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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
DS423 -
DVA3221 - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423482.99 GBP557.99 USD
DVA32212620.99 GBP2349.06 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS423 Realtek RTD1619B 4 4 1.7 Docker 700 NO /2 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DVA3221 Intel Atom C3538 4 4 2.1 Docker/VM 1960 NO /8 GB DDR4

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
DS423 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DVA3221 / 0 720p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS423 4 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DVA3221 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 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
DS423 folder face /folder
DVA3221 folder face+object /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS423 1Gbit
DVA3221 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS423
DVA3221

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS423 Docker
DVA3221 Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS423 2023-03
Synology DVA3221 2020-10

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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

DS423482.99 GBP557.99 USD
DVA32212620.99 GBP2349.06 USD
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