Compare CRU-DataPort RAX211-3QR 40600-3130-0100 19"Rack-1U for 2x SATA Drive; DataPort 10; eSATA,Firewire800,USB3; RAID 0/1 AND Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)


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40600-3130-0100
SBRcr-RAX211-3QR
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£609.50 ex.VAT
£731.40 inc.VAT
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RS217
IBSY-R217
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£365.00 ex.VAT
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General

Stock code
SBRcr-RAX211-3QR
IBSY-R217
Brand
CRU-DataPort
Synology
Series
RAX211-3QR
RackStation NAS
Model
40600-3130-0100
RS217
Type
19"Rack-1U for 2x SATA Drive; DataPort 10; eSATA,Firewire800,USB3; RAID 0/1
2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
Type (alternate)
FC
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
11/04/2014
05/08/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
291x436x44mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
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:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Rack size
1
1
Number of bays
2

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA
2X Firewire 9-pin
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
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)
12kg
10kg
Weight (bare)
3.46kg
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CRU-DataPort RAX211-3QR

40600-3130-0100


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Price ex.VAT:£609.50
Price inc.VAT:£731.40





General Performance

The 40600-3130-0100 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 40600-3130-0100 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 40600-3130-0100 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. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £609.50.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS217


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Price ex.VAT:£365.00
Price inc.VAT:£438.00





General Performance

The RS217 unlike the 40600-3130-0100 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 40600-3130-0100 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 Synology is £244.50 cheaper than the most expensive unit 40600-3130-0100.


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