Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS119J 1-Bay (256MB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS120J 1-Bay (512MB RAM)


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DS119J
IBSY-119J
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£84.00 ex.VAT
£100.80 inc.VAT
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DS120J
IBSY-120J
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£82.00 ex.VAT
£98.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-119J
IBSY-120J
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS119J
DS120J
Type
1-Bay (256MB RAM)
1-Bay (512MB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
13/06/2018
02/09/2019

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
166x224x71mm
166x224x71mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
256MB
512MB DDR3L
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 Dual Core 800MHz
Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 Dual Core 800MHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
low
Total Drives
1
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X RJ45 1GbE
1X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
1X RJ45 1GbE
1X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 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
White
Weight (kg)
2kg
1.5kg
Weight (bare)
700g
700g
Watts
10.04W
9.81W
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS119J


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£84.00
Price inc.VAT:£100.80



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 DS120J 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. Same as the DS120J this box has the Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 Dual Core 800MHz processor. Another key difference between the DS120J is RAM. DS119J arrives with 256MB RAM. It has 256MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks.

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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £84.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS120J


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Price ex.VAT:£82.00
Price inc.VAT:£98.40





General Performance

The DS120J 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. Same as the DS119J this box has the Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 Dual Core 800MHz processor. Another key difference between the DS119J is RAM. DS120J arrives with 512MB DDR3L RAM. It has 512MB DDR3L RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks.

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 £2.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS119J.


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