Synology Disk Station DS420j is an entry-level NAS first presented at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. As a NAS (Network Attached Storage) with four hard drive bays, it is also called a 4-bay NAS.
Synology’s DS420j Disk Station is primarily aimed at home users who only need network storage. However, the system offers all the convenience of Synology Diskstation Manager (DSM), and can do much more. Users can install up to four 16TB hard drives, but SSDs can also be used. The system is powered by a four-core processor, which should provide enough power for personal use. With a 1 Gbit/s Ethernet connection and two USB 3.0 ports, the DS420j offers relatively few connections, but the price is also pleasantly low at around 310 euro.
We’ve taken a close look at whether the Synology Diskstation DS420j is worth your while and hope this review will help you make a decision.
|SoC:||Realtek RTD1296 |
1.40 GHz, 4 cores, 4 threads
|Hard disk drive slots:||4 (max. 4x 16 TB)|
|HDD format:||2.5″ & 3.5″|
|RAID level:||Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10|
|I/O ports:||1 × LAN |
2 × USB 3.0
|Wake on LAN||Yes|
|Encryption:||AES-256 (folder- and drive-based)|
|Fan:||2 × 80 × 80 × 25 mm |
|Power supply unit:||90 Watt (external)|
|Dimensions (H×W×D):||184.0 × 168.0 × 230.0 mm|
|Empty weight:||2.21 kg|
|Price:||310 € (current: € 309.40)|