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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 -
DS223 -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423482.99 GBP557.99 USD
DS223257.59 GBP249.99 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
DS223 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
DS423 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DS223 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS423 4 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DS223 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB 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
DS223 folder face /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS423 1Gbit
DS223 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS423
DS223

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS423 Docker
DS223 Docker

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS423 2023-03
Synology DS223 2023-01

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RELATED REVIEWS

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)


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423482.99 GBP557.99 USD
DS223257.59 GBP249.99 USD
DEAL WATCH - Is It On Offer Right Now?

Synology 2-Bay DiskStation DS223j NAS #Prime Amazon usa USA $154.99 [LINK]
Synology Disk Station DS223 Amazon EU €275 [LINK]
Synology DS423 4 Bay Desktop NAS: Efficient Data Storage and Backup Amazon UK UK 7.43 OFF (WAS 373) [LINK]
Synology DS423+ 4 Bay Desktop NAS Storage Server Amazon UK UK 14.98 OFF (WAS 500) [LINK]
Synology DS223 8TB 2 Bay Desktop NAS Solution installed with 2 x 4TB Seagate Iro Amazon UK UK 32.73 OFF (WAS 545) [LINK]
Synology DS223 Diskstation NAS (Realtek RTD1619B Quad-Core 2GB Ram 1xRJ-45 1GbE Amazon usa USA 19.67 OFF (WAS 383) [LINK]
Synology 4-Bay DiskStation DS423+ (Diskless) Amazon usa USA 21.54 OFF (WAS 536) [LINK]
Synology 4-Bay DS423+ Diskstation Amazon usa USA 4.94 OFF (WAS 557) [LINK]

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