Need advice NAS acquisition advice for rwarnmsn: home, 1000 USD

Currently reading
Need advice NAS acquisition advice for rwarnmsn: home, 1000 USD

1
0
NAS
DS220+
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
Usage type: home

Preferred form factor DS (DiskStation)

Number of bays: 2-bays

Do you have any existing drives that you plan on using? No

Prefered RAID array setup for this NAS: not sure

This NAS will be used for: backup, multimedia, utilities (docker, VPN, reverse proxy, web hosting, etc.), downloads (torrents, USENET, WebDAV, FTP, etc.)

Max budget for this setup: 1000 USD

Number of users that will utilize this NAS: 1

Any preferred network connectivity? 1G

Where will this NAS be used: LAN and over the Internet

Any special network requirements: /

Special cloud provider connectivity: other: iCloud
 
For 1000 USD I think you'll be able to get whatever you need in the 2-bay format, which top two models are DS720+ and DS220+.

The DS720+ is the higher spec and for your extra (UK £90 inc vat) the main differences are:
FeatureDS720+DS220+
CPUIntel Celeron quad core 2.0 GHz
(burst to 2.7 GHz)
Intel Celeron dual core 2.0 GHz
(burst to 2.9 GHz)
Can add DX517 5-bay expansion unit?YesNo
Has unpopulated M.2 drive slots for adding SSD read/write caching?YesNo
Warranty3 years, extendable to 52 years

The DS720+ higher performance comes from the CPU and the M.2 caching (if used and needed). Its extra storage capabilities come from being able to add a DX517, in which case getting a bigger bay'ed NAS is more cost effective.

Otherwise, they both have the same built-in 2GB and maximum 6GB RAM, and two 1G LAN ports.

If you have cash spare after getting the NAS and drives then I'd strongly recommend using it to buy a UPS. Plus backup storage.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Similar threads

Well, that was the urgent problem, but you guys helped me with OS upgrade and potential model upgrade...
Replies
7
Views
550
As @Coop777 said 923 would be my first choice, but also DS423+ could be also an option and it does support...
Replies
2
Views
606
I do recommend them. I used to run primarily on the HGST Deskstar product line because they were cheaper...
Replies
4
Views
717

Welcome to SynoForum.com!

SynoForum.com is an unofficial Synology forum for NAS owners and enthusiasts.

Registration is free, easy and fast!

Back
Top