Form Factor / Drive Height
446 x 499.5 x 88mm
Intel S1200 dual core
Total Drives (alternate)
RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60
General PerformanceThe HQ-10G4S2 same as the Q500-P21-D212 is made by Qsan. There always other brands out there like Qsan 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. The HQ-10G4S2 RAM compared with Q500-P21-D212 4GB is clearly weaker.
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 HQ-10G4S2 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 Qsan is £4,051.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit Q500-P21-D212.
General PerformanceThe Q500-P21-D212 same as the HQ-10G4S2 is made by Qsan. There always other brands out there like Qsan 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 HQ-10G4S2 this box has the Intel S1200 dual core processor.
About Connections With eight LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS.
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 HQ-10G4S2 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £4,830.00.