Both of them are great NAS brands – the top in the NAS category . This question is like which is better- iOS or android. Typically QNAP offers more hardware choices and hardware tweaking options. Synology on the other hand has more stable and easier software UI. The one you should go for , greatly depends on the actual requirement you have.
What is Synology DSM
DSM (Diskstation manager) is the name Synology has given to its operating system. Each NAS is like a little PC with its own CPU, RAM and OS.
What is Synology Active Backup
Synology Active backup for business is a backup application that allows you to backup your servers, virtual machines and desktops. It allows you to restore on a file level or bare metal recovery
Synolgy Why Should I upgrade RAM
If you have RAM intensive processing running on your NAS, it helps to upgrade. Look at your system status and see the RAM usage. If its peaking, a RAM upgrade will help. If the current memory usage is above 90% for example, you can improve performance by adding RAM. If you run VM or Docker, then you would definitely need more RAM
Synolgy Why should I have multiple volumes
Typically you would want a single large volume with multiple folders inside. However in some cases you may want to make multiple volumes like when you mix media ( SSD fast volume and HDD slow volume), or you want different raid levels ( RAID 6 volumes for important data, RAID 5 volume for second backup) or if the upper size limit of the volume is reached and you can’t expand it any further.
How does Synology SHR work
Synology SHR allows you to mix different sized drives without wasting space. SHR1 is equivalent of RAID 5 and SHR2 is equivalent of RAID6. At the most basic – it creates multiple partitions on the drives each equal to the lowest size drive and then applying a RAID treating each partition as an individual drive.
synology how many drives can fit
Depending on the unit there can be 2 to 24 drives. Look at your model specification sheet to see the number of 2.5”/3.5” SATA bays. Some models can be expanded too
synology how many virtual machines can be run
Virtual Machines can only be run on models support VMM. Number of Vms that you can run depend on the VM workload , typically Number of CPU threads, and the memory requirement are 2 important variables to keep in mind while calculating the max number of Vms your machine can support. There is no single formula to calculate but the Free CPU power and Ram, Divided by the CPU power and ram of each VM gives you a fair idea
synology how many users can be accomodated
DSM allows 2048 to 16,000 users depending on the model to be created. However the actual number of concurrent users who can work comfortably depends on the hardware. For example 220j allows 2048 user accounts, but not more than 6 users can connect without a performance degrade
how many volumes on synology can be setup
Synology allows 64-256 volumes ( varies by models) to be setup but you would typically be setting up 1 or 2 volumes and multiple folders inside, say an SSD volume and an HDD volume. Most of the time you are looking at minimizing the number of volumes you create.
which synology nas for plex
Plus series ( DS-220+, 720+ and 920+) works well for Plex. This series does the Hardware transcoding too. Refer to Plex NAS compatibility List for more information
How to buy synology surveillance station license
Licenses are issued as paper licenses with a serial key. Use the serial key to register the license on Surveillance station. We sell surveillance station license also online.
how Does synology NAS work
All the Major NAS work the same way. At the very basic – you connect them to a network, define basic permissions and settings and then anyone on your network ( or outside the network if you configured cloud) can access it on PCs and mobile devices. Contact us if you want to see a demo
synology how often data scrubbing is performed
Data Scrubbing takes place according to the schedule you set
how many camera licenses are free with Synology
With Synology 2 Camera Licenses are free. Others can be bought in a pack of 1, 4 or 8
who makes synology hard drives
Synology Hard drives are manufactured by Toshiba, they are Toshiba MG enterprise drives. However they have a specific firmware which enable a deeper integration with Synology DSM
synology where is dsm installed
DSM is installed on the hard drives/ssd. First time you power on the unit ( or power on an existing unit without Hard drives), it prompts you to install the DSM. On the higher units, there might be DOM (Disk on Module) but you need the DSM on hard drive/SSD to boot the unit
synology what is data scrubbing
Data you store on the hard drives is subject to silent corruption ( called Bit rot). With Data Scrubbing, your data is checked periodically to ensure that there is no bit rot and data is accurate. If an inaccuracy is found, Synology DSM will attempt to repair the data using the redundant copy. So with Data Scrubbing the chances of your data Silently getting corrupt is minimized.
