Compare Synology NAS Expansion DX1215 12-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-1677X-1700-16G 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (16GB RAM, Ryzen 7 1700) + 10GbE AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-1685-D1531-64G 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5", 6x M.2) RAID (Xeon D-1531, 64GB RAM, 250W)


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DX1215
IBSY-DX1215
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£742.00 ex.VAT
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TS-1677X-1700-16G

IBQ-1677X-17x16
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TS-1685-D1531-64G

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General

Stock code
IBSY-DX1215
IBQ-1677X-17x16
IBQ-1685-31x64
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Qnap
Series
NAS Expansion
Desktop NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
DX1215
TS-1677X-1700-16G
TS-1685-D1531-64G
Type
12-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models
16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (16GB RAM, Ryzen 7 1700) + 10GbE
16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5", 6x M.2) RAID (Xeon D-1531, 64GB RAM, 250W)
UPC
846504001859
885022013142
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Min Qty
10
Date added
04/11/2014
13/03/2018
04/01/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
270x300x340mm
304 x 370 x 320 mm
320 x 370 x 304 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
64GB
Guarantee
5yr
3yr
3yr
Processor
N/A
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-core / 16-thread 3.0 GHz processor, Turbo Core 3.7 GHz
Intel Xeon D-1531, 6-core, 2.2 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
14263
8691
Total Drives
12
12
12
Total Drives (alternate)
4
4
RAID
JBOD
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X RJ45 10GbE
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v2 x4
1X PCIe v3 x4
1X PCIe v3 x8
4X SATA 2.5
12X SATA 3.5
8X USB3 type A (host)
2X RJ45 10GbE
4X RJ45 1GbE
6X M.2 SATA
1X PCIe v2 x4
2X PCIe v3 x8
4X SATA 2.5
12X SATA 3.5
3X USB3 type A (host)
Internal Ports (#1)
12
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to 10GbE and 1GbE Ethernet
SATA to 1GbE and 10GbE Ethernet
Physical
Weight (kg)
12kg
20kg
15.96kg
Weight (bare)
9.02kg
13.39kg
13.39kg
Watts
51.23W
550W
250W
Colour
Black
Black
Black
Reviews
Synology NAS Expansion

DX1215


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Price ex.VAT:£742.00
Price inc.VAT:£890.40





General Performance

The DX1215 unlike the TS-1677X-1700-16G and the TS-1685-D1531-64G 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-1677X-1700-16G and the TS-1685-D1531-64G this box has the N/A processor. The DX1215 RAM compared with TS-1685-D1531-64G 64GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections


About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your DX1215 box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

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 £742.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-1677X-1700-16G


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General Performance

The TS-1677X-1700-16G same as the TS-1685-D1531-64G 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-1677X-1700-16G 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 DX1215 and the TS-1685-D1531-64G this box has the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-core / 16-thread 3.0 GHz processor, Turbo Core 3.7 GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-1685-D1531-64G is RAM. TS-1677X-1700-16G arrives with 16GB RAM. The TS-1677X-1700-16G 16GB RAM compared with TS-1685-D1531-64G 64GB is clearly weaker.

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 six LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Eight 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 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite DX1215 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-1685-D1531-64G


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General Performance

The TS-1685-D1531-64G same as the TS-1677X-1700-16G 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-1685-D1531-64G 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 TS-1685-D1531-64G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the DX1215 and the TS-1677X-1700-16G this box has the Intel Xeon D-1531, 6-core, 2.2 GHz 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-1677X-1700-16G is RAM. TS-1685-D1531-64G arrives with 64GB RAM. Size of 64GB makes TS-1685-D1531-64G the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

You might be interested in audio output ports. With TS-1685-D1531-64G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. With six 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.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel Xeon D-1531, 6-core, 2.2 GHz 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite DX1215 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover.


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