Compare Synology NVR Server NVR1218 2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License AND Qnap Silent NAS HS-251+ 2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)


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NVR1218
IBSY-NVR1218
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£188.00 ex.VAT
£225.60 inc.VAT
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HS-251+

IBQ-HS251P
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£275.00 ex.VAT
£330.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-NVR1218
IBQ-HS251P
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
NVR Server
Silent NAS
Model
NVR1218
HS-251+
Type
2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License
2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022009046
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
30/05/2017
28/10/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x100x225mm
41.3 (H) x 302 (W) x 220 (D) mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz
Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1883
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1:
0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 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)
2X LAN
1X HDMI
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
1.9kg
2.62kg
Weight (bare)
0.9kg
1.56kg
Reviews
Synology NVR Server

NVR1218


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





General Performance

The NVR1218 unlike the HS-251+ 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-251+ this box has the NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz processor. Another key difference between the HS-251+ is RAM. NVR1218 arrives with 1GB RAM. The NVR1218 1GB RAM compared with HS-251+ 2GB is clearly weaker.

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 Synology is £87.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit HS-251+.
Qnap Silent NAS

HS-251+


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Price ex.VAT:£275.00
Price inc.VAT:£330.00



General Performance

The HS-251+ unlike the NVR1218 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-251+ to your needs. Unlike the NVR1218 this box has the Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz) processor. With its 2.0GHZ processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the NVR1218 is RAM. HS-251+ arrives with 2GB RAM. Size of 2GB makes HS-251+ the best regards to RAM capacity.

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. The HS-251+ is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the HS-251+. 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 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. 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £275.00.


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