Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS3617xs 12-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB ECC RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE TS-1635AX-4G 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (4GB RAM) + 10GbE SFP+


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DS3617xs
IBSY-3617
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£2,002.00 ex.VAT
£2,402.40 inc.VAT
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TS-1635AX-4G
IBQ-1635AX-4G
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£1,034.00 ex.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-3617
IBQ-1635AX-4G
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
DiskStation NAS
Desktop NAS 10GbE
Model
DS3617xs
TS-1635AX-4G
Type
12-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB ECC RAM)
16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (4GB RAM) + 10GbE SFP+
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
01/12/2016
13/04/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
270 x 300 x 340 mm
320 x 370 x 304 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
4GB
Guarantee
5yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo)
Marvell ARMADA 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 Quad Core 1.6 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
? 8000
low
Total Drives
12
12
Total Drives (alternate)
12
4
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X Expansion Port
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v3 x8
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X SFP+ 10GbE
1X PCIe v2 x2
1X PCIe v3 x1
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
14kg
16kg
Weight (bare)
9.8kg
12.06kg
Watts
250W
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS3617xs


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Our Review: 5/5
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10

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score10.00

FEATURES rating score10.00

PERFORMANCE rating score10.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
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Synology DS3617xs PROS

designThis unit is a tank of a Synology NAS! The chassis is all industry and no room for glamour. However it still manages to be compact for a 12-Bay Enterprise NAS.
featuresYou are going to be hard pushed to find a Synology Business NAS that can utilise all the Synology DSM applications and services to the high degree this unit can. If you need a Synology NAS server that will not limit you, the DS3617xs is the most powerful NAS yet.
performanceIt's rare for us at SPAN to give a NAS a 10 for anything, but this unit and it's Xeon Quad Core CPU, 16GB of ECC(automatic error correction) DDR4 Memory and 10GBe support mean that this unit is the smoothest Synology NAS experience yet. There is no other desktop NAS with ECC memory yet released.
valueIt is not cheap, but if you need a Synology NAS that is more than just a file server, but something you can conduct an entire business from ranging from email servers, internal communication between staff, office applications, Virtual Machines, surveillance throughout your building with IP cameras, file distribution and time based backups - The Synology DS3617xs is the Business Class NAS for you. If British Airways, Savile Row or Harrods made a NAS - THIS would be that NAS! You get 5 years warranty and free replacement service included just in case impossible happens.
Synology DS3617xs CONS

valueSlightly expensive. But this is what Xeon CPU and ECC RAM cost. It is still cheaper than rackmount solution. You do not need a professional to set it all up.



General Performance

The DS3617xs unlike the TS-1635AX-4G 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 TS-1635AX-4G 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 TS-1635AX-4G is RAM. DS3617xs arrives with 16GB RAM. The DS3617xs 16GB RAM compared with TS-1635AX-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 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 12 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. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £2,002.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE

TS-1635AX-4G


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Price ex.VAT:£1,034.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,240.80





General Performance

The TS-1635AX-4G unlike the DS3617xs 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-1635AX-4G to your needs. 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 DS3617xs this box has the Marvell ARMADA 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 Quad Core 1.6 GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS3617xs is RAM. TS-1635AX-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-1635AX-4G 4GB RAM compared with DS3617xs 16GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Three 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.

About Usage

With 12 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 DS3617xs has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Qnap is £968.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS3617xs.


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