Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS818+ 4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-451+-2G 4-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)


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RS818+

IBSY-R818P
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TS-451+-2G
IBQ-451P
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R818P
IBQ-451P
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
RackStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
RS818+
TS-451+-2G
Type
4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe
4-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022009022
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
21/12/2017
03/09/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
480x493x44mm
177x180x235mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
2GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz
Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2085
1879
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/10, RAID 5 + Hot Spare, Global Hot Spare Drive
Rack size
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA (host)
4X LAN
1X PCIe v2 x8
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
12kg
4.3kg
Weight (bare)
6.21kg
3kg
Watts
100W
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

RS818+


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General Performance

The RS818+ unlike the TS-451+-2G 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-451+-2G this box has the Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz processor. With its 2.4GHZ processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Just like the TS-451+-2G this box has 2GB RAM.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level 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. There is one eSATA port on RS818+ giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. 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 4 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. 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.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-451+-2G


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£376.00
Price inc.VAT:£451.20



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Qnap TS-451+-2G PROS

designSecond only to the QNAP TS-453A, the QNAP TS-451+ is one of the best 4-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very easy on the eye. A good combination of plastic and metal throughout where it counts.
featuresWith the exception of 4K transcoding and AES-NI level encryption, this NAS can do everything! Of course if you want things done to an enterprise level, then you should go for some bigger units, but you will be hard pushed to find a better 4 bay NAS for Plex Media Server NAS use, Virtual Machines and All things NAS - particularly at just over £200 to buy this NAS
performanceeasily a front runner in the 4-BAY NAS market for performance across all NAS use types. In this league of excellence you will find the QNAP TS-453A-4G and the Synology DS716+ NAS. Any of these 3 NAS devices will give you first class Network Attached Storage performance
valueFor just over £280 you will be hard pushed to find a better 4-bay NAS. Add to that the ever versatile QNAP operating system and the wealth of features that it offers.
Qnap TS-451+-2G CONS

designOnly available in Black/Grey - So you Mac fans of everything in brushed silver or white will be disappointed
featuresJust the lack of AES-NI encryption to speed up encrypted data transmissions is missing
performanceThe only remark I can make about performance is that it is only slightly (and I really mean slightly...like teeny tiny) less user-friendly than the Synology DS716+
valueSuited to all operating systems but those in the Mac community might want to cast a glance at the Synology DS716+ first



General Performance

The TS-451+-2G unlike the RS818+ 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-451+-2G to your needs. Unlike the RS818+ 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. Just like the RS818+ this box has 2GB 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. 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 4 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. 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 RS818+ 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 £376.00.


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