Compare CRU-DataPort RTX221-3QR 35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU) Tower for 2x SATA Drive; 2x DP10 Carriers; eSATA,Firewire800,USB3; RAID AND Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)


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RS217
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General

Stock code
SBRcr-RTX221-3QR
IBSY-R217
Brand
CRU-DataPort
Synology
Series
RTX221-3QR
RackStation NAS
Model
35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU)
RS217
Type
Tower for 2x SATA Drive; 2x DP10 Carriers; eSATA,Firewire800,USB3; RAID
2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
07/10/2013
05/08/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
278 x 174 x 160 mm
291x436x44mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
External drive ?
Not available
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1
0:1:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Rack size
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA
2X Firewire 9-pin
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete
1X USB3 type B
1X eSATA (host)
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Internal Ports (#1)
2
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
8kg
10kg
Weight (bare)
4.76kg
3.46kg
Watts
120W
Reviews
CRU-DataPort RTX221-3QR

35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU)


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General Performance

The 35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU) unlike the RS217 is made by CRU-DataPort. There always other brands out there like CRU-DataPort which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it.

About Connections

One USB3 port on this CRU-DataPort is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. There is one eSATA port on 35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU) giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your 35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU) box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS217


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Price ex.VAT:£349.00
Price inc.VAT:£418.80





General Performance

The RS217 unlike the 35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU) is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the 35230-3130-0100 (US) / 35231-3130-0100 (UK) / 35232-3130-0100 (EU) this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz processor. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks.

About Connections

There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. There is one eSATA port on RS217 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

With two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £349.00.


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