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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
DS2422+ - -
DS1821+ - -
DS1621+ - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS2422+1879.99 GBP1799.99 USD
DS1821+949.97 GBP1031.77 USD
DS1621+889.99 GBP955.95 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS2422+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC /4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM
DS1821+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC /4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM
DS1621+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC /4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
DS2422+ / 0 1080p
DS1821+ / 0 1080p
DS1621+ / 0 1080p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS2422+ 12 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS1821+ 8 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 176TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS1621+ 6 HDD 4Gbit (4 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
DS2422+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
DS1821+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
DS1621+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS2422+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4
DS1821+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4 2x NVME Gen3 x2
DS1621+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4 2x NVME Gen3 x2

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS2422+
DS1821+
DS1621+

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS2422+ Docker/VM
DS1821+ Docker/VM
DS1621+ Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS2422+ 2021-10
Synology DS1821+ 2020-11
Synology DS1621+ 2020-09

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


7.8
PROS
👍🏻Desktop Ryzen Powered Solution
👍🏻Dual NVMe M.2 cache
👍🏻PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Equipped
👍🏻Great RAID Options (inc SHR)
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻DDR4 ECC Memory up to 32GB
👍🏻Numerous Backup Software Options
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻3yr Warranty and Extendable to 5yrs
CONS
👎🏻1Gbe Ports seem a bit limited now
👎🏻Shame it does not support 1/2 x DX1215
👎🏻NVMe SSDs cannot be used for RAW storage

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


8.0
PROS
👍🏻Desktop Ryzen Powered Solution
👍🏻Dual NVMe M.2 cache
👍🏻PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Equipped
👍🏻Great RAID Options (inc SHR)
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻DDR4 ECC Memory up to 32GB
👍🏻Numerous Backup Software Options
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻3yr Warranty and Extendable to 5yrs
CONS
👎🏻1Gbe Ports seem a bit limited now
👎🏻Shame it does not support 1/2 x DX1215
👎🏻NVMe SSDs cannot be used for RAW storage

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


8.4
PROS
👍🏻HUGE Storage Potential
👍🏻Prioritizes Storage, whilst still providing a good CPU+Memory Server combo
👍🏻Full access to the complete DSM Software Packages & Services
👍🏻Lots of upgrade options
👍🏻ECC Memory at this storage scale is appreciated, and 3200Mhz rated
👍🏻Excellent ventilation throughout
👍🏻PCIe slot is Gen 3×8, so plenty of bandwidth to play with
👍🏻Surprisingly compact for 12 Bays of storage
CONS
👎🏻1GbE is feeling rather outdated in 2022 and for those futureproofing, seems shortsighted
👎🏻Ambiguity in how the system operates and support when using 3rd party media
👎🏻Living in the shadow a bit of the enterprise DS3622xs+ NAS


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS2422+1879.99 GBP1799.99 USD
DS1821+949.97 GBP1031.77 USD
DS1621+889.99 GBP955.95 USD
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