Synology has introduced a new network-attached storage device that is designed to take up less space than usual NAS units and which is suitable for photographers away from home. The DS419Slim is a four-bay case that accepts 2.5in drives and which has a maximum capacity of 20TB.

The enclosure measures only 120x105x142mm and weighs 660g empty, so is very portable. It is also very power efficient, drawing only 20 watts when in use and 7 watts in standby. This helps it run cool, and a single fan built-in to the base is claimed to be enough to regulate its temperature.

Compatible with 2.5in HDD and SSD media the DS419Slim has dual Gibabit LAN ports for link aggregation when you need to shift large amounts of data quickly - at up to 220MB/s read speed and 94MB/s for writing. USB-3 ports are located one and the front and one at the back for connecting additional devices, and the NAS can run on Mac, PC and Linux operating systems. The CPU used is the Marvell Armada 385 dual core 1.33GHz and 512MB of DDR3L RAM is installed.

The usual implementation of Synology’s DiskStation Manager runs the device and offers over a hundred specialist apps to help with specific tasks, such as scheduled back-up, photo/video sharing, webhosting and remote access via smartphones and tablets for all files. The DS419Slim is designed for less heavy-use environments as a personal cloud, as a back-up device in a home office, simply as a small storage unit on the desktop or to be taken on location with traveling photographers and videographers.

As there are four bays the hot-swappable drives can be configured in Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6 and RAID 10, as well as Synology’s own Hybrid RAID.
The Synology DS419Slim is available now, comes with a 2-year warranty and retails for $329.99 / £320. For more information see the Synology website.

Press release:

Synology® DS419Slim Brings Big Data Management in a Small Package

Mini in Size, Versatile in Features

Synology® Inc. launched DiskStation DS419slim, a highly versatile, 4-bay NAS which is a great data solution for the dorm room, home office, or a traveling professional.

"Nowadays, many people are still struggling with managing files scattered across public clouds, USB drives, or personal computers. As a clever and reliable personal cloud, DS419slim helps keep your precious photos, videos, and documents in order, bringing everything under control with its powerful file management capabilities," said Katarina Shao, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "Not only can you easily access, share, and synchronize all your files across multiple platforms, but you can also own a multimedia library where you can stream digital content on your mobile devices on the go."

Key Features Include:

  • Large Capacity, Small Footprint: A discrete NAS, less than 15cm cubed, that weighs 700 grams, with a maximum storage size of 20TB
  • Excellent Performance and Backup: Dual 1GbE LAN ports allow for failover and Link Aggregation. Secure your data by configuring your NAS with a RAID setup to realize redundancy
  • Black Box, Green Energy: DS419slim consumes only 20 watts during data access and 7 watts during HDD hibernation, giving you an energy-efficient device to serve as a 24/7 personal storage server

Your Personal Multimedia Library

DS419slim helps you easily manage your multimedia content and share it across Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. You can organize your personal digital video library, listen to Internet radio, and lossless audio via DLNA and AirPlay® devices. Synology Moments promises users a modern browsing experience by offering mobile photo backup, photo sharing, image recognition and similar photo detection.

Data Storage on Your Terms with DiskStation Manager

DiskStation Manager (DSM) is an intuitive web-based operating system for every Synology NAS, designed to help you manage your digital assets across home and office. Easily access your files from computers and mobile devices, or sync your files between multiple users, servers and public clouds. You can also stream your personal media collection to various devices to provide you with a non-stop entertainment experience.


This release is available worldwide immediately