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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
DS124 -
DS223j -
DS423 -
DS223 -
DVA1622
DVA3221 - -
DS620slim - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS124139.97 GBP
DS223j182.79 GBP241.53 USD
DS423497.99 GBP969.95 USD
DS223182.79 GBP241.53 USD
DVA1622579 GBP646.4 USD
DVA32213022.99 GBP5961 USD
DS620slim474.99 GBP454.99 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS124 Realtek RTD1619B 4 4 1.7 Docker 700 NO /1 GB DDR4 non-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
DS223 Realtek RTD1619B 4 4 1.7 Docker 700 NO /2 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DVA1622 Intel Celeron J4125 4 4 2 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 2982 NO /6 GB DDR4
DVA3221 Intel Atom C3538 4 4 2.1 Docker/VM 1960 NO /8 GB DDR4
DS620slim Intel Celeron J3355 2 2 2 (MAX:2.5) Docker/VM 1183 NO /2 GB DDR3L non-ECC

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
DS124 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DS223j Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DS423 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DS223 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DVA1622 Intel® UHD Graphics 600 250/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
DVA3221 / 0 720p
DS620slim Intel® HD Graphics 500 250/700 H.264 30 2160 1080p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS124 1 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 22TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS223j 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS423 4 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS223 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB EXT4 BTRFS
DVA1622 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB EXT4 BTRFS
DVA3221 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS620slim 6 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 132TB 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
DS124 folder face /folder
DS223j folder face /folder
DS423 folder face /folder
DS223 folder face /folder
DVA1622 folder face+object /folder
DVA3221 folder face+object /folder
DS620slim folder face /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS124 1Gbit
DS223j 1Gbit
DS423 1Gbit
DS223 1Gbit
DVA1622 1Gbit
DVA3221 1Gbit
DS620slim 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS124
DS223j
DS423
DS223
DVA1622 yes
DVA3221
DS620slim

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS124 Docker
DS223j Docker
DS423 Docker
DS223 Docker
DVA1622 Docker/VM yes
DVA3221 Docker/VM
DS620slim Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS124 2023-07
Synology DS223j 2023-06
Synology DS423 2023-03
Synology DS223 2023-01
Synology DVA1622 2022-05
Synology DVA3221 2020-10
Synology DS620slim 2020-06

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RELATED REVIEWS

SOFTWARE - 6/10
HARDWARE - 6/10
PERFORMANCE - 4/10
PRICE - 9/10
VALUE - 10/10


7.0
PROS
👍🏻Fast Setup
👍🏻User-Friendly
👍🏻Twice as much memory as the DS119j
👍🏻Very Quiet Running
👍🏻Supports ALOT of DSM 6.2 Applications
👍🏻Synology NAS for under £99 – WIN
CONS
👎🏻Poor Multi-tasking
👎🏻Does not Currently Support Plex
👎🏻Only 1-Bay, so need to invest in USB/Cloud offsite

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 - 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

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


7.6
PROS
👍🏻Affordable 6-Bay Solution
👍🏻Incredible low footprint in your environment
👍🏻Supports Plex Media Server
👍🏻4K Media Playback and Transcoding
👍🏻LAG/Trunking Support
👍🏻Supports 15mm Drives
👍🏻VERY quiet
👍🏻Supports DSM 6.2.2 Very Well
👍🏻2.5″ Focused, but very capable
CONS
👎🏻Shame it’s not the 4-Core J3455
👎🏻Only 2x RJ45, Bottleneck for Faster Media
👎🏻10Gbe would have made this INCREDIBLE

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


8.8
PROS
👍🏻Runs BOTH Surveillance Station + DSM
👍🏻All the DVA Task for fraction of DVA3221 Price
👍🏻Supports Local KVM Standalone Access
👍🏻8 Camera Licenses Included
👍🏻No HDD Compatibility Limits
👍🏻Run VERY Quietly
👍🏻MASSIVE IP Camera Support List
👍🏻Easily the \'BEST\' Synology 2-Bay
👍🏻Surveillance Station 9.1 Is Still BRILLIANT
CONS
👎🏻Cannot be Expanded
👎🏻6GB Default/Max Memory is Weird
👎🏻CPU is a little old
👎🏻No M.2 NVMe SSD Support
👎🏻Only 2x AI Tasks at once
👎🏻Only 1x Network Port (no failover)

SOFTWARE - 9/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 9/10
PRICE - 6/10
VALUE - 7/10


7.8
PROS
👍🏻Incredible Surveillance Monitoring Options
👍🏻Real-Time AI Camera recording saves hundreds of man-hours
👍🏻Internal GTX1650 Graphics Card means this new system can process up to 6 AI tasks, rather than the 4x in the DVA3219
👍🏻8 Camera Licenses included (worth around £300)
👍🏻BTRFS and SHR Support
👍🏻Upto 32GB DDR4 Memory Support
👍🏻Dual Surveillance Station and DSM Support
👍🏻4 LAN Ports for LAG
👍🏻Can be used for VMs, PLEX and rest of the Synology App Collection
👍🏻Great Surveillance Person/Thing tracking
👍🏻Intelligent Motion Tracking
👍🏻Intelligent Counting and Border Control
👍🏻Additional Deep Video Analysis Options
CONS
👎🏻Graphics Card features HDMI/DVI Ports on the card, but they are not available on the DVA3221
👎🏻Quite expensive for a 4-Bay NAS
👎🏻No Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) support
👎🏻The CPU is a little disappointing
👎🏻Arguably only a marginal increase on the DVA3219


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS124139.97 GBP
DS223j182.79 GBP241.53 USD
DS423497.99 GBP969.95 USD
DS223182.79 GBP241.53 USD
DVA1622579 GBP646.4 USD
DVA32213022.99 GBP5961 USD
DS620slim474.99 GBP454.99 USD
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