Synology DS1819+ 8-Bay NAS Review 6

Synology DS1819+ 8-Bay NAS Review

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Introduction


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


In today's review, we take a look at a NAS with huge storage potential because it can take up to eight drives. On top of that, you can attach another two expansion units for ten more drives because of its two SATA ports! The DS1819+ could be the ideal server for video editors looking to store all of their RAW footage for quite a while, as they may need to reuse it.

The DS1819+ isn't affordable, but its features partly justify the high asking price, while the excellent DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system justifies the rest. As we have been stating in almost all of our NAS reviews, in this market segment, the hardware isn't the only thing you should care about because a NAS is useless without the proper software. Companies like Synology and QNAP have devoted years and, consequently, lots of money to developing their corresponding operating system, along with their performance enhancing software applications for various categories; i.e., security, backup, VPN, etc. As such, pricing of their NAS servers inevitably covers some of the software development cost.

Specifications

Synology DS1819+ 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 to a max. of 32 GB)
Storage8x 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 112  TB (disks not included)
Capacity (with expansion units)up to 252  TB
iSCSITarget & Initiator
Hot-Swap8x
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 (two licenses included for free)
Recommended Virtual Machine Instances4
Recommended Virtual DSM Number4 (one license included for free)
VPN Server Max Connections30
Dimensions166 (H) x 343 (W) x 243 (D) mm
Weight6 kg
Power Consumption66.96 W (Access) 
29.39 W (HDD Hibernation) 
(with 8x WD10EFRX installed)
Power SupplyInternal, Delta DPS-250AB, 250 W, 100-240 V
Fan2x 120 mm (Y.S. Tech, KM121225LL)
Warranty3 years
Price excluding VAT
    (at time of review)

$949.99

Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • D4NS2133-4G DDR4 non-ECC SO-DIMM
  • RAMEC2133DDR4SO-16G DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
  • Expansion Unit: DX517 x2
  • 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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