NAS Compares Synology RS820+ NAS Hardware Review

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NAS Compares Synology RS820+ NAS Hardware Review

Is the Synology RS820+ the Affordable RackMount Solution You Need in 2020?

When it comes to business storage, one company that has really turned things around in the last two years is Synology NAS. With their award-winning software platform and an impressive range of NAS hardware, it is strange to think that not so long ago they were having difficulty holding on tight to the business market. A lot of this difficulty stemmed from the brand producing hardware that lacked the power and ability of their rivals QNAP. Synology has always been a brand with a priority on software, producing many, many first-party applications that compare very well with well established third-party apps. But the problem was that most users wanted to use their own software and this left a NAS as little more than a basic file server – and in that realm, power is important! Fast forward to the end of 2019 and two things have really changed. The Synology software has become both acceptable and very desirable to business users, and we have seen some genuine hardware innovation from the brand in the last 12-18 months – however the RS820+ seems to tread water a little and when I first saw the specifications, left me a tad underwhelmed. Today I want to review the Synology RS820+, as this device serves as a fantastic middle ground for those who need a great NAS server on a modest budget. Arriving at around £800+ and with 4 bays of storage, this NAS sits comfortably for buyers in hardware vs software, but is it any good? Let’s find out.

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