Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS1618+ (16GB) 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB non-Synology RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS1621xs+ (16GB) 6-Bay, 2x 1GbE, 10GbE RJ45, 2x M2 NVMe, PCIe (16GB Non-Synology RAM)


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DS1618+ (16GB)
IBSY-1618P16C
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£721.00 ex.VAT
£865.20 inc.VAT
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DS1621xs+ (16GB)
IBSY-1621XSP16C
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£1,378.00 ex.VAT
£1,653.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-1618P16C
IBSY-1621XSP16C
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS1618+ (16GB)
DS1621xs+ (16GB)
Type
6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB non-Synology RAM)
6-Bay, 2x 1GbE, 10GbE RJ45, 2x M2 NVMe, PCIe (16GB Non-Synology RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Min Qty
789
789
Date added
14/06/2019
10/09/2020

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
166 x 282 x 243 mm
166 x 282 x 243 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
16GB DDR4
Guarantee
3yr
5yr
Processor
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz
Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2455
? 8000
Total Drives
6
6
Total Drives (alternate)
6
6
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:F1:

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X eSATA
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v3 x8
6X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
2X eSATA
2X Expansion Port
1X RJ45 10GbE
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 NVMe
1X PCIe v3 x8
6X SATA 3.5
3X USB3.0
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to 1GbE and 10GbE Ethernet
Physical
Weight (kg)
9kg
7kg
Weight (bare)
5.05kg
5.3kg
Watts
56.86W
Colour
Black
Black
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS1618+ (16GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£721.00
Price inc.VAT:£865.20





General Performance

The DS1618+ (16GB) same as the DS1621xs+ (16GB) 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. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the DS1621xs+ (16GB) this box has the Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz processor. With its ATOM processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 720P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the DS1621xs+ (16GB) is RAM. DS1618+ (16GB) arrives with 16GB RAM. The DS1618+ (16GB) 16GB RAM compared with DS1621xs+ (16GB) 16GB DDR4 is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Three 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 are two eSATA ports on DS1618+ (16GB) giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With 6 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £657.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS1621xs+ (16GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS1621xs+ (16GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£1,378.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,653.60





General Performance

The DS1621xs+ (16GB) same as the DS1618+ (16GB) 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. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the DS1618+ (16GB) this box has the Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo) processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error. Another key difference between the DS1618+ (16GB) is RAM. DS1621xs+ (16GB) arrives with 16GB DDR4 RAM. Size of 16GB DDR4 makes DS1621xs+ (16GB) the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

With three LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Three 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 are two eSATA ports on DS1621xs+ (16GB) giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With 6 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.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo) processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite DS1618+ (16GB) has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your five years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,378.00.


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