/ TerraMaster F4-423 VS Synology DS 923+, Which NAS is Best for You?

In the era of information explosion, files, photos, videos, and offices are flooding people's lives. More and more data need to be storage, and people's demand for data storage is getting higher and higher. Not only to meet the needs of high capacity, but also data security is of paramount importance.

NAS allows you store important data such as photos, movies, music and office files centrally. It can be used as a storage space for personal use, or shared with relatives, friends and colleagues.

Recently, Synology released a new home and SMB NAS: DS923+. TerraMaster has also been committed to product innovation and released the F4-423.Which one should you buy if you're looking to buy a new NAS or replace a model.

F4-423 uses an Intel Celeron N5105/5095 quad-core processor with 2.0 GHz and a maximum turbo of 2.9 GHz. DS923+ is equipped with AMD Ryzen R1600, 2-core 2.6-3.1 GHz. The quad-core CPU of F4-423 is twice that of R1600 dual-core, which makes F4-423 are more powerful for Plex users. Compared to DS923+, it can easily and effectively handle the tasks of more advanced graphics technology.

On the other hand, F4-423 is equipped with two 2.5 GbE interfaces and provides 8GB DDR4 dual-channel memory (expandable to 32GB). The parameters of DS923+ are two 1GBE network ports, 4 GB DDR4 ECC, and the maximum memory capacity is 32 GB (16 GB x 2)

.They both have two M.2 slots, which accelerate SSD caching. The difference between 2.5G and 1G means that TerraMaster has higher available external network bandwidth. 

Now let see more information about their operating system.

TerraMaster released a brand-new operating system TOS 5 in 2022. Compared with the previous generation, there are more than 50 features and 600 improvements in TOS 5. It adopts a simpler and more trendy UI page design, while releasing lots of new applications, such as CloudSync, TerraSync, Terra Photos and Surveillance Manager. The new features meet more business requirements, as well as significantly improving response speed, security, and ease of use.

The price of F4-423 is $499.99, and DS 923+ is $599.99. There is a $100 difference between this two NAS. If you want get better value for your money, F4-423 is a good choice for your budget. If you are buying a NAS mainly for plex, t F4-423 will be the amazing NAS server.