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Synology 4 Bay NAS DS420j (Diskless), 4-Bay; 1GB DDR4

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  • 4-bay home NAS with over 60 TB raw capacity support suitable for data backup and file sharing
  • 64-bit 4-core 1 4 GHz processor and 1 GB DDR4 memory
  • Over 112 MB/s encrypted sequential reading and writing throughput
  • Easy-to-deploy surveillance solution that supports up to 16 IP cameras
  • Energy-saving design with only 7 88 W consumed in hibernation mode
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DS420j is a 4-bay desktop NAS designed for home users' data backup and file sharing It supports various networking protocols multiple RAID configurations and diverse add-on packages effortlessly enabling cross-platform file synchronization and sharing on a private cloud DS420j is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited


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DS420j DS220j DS120j
DS420j DS220j DS120j
Drive Bays 4 2 1
Max Raw Storage Capacity 64 TB (16 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) 32 TB (16 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) 16 TB (16 TB drive x 1) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
CPU 4-core 1.4 GHz 4-core 1.4 GHz Dual Core 800 MHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory 1 GB DDR4 512 MB DDR4 512 MB DDR3L
1GbE LAN Port 1 1 1
USB Port 2 x USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 2 x USB 2.0
Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1 Basic
Maximum IP cameras 16 12 5
Power consumption 21.71 W (Access), 7.88 W (HDD Hibernation) 12.46 W (Access), 5.06 W (HDD Hibernation) 9.81 W (Access), 4.68 W (HDD Hibernation)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente solución
Reviewed in Mexico on 11 November 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars 入門編以上の実力
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very elegant solution for a small buisness or home applications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superior in Every Way
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superior in Every Way
Reviewed in the United States on 4 October 2020
I had a Buffalo LS441d populated with 4x2tb HDD in RAID5 and it seemed to run fine, albeit a bit slow. It served mainly as a Mac Time Machine backup station (5 Macs) and a bit of excess file storage. A few weeks ago it reported #3 drive failure, so I put in a new HDD, and it reported as a failure, so I put in another HDD, and it too reported as a failure. Switching the drive order, the nonetheless the #3 HDD was always a failure, so I could only conclude the #3 SATA bus had failed. Thus a new NAS.

After much research it appeared the Synology DS420j was the most economical solution. It arrived a day early so I populated it with the 4-2tb HDDs from my Buffalo and connected it up. Went through the setup routine and it went ahead and automatically formatted them in Synology's Hybrid RAID format. In the future, this will allow me to swap out any HDD with one of a larger capacity to increase the RAID volume size. I may now ditch my 2 spares for something with greater capacity, we shall see. Reportedly it will accept up to 16tb HDDs.

The UI is very robust, but it not intuitive. There were multiple steps necessary in order to setup the Time Machine folder, but it wasn't onerous and there was a simple tutorial ready on Synology's website. Performance wise it is hands down superior to the Buffalo as I'm seeing markedly faster Time Machine backups and file transfers, even simultaneous Time Machine backups perform materially quicker than with the Buffalo. I suspect this is due to the 4-core CPU and a gig of RAM, as both the DS420j and the Buffalo unit are 1g ethernet. The UI has a performance monitoring widget and even when being hit with 4 Macs backing up simultaneously the CPU never exceeded 60% and RAM utilization stayed at or below 50%. Another plus is that it is SMART aware as it will periodically SMART test the HDDs and send audio and email alerts to any impending HDD degradation issues.

As for noise, it is quieter than my HP LaserJet. Presently it is setup in default fan mode (quiet), but it doesn't report any heat issues.

My one quibble is that even though the HDDs are reported to be hot-swappable, the access is through the rear of the case, so it is not really convenient to swapping a drive while the unit is running unless it is setup in a unique location.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!
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