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How to choose the perfect Synology NAS

This is how to choose the perfect Synology NAS. After shopping around for Network Attached Storage (NAS) units, you may have decided on Synology as a brand. That s only the first step, as the company offers an extensive collection of NAS boxes, depending on what you need. I m going to run you through a few things to make choosing the right model that little bit easier. Breaking down the numbers Synology, like other vendors, uses model numbers to differentiate between the various options. The DS prefix is always present, which stands for DiskStation. After that, you have a number that usually indicates how many drive bays are present. The last two numbers are tied to each generation (representing the year of release). For example, the 2016 DS216 has two drive bays but is likely to be slower than the newer DS218 from 2018. It keeps it simple. Some units from Synology may have a suffix at the end that shows a unique or more capable system. Here are a few examples such suffixes: ...

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