Scalable NAS with SSD cache acceleration capability

Synology DS920+ is an ideal network-attached storage solution to streamline data management and productivity. Two built-in M.2 SSD slots and Synology SSD Cache technology allow you to boost system I/O and application performance. Scalable storage design lets you start small and expand storage capacity with Synology DX517 as your data grows.

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CPU

4-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.7 GHz

Cache Acceleration

2 x built-in M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slots

Performance

Average 15% boost to computing-intensive applications1

Scalability

Expand up to 9 drives with a DX517 expansion unit

Optimize performance and capacity

DS920+ provides two built-in M.2 SSD slots so that you can take full advantage of Synology SSD Cache functionality. Add SSD cache for up to 20 times faster I/O response without using front drive bays. You can add five more drives with Synology DX517 to expand storage capacity.

Accelerate demanding applications

A more powerful CPU speeds up computing-intensive applications. The new 4-core processor boosts photo indexing, database response times, and web PHP response efficiency. Easily categorize your photo memories, smoothly manage files across computers and mobile devices, and enjoy blazing fast web applications.

Synology Drive Moments Web server

DS920+

Predecessor

15.5%

faster in file indexing

DS920+

Predecessor

24%

faster in photo indexing

DS920+

Predecessor

133%

faster PHP response

Access and sync your files seamlessly

Synology Drive provides a built-in universal portal to access your data anytime and anywhere, and synchronize all your files across platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Learn more

Sync files on demand: Save the storage space and network bandwidth of your PC.

Go back in time: Easily retrieve previous versions of your shared files.

Back up your data: Protect your files with scheduled backups or in real-time.

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Synology Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of the public cloud with private cloud privacy and security. It enables seamless collaboration on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment. Learn more

Real-time collaboration on the same online documents to boost productivity,

Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets

Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

  1. Real-time collaboration on the same online documents to boost productivity,
  2. Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets
  3. Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

Virtual Machine Manager

Sandbox new software , manage resources using a single interface, and increase deployment flexibility with Synology Virtual Machine Manager. Run Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM instances on your Synology NAS in just a few steps. Learn more

Snapshots for virtual machines

Clone and restore complete virtual machines within seconds.

Live migration

Seamlessly migrate virtual machines from one Synology NAS to another.

Multi-tenant environment

Create multiple isolated virtual machines for business units or departments.

Engineered for reliability, backed by Synology

DS920+ is designed to reliably store your data and is backed by Synology's three-year hardware warranty. An optional two-year extended warranty is available in select regions for up to five years of coverage. Learn more

Powered by Synology DSM

Multimedia

Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.

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Hyper Backup

Store multiple backup versions with block-level incremental data backup and cross-version deduplication.

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Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

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Snapshot Replication

Schedulable and instantaneous data protection of shared folders and iSCSI LUNs for quick disaster recovery.

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Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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Virtual Machine Manager

Run various operating systems in isolated sandboxes. Seamlessly clone, restore and migrate virtual machines.

Learn more
  • 1 Status indicator
  • 2 Drive status indicator
  • 3 Drive tray lock
  • 4 USB 3.0 port
  • 5 Power button and indicator
  • 6 Drive tray
  • 7 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 8 Reset button
  • 9 eSATA port
  • 10 Power port
  • 11 System fan
  • 12 Kensington Security Slot

Notes:

  1. Performance figures are based on the average percentage improvement of DS920+ relative to its predecessor, as tested at Synology labs. Test items include file indexing in Synology Drive and photo indexing in Moments.

Hardware Specifications

CPU

CPU

CPU Model Intel Celeron J4125
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency 4-core 2.0 (base) / 2.7 (burst) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)

Memory

Memory

System Memory 4 GB DDR4 non-ECC
Total Memory Slots 1
Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB (4 GB + 4 GB)
Notes
  • Please select Synology memory modules for optimum compatibility and reliability. Synology will not provide complete product warranty or technical support if non-Synology memory modules are used for memory expansion.
  • Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.

Storage

Storage

Drive Bays 4
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 9 (DX517 x 1)
M.2 Drive Slots 2 (NVMe)
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
  • M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 64 TB (16 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 144 TB (64 TB + 16 TB drive x 5) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size* 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
Notes
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • The maximum raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit. (Learn more)
  • Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandable up to 108TB.

External Ports

External Ports

RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 1

File System

File System

Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

Appearance

Appearance

Size (Height x Width x Depth) 166 mm x 199 mm x 223 mm
Weight 2.24 kg

Others

Others

System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 19.8 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On / Off
Wake on LAN / WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100 W
AC Input Power Voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 32.17 W (Access)
9.69 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 109.84 BTU/hr (Access)
33.09 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%

Temperature

Temperature

Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH

Certification

Certification

  • EAC
  • VCCI
  • CCC
  • RCM
  • KC
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI

Warranty

Warranty

3-year hardware warranty, extendable to 5-year coverage - EW201
Notes The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)

Environment

Environment

RoHS Compliant

Packaging Content

Packaging Content

  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1

Optional Accessories

Optional Accessories

Notes All memory modules will operate at the maximum frequency specified by the CPU manufacturer.

DSM Specifications

Storage Management

Storage Management

Maximum Internal Volume Number 64
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 128
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
SSD Read / Write Cache (White Paper)
SSD TRIM
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • JBOD
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 10 (with Expansion Unit)

File Services

File Services

File Protocol CIFS/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 1,000
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion) 2,000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication

Account & Shared Folder

Account & Shared Folder

Maximum Local User Accounts 2,048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 16

High Availability

High Availability

Synology High Availability

Log Center

Log Center

Syslog Events per Second 800

Virtualization

Virtualization

VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI
Windows Server 2016
Citrix Ready
OpenStack

General Specifications

General Specifications

Networking Protocols SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer 10 onwards
  • Safari 10 onwards
  • Safari (iOS 10 onwards)
  • Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文

Add-on Packages view the complete package list

Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)

Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)

Central Management System

Central Management System

Synology Chat

Synology Chat

Maximum Users 1,500
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.

Document Viewer

Document Viewer

Download Station

Download Station

Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80

exFAT Access (Optional)

exFAT Access (Optional)

Synology MailPlus / MailPlus Server

Synology MailPlus / MailPlus Server

Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users 100
Maximum Server Performance 1,224,000 emails per day, approx. 37GB
Notes
  • The CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the maximum number of concurrent users.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).

Media Server

Media Server

DLNA Compliance

Moments

Moments

Facial Recognition
Subject Recognition
Auto Color & Rotate
Moments Select

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot Replication

Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1,024
Maximum of System Snapshots 65,536

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264) 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1050 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
360 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265) 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
1000 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
600 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
300 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG) 680 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
400 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
300 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).

Synology Drive

Synology Drive

Recommended Number of Hosted Files 500,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
Recommended Number of Concurrent Sync Clients 600 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
Notes
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Exceeding the limits above may result in longer response time in file operations.
  • Btrfs file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.

Synology Office

Synology Office

Maximum Users 3,400
Notes
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM

Video Station

Video Station

Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager

Recommended Virtual Machine Instances 4 (Learn more)
Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License)
Notes The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.

VPN Server

VPN Server

Maximum Connections 30

Notes:

  • Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The figures are based on Synology internal testing. No other services or applications are processed during the performance tests.