NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a hard disk storage device that can be connected to your home or office network. We are going to compare two NAS devices by Synology, which are Synology DS418j vs. Synology DS416j. We are going to review each product specification.
Synology DS418j is 4bay NAS Disk Station that is specially designed for personal, home, and office in managing, storing, protecting, and sharing the data. 4-bay NAS means that this device is supported by four hard drives that run simultaneously in storing, managing, and sharing data.
To support the performance in storing and sharing data, Synology DS418j features 1 GB RAM, 64-bit dual-core, and 1.4GHz of the processor. Those specifications allow the device to read over 112 MB/s and write over 87MB/s. So you don’t have to wait when you store or share the data.
This device also has a large storage capacity. You don’t have to worry about running the space because this device has a size of over 40 TB. For you who work with IP cameras, Synology DS418j also supports 16 IP cameras. It will help you to store and share the camera files easily. This device is also equipped with 2 USB 3.0 ports that can be found on the back of the invention to access data manually or to install the equipment.
Synology DS418j is compact network-attached storage. The product dimension is 9.1 x 6.6 x 7.2 inches. This NAS allows you to easily place the device along with other things in your home, and it will not consume too much space in your room. It can be moved easily. The weight is only 4.9 pounds.
On the device, some light indicators represent the process. The black color can match perfectly with other things in the room.
This NAS is powered by a dual-core CPU that allows this device to read over 112MB/s and write over 101 MB/s. Synology DS416j uses IronWolf NAS-optimize drives that help this device to run multiple applications smoothly and efficiently. It features a 32 TB hard drive and 0.5 GB RAM.
This device also provides a mobile application that you can remotely connect to the NAS. It will allow you to manage and access your data easily whenever and wherever you need them. Synology DS416j provides a Private Cloud Station, and Cloud Sync will allow you to access your data on all of your devices and some public clouds such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive.
Synology DS416j provides a secure and straightforward solution in protecting your valuable data. You can back up your data to the cloud, another NAS, external devices, and others.
This device also provides Synology multimedia packages that allow you to manage and access your music, film, and photos collections. For you who use a security camera, Synology works together with Amcrest security camera in providing smart home surveillance. You can easily view, monitor, and record your home situation easily.
Synology DS416j features one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port that can be used to connect the device to some external device such as an external hard disk or flash disk. It can run smoothly on many hardware platforms such as PC, MAC, Android, and IOS.
After we review Synology DS418j vs. Synology DS416j, we can conclude that both products are 4-bay NAS Disk Station. However, some differences can be found in both products. For the RAM and hard disk capacity, Synology DS418j seems to win the battle. However, Synology DS416j is faster in writing the data.