When it comes to the Synology NAS, you have your choice of six different hard drive bays, ranging from one to 12 bays in each of them. In the case of the FS3017 and RS4017xs+, which are part of the FS/XS (+) series, you’ll have the capability of even more bays.
That series is one of four different ones by Synology, joined by the J, the Value and the Plus. The selection can depend on whether the form is rackmount or desktop, with the different LAN ports encompassing one, two, four and 10. In the latter case, the built-in or optional selection is available.
Both the hardware and software features are stocked with a variety of considerations. The Hardware may have upgradeable RAM, hot-swappable drives, an expandable storage capacity, SAS drive support, an encryption engine or 64-bit architecture. On the software front, devices may have Synology High Availability, MailPlus, Virtual DSM, Docker DSM, a Btrfs file system or snapshot replication.
In the area of video transcoding, five Synology NAS models are 4K-equipped, with three of these coming from the Plus series and the others from the Value. There are 10 others that are 1080p-equipped, including eight others from Plus and two more from Value.
Whichever option is selected for the Synology NAS by a customer will be based on the number of people that will simultaneously be using it and how much storage space is required.