NAS Compares Synology RS1221+ NAS Review

Currently reading
NAS Compares Synology RS1221+ NAS Review

Synology RS1221+ Rackmount NAS Review – Is it Innovation or Limitation?​


Rackmount servers have undergone something of a shift in the eyes of the buying public in recent years, with the once heavily enterprise associated hardware architecture of a rack deployed server becoming available in a form that is so close to desktop form, that the lines certainly have become blurry. Smaller 1U/2U units, simply 4 Bay storage chassis and half depth chassis as some of the more common ways in which the heavy metal of a rackmounted NAS has been refined into something a little softer and deployable. Into this new middle ground of more petite racks, we find the new Synology RS1221+ Rackstation NAS. Arriving with internal and external hardware that is comparable to the desktop DS1821+ in a number of key ways, whilst still being designed around a rackmount deployment, the RS1221+ is the follow up to the popular RS1219+. But does this new Ryzen SoC based NAS tick all the boxes? Does it deserve your data? Let’s find out.

Synology-RS1221-NAS-Review-17-Medium.jpg



Continue reading...
- - -

Check out FREE NAS advice section on nascompares.com
 
Last edited:
My observation so far with the RS1221+ is that it is considerably louder than is listed in the specs. This may be down to the firmware though as there is little, if any, change in fan performance between 'Cool Mode' and 'Quiet mode'. 'Full-speed mode' is still as bonkers as ever.

Even in 'Quiet mode' there is a remarkable amount of air being pulled through the unit and you can feel the draft from the front, such is the suck from the fans. Unsurprisingly the air rushing out of the back is tepid verging on cool - the Ryzen SOC produces very little heat and the rest of the components are also cool-running and pull very little power. I do run it with a Synology 10GbE NIC in the slot - again not a watt-monster but perhaps Synology runs a higher fan profile in case you have an old Intel furnace in the slot. Of course, that would not explain why the reported cool or cold temps don't prompt the fans to run slower.

Mine lives in a cupboard with concrete walls on 3 sides so the noise is only apparent when doing something at the rack itself - but for those with stud walls and either live or work in close proximity to a NAS then this may be a major issue.

Hopefully Synology will tweak the firmware as there is no need to run a NAS at fridge temperatures.
 

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

  • Article
Welcome to NASCompares YouTube channel! Check out our next video below...
Replies
0
Views
605
  • Article
This is probably one main burning question for anyone looking to jump down the NAS rabbit hole. With the...
Replies
0
Views
659
  • Article
Welcome to NASCompares YouTube channel! Check out our next video below...
Replies
0
Views
566
  • Article
Taipei, Taiwan —23 April, 2024—Today, Synology announced the extension of its nine-year partnership with...
Replies
0
Views
433
  • Article
Welcome to NASCompares YouTube channel! Check out our next video below...
Replies
0
Views
606
  • Article
Welcome to NASCompares YouTube channel! Check out our next video below...
Replies
0
Views
530

Welcome to SynoForum.com!

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

Registration is free, easy and fast!

Trending threads

Back
Top