Synology DS920+ 4-Bay 1GbE NAS Specifications
Here are the key tech specs for the DS920+:
We can see the Synology DS920+ 4-bay 1GbE NAS uses an Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor at 2.0GHz, which can burst up to 2.7GHz. This is an improvement over the DS918+ with Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core processor running at 1.5GHz and can turbo up to 2.3GHz. The DS920+ also comes with 4GB of RAM onboard with one expansion slot that can jump the RAM capacity to 8GB. As we found in a recent SwitchNAServer review that utilized the Gemini Lake Celeron J4115, these chips generally support 8GB, but one can often get them running with 8GB or 16GB SODIMMs in an unsupported configuration. We did not get to test that with this platform due to the timing of lab resources.
The platform that we use for the testing on all of our NAS testings consists of the following items:
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Motherboard
- CPU: AMD Threadripper 3960X (24 core / 48 Threads)
- GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER
- Cooling: NZXT Kraken X62
- RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 3600MHz 4x 16GB DDR4 (64GB Total)
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe Gen 4 SSD
- Switch: MikroTik CR312-4C+8XG-RM 10G
We have a very high-end workstation being used here for a relatively inexpensive NAS unit. This is a case where the workstation and the switch being used for testing both have 2.5GbE, 5GbE, and 10GbE capabilities, but the NAS unit itself is only a dual 1GbE unit.
Let us continue with testing the Synology DS920+ 4-Bay 1GbE NAS.