You also get two Gigabit Ethernet ports at the back, and thanks to Link Aggregation, you can combine the two ports to get a boost in data transfer rates across your home network. There are also two USB 3.0 ports, and a single fan at the back. Because of the beefier hardware, the DS220+ can handle 4K video transcoding with aplomb.
Hardware is just one half of what makes a Synology NAS great. The brand’s DiskStation Manager software is the best in the industry, and you get a powerful suite of features that make the DS220+ stand out. You can easily use the NAS as a media server and stream audio and video from it to all devices on your home network, and even access the NAS from anywhere in the world. The DS220+ also offers powerful tools to back up data across all computers and phones on your home network, and it has built-in tools to organize your photos into albums.
if you’re interested in getting the DS220+ and turning it into a media server, know that the NAS works just fine with Plex. With 4K transcoding, you will be able to stream content to your TV or other devices without any issues. The second part of buying a NAS is the hard drives; I would recommend picking up two 4TB Seagate IronWolf drives to slot into the NAS. If you need more storage, you can always opt for the 6TB model or get the 8TB version.