Compare Synology Slim DiskStation NAS DS419slim 4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS418 4-Bay (2GB RAM)


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DS419slim
IBSY-419SLIM
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£293.00 ex.VAT
£351.60 inc.VAT
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DS418
IBSY-418
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£270.00 ex.VAT
£324.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-419SLIM
IBSY-418
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
Slim DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS419slim
DS418
Type
4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM)
4-Bay (2GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
23/05/2019
08/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
120x105x142mm
165x203x233mm
Platter size
2.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz
Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
low
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
RAID
0:1:5:6
0:1:5:6:

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X LAN
4X SATA 2.5
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.05kg
4kg
Weight (bare)
660g
2.28kg
Reviews
Synology Slim DiskStation NAS

DS419slim


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Price ex.VAT:£293.00
Price inc.VAT:£351.60





General Performance

The DS419slim same as the DS418 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 DS418 this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS418 is RAM. DS419slim arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The DS419slim 512MB RAM compared with DS418 2GB is clearly weaker.

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. 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 4 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £293.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£270.00
Price inc.VAT:£324.00



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS418 PROS

designUsing a new Chassis, dual LAN ports and improved internal hardware - the DS418 NAS is certainly a NAS that will surprise users used to the lacklustre hardware available in the DS416 and DS414 NAS
featuresFeaturing such software application and support as 4K, 1080p, apple time machine, and almost every application from DSM 6.2 - This standard class NAS arrives with an excellent feature select.
performancePerforming well on many, many smaller file level transfers, the DS418 is a device that will provide a solid hardware and software position for you and your home or business
valueAt just £330, this si a great amount of hardware and software ability at this price mark. Definitely one to consider for surveillance and file level business needs
Synology DS418 CONS

designStill in a lower tier to the DS918+ or DS418PLAY - If you need raw, immediate power, maybe give this a miss
features Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceApplications that are heavy in graphic generation or visual editing will struggle a little on the DS418
valueIf your needs are more than 50% related to multimedia, Plex, DLNA and more will maybe need to skip this and go for the DS218+



General Performance

The DS418 same as the DS419slim 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 DS419slim this box has the Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS419slim is RAM. DS418 arrives with 2GB RAM. Size of 2GB makes DS418 the best regards to RAM capacity.

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. 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 4 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £23.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS419slim.


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