Synology DS920+ (Network Attached Storage)

The Synology DS920+ package arrived in two separate boxes but in one delivery. Each of the boxes was packaged and sealed properly without any damage to report. The DS920+ includes a power adapter, power card, two ethernet cables, a bag of screws, two keys (used to lock the drives in the respective bays), and a quick installation guide manual.

The unit (pictured below) includes 4-bays, 2 LAN ports (1GB), 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 eSATA port, and a three-year warranty.

Three 7TB hard drives and an additional 4GB RAM (total of 8GB) were installed in this unit and I’m planning to add two 500GB NVME drives for caching (thanks for the recommendation Chris Childerhose).

This will be the first of my blog post series on the Synology DS920, so please be on the lookout for future posts. Moving forward, this will serve as an ideal use case for a homelab environment. Years ago, I had a server rack with servers in our basement which I rarely used (thank goodness I sold it because I love having that space back in the basement). I’m very eager to test various use cases but if you have any in mind, I’m open to any feedback!

Also, please checkout similar blog posts on the Synology DS920+ from Chris Childerhose which can be found here.

If you’re interested in learning more about the DS920+, I would highly recommend contacting Synology using the Media Inquiry form.

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