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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
DS223j -
DS423 -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS223j209.98 GBP202.79 USD
DS423462.88 GBP969.95 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS223j Realtek RTD1619B 4 4 1.7 Docker 700 NO /1 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DS423 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
DS223j Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DS423 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS223j 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS423 4 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB 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
DS223j folder face /folder
DS423 folder face /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS223j 1Gbit
DS423 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS223j
DS423

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS223j Docker
DS423 Docker

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS223j 2023-06
Synology DS423 2023-03

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RELATED REVIEWS

SOFTWARE - 9/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 6/10
PRICE - 9/10
VALUE - 9/10


8.2
PROS
👍🏻Supports MOST of the Synology App Suite
👍🏻Very Affordable
👍🏻Support of SHR, BTRFS and Snapshots
👍🏻Low Power Consumption
👍🏻Lovely Compact Design and Noise Level
👍🏻Large HDD & SSD Compatibility
👍🏻Three USB Ports & Copy Button
👍🏻The warranty can be extended
👍🏻Very Capable, despite ARM CPU
CONS
👎🏻1x 1GbE ONLY, 5Gb/s USB & No NIC Upgrade Support at all!
👎🏻1GB Memory is fixed
👎🏻No expansion Support


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS223j209.98 GBP202.79 USD
DS423462.88 GBP969.95 USD
DEAL WATCH - Is It On Offer Right Now?

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Synology DS423 4 Bay Desktop NAS: Efficient Data Storage and Backup Amazon UK UK 8.1 OFF (WAS 383) [LINK]
Synology DS423 4 Bay Desktop NAS Including Warranty Extension to 5 Years Amazon UK UK 31.99 OFF (WAS 495) [LINK]
Synology DS223j 2-Bay Diskstation NAS (Realtek RTD1619B 4-Core 1.7 GHz 1GB DDR4 Amazon UK UK 5.29 OFF (WAS 500) [LINK]
Synology 2-bay DiskStation DS223j (Diskless) Amazon usa USA 5.87 OFF (WAS 209) [LINK]
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