Compare Qnap Silent NAS HS-453DX-4G 4-Bay RAID (2x 3.5", 2x M.2 SATA) RAID (4GB RAM) +10GbE AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS218j 2-Bay (512MB RAM)


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HS-453DX-4G
IBQ-HS453DX
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£533.00 ex.VAT
£639.60 inc.VAT
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DS218j
IBSY-218J
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£134.00 ex.VAT
£160.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-HS453DX
IBSY-218J
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Silent NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
HS-453DX-4G
DS218j
Type
4-Bay RAID (2x 3.5", 2x M.2 SATA) RAID (4GB RAM) +10GbE
2-Bay (512MB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
06/06/2018
11/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
42.8 x 404 x 220 mm
165x100x225.5mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
512MB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Dual Core 1.3 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2641
low
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
2
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X LAN
1X RJ45 10GbE
2X M.2 SATA
1X HDMI
1X HDMI 2.0
2X SATA 3.5
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
1X USB3.1 gen1 type C
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Silver
White
Weight (kg)
3.3kg
2.5kg
Weight (bare)
2.4kg
880g
Reviews
Qnap Silent NAS

HS-453DX-4G


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Price ex.VAT:£533.00
Price inc.VAT:£639.60





General Performance

The HS-453DX-4G unlike the DS218j 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 HS-453DX-4G 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 DS218j this box has the Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS218j is RAM. HS-453DX-4G arrives with 4GB RAM.

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. 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. 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 two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £533.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218j


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£134.00
Price inc.VAT:£160.80



7.3

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 6.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 6.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score10.00
Synology DS218j PROS

designThe familiar Synology Chassis



General Performance

The DS218j unlike the HS-453DX-4G 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 HS-453DX-4G this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Dual Core 1.3 GHz processor. Another key difference between the HS-453DX-4G is RAM. DS218j arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The DS218j 512MB RAM compared with HS-453DX-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. 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 two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. 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 £399.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit HS-453DX-4G.


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