Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS820+ 4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe AND Qnap Desktop NAS TVS-682-i3-8G 6-Bay (4x 3.5", 2x 2.5") RAID (8GB RAM, Core i3)


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RS820+
IBSY-R820P
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£770.00 ex.VAT
£924.00 inc.VAT
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TVS-682-i3-8G

IBQ-682-i38
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£1,065.00 ex.VAT
£1,278.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R820P
IBQ-682-i38
Brand
Synology
Qnap
Series
RackStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
RS820+
TVS-682-i3-8G
Type
4-Bay 1U (2GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT), PCIe
6-Bay (4x 3.5", 2x 2.5") RAID (8GB RAM, Core i3)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
29/08/2019
17/03/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
480x493x44mm
231.9 x 224.9 x 319.8 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB DDR4
8GB
Guarantee
3yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz
NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2455
NEW: 5786 / OLD: 5480
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
2
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)
3X HDMI
4X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 SATA
1X PCIe v3 x16
1X PCIe v3 x4
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
5X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
12kg
9.5kg
Weight (bare)
6.4kg
7.7kg
Watts
150W
250W
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 TVS-682-i3-8G 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. 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 TVS-682-i3-8G 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 TVS-682-i3-8G is RAM. RS820+ arrives with 2GB DDR4 RAM. The RS820+ 2GB DDR4 RAM compared with TVS-682-i3-8G 8GB 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 Synology is £295.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-682-i3-8G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TVS-682-i3-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£1,065.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,278.00



General Performance

The TVS-682-i3-8G 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 TVS-682-i3-8G to your needs. 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. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TVS-682-i3-8G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the RS820+ this box has the NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 processor. Another key difference between the RS820+ is RAM. TVS-682-i3-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. Size of 8GB makes TVS-682-i3-8G 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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TVS-682-i3-8G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Five 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. 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.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,065.00.


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