Synology Disk Station DS1821+ 8-bay NAS Storage Solution REVIEW — MacSources

7 min readJan 24, 2023

Synology DS1821+ offers high-capacity storage and reliable data protection for all users.

Ever since I started working from home (mid-2020), the need for mass data storage has been greater than ever. In the past, I’ve worked off of individual portable hard drives and even had smaller RAID systems available for personal use. But as soon as working from home became a full-time venture for me, I knew something more advanced was a necessity and I started looking at Network Attached Storage.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is the ideal solution for users looking to store and access data quickly and securely. With NAS, users are able to access their data from any device on their home or office network, allowing them to securely store and access large amounts of data without having to worry about it being lost or stolen. In addition, NAS offers features such as built-in data protection, data security, and robust performance, making it an ideal choice for those who need reliable and secure storage for their data.

I used to think about NAS options as ‘too large’ for my needs but having a system that is capable of redundant backups and data protection is worth its weight in gold. There are many options available and several high-end brands of NAS units. I decided to go with Synology because of my past experiences with their systems and their DS1821+ Disk Station ended up being the ideal solution.


The Synology DS1821+ is an ideal storage option for personal or small business use. Its 8 drive bays provide massive space of up to 56TB while its expandable design allows for additional drives to be added as your storage needs increase. It’s designed for scalability and performance with its primary audience being IT enthusiasts and SMB customers.

The DS1821+ is a business-grade backup solution that comes with advanced features such as built-in data protection, data security, and robust performance. This makes it an ideal choice for those looking for reliable and secure storage for their data.




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