Compare Qnap Silent NAS HS-453DX-8G 4-Bay RAID (2x 3.5", 2x M.2 SATA) RAID (8GB RAM) +10GbE AND Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)


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HS-453DX-8G
IBQ-HS453DX-8G
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£553.00 ex.VAT
£663.60 inc.VAT
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RS217
IBSY-R217
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£368.00 ex.VAT
£441.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-HS453DX-8G
IBSY-R217
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Silent NAS
RackStation NAS
Model
HS-453DX-8G
RS217
Type
4-Bay RAID (2x 3.5", 2x M.2 SATA) RAID (8GB RAM) +10GbE
2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
02/10/2018
05/08/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
42.8 x 404 x 220 mm
291x436x44mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
8GB
512MB
Guarantee
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 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
Rack size
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 eSATA (host)
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB2 type A (host)
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
Black
Weight (kg)
3.3kg
10kg
Weight (bare)
2.4kg
3.46kg
Reviews
Qnap Silent NAS

HS-453DX-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£553.00
Price inc.VAT:£663.60





General Performance

The HS-453DX-8G unlike the RS217 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-8G 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 RS217 this box has the Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the RS217 is RAM. HS-453DX-8G arrives with 8GB 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 £553.00.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS217


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Price ex.VAT:£368.00
Price inc.VAT:£441.60





General Performance

The RS217 unlike the HS-453DX-8G 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-8G this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz processor. Another key difference between the HS-453DX-8G is RAM. RS217 arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The RS217 512MB RAM compared with HS-453DX-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.

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. 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. There is one eSATA port on RS217 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite HS-453DX-8G has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £185.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit HS-453DX-8G.


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