Form Factor / Drive Height
446 x 549.7 x 176mm
Intel Xeon E3-1225V3
Total Drives (alternate)
RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, and 60
General PerformanceThe HQ-10G4S2 same as the U300-P10-C424-E3 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 U300-P10-C424-E3 16GB 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 £2,457.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit U300-P10-C424-E3.
General PerformanceThe U300-P10-C424-E3 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 Xeon E3-1225V3 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 With seven LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS.
About Usage With 24 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.
This NAS feature Intel Xeon E3-1225V3 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 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 £3,236.00.