synology how to replace failing drive
Drives are hot swappable which means you don’t have shut down the unit. If you are on RAID 5 or SHR1, then you only have 1 HDD failure tolerance, and its advisable to not use the NAS while the RAID is being rebuilt. Replacing hard drive is as easy as pulling the bay housing the failing/failed drive, and replacing with a new drive.
which synology nas should i buy
If you are an End user and on a budget go with j series – 220j or 420j. If you are power user go with Plus series ( DS-220+, DS-720+ or DS-920+). If you are a business user, contact us and we will suggest a model that suits your need depending on the number of users and features you need
I have been looking where to buy Synology and found you. Are you a distributor of Synology
DataCare LLC is a Subdistributor and Service partner of Synology for UAE. In the last 10 years, we have become the largest Synology partner and SI providing storage solutions for UAE. You can check our credentials and partnership status on Synology website.
DataCare a Synology Distributor for UAE ?
We are a Sub-Distributor and Service partner for UAE. Please check on Synology Website for authentic partnership status , off late there have been many shady businesses "Claiming" to be the distributors of Synology just to rank in the search engines.
Synology Largest Subdistributor and Service partner in UAE
DataCare LLC is the largest Synology subdistributor since 2008 and we are also the service partner since 2020. We have expertise in designing and commissioning Synology solutions. We integrate drives from Synology, WD, Seagate and Toshiba into Synology solutions. Every Synology device you buy from us with hard drives will be pre-configured by us for free. We also offer extended warranty for new Synology devices, extended warranty for existing Synology devices, and next-business-day replacement of Synology for an additional charge.
We also repair and sell Synology spare parts, as we are a Synology service partner. Our technicians are trained by Synology and we also organise workshops and technical trainings for Synology.
Stock availability of Synology Synology DiskStation DS2422+
We have a large inventory (probably one of the largest in the Middle East) of Synology as we are a sub-distributor. If the stock is not available, we can give you a firm delivery date.
Price Matching and Lowest Bulk Price for Synology Synology DiskStation DS2422+
The price listed on the website is the retail price intended for end users, but If you are an end user looking for a better price you can either email us or use the "Match My Price" service. Resellers can request for a special reseller price.
Free Shipping for Synology Synology DiskStation DS2422+ in UAE
We Ship Synology Synology DiskStation DS2422+ to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Rest of the UAE free of cost. We have Export freight rates for this product also to Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. For African countries, our organized carriers tend to be expensive and we ask that you arrange shipping yourself. VAT Exceptions for export orders from the UAE are available if shipped from Jebel Ali or if your carrier issues proper export documentation
Plus Series 12-bay NAS for Offices and IT Pros
Diskless 0 TB
Supports RAID SHR, 0,1,5,6,10
Synology DiskStation DS2422+
Flexible large-scale storage for small and medium-sized businesses.
Built for high-performance mass storage
The 12-bay Synology DiskStation DS2422+ is a capable choice for small and medium businesses with large storage, file sharing, and data protection requirements in a multi-user environment. It comes with powerful storage management, file syncing, surveillance, and backup software, and is suitable for editing high-quality video and as VM storage.
Comfortably run demanding applications and processes with multiple users on the DS2422+ while still enjoying a smooth and fast experience. See the improvements that help make your business productive.
4K Random IOPS
*compared to predecessor DS2419+
Rise to the challenge
Prepare your DS2422+ for heavy workloads or upgrade flexibly as your business continues to grow. Use add-in cards to add bandwidth, fast SSD cache, or both.
Handle heavier input/output and serve more users with dual-port Synology 10 or 25GbE network interface cards.
