The entry-level NAS from Synology are not only popular with private users - SMEs also appreciate the ease of use and performance of the Synology DiskStation+ series. We present the most important devices and show the differences.
NAS stands for "Network Attached Storage", i.e. network-attached storage. Even in the cloud age, these local network storage devices are indispensable for small businesses. Often a simple, inexpensive device that can be quickly put into operation even by less experienced users is enough. The clear user interface "Synology DiskStation Manager" (DSM) enables easy configuration of backup and file sharing.
The most affordable model in the Plus series offers bays for two hard drives and enables secure storage of your data by mirroring through RAID-1 configuration. The dual-core processor is fast enough to perform regular backups and share files on the network. The power consumption of this NAS is comparatively moderate.
The DS720+ has a quad-core processor, enabling faster data access. The NAS can be upgraded with SSDs via two M.2 slots and expanded with five additional HDDs via an Expansion Unit. This is Synology's most powerful 2-bay NAS and offers a comprehensive feature set for demanding users.
With four or more drive bays, you have extended options for configuring the hard disk array. More about this in this article:
The 4-bay entry-level model has the same processor as the DS220+ and, in addition to the number of HDD slots, differs in that SSDs can also be installed via two M.2 slots.
Our most popular NAS has decent processing power and, with four bays, enough space for storage. In addition to RAM and SSD upgrade, the main storage can be expanded by five additional hard drives through the Expansion Unit. So your business is prepared for further data growth. With 4 GB, more RAM is installed than in the above-mentioned devices.
Here is the product comparison of DS220+, DS720+, DS420+ and DS920+.
Larger storage arrays can be created with the following models, each of which allows two expansion units to be connected.
The storage can thus be expanded by up to ten hard disks.
The processors each have four cores and the memory can be expanded up to 32 GB, depending on the model.
Here is the complete comparison overview of these models.
A RAM bar with 4 GB memory to upgrade DS920+, DS720+, DS420+ and DS220+:
Integrated with the Synology operating system are their own hard drives:
Of course, hard drives from WD, Seagate or Toshiba will also fit. Here you can find all NAS hard drives.
You can also buy Synology NAS in various configurations with hard drives already installed and DSM operating system installed. Here you can find all Synology hardbundles.
To increase the write speed of your NAS, you can either replace your hard disk drives (HDDs) with SSDs or use the extra M.2-2280 slots and increase the cache.
All about it in this report:
Synology offers its own SSDs designed specifically for Synology NAS:
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