Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ (6GB) 2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM Kit) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-8G 2-Bay RAID (8GB RAM)


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DS218+ (6GB)
IBSY-218P6
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£313.00 ex.VAT
£375.60 inc.VAT
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TS-251+-8G
IBQ-251P-8G
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£418.00 ex.VAT
£501.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-218P6
IBQ-251P-8G
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
DiskStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
DS218+ (6GB)
TS-251+-8G
Type
2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM Kit)
2-Bay RAID (8GB RAM)
UPC
885022009015
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
09/11/2017
04/09/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x108x233mm
168.5 x 102 x 225mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
6GB
8GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz
Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1313
1883
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1:
0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
0X eSATA (host)
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.5kg
2.92kg
Weight (bare)
1.3kg
1.28kg
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218+ (6GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£313.00
Price inc.VAT:£375.60





General Performance

The DS218+ (6GB) unlike the TS-251+-8G 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 TS-251+-8G this box has the Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-251+-8G is RAM. DS218+ (6GB) arrives with 6GB RAM. The DS218+ (6GB) 6GB RAM compared with TS-251+-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.

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 £105.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-251+-8G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-251+-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£418.00
Price inc.VAT:£501.60





General Performance

The TS-251+-8G unlike the DS218+ (6GB) 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-251+-8G to your needs. Unlike the DS218+ (6GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz) processor. With its 2.0GHZ processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the DS218+ (6GB) is RAM. TS-251+-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. Size of 8GB makes TS-251+-8G the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

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 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 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. 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £418.00.


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