Boost storage performance
Accelerate HDD arrays with an M.2 NVMe SSD adapter card and SNV3000 series SSDs, or install SAT5200 SATA SSDs in drive bays to increase performance with SSD cache.
Do both with one card
Add both 10GbE connectivity and M.2 NVMe SSD slots for SSD cache with a single combination NIC and adapter card.
Out-of-the-box data protection
Protect your data with professional backup software for your Synology NAS, other devices, and applications.
Active Backup Suite
Securely back up Windows clients and servers, Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace accounts, file servers, and VMware® and Hyper-V® virtual machines with the Active Backup Suite. Leverage built-in deduplication technology to reduce backup sizes and multi-versioning to allow flexible restoration.
Implement a 3-2-1 backup strategy
Combine local and remote backup strategies to achieve fully redundant protection of your IT infrastructure using Synology and third-party solutions
Back up files, iSCSI LUNs, installed applications, and system configurations to destinations including Synology C2 Storage, public cloud platforms, USB devices, file servers, local folders, or other Synology NAS. Set and forget backup tasks with regular schedules, enhance security with fine-grained user permissions and encryption, keep backup sizes small with built-in deduplication,4 and restore data flexibly with multi-versioning.
Snapshot Replication enables flexible point-in-time snapshots of shared folders and virtual machines with an RPO as low as 5 minutes and recovery within seconds.
Ready for remote work
Empower your workforce to collaborate, share files, and communicate from anywhere.
Synology Drive : Access and collaborate on team documents via web portal, desktop clients, and mobile apps with powerful cross-site sync and file management.
Synology Office : Collaborate in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and slides for greater synergy and productivity.
Synology Chat : Instantly message colleagues and organize conversations to achieve clear and cohesive communication.
Certified virtual machine storage
DSM streamlines provisioning for and management of virtual machines with full certification for VMware® vSphere, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer, and OpenStack virtualization environments.
Synology Storage Console for VMware® or Windows platforms lets you manage storage directly from your hypervisor. VMware® VAAI integration and Windows ODX help offload storage operations and speed up data transfer, and a Kubernetes CSI driver lets you provision and manage volumes directly from the K8s CLI.
Works best with Synology drives
Enjoy top quality performance for any intensive workload with drives specifically designed for Synology NAS.
3.5" HDD HAT5300
2.5" SSD SAT5200
MM.2 SSD SNV3400/3500
Get more with DiskStation Manager
Take advantage of a whole host of native productivity, management, and security solutions available on the web-based Synology DSM operating system.
Powered by Synology DSM
Keep your business safe from data loss and minimize service downtime.
Manage user accounts and devices throughout your business with powerful directory services.
Shield your Synology NAS from the most sophisticated threats with industry-leading security solutions.
Manage, sync, and share files from multiple devices through a centralized platform.
Manage the health of your deployments and centrally administer updates with ease.
Protect your home or business with intelligent monitoring and video management tools.
Drive status indicator
Drive tray lock
PCIe expansion slot
1GbE RJ-45 port
AMD Ryzen V1500B
4-core 2.2 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed
4 GB (4 GB x 1)
Total Memory Slots
Maximum Memory Capacity
32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Please select Synology memory modules for optimum compatibility and reliability. Synology will not provide complete product warranty or technical support if non-Synology memory modules are used for memory expansion.
Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit
24 (DX1222 x 1)
Compatible Drive Type*
3.5" SATA HDD
2.5" SATA HDD
2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Single Volume Size*
Hot Swappable Drive
It is strongly recommended that you only install drives listed on your device's compatibility list. Storage pool and volume creation processes may fail when using unverified drives. Synology is unable to provide technical support for devices using unsupported components.
"Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandable up to 108TB.
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port*
4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port*
This device's 1GbE LAN ports have a maximum transmission unit (MTU) size of 1,500 bytes.
The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.
1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x4 link)
exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center.
Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75?C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
5% to 95% RH
3-year hardware warranty, extendable to 5-year coverage - EW202
The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt.