Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS820+ 4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-431P2-4G 4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)


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RS820+
IBSY-R820P
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£770.00 ex.VAT
£924.00 inc.VAT
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TS-431P2-4G
IBQ-431P2-4G
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£297.00 ex.VAT
£356.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R820P
IBQ-431P2-4G
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
RackStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
RS820+
TS-431P2-4G
Type
4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe
4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
29/08/2019
14/07/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
480x493x44mm
177x180x235mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB DDR4
4GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz
Annapurna Labs AL-314, 4-core,1.7GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2455
low
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
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
Rack size
1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA (host)
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v3 x8
4X SATA 3.5
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X RJ45 1GbE
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
12kg
4.3kg
Weight (bare)
6.4kg
3kg
Watts
150W
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

RS820+


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Price ex.VAT:£770.00
Price inc.VAT:£924.00





General Performance

The RS820+ unlike the TS-431P2-4G 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. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the TS-431P2-4G this box has the Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz processor. With its ATOM processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 720P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the TS-431P2-4G is RAM. RS820+ arrives with 2GB DDR4 RAM. The RS820+ 2GB DDR4 RAM compared with TS-431P2-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

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 RS820+ 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. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £770.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-431P2-4G


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Price ex.VAT:£297.00
Price inc.VAT:£356.40





General Performance

The TS-431P2-4G unlike the RS820+ 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-431P2-4G to your needs. Unlike the RS820+ this box has the Annapurna Labs AL-314, 4-core,1.7GHz processor. Another key difference between the RS820+ is RAM. TS-431P2-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. Size of 4GB makes TS-431P2-4G the best regards to RAM capacity.

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. Three 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 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite RS820+ has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Qnap is £473.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit RS820+.


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