General PerformanceThe NA381TB3 unlike the FS2017 is made by NetStor. There always other brands out there like NetStor 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 NA381TB3 RAM compared with FS2017 64GB is clearly weaker.
About Connections There are two Thunderbolt ports on NA381TB3.
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 NA381TB3 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. This NetStor is £2,979.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit FS2017.
General PerformanceThe FS2017 unlike the NA381TB3 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. 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 NA381TB3 this box has the Intel Xeon D-1541 64-bit 8-Core 2.1 GHz(base) / 2.7GHz (turbo) processor. With its 64bit processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps.
About Connections With six LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 10-gigabit Ethernet means it is transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 10 gigabits per second. That means fast networking! And you have 2 of these! 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 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 D-1541 64-bit 8-Core 2.1 GHz(base) / 2.7GHz (turbo) 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 staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite NA381TB3 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your five years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £4,820.00.