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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+
DVA3221 - -

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DS423+
DVA32215531 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
DS423+ Intel Celeron J4125 4 4 2 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 2982 NO /2 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DVA3221 Intel Atom C3538 4 4 2.1 Docker/VM 1960 NO /8 GB DDR4

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
DS423+ Intel® UHD Graphics 600 250/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
DVA3221 / 0 720p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
DS423+ 4 HDD 2Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
DVA3221 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 88TB 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/barebone face volume/folder
DVA3221 folder face+object /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
DS423+ 1Gbit 2x NVME gen2 x1 ???
DVA3221 1Gbit

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
DS423+
DVA3221

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
DS423+ Docker/VM
DVA3221 Docker/VM

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology DS423+ 2023-03
Synology DVA3221 2020-10

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


7.8
PROS
👍🏻Synology 4-Bay NAS with a 4-Core Intel Integrated Gfx Processor - Lovely stuff!
👍🏻Runs Everything in the Synology DSM Catalogue (Active Backup, Surveillance Station, VMM, Drive, Collab Suite, etc)
👍🏻Great Plex, Emby and Jellyfin Media Server Performance
👍🏻Supports M.2 NVMe SSD Storage Pools
👍🏻Broad HDD/SSD Compatibility with Synology drives AND Seagate+WD
👍🏻Low Impact chassis, low noise in operation (HDD dependant) and efficient power use
👍🏻Runs exceedingly well on just 2GB of Memory
👍🏻More affordable than the DS923+ and DS723+
👍🏻Long-running DSM Support beyond the Hardware 3yr Warranty
CONS
👎🏻No means to upgrade network connectivity and 1GbE by default
👎🏻Memory maximum cap at 6GB as original 2GB is fixed (non-upgradable)
👎🏻Too similar to the DS920+
👎🏻Non-Expandable
👎🏻2019/2020 Gen Intel CPU

SOFTWARE - 9/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 9/10
PRICE - 6/10
VALUE - 7/10


7.8
PROS
👍🏻Incredible Surveillance Monitoring Options
👍🏻Real-Time AI Camera recording saves hundreds of man-hours
👍🏻Internal GTX1650 Graphics Card means this new system can process up to 6 AI tasks, rather than the 4x in the DVA3219
👍🏻8 Camera Licenses included (worth around £300)
👍🏻BTRFS and SHR Support
👍🏻Upto 32GB DDR4 Memory Support
👍🏻Dual Surveillance Station and DSM Support
👍🏻4 LAN Ports for LAG
👍🏻Can be used for VMs, PLEX and rest of the Synology App Collection
👍🏻Great Surveillance Person/Thing tracking
👍🏻Intelligent Motion Tracking
👍🏻Intelligent Counting and Border Control
👍🏻Additional Deep Video Analysis Options
CONS
👎🏻Graphics Card features HDMI/DVI Ports on the card, but they are not available on the DVA3221
👎🏻Quite expensive for a 4-Bay NAS
👎🏻No Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) support
👎🏻The CPU is a little disappointing
👎🏻Arguably only a marginal increase on the DVA3219


LATEST PRICE LIST

DS423+
DVA32215531 USD
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