Compare Synology Slim DiskStation NAS DS419slim 4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS418play 4-Bay (2GB RAM)


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DS419slim
IBSY-419SLIM
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£296.00 ex.VAT
£355.20 inc.VAT
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DS418play
IBSY-418PLAY
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£386.00 ex.VAT
£463.20 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-419SLIM
IBSY-418PLAY
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
Slim DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS419slim
DS418play
Type
4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM)
4-Bay (2GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
23/05/2019
11/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
120x105x142mm
166x199x223mm
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
Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
1313
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
2.23kg
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 DS418play 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 DS418play this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS418play 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 DS418play 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 Synology is £90.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS418play.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418play


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£386.00
Price inc.VAT:£463.20



7.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS418play PROS

designUnlike the DS218PLAY, the new 4-bay DS418PLAY features a brand new external chassis, dual LAN ports for improved data transmission in the box and lockable HDD Trays - the DS418PLAY is a vastly better built unit that then DS416PLAY.
featuresLike the other 2018 PLAY series NAS, this device is a big jump in applications and ability over the old DS416PLAY. Additionally though it arrives with better multimedia and bussiness application support. With everything from 4K to BTRFS included - these are typically top-tier functions that are now available in this slightly lower price NAS.
performanceDefinitely performing better than it's predecessor, the DS418PLAY arrives with a solid J Series Intel CPU and 2GB of Memory. A much bigger jump than the DS416PLAY - Twice the power really.
valueNow that media is getting bigger (both in size and resolution) it is becoming more and more common for people to buy 4-Bay NAS servers for their space and RAID security. This is certainly a solid choice for those looking for a strong, reliable multimedia NAS for 1080p and 4K
Synology DS418play CONS

designStill lacking both an SD Card reader or an HDMI port. Come on Synology, give us what we want!
featuresHardware transcoding engine would take the strain off the CPU
performanceSeems odd that they didn't go for a Quad Core, as the non-PLAY and non-Plus NAS all seem to feature a quad core CPU (ARM based though)
valueThe quad-core CPU could have been useful for those who want to push their NAS to the limits.



General Performance

The DS418play 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 Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS419slim is RAM. DS418play arrives with 2GB RAM. Size of 2GB makes DS418play 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. 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 £386.00.


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