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 DS420j
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 DS420j
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 DS420j in UAE
We Ship Synology Synology DiskStation DS420j 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
Value Series 4-bay NAS for Home and small busines
Diskless 0 TB
Supports RAID SHR, 0,1,5,6,10
An essential entry-level NAS for your home
Build a private cloud for your home
DS420j is a 4-bay desktop NAS designed for home data backup, file syncing, and sharing. You can easily centralize all your multimedia collections with its support of up to 64 TB raw capacity.
64-bit 4-core 1.4 GHz
Over 112 MB/s encrypted reading and writing
Maximum 64 TB raw capacity
7.88 W in hibernation mode
Manage your photo collections
Smartly organize your photos with Synology Moments, a modern, AI-enabled photo management application that allows you to preserve your precious memories effortlessly.
Stream content to your TV
Turn your Synology NAS into a home media hub and stream your digital content to your favorite devices such as computers, mobile devices, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and DLNA devices.
Seamless integration with your mobile devices
Synology mobile applications are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data wherever you are.
Cross-platform file syncing and sharing
Synology Drive allows you to sync files across Windows, macOS, Linux, and mobile devices, keeping everything up-to-date.
Sync files on demand: Save the storage space and network bandwidth of your PC.
Go back in time: Easily retrieve previous versions of your shared files.
Back up your data: Protect your files as scheduled or in real-time.
Reliable and efficient backup options
Synology Hyper Backup is a reliable and multi-directional backup solution offering data deduplication and compression. You can back up data from various source folders, including external USB drives, another Synology NAS, rsync servers, or public cloud services like Google Drive or Synology C2, and protect your data against malicious attacks and encryption-based ransomware threats.
Powered by Synology DSM
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.
Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.
Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.
A versatile solution for file management and synchronization.
Store multiple backup versions with block-level incremental data backup and cross-version deduplication.
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Power button and indicator
Drive status indicator
1GbE RJ-45 port
Kensington Security Slot
USB 3.0 port
Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
1 GB DDR4
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.
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
3.5" SATA HDD
2.5" SATA HDD
2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity
64 TB (16 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size*
Hot Swappable Drive
"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.
The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. (Learn more)
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port
USB 3.0 Port
exFAT Access is purchased separately 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
The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
Main Unit X 1
Accessory Pack X 1
AC Power Adapter X 1
AC Power Cord X 1
RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
Quick Installation Guide X 1
Surveillance Device License Pack
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