Synology IT Advocate Program & my new DS923+!

I’ve been invited to be a part of Synology’s new IT Advocate program. They’ve sent me a brand new DS923+ to evaluate, so look for upcoming blog posts on what I’m doing with my new DS923+! Now, here are some of the features of the DS923+.

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The Synology DS923+ NAS device is a powerful and versatile storage solution designed for small to medium-sized businesses and advanced home users. Here are the key specifications:

Hardware Specifications:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen R1600 dual-core 2.6 GHz (boost up to 3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR4 ECC (expandable up to 32 GB)
  • Drive Bays: 4 x 3.5″/2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD (hot-swappable)
  • Maximum Raw Capacity: 72 TB (18 TB drive x 4)
  • Network: 2 x 1GbE RJ-45 ports, optional 10GbE support with upgrade card
  • Expansion: 1 x PCIe Gen3 x2 slot for network upgrade or storage expansion cards
  • USB Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • M.2 NVMe Slots: 2 x M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slots for cache
  • Power Supply: 250W, 100V to 240V AC

Software Specifications:

  • Operating System: DiskStation Manager (DSM) 7.0
  • File System: Btrfs, EXT4
  • RAID Support: Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
  • File Protocols: SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV
  • Virtualization Support: VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V compatible
  • Backup Solutions: Hyper Backup, Snapshot Replication, Cloud Sync
  • Security: AES-NI hardware encryption, 2-factor authentication, firewall, IP block & allow lists


  • Sequential Read: Up to 625 MB/s (with 10GbE NIC)
  • Sequential Write: Up to 559 MB/s (with 10GbE NIC)


  • Scalability: Supports up to 9 drives with 1 DX517 expansion unit
  • Management: Synology DSM offers comprehensive management and monitoring tools, mobile apps for remote access
  • Surveillance: Supports Synology Surveillance Station with up to 40 IP camera licenses

The DS923+ is designed to offer high performance, scalability, and robust data protection, making it suitable for tasks ranging from data backup and file sharing to multimedia streaming and virtualization.

Synology provided me with the following:

  • Synology DS923+ NAS
  • Synology E10G22-T1 – 10GbE RJ-45 Adapter
  • Synology DDR4 Additional Memory Module
  • Synology SAT5210-480G SSD Drives x 4

I spent some time the other evening to assemble it.

First, I installed the E10G22-T1-Mini 10GbE network adapter.

Next up came the D4ES02-4G memory module upgrade.

Finally, I had to mount the SAT5120-480G drives to the drive sleds and slide them in.

I then brought it up to my office and wired my new DS923+ up to the network. I used two network uplinks, one to my Mesh Router to be accessible from my Wi-Fi network and the 10gb port went to my lab network switch to go on the storage vlan in my homelab. It looks great on top of my DS1517+! Also pictured is my Asus AI Mesh router and my Seagate 3TB External HD that I backup data to. Oh, and some NJ VMUG swag! 🙂 All sitting on top of the mini-fridge that’s in my office.

I can’t wait to partition the storage and start using this little guy!

If you’re interested in checking out Synology solutions, click HERE.

Ben Liebowitz, VCP, vExpert
NJ VMUG Leader

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