Synology knows how to make a great home NAS server, and in the last 12 months, the brand has diversified its portfolio quite significantly. The brand’s strategy is similar to phone manufacturers like Xiaomi that roll out several devices at similar price points, with a unique feature to differentiate the phone from its siblings.

That’s the best way to think of the DiskStation DS423+. The 4-bay NAS server sits in the middle of the brand’s Plus portfolio, but unlike the DiskStation DS723+ or DS923+, it doesn’t run the AMD Ryzen R1600 — it uses Intel’s Celeron J4125 instead. That’s the same chipset that was used in the DiskStation DS920+ and other models in the DSx20 series, so it is a known quantity.

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