Synology DS720+

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Synology DS720+
Synology DS720+
Synology DS720+ + 4TB (2x 2TB)
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Product information

Key specs

Number of hard drive bays
2
Integrated hard drive
No
Recommended for use
Making a backup, Media streaming, Save photos and videos
Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Internal RAM
2 GB

Pros and cons

According to our NAS expert
  • Install up to 2 HDDs or SSDs and 2 M.2 SSDs in this NAS.
  • The processor has 4 cores, so it can handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • You get a 3-year warranty from Synology.
  • The internal hard drives and SSDs aren't included, so have a look at our bundles.
Product Expert NAS

Description

The Synology DS720+ is a powerful NAS for at home. You install up to 2 hard drives. Unlike its predecessor the DS718+, the DS720+ also has 2 built-in M.2 SSD slots. You can place 2 NVMe SSDs to create an SSD cache, which makes your NAS many times faster. In addition, the Synology DS720+ has a Dual-Core Intel Celeron with a high clock speed of 2.9GHz. This way, you can stream, open, and move files nice and quickly. With 2GB RAM, you can do several things at once on the NAS. For example, you can stream an HD movie to your TV via Plex while you make a backup of your computer. The 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports double your potential internet speed.

The Synology DS720+ is a powerful NAS for at home. You install up to 2 hard drives. Unlike its predecessor the DS718+, the DS720+ also has 2 built-in M.2 SSD slots. You can place 2 NVMe SSDs to create an SSD cache, which makes your NAS many times faster. In addition, the Synology DS720+ has a Dual-Core Intel Celeron with a high clock speed of 2.9GHz. This way, you can stream, open, and move files nice and quickly. With 2GB RAM, you can do several things at once on the NAS. For example, you can stream an HD movie to your TV via Plex while you make a backup of your computer. The 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports double your potential internet speed.


Included by default

  • Manual (3.74 MB)
  • Power cable
  • 2x RJ-45 network cable
  • Accessory pack

Included by default

  • Manual (3.74 MB)
  • Power cable
  • 2x RJ-45 network cable
  • Accessory pack

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Key specs

Number of hard drive bays
2
Integrated hard drive
No
Recommended for use
Making a backup, Media streaming, Save photos and videos
Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Internal RAM
2 GB

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Reviews

Rating

Most helpful reviews

5 / 5 stars
9,6/10

Super quiet powerhouse with many possibilities

  • Sturdy Specifications
  • low noise
  • Challenging

I chose the Synology DS720+ (2-bay) as the successor to a 7-year-old DS213 that was becoming quite slow and on which the latest backup packages from Synology could no longer be installed. I mainly use the NAS server for storage and viewing of photo/video material, as a cloud server for various devices & backup server for laptops and MacBooks within our family. Hugely doubted between the DS720+ and the DS218+, but after a lot of reading and viewing I still opted for the DS720+ because of the heavier specs and therefore (hopefully) also more future-proof. Purchased in combination with 2x SSD M2. memory which is installed at the bottom of the NAS. Synology recommends for HDs with a total < 24Tb memory, SSDs of 500Gb. Transferring & installing the HDs to the new NAS is, as expected, very easy via the migration assistant that already starts automatically. With this new NAS I want to be able to use the latest features and packages from Synology for which I did a lot of reading beforehand. Nice to do because I also see the design and discovering the possibilities of a NAS as a bit of a hobby ;-) In order to use Active Backup, the volume format of the HDs must be according to btrfs while the format I had turned out to be ext4. This means that the new NAS must first be fully backed up via hyperbackup, in my case to my old NAS in hypervault. Then remove the volume of the new NAS by software and create it again in btrfs, after which the backup can be restored. In addition, the DS720+ has 2x LAN ports. Not so much to achieve a higher speed but to create more bandwidth. To make optimal use of this, it is desirable to connect both LAN ports to a managed switch that supports LACP. For me, this was the start of an extensive search for the right switchbox, after which I also got bogged down in technical terms such as VLANs, ieee 802.3ab protocol, LAGs and Bonding when setting it up. In the end, a short explanation on YouTube about this helped me enormously and first creating a LAG of two ports on the switch turned out to be the solution, after which the correct protocol was automatically recognized when creating a Bond on the NAS. All in all, the implementation of this DS720+ has become a very interesting and extensive search for me. My tip for Coolblue is therefore not only to show network cables and hard disks with the accessories of a NAS server, but from now on also the managed switches that match NAS types with multiple LAN ports as well as the appropriate SSD memory when this option is enabled. a NAS type is present. I am ultimately very satisfied with the greatly improved performance of this DS720+ and I am already looking forward to the many years of pleasure I will experience with this NAS!

  • Pieter oomens
  • 28 November 2020
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

top thing

  • Easy to install
  • Quiet

Replaces the 214Play here. What a difference, so much faster!

