The CF-1031 Black Steel+ABS unlike the TS-351-2G is made by . There always other brands out there like 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. The CF-1031 Black Steel+ABS RAM compared with TS-351-2G 2GB is clearly weaker.
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 CF-1031 Black Steel+ABS 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.
The TS-351-2G unlike the CF-1031 Black Steel+ABS is made by Qnap. By choosing Qnap people expect to see advanced configurations opportunities as well as innovative and more diverse business applications. You are able to customize the TS-351-2G to your needs. Unlike the CF-1031 Black Steel+ABS this box has the Intel Celeron J1800 dual-core 2.41 GHz processor.
At the back of the box you will find HDMI port which will let you connect it to TV or monitor. In this case you are not limited to network speeds. There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. One USB3 port on this Qnap 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.
With 3 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £259.00.