Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS1019+ (16GB) 5-Bay, 2x 1GbE, NVMe (16GB non-Synology RAM) AND Synology NAS Expansion DX517 5-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models (x17 and newer)


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DS1019+ (16GB)
IBSY-1019P16
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£661.00 ex.VAT
£793.20 inc.VAT
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DX517
IBSY-DX517
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£404.00 ex.VAT
£484.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-1019P16
IBSY-DX517
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
NAS Expansion
Model
DS1019+ (16GB)
DX517
Type
5-Bay, 2x 1GbE, NVMe (16GB non-Synology RAM)
5-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models (x17 and newer)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
09/10/2018
20/03/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
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157x248x233mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2153
Total Drives
5
5
Total Drives (alternate)
5
5
RAID
0:1:5:6:
None

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 NVMe
5X SATA 3.5
2X USB3 type A (host)
1X eSATA (host)
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
4kg
8kg
Weight (bare)
2.54kg
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Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS1019+ (16GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£661.00
Price inc.VAT:£793.20





General Performance

The DS1019+ (16GB) same as the DX517 is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the DX517 this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor.

About Connections

There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. There is one eSATA port on DS1019+ (16GB) giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With 5 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £661.00.
Synology NAS Expansion

DX517


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Our Review: 3/5
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Price ex.VAT:£404.00
Price inc.VAT:£484.80



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 3.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 4.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 6.00
Synology DX517 PROS

designUsing the same chassis design that has been found in the previous NAS units and and expansion (the DX513) this new 2017 Synology unit is identical in design to it's predecessor.
featuresLacking a discernible CPU and Memory, this device does not provide any other features than adding storage - it does not feature or function independently of a connected Synology DS1517+ or DS1817+ NAS.
performanceOnce again, as this is a brainless storage box, it only performs as well as the NAS it is connected to.
valueIf you want the option to expand your NAS storage, this serves as an excellent, if slightly large solution. Let's hope a DX217 NAS expansion is released by Synology in the near future.
Synology DX517 CONS

designIt may well look the same as a NAS, sound the same as a NAS and be the same scale as a NAS - but this is NOT A NAS! This expansion is designed for those that want to expand their existing storage. However you will need more space (physical) as well as it needing it's own power supply.
featuresIf you want this to improve your storage in ANY way other than more Gigabytes and Terabytes, you will be disappointed as it does not provide any performance improvements what-so-ever.
performanceIt will only function as an added storage volume or expanded RAID if you connect to a compatible device. So you cannot just use this device with any unit before 2017.
valueHard to justify the cost from the outset. If you plan on going big immediately, you would be better off going for an 8-Bay or larger



General Performance

The DX517 same as the DS1019+ (16GB) is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. The DX517 RAM compared with DS1019+ (16GB) 16GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one eSATA port on DX517 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your DX517 box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £257.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS1019+ (16GB).


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