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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 -
DVA1622
DS620slim - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423421.37 GBP369.99 USD
DVA1622830 GBP643.11 USD
DS620slim486.34 GBP517.82 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
DVA1622 Intel Celeron J4125 4 4 2 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 2982 NO /6 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
DS423 Mali-G51 GPU / H.264, H.265 60 2160
DVA1622 Intel® UHD Graphics 600 250/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
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
DS423 4 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DVA1622 2 HDD 1Gbit (1 ports combined) 44TB 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
DS423 folder face /folder
DVA1622 folder face+object /folder
DS620slim folder face /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS423 1Gbit
DVA1622 1Gbit
DS620slim 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS423
DVA1622 yes
DS620slim

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS423 Docker
DVA1622 Docker/VM yes
DS620slim Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS423 2023-03
Synology DVA1622 2022-05
Synology DS620slim 2020-06

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RELATED REVIEWS

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)


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423421.37 GBP369.99 USD
DVA1622830 GBP643.11 USD
DS620slim486.34 GBP517.82 USD
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