M.2 SSD cache for Synology DS1520+?

I am planning to buy a Synology DS1520+ and use it as a multimedia server. Which M.2 NVME SSD would you recommend to get full advantage of SSD Cache functionality to optimize performance?

AL Alfons asked on 16 September 2020, 14:51
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Hello Alfons,

I would recommend Samsung 970 EVO plus.

Synology branded NVME is superior SSD in any way, but it costs more and it would only benefit you if you run web server or virtual machines. Cheaper SSD is ok for multimedia purpose. It might improve responsiveness, but not things like transcoding.

I hope this helps.