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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 -
DS620slim - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423462.88 GBP969.95 USD
DS620slim474.99 GBP454.99 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
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
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
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
DS620slim folder face /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

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

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS423
DS620slim

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

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

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS423 2023-03
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


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423462.88 GBP969.95 USD
DS620slim474.99 GBP454.99 USD
DEAL WATCH - Is It On Offer Right Now?

Synology DS423 4 Bay Desktop NAS: Efficient Data Storage and Backup Amazon UK UK 8.1 OFF (WAS 383) [LINK]
Synology DS423 4 Bay Desktop NAS Including Warranty Extension to 5 Years Amazon UK UK 31.99 OFF (WAS 495) [LINK]
Synology 4-Bay DiskStation DS423+ (Diskless) Amazon usa USA 10.4 OFF (WAS 546) [LINK]
Synology DiskStation DS620slim SAN/NAS Storage System Amazon usa USA 38.57 OFF (WAS 581) [LINK]

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