The Synology DiskStation DS224+ is a two-bay network attached storage (NAS) appliance that can accommodate 3.5″ SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and 2.5″ SATA solid state drives (SSDs). It is compact in size, measuring 232.2mm × 165mm × 108mm and weighing 1.30kg, making it suitable for home or office use. The device is compatible with up to 12TB Synology Plus HAT3300 HDD, and users can add another 12TB HAT3300 HDD to the NAS device for data protection using Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR).
The DS224+ is equipped with an Intel Celeron J4125 64-bit quad-core processor and 2GB DDR4 RAM, with support for up to 6GB RAM. It includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and a system fan for cooling internal components. The power consumption ranges from 4.41W to 14.69W, resulting in low operating costs and a low carbon footprint.
The DS224+ operates as a file server, allowing other computers to connect through server message block (SMB) or file transfer protocol (FTP). It supports file-level backups and sync features, and can function as a collaboration server using Synology Office. Additionally, it comes with two licenses of Synology Surveillance Station for physical security in a home or office setting, and supports a photo management and sharing solution called Synology Photos.
Performance test results show that the DS224+ has impressive sequential read and write throughput with HDD, as well as faster file indexing and improved capability with demanding web applications compared to previous generation NAS devices.
Overall, the Synology DiskStation DS224+ is a reliable and versatile NAS device for home and small office users who need a centralized and simplified management solution for their work files, photos, music, and videos. It offers several features that do not require users to pay additional fees, making it a cost-effective productivity and multimedia storage solution.