Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS418j 4-Bay (1GB RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 TS-453BT3-8G 4-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3 AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS918+ 4-Bay (4GB RAM)


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DS418j

IBSY-418J
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£255.00 ex.VAT
£306.00 inc.VAT
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TS-453BT3-8G
IBQ-453BT3-8G
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£948.00 ex.VAT
£1,137.60 inc.VAT
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DS918+
IBSY-918P
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£427.00 ex.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-418J
IBQ-453BT3-8G
IBSY-918P
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS418j
TS-453BT3-8G
DS918+
Type
4-Bay (1GB RAM)
4-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3
4-Bay (4GB RAM)
UPC
5051868086304
846504002597
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Date added
10/06/2017
30/05/2017
30/05/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
168x184x230mm
168 x 170 x 226 mm
166x199x223 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
8GB
4GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
3yr
Processor
Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
2132
2153
Total Drives
4
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
4
4
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X HDMI
1X RJ45 10GbE
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 SATA
1X PCIe v2 x2
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X Thunderbolt type C
5X USB3 type A (host)
1X eSATA
2X LAN
2X M.2 NVMe
4X SATA 3.5
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)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Weight (kg)
4kg
4kg
4kg
Weight (bare)
2.21kg
2.51kg
2.28kg
Watts
21.22W
28.8W
Watts (Idle)
4.25W
Shock (Operating)
70g/2ms
Shock (Non-Operating)
250g/2ms
Colour
Black
Black
Black
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418j


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£255.00
Price inc.VAT:£306.00

7

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 6.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS418j PROS

designThough Synology have decided to use the older, rather retro looking Chassis that has been the model of choice for 4-bay cost-effective cases. However the contents of the DS418J are VASTLY improved!
featuresThanks to much better hardware inside the Synology DS418j NAS, the applications and software that the DS418 J can use fully is much, much better. Supporting 1080p, SHR, media streaming.
performanceThanks to the inclusion of that 64bit dual core ARM based chip that is hugely better than the DS416J offering, performance is greatly improved and this is further enhanced by the inclusion of 1GB of DDR4 memory - twice that of the DS416J. plus it is a higher frequency DDR4 at 2133Mhz than the 1800Mhz od DDR3.
valueEasily one of the most game-changing 4-Bay NAS from Synology in 2017 and 2018 - A big improvement over the DS416J
Synology DS418j CONS

designIt's a real shame that Synology are sticking with this case - it is hideous and with a poor method for HDD installation.
featuresStill not ideal for a large-scale multi-user environment. Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceI still think they should have installed an Intel Atom CPU - it would have increased power consumption, but feel it would have still kept the hardware and internal spec costs at the same level.
valueDespite all the innovation, it is still a relatively weak when compared with the DS918+



General Performance

The DS418j same as the DS918+ 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-453BT3-8G and the DS918+ this box has the Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-453BT3-8G and the DS918+ is RAM. DS418j arrives with 1GB RAM. The DS418j 1GB RAM compared with TS-453BT3-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home 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 4 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £693.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-453BT3-8G.
Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3

TS-453BT3-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£948.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,137.60





General Performance

The TS-453BT3-8G unlike the DS418j and the DS918+ 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-453BT3-8G to your needs. Same as the DS918+ this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the DS418j and the DS918+ is RAM. TS-453BT3-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. Size of 8GB makes TS-453BT3-8G 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. With three LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Five 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 4 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 DS418j has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £948.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS918+


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£427.00
Price inc.VAT:£512.40



9.3

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score10.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Synology DS918+ PROS

designWith a newly created chassis released with improved ventilation, but still managing to keep compact (even introducing new hardware inside) this is by FAR the best Synology design yet. A welcome improvement to the old DS916+ chassis.
featuresThe Synology DS918+ NAS will do it all. If you need a NAS to watch and transcode 4K, Run several VMs, Apple time machine backups, host a plex media server, run an itunes server, run a business from, run surveillance cameras over the network, provide a CRM and CMS system, as well as host several websites - The DS918+ is the NAS server for you
performanceEasily one of the best performing Synology NAS devices available for home and small business users. Also if the default hardware isn't enough, this is the easiest to upgrade, featuring RAM upgrades and NVMe slots
valueThis could possible be the best NAS of the year. We still have a couple of months before we can truly decide, but for this price and the HUGE amount of software and hardware option in the price threshold make it irresistible.
Synology DS918+ CONS

designThe two rear fans, though fully controllable, cannot be completely switched off and this may annoy some people. However any noise they make on their lowest setting is still lower than the HDD you have installed.
featuresAlthough it can do many of these tasks at once, if you need to do ALL of them at once, you will need a solid Intel Xeon at the least.
performanceOnly fault I can find is that there is no 8GB Default version available to buy, as you found with the DS918+ (8GB).
valueIt is a shame that there is no 8-Bay option with this hardware - as the DS1817+ is rather disappointing by Comparison



General Performance

The DS918+ same as the DS418j 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. Same as the TS-453BT3-8G this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the DS418j and the TS-453BT3-8G is RAM. DS918+ arrives with 4GB RAM. The DS918+ 4GB RAM compared with TS-453BT3-8G 8GB 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 DS918+ 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 4 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. Despite DS418j has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £521.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-453BT3-8G.


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