NAS Devices at CES 2020: Synology leads the way

January 12, 2020

Relative to a decade before, the presence of NAS device brands at CES Las Vegas may have been downgraded a tad. Yet this year at CES 2020, we had quite a few major announcements from Synology, specific to their end consumer devices.

Synology announced their latest entry-level NAS, the 4-bay DS420j. Available for $299, the NAS comes with a quad-core Realtek chipset, delivering a dencent boost in performance from its predecessor. Perfect for streaming media across your home network, the DS420j comes with 1GB of DDR4 RAM, four drive bays that can each accommodate a 16TB hard drive, one Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports, and two 80mm fans.

On the enterprise side, Synology also announced the availability of the SA3600, a 12-bay Xeon-D 1567-based NAS with SATA / SAS support, two 10GB BASE-T ports, and four gigabit LAN ports. The 2U rackmount NAS also comes with two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots. The key highlight of course, is the expandability offered with the help of the 12 and 24-bay RX1217sas and RX2417sas expansion units.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: