Compare Synology Slim DiskStation NAS DS419slim 4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-431P2-4G 4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)


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DS419slim
IBSY-419SLIM
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£287.00 ex.VAT
£344.40 inc.VAT
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TS-431P2-4G
IBQ-431P2-4G
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£303.00 ex.VAT
£363.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-419SLIM
IBQ-431P2-4G
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
Slim DiskStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
DS419slim
TS-431P2-4G
Type
4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM)
4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
23/05/2019
14/07/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
120x105x142mm
177x180x235mm
Platter size
2.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
4GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz
Annapurna Labs AL-314, 4-core,1.7GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
low
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
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 LAN
4X SATA 2.5
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X RJ45 1GbE
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.05kg
4.3kg
Weight (bare)
660g
3kg
Reviews
Synology Slim DiskStation NAS

DS419slim


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Price ex.VAT:£287.00
Price inc.VAT:£344.40





General Performance

The DS419slim unlike the TS-431P2-4G 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. Unlike the TS-431P2-4G this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-431P2-4G is RAM. DS419slim arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The DS419slim 512MB RAM compared with TS-431P2-4G 4GB 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 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. This Synology is £16.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-431P2-4G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-431P2-4G


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Price ex.VAT:£303.00
Price inc.VAT:£363.60





General Performance

The TS-431P2-4G unlike the DS419slim 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-431P2-4G to your needs. Unlike the DS419slim this box has the Annapurna Labs AL-314, 4-core,1.7GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS419slim is RAM. TS-431P2-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. Size of 4GB makes TS-431P2-4G the best regards to RAM capacity.

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. 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 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £303.00.


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