Compare ioSafe Server 5 GA045-016XX-1 Fireproof & Waterproof 5-Bay Windows Server (2012 R2 & Linux) - Xeon, 16GB, 5x HDD AND Qnap Desktop JBOD TX-500P 5-Bay, Thunderbolt2 Expansion Chassis


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GA045-016XX-1
IBIO-BDR515-16G-20T
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£7,977.00 ex.VAT
£9,572.40 inc.VAT
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TX-500P
IBQ-TX500
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£548.00 ex.VAT
£657.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBIO-BDR515-16G-20T
IBQ-TX500
Brand
ioSafe
Qnap
Series
Server 5
Desktop JBOD
Model
GA045-016XX-1
TX-500P
UPC
885022009244
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
12/10/2018
02/09/2015

Information

Capacity
20TB
Form Factor / Drive Height
? 375 x 221 x 317 mm
185.2 (H) x 210.6 (W) x 235.4 (D) mm
Platter size
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
Guarantee
1yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Xeon D-1520/1521
Current drives
5
Total Drives
5
5
RAID
0:1:5:6:
JBOD
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
JBOD

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X eSATA
2X RJ45 10GbE
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
4X USB3 type A (host)
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X Thunderbolt2
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
30kg
6.5kg
Weight (bare)
25.63kg
5.1kg
Reviews
ioSafe Server 5

GA045-016XX-1


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Price ex.VAT:£7,977.00
Price inc.VAT:£9,572.40





General Performance

The GA045-016XX-1 unlike the TX-500P is made by ioSafe. There always other brands out there like ioSafe which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike the TX-500P this box has the Intel Xeon D-1520/1521 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.

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. Four USB3 ports on this ioSafe 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 are two eSATA ports on GA045-016XX-1 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 5 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-1520/1521 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 1 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £7,977.00.
Qnap Desktop JBOD

TX-500P


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Price ex.VAT:£548.00
Price inc.VAT:£657.60





General Performance

The TX-500P unlike the GA045-016XX-1 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 TX-500P to your needs. The quiet cooling fan has been used in the construction of the TX-500P. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. The TX-500P RAM compared with GA045-016XX-1 16GB is clearly weaker. With this size of RAM you should be able to do simple tasks like collect, enjoy, and share your photos, music, and videos

About Connections

There are two Thunderbolt ports on TX-500P. Thunderbolt2 performance allows amateur professionals, photographers, audio engineers, and video post-production engineers to unleash the power and performance of Qnap giving you speeds up to 20Gb/s.

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 TX-500P 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite GA045-016XX-1 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Qnap is £7,429.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit GA045-016XX-1.


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