Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS119J 1-Bay (256MB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS118 1-Bay (1GB RAM) UK POWER ONLY


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DS119J
IBSY-119J
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£82.00 ex.VAT
£98.40 inc.VAT
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DS118
IBSY-118
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£137.00 ex.VAT
£164.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-119J
IBSY-118
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS119J
DS118
Type
1-Bay (256MB RAM)
1-Bay (1GB RAM) UK POWER ONLY
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
13/06/2018
13/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
166x224x71mm
166x71x224mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
256MB
1GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 Dual Core 800MHz
Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
low
Total Drives
1
1
Total Drives (alternate)
1
RAID Levels
N/A

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X RJ45 1GbE
1X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
1X LAN
1X SATA 7-pin Discrete
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
White
Black
Weight (kg)
2kg
2.2kg
Weight (bare)
700g
700g
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS119J


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£82.00
Price inc.VAT:£98.40



7.3

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 6.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Synology DS119J PROS

designMuch like the previous DS115J release, the chassis is plastic in design. Although this is not favoured by everyone, I would say that it does massively reduce noise and does bring the price down considerably. Additionally, it is very modern and sleek.
featuresFor a NAS arriving at such a low price point, there is no denying that it gives alot. Arriving with a slightly slimmed down version of the DiskStation Manager Application software (due to that 256MB of memory). It supports all the standard applications regarding backups, surveillance, DLNA and more. However, it will support them only to a streamlined degree.
performanceAs a 1-Bay NAS server, there is no denying that you are getting ALOT for such a small comparative price tag. In terms of performance, you will most likely see around 80MB-100MB of Read and Write. Plus you will get 1080p DLNA support, Surveillance, 2-3 Backups at once. Not going to blow your socks off, but for low-end users, it will be more than sufficient.
valueThere is no avoiding it, THIS is the lowest priced Synology that you can buy right now with this kind of hardware and for those looking to dip their first toe into the world of NAS or to get a low end network backup, you will struggle to find better!
Synology DS119J CONS

designThere is no avoiding that it looks plastic and only available in white.
featuresThe 256MB of Memory is going to be a real limiting factor for many users and a tough pill to swallow paired with a dual-core ARM CPU at 64bit - it will be tough to get the most from that CPU.
performanceYou will hit a glass ceiling VERY early on in terms of speed and you will most likely outgrow the device before the warranty expires. Luckily you can still use the device as a network backup for your next NAS and you can still return on your investment.
valueIf you are looking for a NAS that will perform for multiple users at once, playback 4K, Support RAID and Multi-drive functionality and more modern network functions - Maybe look at the DS218 or DS218+



General Performance

The DS119J same as the DS118 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 DS118 this box has the Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 Dual Core 800MHz processor. Another key difference between the DS118 is RAM. DS119J arrives with 256MB RAM. It has 256MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The DS119J 256MB RAM compared with DS118 1GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS.

About Usage

With one bay unit you probably will not care about loosing your data. You will simply choose this box to have NAS (network attached storage) capabilities. You can access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. By not having extra bays and RAID, you get cheap and simple NAS solution. 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £55.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS118.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS118


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£137.00
Price inc.VAT:£164.40



8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS118 PROS

featuresFor such a compact and cost effective device, it is possibly one of the best cost v hardware NAS that Synology have ever produced. Supporting many common NAS applications and functionality such as transcoding, 4K Playback, surveillance recording from IP Cameras, Apple Time Machine and more Don't let the size fool you
performancePerforming better and with more efficiency than the older DS116, the DS118 quad core Realtek CPU and DDR memory mean that you have a good balance of power underneath the bonnet. However it is designed more with efficiency than power in mind and therefore you should factor that in when buying,
valueHard to argue with so much ability and output at this price range. You need to overcome the lack of RAID protection and intel CPU, but after that you will not be disappointed. Easily one of the top 10 NAS devices we have seen so far
designUsing the same chassis as the DS116 NAS, the DS118 NAS is a compact, low power use, low noise and discreet size. If you are looking for a NAS you cancelled in a cupboard or draw somewhere, this may well be the perfect NAS for you.
Synology DS118 CONS

featuresThe only downside, despite the high performance, is that this is based on the fact it is an ARM processor and therefore will always pale in comparison to a solid x86 based Intel or AMD CPU. Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceOnce you start looking at tasks that factor higher amounts of rendering, transcoding or much broader multimedia tasks across multiple streams at once, you will start to struggle
valueIf you have used NAS in they past, especially a device released this year) then the DS118 will not exactly blow your socks off. For it's size and price tag, it is an excellent NAS, but more designed with first time NAS users, micro users or those on a tight budget in mind.
designA Single HDD NAS, as many already know, lacks RAID protection. This should certainly be a factor to take into consideration when considering a NAS to store all your data.



General Performance

The DS118 same as the DS119J 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 DS119J this box has the Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor. With its 64bit processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the DS119J is RAM. DS118 arrives with 1GB RAM. Size of 1GB makes DS118 the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. 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. 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 one bay unit you probably will not care about loosing your data. You will simply choose this box to have NAS (network attached storage) capabilities. You can access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. By not having extra bays and RAID, you get cheap and simple NAS solution.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £137.00.


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