In today's video, I want to review the new Synology DS224+. Synology's new full-featured 2-bay entry-level NAS packs good performance in a small package, making this a serious contender for your home media needs. With Intel's Quick Sync-supported CPU, this device makes easy work of transcoding video. I will cover the setup and configuration of the NAS and do some quick testing to verify the performance.
All of that made it the perfect option for new homelabbers and small business owners alike. And now, Synology is making the experience even better. The company today is back with the new DS224+ NAS, a refreshed version of that oh-so popular DS220+. I’ve been using one for the past few weeks, and have come to one conclusion – it takes everything that I loved about the previous model and brings it forward in time.
“We definitely plan to purchase more of these, because we do a lot of Synology Surveillance Station solutions for clients”
Editing 4k videos using the Synology NAS, it's blazing fast and stores all of my videos safely and securely on the DS923+. I highly recommend the Synology NAS if like me, you're a video content creator or video editor, it's a must.
Both home users and office workers consider the Synology brand to be the best in the NAS category. Synology proves its bona fides once again with this stellar win for IT Managers.
The perennial top network-attached-storage device brand with our readers earns kudos for use at home in general—and now specifically for working at home. Synology's storage and access is second to none.
It's not often we see a streak of wins for 12 years straight, as Asus achieves for home routers, above. But Synology manages to do as well in our Readers' Choice awards. Since 2012, the brand has been the pinnacle of what PCMag readers appreciate in a network attached storage device maker. We wouldn't claim that NAS devices are generally well known, but anyone seeking one should become familiar with Synology.
It's not an exaggeration to let you know that the Synology DS923+ NAS has completely changed the way how I interact with my digital life, privacy, data ownership, work, photos and so many other things.
Can you backup the NAS offsite? - 100% - you can do a NAS-to-NAS backup. So you take your nas and it gets backed up to your NAS located in your office or your parent's house. In fact, you can set up the NAS for your parents/ brothers/ sisters and you become each other's backup.
For our development and test system, we used a Synology DiskStation DS923+. The DS923+ offered us a nice combination of a good price ($599 at Amazon, without disks) and plenty of power for the job, with a dual-core AMD Ryzen R1600 CPU and 4GB of RAM installed (while supporting a maximum of 32GB). It has four drive bays, which can be limiting, but it's expandable up to nine.
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