Compare Synology Slim DiskStation NAS DS419slim 4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TVS-682-i3-8G 6-Bay (4x 3.5", 2x 2.5") RAID (8GB RAM, Core i3) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS420+ 4-Bay, 2x NVMe (2GB RAM)


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DS419slim
IBSY-419SLIM
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£285.00 ex.VAT
£342.00 inc.VAT
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TVS-682-i3-8G
IBQ-682-i38
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£1,147.00 ex.VAT
£1,376.40 inc.VAT
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DS420+
IBSY-420P
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£406.00 ex.VAT
£487.20 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-419SLIM
IBQ-682-i38
IBSY-420P
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Synology
Series
Slim DiskStation NAS
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS419slim
TVS-682-i3-8G
DS420+
Type
4-Bay, for 2.5" Drives (512MB RAM)
6-Bay (4x 3.5", 2x 2.5") RAID (8GB RAM, Core i3)
4-Bay, 2x NVMe (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022011124
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Date added
23/05/2019
17/03/2016
27/04/2020

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
120x105x142mm
231.9 x 224.9 x 319.8 mm
166x199x223 mm
Platter size
2.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
8GB
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
3yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz
NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100
Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.9 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
NEW: 4359 / OLD: 4181
1825
Total Drives
4
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
2
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
2X LAN
4X SATA 2.5
2X USB3 type A (host)
3X HDMI
4X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 SATA
1X PCIe v3 x16
1X PCIe v3 x4
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
5X USB3 type A (host)
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 NVMe
4X SATA 3.5
2X USB3.0
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gbit/s)
SATA 6Gb/s to 1GbE
Physical
Weight (kg)
2.05kg
9.5kg
3.2kg
Weight (bare)
660g
7.7kg
2.18kg
Watts
20.28W
250W
Colour
Black
Black
Black
Reviews
Synology Slim DiskStation NAS

DS419slim


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Price ex.VAT:£285.00
Price inc.VAT:£342.00





General Performance

The DS419slim same as the DS420+ 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 TVS-682-i3-8G and the DS420+ this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual core 1.33GHz processor. Another key difference between the TVS-682-i3-8G and the DS420+ 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 TVS-682-i3-8G 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.

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 £862.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-682-i3-8G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TVS-682-i3-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£1,147.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,376.40





General Performance

The TVS-682-i3-8G unlike the DS419slim and the DS420+ 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 TVS-682-i3-8G 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. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TVS-682-i3-8G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the DS419slim and the DS420+ this box has the NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 processor. Another key difference between the DS419slim and the DS420+ is RAM. TVS-682-i3-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. Size of 8GB makes TVS-682-i3-8G 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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TVS-682-i3-8G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. With four 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.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite DS419slim 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 £1,147.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS420+


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Price ex.VAT:£406.00
Price inc.VAT:£487.20





General Performance

The DS420+ same as the DS419slim 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 DS419slim and the TVS-682-i3-8G this box has the Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.9 GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS419slim and the TVS-682-i3-8G is RAM. DS420+ arrives with 2GB RAM. The DS420+ 2GB RAM compared with TVS-682-i3-8G 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. 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 DS419slim has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £741.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-682-i3-8G.


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