The Synology DS1823xs+ NAS – A New and Long Demanded NAS in the Works!
Every now and then, I hear the odd leak or snippet of product information referenced online about a new NAS product that is coming soon. That shouldn’t be a huge surprise, the network-attached storage industry is no different than any other area of the tech industry – it has its fair share of new releases, embargoed items that are up & coming and reimaginings of existing products. However, when I found out that there is a new Synology 8-Bay system in the works that will be in the XS series, I had to really take some time to check the source/legitimacy of the information. You see, the news of a potential Synology DS1823xs+ 8-Bay Diskstation NAS arriving on the scene is genuinely one of the most requested things that followers of the brand have asked for in almost an entire decade. Although information (at the time of writing) is incredibly thin on this device, I can confirm that it IS a real thing and (going by that model ID) something coming relatively soon. I say ‘relatively soon’ because in recent weeks I have been hearing quite a few bits of information on the planned DSx23 and RSx23 range of devices from Synology, all slated for a Q4 2022 / Q1 2023 release. So, whether this new 8-Bay system will arrive in Q4 or Q1 is yet to be seen. Let’s discuss this new Synology NAS for the 2023 series and what we can expect.
What Do We Know About the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS?
The simple truth is that ‘very little’ is known about the DS1823xs+ that can be confirmed here. The system definitely exists, in so far as I found out about it, from a Synology source, but details on the specifications are unfortunately not available yet. Synology has really been holding out on Diskstation (Desktop) releases in their portfolio for 2022/2023, and things seem to be shaping up for a flurry of new releases to arrive towards the end of the year. In the last month, we have learned more and more about these releases (the full Synology 2023 Hardware Updates Page can be found here), so it shouldn’t;t be too long before we start to see information drop on this new 8-Bay system. We will update information as it arrives from double-checked sources, as it arrived!
Predictions for the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS Hardware
Now, we CAN make some quite well informed estimations and guesses about the hardware that is likely to arrive in the Synology DS1821xs+. Although this would only be the 2nd 8-Bay Diskstation NAS from Synology to arrive with 10GbE, as it is arriving in the prestigious/high-tier ‘XS’ series, that means that the CPU it is going to arrive with will likely be comparable to the 4-Core Xeon in the DS1621xs+ OR (or likely) to that of the 6-Core CPU of the DS3622xs+. The system will almost certainly arrive with 8-16GB of DDR4 ECC 3200Mhz Memory, at least 1x 10GbE port (Possibly 2x, much as the DS3622xs+ does), two 1GbE ports, a PCIe 3×8 Upgrade slot, 2x M.2 NVMe SSD Bays for caching and expandability with 2x DX517 JBOD expansion chassis. Because Synology always tends to have its portfolio spread out in well-spaced tiers of hardware/size/scalability, it makes sense that this system doesn’t tread on the toes of the DS3622xs+ too much, but needs to also be a reasonable jump up from the DS1821+ and DS1621xs+ in terms of architecture to ensure that it makes sense in their line up. Remember, the specs below are predictions that I have made that are based on other Diskstation XS/XS+ series devices released in the last 18 months:
- The Intel Xeon D-1531, 6-core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz CPU (Possibly the Intel Xeon D-1527, but much less likely)
- 8-16GB of SODIMM ECC DD4 Memory that can be upgraded to at least 32GB
- 2x M.2 NVMe SSD Bays for Caching
- 1/2x 10GbE (10GBASE-T) Network Ports and 2x 1GbE (and/or 1x Management LAN Port)
- 2x eSATA Expansion Port for 2x DX517 5-Bay Expansions
- 1x PCIe Upgrade Slot (Likely PCIe Gen 3 x8)
- Internal 250W PSU
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
- 5yr Warranty
Almost certainly this will be a system that prioritizes Synology’s own HDDs and SSDs in their compatibility and full support in DSM, but also much like the other releases in 2022 that have maintained this compatibility standard, I think this will be a hard rule either. Synology users (old and new) have often requested an 8-Bay, 10GbE equipped and x86 64bit powered system and the DS1823xs+ has the potential to be one of the most popular SMB/Prosumer/Power-User NAS devices that the system has ever released.
When Do We Think the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS Will Be Released?
Unfortunately, it is simply too early to say when the Synology DS1823xs+ NAS will be released. I have frequently heard that a series of new Diskstation devices will be arriving from Synology in the next few months (predominantly Q4 of 2022 and Q1 of 2023), but aside from that and the fact this model ID of x23 means a release window of 2022/2023, all we have is speculation. I DO think this system will release AFTER the likes of the DS923+, DS223 and the Value series devices, as this scale of device tends to arrive in the Jan/Feb period of the year (see the DS3622xs+ and many other XS or High Capacity devices), but even that is largely just guesswork. I think it will be a while before we see the DS1823xs+ finally land, but when it does, it is really going to make a splash!
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