Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS1618+ (16GB) 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB non-Synology RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS620slim 6-Bay 2.5" (2GB 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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DS620slim
IBSY-620SLIM
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£423.00 ex.VAT
£507.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-1618P16C
IBSY-620SLIM
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS1618+ (16GB)
DS620slim
Type
6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB non-Synology RAM)
6-Bay 2.5" (2GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Min Qty
789
Date added
14/06/2019
29/05/2019

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
166 x 282 x 243 mm
121 x 151 x 175 mm
Platter size
3.5"
2.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz
Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2455
1325
Total Drives
6
6
Total Drives (alternate)
6
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6

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 RJ45 1GbE
6X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Weight (kg)
9kg
2.2kg
Weight (bare)
5.05kg
1.4kg
Watts
56.86W
34.88W
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 DS620slim 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 DS620slim 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 DS620slim is RAM. DS1618+ (16GB) arrives with 16GB RAM. The DS1618+ (16GB) 16GB RAM compared with DS620slim 2GB 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £721.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS620slim


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Price ex.VAT:£423.00
Price inc.VAT:£507.60





General Performance

The DS620slim 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. Unlike the DS1618+ (16GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS1618+ (16GB) is RAM. DS620slim arrives with 2GB RAM. The DS620slim 2GB RAM compared with DS1618+ (16GB) 16GB is clearly weaker.

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. 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 2 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 two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £298.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS1618+ (16GB).


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