Synology DS1019+

Best answer: The Synology DS1019+ houses an Intel Celeron J3455 clocked at 1.5GHz (2.3GHz burst), 8GB DDR3L RAM, two M.2 slots, five drive bays, and a bunch of handy external ports.

A beefy NAS with serious specs

Synology designed the DS1019+ as a serious storage server for the home or small office. The five drive bays can hold up to 70TB of data and the capable Intel Celeron CPU is more than enough for most tasks. This processor runs at around 1.5GHz and can burst up to 2.3GHz, and while it's considerably less powerful than some Intel Core CPUs, it's ideal for a NAS.

Category Spec
CPU Intel Celeron J3455
1.5GHz (2.3GHz burst)
RAM 8GB DDR3L (8GB max)
Bays 5
Capacity 70TB
M.2 slots 2
Ports 2x GbE
2x USB 3.0
1x eSATA
Dimensions 166 x 230 x 223 mm
Weight 2.54kg
PSU 120W
Consumption 38.59W

Synology even packs in 8GB of pre-installed RAM. The 120W PSU and two 92mm fans are more than enough to keep the DS1019+ running continuously without issue and the addition of two M.2 slots allows one to install speedy flash storage for the NAS to use as cache, which can improve drive access performance considerably.

Streaming all your 4K content

Synology DS1019+ is a pretty beefy NAS, but how does it perform when trying to stream 4K media to all your devices? The NAS itself is capable of handling 4K content, but there are caveats you should consider before purchasing one. You will also need to look at a Plex Pass to take advantage of more advanced features you'll need for streaming content.

Synology uses the same (or similarly powered) processors in other NAS models around this price point and even lower, though you'd be sacrificing on the number of bays you will have for installing hard drives. The DS218+ only has two bays, for example. Overall, the DS1019+ has ample power for running a media server, hosting all your files, and more.

Home server

Synology DS1019+

When you require more storage

The DS1019+ from Synology is an excellent NAS server that allows you to install up to five drives for a massive amount of storage space. You can run various supported apps and even run a Plex Media Server.

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