1080p Tests - H.264 & HEVC
DS1821+ RAM upgrade
DS2422+ vs DS1821+
Synology DS3622xs+ NAS Review – Kind of a Big Deal
DS2419+II vs DS3617xsII vs DS3622xs+ vs DS2422+
ds1621+and ds1821+ RAM upgrade using Arch Memory


RELATED REVIEWS

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


8.0
PROS
👍🏻Desktop Ryzen Powered Solution
👍🏻Dual NVMe M.2 cache
👍🏻PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Equipped
👍🏻Great RAID Options (inc SHR)
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻DDR4 ECC Memory up to 32GB
👍🏻Numerous Backup Software Options
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻3yr Warranty and Extendable to 5yrs
CONS
👎🏻1Gbe Ports seem a bit limited now
👎🏻Shame it does not support 1/2 x DX1215
👎🏻NVMe SSDs cannot be used for RAW storage

SOFTWARE - 10/10
HARDWARE - 9/10
PERFORMANCE - 9/10
PRICE - 7/10
VALUE - 8/10


8.6
PROS
👍🏻6-Core Xeon Processor
👍🏻Two 10GBe Connections as Standard
👍🏻Lots of PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Upgrade Options
👍🏻Surprisingly Compact for 12 Bays
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻Exceptionally Expandability
👍🏻No need to fully populate, so VERY scalable
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻Storage Can be Expanded to 36 SATA Drives
👍🏻5yr Warranty
CONS
👎🏻NVMe SSDs Ports not available, unlike smaller PLUS series units
👎🏻Reduced Hard Drive Supported (Largely ONLY Synology HAT5300 series)
👎🏻48GB Memory Maximum Seems odd over 4 slots
👎🏻Lack of Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) is still a bit of a blow


LATEST PRICE LIST

RS2423+2058.99 GBP2031.22 USD
DS3622xs+3065.3 GBP2999.99 USD
DS1821+949.97 GBP1031.77 USD
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Synology DS1821+/64TB IW 8 Bay DT Amazon UK UK 233.71 OFF (WAS 2849) [LINK]
Synology Disk Station DS3622XS+ - NAS server - 12 bays - SATA 6Gb/s - RAID 0, 1, Amazon UK UK 242.94 OFF (WAS 3243) [LINK]
Synology DS1821+ 64TB 8 Bay Desktop NAS Solution, Installed with 8 x 8TB HAT5300 Amazon UK UK 4.16 OFF (WAS 4073) [LINK]
Synology 12 Bay DiskStation DS3622xs+ (Diskless) Amazon UK UK 274.47 OFF (WAS 5774) [LINK]
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