  • Mario
  • 13 May 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Professional device for home / work

  • Easy to install
  • good software
  • Order hard drives separately

Like it very well so far

  • Marko janson
  • 22 January 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Fast delivery as always by Coolblue

  • Easy to install, especially with the Coolblue instruction videos
  • Supports plex
  • Not discovered yet

Is not that big and therefore fits very easily in the meter cupboard

  • Jeroen
  • 5 April 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,6/10

Synology is modular, simple and reliable.

  • DSM7 is great
  • The NAS is expandable with memory

I had the predecessor, DS716+II for some years and it has proven to be perfectly reliable and has remained in all the years.

  • Eric oud ammerveld
  • 15 August 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

It just works, simple, stable, so years of fun

  • brilliantly easy migration from old NAS to new, power on, follow prompts and disk swap
  • Everything just works, no hassle, also in the coming years because they release updates for a long time
  • not the cheapest, but you have a lot of fun with it for a long time and you don't have to worry about it much

It's a good package deal, everything works, including the apps that come with it. Good security options, also in case you want to access your files outside the home. And easy for the whole family with the apps on phone, laptop, PC and tablet.

  • H.j.g. r.
  • 5 February 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Recommended for the multifunctional user.

  • Ease of installation (software and disks)
  • Looks good
  • I have it on the cooling position on my desk, then you can hear it

Good product, fast, energy efficient and easy to install. Recommended for anyone looking for a NAS for multiple functions. I installed it myself within an hour and the old NAS easily transfers itself by moving the disks.

  • Geoffrey
  • 3 January 2022
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8/10

The small black box with unprecedented possibilities

Fast NAS that is easy to install. The NAS does its job silently and is future-proof with the option to expand with internal and SSD memory.

  • Jaap postma
  • 16 August 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,0/10

Fast NAS in a compact form.

  • Fast CPU
  • Docker support
  • Not really quiet (fan)

Looking for a faster NAS, I chose the 4 core CPU version instead of DS220+. Excellent performance. Added extra memory for docker apps.

  • Jaap van vliet
  • 1 September 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
7,6/10

Good replacement for my old DS214+

  • Added 16GB of RAM!

Works properly

  • F oeinck
  • 24 September 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
9,6/10

Super quiet powerhouse with many possibilities

  • Sturdy Specifications
  • low noise
  • Ease of installation
  • Challenging

I chose the Synology DS720+ (2-bay) as the successor to a 7-year-old DS213 that was becoming quite slow and on which the latest backup packages from Synology could no longer be installed. I mainly use the NAS server for storage and viewing of photo/video material, as a cloud server for various devices & backup server for laptops and MacBooks within our family.

Hugely doubted between the DS720+ and the DS218+, but after a lot of reading and viewing I still opted for the DS720+ because of the heavier specs and therefore (hopefully) also more future-proof. Purchased in combination with 2x SSD M2. memory which is installed at the bottom of the NAS. Synology recommends for HDs with a total < 24Tb memory, SSDs of 500Gb.

Transferring & installing the HDs to the new NAS is, as expected, very easy via the migration assistant that already starts automatically.

With this new NAS I want to be able to use the latest features and packages from Synology for which I did a lot of reading beforehand. Nice to do because I also see the design and discovering the possibilities of a NAS as a bit of a hobby ;-)

In order to use Active Backup, the volume format of the HDs must be according to btrfs while the format I had turned out to be ext4. This means that the new NAS must first be fully backed up via hyperbackup, in my case to my old NAS in hypervault. Then remove the volume of the new NAS by software and create it again in btrfs, after which the backup can be restored.

In addition, the DS720+ has 2x LAN ports. Not so much to achieve a higher speed but to create more bandwidth. To make optimal use of this, it is desirable to connect both LAN ports to a managed switch that supports LACP. For me, this was the start of an extensive search for the right switchbox, after which I also got bogged down in technical terms such as VLANs, ieee 802.3ab protocol, LAGs and Bonding when setting it up. In the end, a short explanation on YouTube about this helped me enormously and first creating a LAG of two ports on the switch turned out to be the solution, after which the correct protocol was automatically recognized when creating a Bond on the NAS.

All in all, the implementation of this DS720+ has become a very interesting and extensive search for me.

My tip for Coolblue is therefore not only to show network cables and hard disks with the accessories of a NAS server, but from now on also the managed switches that match NAS types with multiple LAN ports as well as the appropriate SSD memory when this option is enabled. a NAS type is present.

I am ultimately very satisfied with the greatly improved performance of this DS720+ and I am already looking forward to the many years of pleasure I will experience with this NAS!

  • Pieter oomens
  • 28 November 2020
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

top thing

  • Easy to install
  • Quiet
  • Small fits easily in the meter cupboard

Replaces the 214Play here. What a difference, so much faster!

  • Mario
  • 13 May 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Professional device for home / work

  • Easy to install
  • good software
  • Many setting and control options
  • Order hard drives separately

Like it very well so far

  • Marko janson
  • 22 January 2021
  • In the version: Synology DS720+
  • Automatically translated from Dutch

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