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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
DS224+
DS223 -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS224+323.48 GBP
DS223249.98 GBP549.97 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS224+ Intel Celeron J4125 4 4 2 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 2982 NO /2 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DS223 Realtek RTD1619B 4 4 1.7 Docker 700 NO /2 GB DDR4 non-ECC

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
DS224+ Intel® UHD Graphics 600 250/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
DS223 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS224+ 2 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 44TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS223 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB 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
DS224+ folder/barebone face volume/folder
DS223 folder face /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS224+ 1Gbit
DS223 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS224+
DS223

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS224+ Docker/VM
DS223 Docker

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS224+ 2023-07
Synology DS223 2023-01

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


8.4
PROS
👍🏻Supports MOST of the Synology App Suite
👍🏻Support of SHR, BTRFS and Snapshots
👍🏻Low Power Consumption
👍🏻Lovely Compact Design and Noise Level
👍🏻Large HDD & SSD Compatibility
👍🏻Three USB Ports & Copy Button
👍🏻Warranty can be extended
👍🏻Very Capable, despite ARM CPU
CONS
👎🏻1GbE, 5Gb/s USB & No SD Card Slot
👎🏻2GB Memory is fixed
👎🏻No expansion Support
👎🏻No Plex App Support (Yet)

SOFTWARE - 10/10
HARDWARE - 6/10
PERFORMANCE - 7/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 7/10


7.6
PROS
👍🏻Synology 4-Bay NAS with a 4-Core Intel Integrated Gfx Processor - Lovely stuff!
👍🏻Runs Everything in the Synology DSM Catalogue (Active Backup, Surveillance Station, VMM, Drive, Collab Suite, etc)
👍🏻Great Plex, Emby and Jellyfin Media Server Performance
👍🏻Broad HDD/SSD Compatibility with Synology drives AND Seagate+WD
👍🏻Low Impact chassis, low noise in operation (HDD dependant) and efficient power use
👍🏻Runs exceedingly well on just 2GB of Memory
👍🏻More affordable than the DS923+ and DS723+
👍🏻Long-running DSM Support beyond the Hardware
CONS
👎🏻No means to upgrade network connectivity and 1GbE by default
👎🏻Memory maximum cap at 6GB as original 2GB is fixed (non-upgradable)
👎🏻Small Jump from the 2020 released DS220+
👎🏻Non-Expandable
👎🏻Lack of M.2 NVMe Support


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS224+323.48 GBP
DS223249.98 GBP549.97 USD
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