Synology DS920+ Review: Part 1 (Let the fun begin)

Hello and welcome!

Today, I am excited to announce I will be starting a new multipart blog series focused on Synology’s DiskStation DS920+ (that Synology have kindly provided to me in return for my honest review.) This series will predominately focus on the setup/config of the unit and Active Backup for Microsoft 365.

What is Synology DiskStation DS920+?

(2020, Synology Inc.)

Synology’s DiskStation DS920+ is a “…capacity-scalable NAS with SSD Cache Acceleration Capability.” (2020, Synology Inc.) It is a great network-attached storage solution aimed at simplifying data management and efficiency. Equipped with two integrated M.2 SSD slots and Synology SSD Cache equipment, alongside a scalable storage blueprint – you can boost system I/O and application output easily.

The Synology DiskStation DS920+’s standard accelerated application performance average and ability to easily expand storage space, protect and restore data, reach optimal performance and capacity with SSD cache, improve collaboration and output and the fact that it is completely ready to “…go virtualised,” (2020, Synology Inc.) with 24/7 surveillance make it a strong competitor within the market, in my opinion.

For more information regarding the Synology DiskStation DS920+ please follow this link:

What is Active Backup for Microsoft 365?

Active Backup for Microsoft 365 is an on-premises backup solution designed to protect your data in OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, emails, contacts, and calendar.  It is a comprehensive Microsoft 365 backup that allows businesses the flexibility to enable uninterrupted backup to lessen the danger of data loss whilst elastically keeping backup versions by setting a particular period for file retention. Recovery options allow users to extend upon public cloud’s resident recovery abilities and standard retention time- with instant search and the ability to perform granular recovery of a singular object, a whole mail folder, emails, SharePoint locations, document libraries/lists where relevant. This also allows businesses the ability to retain the initial access permissions when restoring files/folders in OneDrive and SharePoint document libraries.

For more information on Active Backup for Microsoft 365 please visit the following link:

Stay tuned for part 2 of this series coming soon!

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