Compare Synology NVR Server NVR1218 2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-228A 2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM)


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NVR1218
IBSY-NVR1218
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£199.00 ex.VAT
£238.80 inc.VAT
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TS-228A
IBQ-228A
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£120.00 ex.VAT
£144.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-NVR1218
IBQ-228A
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
NVR Server
Desktop NAS
Model
NVR1218
TS-228A
Type
2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License
2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
30/05/2017
12/12/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x100x225mm
188x90x125mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
1GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz
Realtek RTD1295 Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
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)
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB2 type A (host)
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
1.88kg
Weight (bare)
0.9kg
700g
Watts
65W
Reviews
Synology NVR Server

NVR1218


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Price ex.VAT:£199.00
Price inc.VAT:£238.80





General Performance

The NVR1218 unlike the TS-228A 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 TS-228A this box has the NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz processor. Just like the TS-228A this box has 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 £199.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-228A


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£120.00
Price inc.VAT:£144.00



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00



General Performance

The TS-228A 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 TS-228A to your needs. The quiet cooling fan has been used in the construction of the TS-228A. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. Unlike the NVR1218 this box has the Realtek RTD1295 Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor. Just like the NVR1218 this box has 1GB RAM.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. 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.

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 Qnap is £79.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit NVR1218.


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