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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
SA6400
RS4021xs+
RS3621xs+
SA3400

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SA6400
RS4021xs+5611.96 USD
RS3621xs+
SA3400

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
SA6400 AMD EPYC 7272 12 24 2.9 (MAX:3.2) Docker/VM 26446 ECC /32 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM
RS4021xs+ Intel Xeon D-1541 8 16 2.1 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 10154 ECC /16 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
RS3621xs+ Intel Xeon D-1541 8 16 2.1 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 10154 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
SA3400 Intel Xeon D-1541 8 16 2.1 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 10154 ECC /16 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
SA6400 / 0 4320p
RS4021xs+ / 0 2160p
RS3621xs+ / 0 2160p
SA3400 / 0 2160p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
SA6400 12 HDD 24Gbit (6 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS4021xs+ 16 HDD 24Gbit (6 ports combined) 352TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS3621xs+ 12 HDD 24Gbit (6 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
SA3400 12 HDD 24Gbit (6 ports combined) 264TB 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
SA6400 folder face+object /folder
RS4021xs+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS3621xs+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
SA3400 folder face+object /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
SA6400 10Gbit 2x RJ-45 10GbE 2 x Gen3 x8
RS4021xs+ 10Gbit 2x RJ-45 10GbE 2 x Gen3 x8
RS3621xs+ 10Gbit 2x RJ-45 10GbE 2 x Gen3 x8
SA3400 10Gbit 2x RJ-45 10GbE 2 x Gen3 x8

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
SA6400
RS4021xs+
RS3621xs+
SA3400

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
SA6400 Docker/VM
RS4021xs+ Docker/VM
RS3621xs+ Docker/VM
SA3400 Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology SA6400 2022-11
Synology RS4021xs+ 2021-01
Synology RS3621xs+ 2021-01
Synology SA3400 2020-06

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


8.4
PROS
👍🏻8-Core Xeon Processor
👍🏻Two 10GBe Connections as Standard
👍🏻Two PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Equipped
👍🏻4 Slots that Support DDR4 ECC UDIMM Memory
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻Redundant PSU as Standard
👍🏻Numerous Backup Software Options
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻Storage Can be Expanded to 36 SATA Drives
👍🏻5yr Warranty
CONS
👎🏻NVMe SSDs Ports not available, unlike desktop alternatives
👎🏻Very Limited Hard Drives Supported (Largely ONLY Synology HAT5300 series)
👎🏻64GB Memory Maximum Seems Low, given other Enterprise Solutions support 128/256GB


LATEST PRICE LIST

SA6400
RS4021xs+5611.96 USD
RS3621xs+
SA3400
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Synology RS3621XS+ 2U 12BAY 2.1 GHZ 8C 8GB DDR4 4X 1GBE 2X 10GBE RPS Amazon UK UK 46.96 OFF (WAS 4271) [LINK]
Synology SA3400 - NAS server - 12 bays - rack-mountable - RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, J Amazon UK UK 370.19 OFF (WAS 5430) [LINK]
Synology 16 bay RackStation RS4021xs+ (Diskless) Amazon UK UK 55.95 OFF (WAS 5427) [LINK]
Synology NAS RS4021xs+ 0/16HDD Rack 3HE Amazon UK UK 155.51 OFF (WAS 5586) [LINK]
Synology SA3400D NAS/storage server Rack (2U) Ethernet LAN D-1541 Amazon UK UK 556.77 OFF (WAS 10266) [LINK]
Synology SA6400 Rack Station, 12-Bay, 12-Core, 32GB RAM Amazon UK UK 656.67 OFF (WAS 11205) [LINK]
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