Compare Synology Slim DiskStation NAS DS419slim 4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS418j 4-Bay (1GB RAM)


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DS419slim
IBSY-419SLIM
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£296.00 ex.VAT
£355.20 inc.VAT
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DS418j
IBSY-418J
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£246.00 ex.VAT
£295.20 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-419SLIM
IBSY-418J
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
Slim DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS419slim
DS418j
Type
4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM)
4-Bay (1GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
23/05/2019
10/06/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
120x105x142mm
168x184x230mm
Platter size
2.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
1GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz
Realtek RTD1293 dual-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)
1X 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
2.21kg
Reviews
Synology Slim DiskStation NAS

DS419slim


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Price ex.VAT:£296.00
Price inc.VAT:£355.20





General Performance

The DS419slim same as the DS418j 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 DS418j this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS418j 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 DS418j 1GB 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 £296.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418j


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£246.00
Price inc.VAT:£295.20



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 6.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS418j PROS

designThough Synology have decided to use the older, rather retro looking Chassis that has been the model of choice for 4-bay cost-effective cases. However the contents of the DS418J are VASTLY improved!
featuresThanks to much better hardware inside the Synology DS418j NAS, the applications and software that the DS418 J can use fully is much, much better. Supporting 1080p, SHR, media streaming.
performanceThanks to the inclusion of that 64bit dual core ARM based chip that is hugely better than the DS416J offering, performance is greatly improved and this is further enhanced by the inclusion of 1GB of DDR4 memory - twice that of the DS416J. plus it is a higher frequency DDR4 at 2133Mhz than the 1800Mhz od DDR3.
valueEasily one of the most game-changing 4-Bay NAS from Synology in 2017 and 2018 - A big improvement over the DS416J
Synology DS418j CONS

designIt's a real shame that Synology are sticking with this case - it is hideous and with a poor method for HDD installation.
featuresStill not ideal for a large-scale multi-user environment. Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceI still think they should have installed an Intel Atom CPU - it would have increased power consumption, but feel it would have still kept the hardware and internal spec costs at the same level.
valueDespite all the innovation, it is still a relatively weak when compared with the DS918+



General Performance

The DS418j 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 RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS419slim is RAM. DS418j arrives with 1GB RAM. Size of 1GB makes DS418j 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 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 £50.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS419slim.


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