General PerformanceThe NS330S-8028-R unlike the XN3004T 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 NS330S-8028-R RAM compared with XN3004T 4GB is clearly weaker.
About Connections There are two SAS ports on this NS330S-8028-R box. When we are talking SAS, we talk FAST. You are either serious video editor or graphic designer, and there is no place for lagging transfer speeds.
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 NS330S-8028-R 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,671.00.
General PerformanceThe XN3004T unlike the NS330S-8028-R 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 NS330S-8028-R this box has the Intel® Celeron 1.1GHz Quad-Core processor.
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 Qsan 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 4 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.
Price And Warranty This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Qsan is £1,137.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit NS330S-8028-R.