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Synology DS419 Slim Four-Bay NAS Review

By Tyler Bernath from Jun 26, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Synology

Final Thoughts

 

As the DS416slim enters EOL status, the 419slim takes the torch carrying on its small footprint design. Build quality still solid for a small solution, the ABS plastics aide in durability while offering a satin finish for aesthetics. The LEDs on the left side light the front up like LAX and the backside all business, with the four trays, USB and both gigabit ethernet ports.

 

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Performance was boosted 33% in hardware and with the addition of SSDs in testing, we saw solid performance from the appliance. Single Client tests showed marginal gains in RAID 0, with RAID 5 and 6 showing much more headroom. Sequential performance maxed out the hardware of the 419slim reaching 115 MB/s and workload testing was amazing with the 419slim (with aide from the SSDs) pushing past nearly every comparable unit in our charts.

 

 

The DS419slim is a great starting point for those wanting to get into NAS storage, its also a solid option if you are limited in space or just want a SFF NAS appliance for serving media, backing up machines and family photos. Its also a great way to learn DSM and if your needs ever grow easily migrate to a new system.

Performance 83%

Quality 79%

Features 82%

Value 80%

The Bottom Line


The DS419slim is a marginal advance over the previous model but is still one of the better small footprint appliances we have tested.

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