Synology DS2419+ 12-Bay NAS Review 3

Synology DS2419+ 12-Bay NAS Review

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Introduction


We would like to thank Synology for supplying the review sample.


Several months ago, I reviewed the Synology DS1819+, which can take up to eight disks. For those of you with increased storage needs, I thought to take a detailed look at its big brother, the DS2419+, which supports up to twelve disks out of the box. With the DX1215 expansion unit, you can increase this number to 24 disks, or 384 TB of raw capacity if you use 16 TB HDDs. This is a vast amount of storage space that will cover every need. I can't help but imagine myself reading these lines after several years, with prices of SSDs considerably lower and their capacities having gone through the roof. However, we are still in 2019, and unless you live in Winden, there is no point in talking about what this review would look like in the future.

The DS2419+ is not a server for the average Joe. It mostly addresses business environments, which means its price is intimidating for all of us regular folks. There are several optional accessories that can boost the server's performance and functionality. Those are installed into the free PCIe slot. Besides 10GbE Ethernet adapters, you can also install an M.2 adapter cardfor two SSDs for cache purposes, which would reduce the random I/O latency. Support for M.2 drives without the need of an optional adapter would have been nice, though.

Specifications

Synology DS2419+ Specifications
ProcessorIntel Atom C3538
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux
File System (Internal Drives)
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
File System (External Drives)
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT (purchased separately in Package Center)
Memory4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (Expandable. Max 32 GB)
Storage12x 3.5"/2.5" SATA II/III
RAID Levels:Single Disk, JBOD,
RAID 0, 1, 5,
5 + Hot Spare, 6, 6 + Hot Spare, 10, 10 + Hot Spare
Capacityup to 192 TB (16 TB x 12)
Capacity (with Expansion Unit)up to 384 TB (192 TB + 16 TB x 12)
iSCSITarget & Initiator
Hot-Swap12x
Networking4x 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
I/O PortsUSB 3.0 x 4, eSATA x 2
PCIe Expansion1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)
Add-in-card support
  • M2D18 - Dual M.2 SATA/NVMe SSD adapter card for SSD cache
  • PCIe Network Interface Card
Maximum IP cam40 (including 2 free licenses)
Recommended Virtual Machine Instances4
Recommended Virtual DSM Number4 (including 1 free license)
VPN Server Max Connections30
Dimensions270 (H) x 300 (W) x 340 (D) mm
Weight9.5 kg
Power Consumption101.6 W (Access)
43.96 W (HDD Hibernation)
(with 12x WD10EFRX installed)
Power SupplyInternal, 500 W, 100-240 V
Fan2x 120 mm
Warranty3 years, extendable to 5 years -EW202
Price Excluding VAT
(at Time of Review)

$1499.99

Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • D4NS2133-4G DDR4 non-ECC SO-DIMM
  • RAMEC2133DDR4SO-16G DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
  • Expansion Unit: DX1215 x1
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T2
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
  • Synology M2D18 M.2 SSD adapter card
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