Many corporate customers of Synology NAS choose these solutions for video surveillance systems, because since time immemorial, this company has offered a simple and effective tool for ensuring security in the home, in the store or in the cottage. And since the company’s business is active, last year it offered a video surveillance solution with intelligent face recognition.
DVA3219 - the first device for Edge video surveillance
Now the IT industry is experiencing a real boom in Edge devices, and Synology DVA3219 is a typical brick for building smart video surveillance “somewhere out there”, on a remote object, whether it is a warehouse, store or office. It is not necessary to compare this model with other Synology analogs, this is a completely separate direction for the development of the company’s model range.
Synology DVA3219 specifications:
- Intel Atom C3538 processor (4C, 2.1 GHz, Hardware AES-NI)
- RAM: 1 4Gb DDR4 module, up to two SO-DIMMs with a total capacity of up to 32 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
- 4 bays for 3.5/2.5" HDD/SSD with SATA-600 interfaces
- Expansion with two disk shelves with DX517, 5 HDDs/SSDs each
- Support for SSD caching
- 4x1G Base-T 1000Mbps Ethernet (LACP, VLAN)
- 3x USB 3.0
Integrated power supply
The platform itself for desktop NAS-s at Synology has not changed for a long time, so I do not see the point in describing the design of the case and cooling. Instead, let’s answer the most common questions about how this device works.
Can the DVA3219 work as a NAS?
Yes, this MODEL supports all the same features that are implemented in the DS series desktop NAS. You can use file sharing over CIFS (SMB) / NFS / iSCSI protocols, backup your IT infrastructure with Synology Active Backup for Business, virtualization platform, container virtualization, media server, and even download torrents, if this is important to you.
Which video card is installed in DVA3219?
The most common NVIDIA GeForce Ti 1050c 4 GB of GDDR5 memory from the OEM, which could not be determined. The video card can be pulled out and installed in a desktop PC: it is detected, you can work and play on it by connecting a monitor, if of course you can find something to play on the GeForce Ti1050.
But you can’t connect the monitor to the NAS: the HDMI and DVI ports are hidden inside the case.
Can I use the video card for something else?
when you first set up the NAS, you install the CUDA SDK in the system, but you don’t have a choice of version. When using Docker, it is quite possible to get access to GPU resources, but given that CUDA presents GPU resources completely for the application, intelligent video surveillance functions will not work.
Are the functions of deep video analysis available on models with powerful CPUs?
No, such features as face recognition, perimeter detector, and client flow counting require a different computing architecture, and can only be run on a NAS with a GPU.
What else does DVA3219 differ from the usual Synology desktop NAS?
Since the device is positioned as a peripheral video recorder, there are no dedicated slots for SSD cache and there are no high-speed 10-Gigabit interfaces. But the device has as many as 4 network ports, for each of which you can configure a VLAN to differentiate network traffic and channel aggregation to increase fault tolerance.