Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-8G 2-Bay RAID (8GB RAM)


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RS217
IBSY-R217
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£368.00 ex.VAT
£441.60 inc.VAT
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TS-251+-8G
IBQ-251P-8G
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£421.00 ex.VAT
£505.20 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R217
IBQ-251P-8G
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
RackStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
RS217
TS-251+-8G
Type
2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
2-Bay RAID (8GB RAM)
UPC
885022009015
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
05/08/2016
04/09/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
291x436x44mm
168.5 x 102 x 225mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
512MB
8GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
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
Rack size
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA (host)
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X LAN
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)
10kg
2.92kg
Weight (bare)
3.46kg
1.28kg
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

RS217


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Price ex.VAT:£368.00
Price inc.VAT:£441.60





General Performance

The RS217 unlike the TS-251+-8G 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-251+-8G this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-251+-8G is RAM. RS217 arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The RS217 512MB RAM compared with TS-251+-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

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 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. There is one eSATA port on RS217 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £53.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-251+-8G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-251+-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£421.00
Price inc.VAT:£505.20





General Performance

The TS-251+-8G unlike the RS217 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-251+-8G to your needs. Unlike the RS217 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 RS217 is RAM. TS-251+-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. Size of 8GB makes TS-251+-8G 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. 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 RS217 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 £421.00.


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