Compare Synology NVR Server NVR1218 2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-4G 2-Bay RAID (4GB 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-253B-4G
IBQ-253B-4G
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£411.00 ex.VAT
£493.20 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-NVR1218
IBQ-253B-4G
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
NVR Server
Desktop NAS
Model
NVR1218
TS-253B-4G
Type
2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License
2-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
30/05/2017
20/03/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x100x225mm
168 x 105 x 226 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
4GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2132
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 HDMI
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB-C
5X 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
2.6kg
Weight (bare)
0.9kg
1.66kg
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-253B-4G 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-253B-4G this box has the NVR SoC dual-core 1.0Ghz processor. Another key difference between the TS-253B-4G is RAM. NVR1218 arrives with 1GB RAM. The NVR1218 1GB RAM compared with TS-253B-4G 4GB 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 £212.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-253B-4G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253B-4G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£411.00
Price inc.VAT:£493.20



8.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-253B-4G PROS

designVery unique chassis design from QNAP in the newly release TS-253B NAS for 2017. It is both compact and remarkably packed with features. The removable front panel acts as both protection for the HDD trays and a preventative measure for dust. Also the addition of an LCD panel, SD Card Reader, Direct Attached Connection and 1 Touch copy button mean this small little NAS has an incredible number of features.
featureseasily one of the most fully featured NAS servers in this price range available to date! With many of the key hardware and software applications of the QNAP TVS-473, TS-451A, TS-453A and more - but all available in this single NAS. Dual HDMI, DUAL LAN, PCIe Slot, SD Card reader, Quick Connect DAS, one touch USB 3.0 Copy, Hot Swapping, new and improved remote control and more. This is fast becoming the home and SMB NAS to beat in 2017!
performanceSupporting everything from Plex, Kodi over HDMI in Linux Station, VMs, standalone surveillance, all RAID levels, DLNA support, apple time machine, Mac and Windows full RTRRR, QVR Pro Beta and more - you will struggle to find something this NAS cannot do!
valueFor the pure funtionality and ability, you will struggle to do better than this NAS. It is designed to be the answer to your NAS needs and delivers in almost everyway. It brings years of technical evolution and innovation to a climax and produces a fantastic little NAS solution in the TS-253B.
Qnap TS-253B-4G CONS

designShame it is almost 80% plastic externally. Yes that reduces noise and makes it quite, but some may be put off by this.
featuresThose looking for something for enterprise use will perhaps be better looking for something in the TVS-1282 Series in an i5 or i7. This NAS is about being able to do many, many things very well, rather than 1 or 2 things incredibly!
performanceWe just wish QNAP released the Thunderbolt 3 Card to buy seperately. A two Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS would be incredible! Such a shame...but you never know!
valueMisses the mark just a little without arriving with TB3 connectivity and some users may be put off by the plastic chassis.



General Performance

The TS-253B-4G 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-253B-4G to your needs. Unlike the NVR1218 this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the NVR1218 is RAM. TS-253B-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. Size of 4GB makes TS-253B-4G 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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TS-253B-4G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. TS-253B-4G built in SD card slot is going to be just what you need if you are photographer or making YouTube videos. It allows you to plug your SD card directly from your camera into a NAS for quick footage transfer. PCIe port is new feature in desktop NAS market. You can utilise it by adding M.2 SSD for caching or adding 10Gbe fast network card for faster data transfer speed. 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. USB-C gives you this 10Gbps speed for quick backups or simple data transfers. It is new - universal connection which allows to connect to different systems like MAC and Windows. Six 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.

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 £411.00.


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