Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ (6GB) 2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM) AND Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)


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DS218+ (6GB)
IBSY-218P6
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£295.00 ex.VAT
£354.00 inc.VAT
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RS217
IBSY-R217
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£368.00 ex.VAT
£441.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-218P6
IBSY-R217
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
RackStation NAS
Model
DS218+ (6GB)
RS217
Type
2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM)
2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
09/11/2017
05/08/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x108x233mm
291x436x44mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
6GB
512MB
Guarantee
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1313
low
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
2
RAID
0:1:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Rack size
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
0X eSATA (host)
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X eSATA (host)
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.5kg
10kg
Weight (bare)
1.3kg
3.46kg
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218+ (6GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£295.00
Price inc.VAT:£354.00





General Performance

The DS218+ (6GB) same as the RS217 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 RS217 this box has the Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor. Another key difference between the RS217 is RAM. DS218+ (6GB) arrives with 6GB RAM.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. 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 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £73.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit RS217.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS217


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Price ex.VAT:£368.00
Price inc.VAT:£441.60





General Performance

The RS217 same as the DS218+ (6GB) 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 DS218+ (6GB) this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS218+ (6GB) is RAM. RS217 arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The RS217 512MB RAM compared with DS218+ (6GB) 6GB 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. 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. Despite DS218+ (6GB) has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £368.00.


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