NAS Compares Synology DS420j NAS on Show at PepCom and CES 2020

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NAS Compares Synology DS420j NAS on Show at PepCom and CES 2020

Synology Reveal the Budget DS420J 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Solution

Another new piece of kit revealed at CES 2020 and this time it just before the show fully kicked off, at Pepcom 2020 (technically the CES launch event). This new and highly affordable Synology solution is one we have covered here on the blog before, the DS420J 4-Bay NAS. This cost-effective NAS drive is the follow up to the DS418j released back in Q3 of 2017. Featuring a new CPU, but a familiar chassis. This 4 HDD/SSD server is designed for those that want access to the features and functionality of DSM, but are doing it on a tighter budget. Supporting everything from Synology Hybrid RAID and maybe even BTRFS (though that 1GB memory might be a barrier), this may seem like a small jump from that of the DS418J, but let’s take a closer look at what this NAS device can do.

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NAS Support
DS412+, DS718+, DS918+, 2x RS3614RPxs+ with expansions
  1. RT1900ac
  2. RT2600ac
  3. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
5 months after it was announced, here it is


Mark, Mark .....
"j" class of Synology doesn't have BTRFS support

and for 70€ advance you can purchase of 4bay NAS Synology DS418 (with same CPU - Realtek 1296) but with better:
- RAM (+1GB) ... no possible upgrade for the "j" version
- BTFRS support ... no possible upgrade for the "j" version
- Ethernet (+1Gbps) ... no possible upgrade for the "j" version

Then the 420j isn't similar than 418 as you wrote. Because with the +1GB RAM advance and BTRFS + 2Gbps you can get different base of your home storage/server base. It isn't rocket, but it's another level than "j"class.

Then 70€ investment can save your pocket and frustration to future.
+ cost of backup licences, ...

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