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 DS920+
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 DS920+
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 DS920+ in UAE
We Ship Synology Synology DiskStation DS920+ 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 4-bay NAS for Offices and IT Pros
Diskless 0 TB
Supports RAID SHR, 0,1,5,6,10
Simplify the file management experience
NAS with SSD cache acceleration and expandable storage capacity
Synology DS920 + is an ideal network-attached storage solution that simplifies data management operations and increases productivity. Built-in dual M.2 SSD slots, support Synology SSD cache technology, can improve system I / O and application performance. The expandable capacity design, combined with Synology DX517, allows you to expand storage capacity step by step as the amount of data increases.
4 core 2.0 GHz, the highest clock can reach 2.7 GHz
Built-in dual M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slot
15% increase in intensive computing applications
Can be expanded to 9 hard drives with a DX517 expansion unit
Optimized performance and capacity
DS920 + has a built-in dual M.2 SSD slot, allowing you to make good use of Synology SSD cache. Creating a cache can increase I / O response time by 20 times without occupying the front hard drive slot. With Synology DX517, five hard drives can be expanded to obtain more storage capacity.
Improve application performance
The powerful CPU can accelerate the performance of intensive computing applications. The new 4-core processor improves the efficiency of photo indexing, database response time, and web page PHP response performance. It can easily categorize your photo collections, and smoothly manage files between computers and mobile devices, while enjoying excellent webpage application.
Seamlessly access and synchronize your files
Synology Drive provides a built-in universal portal, allowing you to access data anytime, anywhere, and synchronize Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS files across platforms.
File synchronization on demand: reserve storage space and save bandwidth for your computer.
Version backtracking: Shared files can also be easily restored to previous versions.
Backup data: support real-time or scheduled backup to protect files.
Collaborate instantly on your own private cloud
Synology Office is a collaboration package that not only has the convenience and usability of a public cloud, but also protects the privacy and security of data like a private cloud, allowing you to seamlessly collaborate documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.
Collaborate online documents in real time to increase productivity
Simultaneously communicate via Synology Chat while editing documents or spreadsheets
With a click of the mouse, you can use the version control function to review all changes and get the previous version
Virtual Machine Manager
Synology Virtual Machine Manager allows you to test new software in a sandbox environment, manage resources with a single interface, and increase deployment flexibility. It only takes a few steps to execute Windows, Linux, Virtual DSM on Synology NAS.
Virtual machine snapshot function
Completely copy and restore virtual machines in one click.
Seamlessly transfer virtual machines from Synology NAS to another.
Establish multiple independent virtual machines for subsidiaries or departments.
Designed to improve reliability, Synology warranty gives you peace of mind
DS920 + is specially designed to provide reliable data storage services, and comes with Synology's three-year hardware warranty. Customers in some regions can also purchase a two-year extended warranty, which can be used with peace of mind for five years. understand more
Powered by Synology DSM
Whether you use a PC, Mac or mobile device, PC backup can provide you with a simple backup solution.
Comprehensive multimedia management, streaming and playback solutions.
Scheduled and near real-time data protection ensures that shared folders and iSCSI LUNs can be quickly restored in the event of a disaster.
A comprehensive solution for file management and synchronization.
Virtual Machine Manager
Operate multiple operating systems in a completely isolated sandbox environment. Seamlessly copy, restore and migrate virtual machines.
Provide a complete home monitoring solution to meet your video recording and monitoring needs.
Please purchase original Synology memory modules for best compatibility and reliability. If you do not use Synology memory modules when expanding memory capacity, Synology will not be able to provide full product warranty or technical support.
Synology reserves the right to replace memory components of the same or higher frequency depending on the availability of the supplier's products. Its compatibility and stability have passed the same rigorous testing and inspection, so please use it with confidence.
Number of disk slots
Maximum number of disk slots for installing expansion devices
M.2 drive bay
Compatible disk types * (see all supported disks)
3.5 "SATA HDD
2.5 "SATA HDD
2.5 "SATA SSD
M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
Maximum internal net total storage capacity
64 TB (16 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum total net storage capacity with expansion device
144 TB (64 TB + 16 TB drive x 5) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum single storage space capacity *
Disk hot swap support
Compatible disk type refers to the type of hard drive that is confirmed to be compatible with the product after the actual measurement.
The maximum net total storage capacity is not limited by the maximum single storage space capacity. Synology NAS can use the capacity beyond the maximum single storage space to create other storage spaces, the maximum capacity of which depends on the support of each model. (See more content)
The internal storage space can be expanded, but the expanded single storage space cannot exceed 108 TB.
RJ-45 1GbE network port
2 (Support Link Aggregation / Failover)
USB 3.0 port
exFAT Access must be purchased separately from the package center.
The power consumption test data is obtained by testing the Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive.
Noise test environment: Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive is in standby mode, with two GRAS Type 40AE microphones installed at a distance of 1 meter in front and back of the Synology NAS; background noise value: 16.49-17.51 ??dB (A); temperature: Celsius 24.25-25.75 degrees; 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- EW201
The warranty period begins on the purchase date indicated on the purchase receipt. (See more content)
Host X 1
Accessory Pack X 1
Transformer X 1
Power cord X 1
RJ-45 network cable X 2
Quick Installation Guide X 1
D4NESO-2666-4G DDR4 non-ECC SO-DIMM *
Expansion unit: DX517 X 1
Monitoring device authorization
The memory module will operate at the maximum frequency set by the CPU manufacturer.
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