Compare Synology NVR Server NVR1218 2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS218j 2-Bay (512MB RAM)


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NVR1218
IBSY-NVR1218
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£188.00 ex.VAT
£225.60 inc.VAT
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DS218j
IBSY-218J
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£124.00 ex.VAT
£148.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-NVR1218
IBSY-218J
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
NVR Server
DiskStation NAS
Model
NVR1218
DS218j
Type
2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License
2-Bay (512MB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
30/05/2017
11/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x100x225mm
165x100x225.5mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
512MB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Dual Core 1.3 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
2
RAID
0:1:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X HDMI
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
1X USB3 type A (host)
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
White
Weight (kg)
1.9kg
2.5kg
Weight (bare)
0.9kg
880g
Reviews
Synology NVR Server

NVR1218


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Price ex.VAT:£188.00
Price inc.VAT:£225.60





General Performance

The NVR1218 same as the DS218j 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 DS218j this box has the NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz processor. Another key difference between the DS218j is RAM. NVR1218 arrives with 1GB 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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With NVR1218 you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. One USB3 port 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £188.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218j


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£124.00
Price inc.VAT:£148.80



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 same as the NVR1218 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 NVR1218 this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Dual Core 1.3 GHz processor. Another key difference between the NVR1218 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 NVR1218 1GB 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. Despite NVR1218 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £64.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit NVR1218.


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