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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
RS2423+ - -
RS2423RP+ - -
RS822RP+ - -
RS2821RP+ - -
RS3621RPxs - -
RS3621xs+
RS3618xs - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

RS2423+3276.59 GBP2031.22 USD
RS2423RP+2499.99 USD
RS822RP+1383.2 GBP1299.99 USD
RS2821RP+3685.65 GBP3290.99 USD
RS3621RPxs3386.95 GBP3689.98 USD
RS3621xs+4223.95 GBP4530.12 USD
RS3618xs158.96 GBP2799.98 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
RS2423+ AMD Ryzen V1780B 4 8 3.35 Docker/VM 8216 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
RS2423RP+ AMD Ryzen V1780B 4 8 3.35 Docker/VM 8216 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
RS822RP+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC /2 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM
RS2821RP+ AMD Ryzen V1500B 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 ECC /4 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
RS3621RPxs Intel Xeon D-1531 6 12 2.2 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 7483 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
RS3621xs+ Intel Xeon D-1541 8 16 2.1 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 10154 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
RS3618xs Intel Xeon D-1521 4 8 2.4 (MAX:2.7) Docker/VM 5897 ECC /8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
RS2423+ / 0 1080p
RS2423RP+ / 0 1080p
RS822RP+ / 0 1080p
RS2821RP+ / 0 1080p
RS3621RPxs / 0 1080p
RS3621xs+ / 0 2160p
RS3618xs / 0 1080p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
RS2423+ 12 HDD 12Gbit (3 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS2423RP+ 12 HDD 12Gbit (3 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS822RP+ 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 88TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS2821RP+ 16 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 352TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS3621RPxs 12 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS3621xs+ 12 HDD 24Gbit (6 ports combined) 264TB EXT4 BTRFS
RS3618xs 12 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 264TB 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
RS2423+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS2423RP+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS822RP+ folder/barebone face volume/folder
RS2821RP+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS3621RPxs folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS3621xs+ folder/barebone face+object volume/folder
RS3618xs folder/barebone face+object volume/folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
RS2423+ 10Gbit 1x RJ45 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x4 link)
RS2423RP+ 10Gbit 1x RJ45 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x4 link)
RS822RP+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4
RS2821RP+ 1Gbit 1 x Gen3 x4
RS3621RPxs 1Gbit 2 x Gen3 x8
RS3621xs+ 10Gbit 2x RJ-45 10GbE 2 x Gen3 x8
RS3618xs 1Gbit 2 x Gen3 x8

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
RS2423+
RS2423RP+
RS822RP+
RS2821RP+
RS3621RPxs
RS3621xs+
RS3618xs

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
RS2423+ Docker/VM
RS2423RP+ Docker/VM
RS822RP+ Docker/VM
RS2821RP+ Docker/VM
RS3621RPxs Docker/VM
RS3621xs+ Docker/VM
RS3618xs Docker/VM

LATEST VIDEOS RELATED


AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Synology RS2423+ 2023-03
Synology RS2423RP+ 2023-03
Synology RS822RP+ 2022-06
Synology RS2821RP+ 2021-03
Synology RS3621RPxs 2021-01
Synology RS3621xs+ 2021-01
Synology RS3618xs 2020-06

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


8.0
PROS
👍🏻Ryzen Powered Solution
👍🏻Massive Scale Synology System at £3k
👍🏻PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Equipped
👍🏻Great RAID Options (inc SHR)
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻DDR4 ECC Memory up to 32GB (UDIMM, not SODIMM too)
👍🏻Numerous Backup Software Options
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻3yr Warranty and Extendable to 5yrs
CONS
👎🏻1Gbe Ports seem a bit limited now
👎🏻4GB Memory by default seems a bit small
👎🏻Synology Hard Drive Exclusivity is still an Opinion Splitter!
👎🏻NVMe SSDs Ports not available, unlike desktop alternatives and requires a PCIe Upgrade Card

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


8.4
PROS
👍🏻8-Core Xeon Processor
👍🏻Two 10GBe Connections as Standard
👍🏻Two PCIe Gen 3 x8 PCIe Equipped
👍🏻4 Slots that Support DDR4 ECC UDIMM Memory
👍🏻Excellent choice of Apps
👍🏻Redundant PSU as Standard
👍🏻Numerous Backup Software Options
👍🏻Huge Virtualization Support
👍🏻Storage Can be Expanded to 36 SATA Drives
👍🏻5yr Warranty
CONS
👎🏻NVMe SSDs Ports not available, unlike desktop alternatives
👎🏻Very Limited Hard Drives Supported (Largely ONLY Synology HAT5300 series)
👎🏻64GB Memory Maximum Seems Low, given other Enterprise Solutions support 128/256GB


LATEST PRICE LIST

RS2423+3276.59 GBP2031.22 USD
RS2423RP+2499.99 USD
RS822RP+1383.2 GBP1299.99 USD
RS2821RP+3685.65 GBP3290.99 USD
RS3621RPxs3386.95 GBP3689.98 USD
RS3621xs+4223.95 GBP4530.12 USD
RS3618xs158.96 GBP2799.98 USD
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