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Synology DiskStation DS220+, DS420+ & DS920+ Now Available

by Lyle Smith

Synology has announced the availability of the Synology DiskStation DS220+, DS420+ and DS920+, the latter two which feature M.2 2280 NVMe slots for SSD Cache. The new DS+ solutions all support Synology Active Backup for Business for Windows-based PCs and servers, VM (on Hyper-V or VMware environments).

Synology has announced the availability of the Synology DiskStation DS220+, DS420+ and DS920+, the latter two which feature M.2 2280 NVMe slots for SSD Cache. The new DS+ solutions all support Synology Active Backup for Business for Windows-based PCs and servers, VM (on Hyper-V or VMware environments).

The Synology DS220+ is a compact NAS designed for home users and small business that need data and multimedia management. It is highlighted by its data sharing, video streaming, photo indexing, and data protection and recovery options. Under the hood is a 2-core 2.0 GHz (burst up to 2.9 GHz), dual 1GbE LAN ports and up to 6GB of RAM. It can also be configured to RAID1 for protection against sudden drive failures.

Synology DiskStation DS220+

Synology DiskStation DS220+ Specifications

CPU Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.9 GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes (AES-NI)
Memory 2 GB DDR4 onboard (expandable up to 6 GB)3
Compatible drive type 2 x 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD (drives not included)
Hot swappable drive Yes
External port 2 x USB 3.0 port
Size (HxWxD) 165 x 108 x 232.2 mm
Weight 1.3 kg
LAN 2 x Gigabit (RJ-45)
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
Scheduled power on/off Yes
System fan 92 x 92 x 25 mm
AC input power voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power frequency 50/60 Hz, single phase
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum operating altitude 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

The Synology DS420+ is a high-performance 4-bay NAS with SSD cache acceleration designed for IT enthusiasts and home users. It comes equipped with an Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz (burst up to 2.9 GHz), built-in M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD slots, up to 6GB of DDR4 RAM and dual 1GbE LAN ports. The DS420+ is also expandable to 9 drives via the DX517 expansion unit.

Synology DS420+ Specifications

CPU Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.9 GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes (AES-NI)
Memory 2 GB DDR4 onboard (expandable up to 6 GB)3
Compatible drive type
  • 4 x 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD (drives not included)
  • 2 x M.2 2280 NVMe SSD (drives not included)
Hot swappable drive Yes
External port 2 x USB 3.0 port
Size (HxWxD) 166 x 199 x 223 mm
Weight 2.18 kg
LAN 2 x Gigabit (RJ-45)
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
Scheduled power on/off Yes
System fan 2 (92 x 92 x 25 mm)
AC input power voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power frequency 50/60 Hz, single phase
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum operating altitude 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

The Synology DS920+ is another 4-bay NAS designed for those needing a storage solution for data management and productivity. It features two built-in M.2 SSD slots to leverage Synology SSD Cache technology for improved I/O and application performance. Users can also scale the NAS as their data needs grow via a Synology DX517. The main differences between the DS920+ and the DS720+ is the better CPU (Intel Celeron J4125 4-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.7 GHz), more total RAM (8GB) and the eSATA port.

Synology DS920+ Specifications

CPU Intel Celeron J4125 4-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.7 GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes (AES-NI)
Memory 4 GB DDR4 onboard (expandable up to 8 GB)5
Compatible drive type •   4 x 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD (drives not included)

•   2 x M.2 2280 NVMe SSD (drives not included)

Hot swappable drive Yes
External port •   2 x USB 3.0 port

•   1 x eSATA port

Size (HxWxD) 166 x 199 x 223 mm
Weight 2.24 kg
LAN 2 x Gigabit (RJ-45)
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
Scheduled power on/off Yes
System fan 2 (92 x 92 x 25 mm)
AC input power voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power frequency 50/60 Hz, single phase
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum operating altitude 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

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