Should I wait for a Synology DS722+ or just get the DS720+ NAS?
Let’s be honest, it is a REALLY good question. Right now as the first quarter of 2022 draws to a close, many users who are thinking of upgrading their existing Synology NAS system, pondering migrating over to the platform or are about to make their first NAS purchase (and are concerned with longevity) are looking at the currently available highpoint of the range, the DS720+ 2-Bay, and wondering if it is due an update any time soon. This consideration is pretty valid. Synology has generally adhered to a 2-year refresh cycle on the Synology Diskstation plus series of Prosumer/SMB solutions in 2 and 4 bay, and given the 20-22 months since the release of the DS720+ (depending on where in the world you are), it is logical to imagine that a Synology DS722+ NAS could be on the horizon for summer 2022. Synology run a pretty tight portfolio and over the last few years in the diskstation tier have created a well-spread range of solutions that tend to be around $50-100 different in price at each tier and with each being a little more ‘extra’ than the last in terms of storage supported, CPU architecture, memory or network connectivity and a lot of the layering of their portfolio in this way is made possible by different ranges refreshing on rotation. Now, the value series of solutions (Plat, J, standard) are all ranging from 1.5-4 years since their original release and with the 20+ series all gradually hitting 2 years old apiece, there is a good chance that Synology (in order to propagate that layered portfolio) will need to start releasing those 2022/2023 series of devices soon, for fear of their diskstation range becoming a little stale vs the competition. As highlighted, the currently available DS720+ is the darling of the portfolio for many, but with all indications that Synology will be refreshing solutions in 2022, a Synology DS722+ looks increasingly likely and for many that are sat on the fence, choosing between buying the DS720+ or waiting for a potential DS722+ is a tough call to make. So, today I want to go through four reasons why you should pull the trigger NOW and buy the DS720+ and four reasons why you should get comfortable, sit on your wallet and wait it out for a DS722+ NAS.
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