Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS820+ 4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS418play 4-Bay (2GB RAM)


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RS820+
IBSY-R820P
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£770.00 ex.VAT
£924.00 inc.VAT
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DS418play
IBSY-418PLAY
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£379.00 ex.VAT
£454.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R820P
IBSY-418PLAY
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
RackStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
RS820+
DS418play
Type
4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe
4-Bay (2GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
29/08/2019
11/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
480x493x44mm
166x199x223mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB DDR4
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz
Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2455
1313
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
4
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Rack size
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA (host)
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v3 x8
4X SATA 3.5
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
12kg
4kg
Weight (bare)
6.4kg
2.23kg
Watts
150W
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

RS820+


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Price ex.VAT:£770.00
Price inc.VAT:£924.00





General Performance

The RS820+ 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. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the DS418play this box has the Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz processor. With its ATOM processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 720P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the DS418play is RAM. RS820+ arrives with 2GB DDR4 RAM. The RS820+ 2GB DDR4 RAM compared with DS418play 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level 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. There is one eSATA port on RS820+ giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £770.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418play


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£379.00
Price inc.VAT:£454.80



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 RS820+ 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 RS820+ this box has the Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the RS820+ 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. Despite RS820+ has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £391.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit RS820+.


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