Synology has announced the new 12-bay RackStation DS2423+. This rackmount NAS is designed with SMB and large-scale operations in mind. You’ll find the latest AMD Ryzen embedded processor inside this NAS, as well as upgradable DDR4 RAM, 10GbE networking, and plenty of drive bays.
The Synology RackStation DS2423+ replaces the DS2421+. The new processor is the star of the show, offering considerably more performance and support for additional system memory. You can install up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, which is a solid amount for a 12-bay rackmount NAS.
No M.2 slots are available, though Synology did include a PCI slot, which can be used for a network or storage expansion card, depending on the requirements. External expansion units can be hooked up to the RackStation RS2423+ to further increase the number of drives DSM can handle.
|Specification||Synology RackStation RS2423+|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen V1780B|
(4-core, 3.6 GHz)
|RAM||8 GB DDR4|
(max 32 GB)
|Expansion||1x PCI 3.0 (x8)|
|Cooling||3x 60 mm|
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
|Dimensions||88 x 482 x 552 mm|
Three 60mm fans are located inside the NAS chassis to keep everything cool. A single 10GbE port on the rear is joined by two 1GbE ports and two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports. With all the bays populated and the NA Sin use, you can be looking at a power draw of almost 120W. This all sounds promising for a 2U Synology NAS.
The embedded AMD Ryzen V1790B is a quad-core chip with eight threads and the capability of boosting up to 3.6GHz. The 8GB of DDR4 RAM installed by Synology has ECC and can be replaced by two 16GB modules to populate the two available DIMM slots. Having such a capable CPU and ECC memory is going to be a strong pull for many.
No word on pricing or availability just yet, but with the specs boost, the nee RackStation RS2423+ could become one of the best Synology NAS for big data applications and SMB.