Compare StarTech 5-Bay SATA -to- eSATA+USB3 S355BU33ERM Case for 5x SATA HDD; non-RAID with UASP, HotSwap AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-932X-2G 9-Bay (5x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (2GB RAM, AL-324) + 10GbE SFP+


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S355BU33ERM

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TS-932X-2G

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General

Stock code
IB-ST-5EU3
IBQ-932X-2G
Brand
StarTech
Qnap
Series
5-Bay SATA -to- eSATA+USB3
Desktop NAS
Model
S355BU33ERM
TS-932X-2G
Type
Case for 5x SATA HDD; non-RAID with UASP, HotSwap
9-Bay (5x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (2GB RAM, AL-324) + 10GbE SFP+
UPC
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
01/10/2014
19/03/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
182 x 225 x 224 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
Guarantee
TBC
2yr
Processor
Alpine AL-324 Quad Core 1.7GHz ARM® Cortex-A57 Processor, 64-bit
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
Total Drives
5
5
Total Drives (alternate)
5
4
RAID
None
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X eSATA
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete
1X USB3 type B
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X SFP+ 10GbE
4X SATA 2.5
5X SATA 3.5
3X USB3 type A (host)
Internal Ports (#1)
8
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to 1GbE and 10GbE
Physical
Length (cm)
28.1
Weight (kg)
5.3kg
5.06kg
Weight (bare)
3.53kg
Watts
120W
Colour
Black
Reviews
StarTech 5-Bay SATA -to- eSATA+USB3

S355BU33ERM


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General Performance

The S355BU33ERM unlike the TS-932X-2G is made by StarTech. There always other brands out there like StarTech which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. The S355BU33ERM RAM compared with TS-932X-2G 2GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

One USB3 port on this StarTech 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 S355BU33ERM giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your S355BU33ERM box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.

Price And Warranty

Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-932X-2G


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Price ex.VAT:£509.00
Price inc.VAT:£610.80



General Performance

The TS-932X-2G unlike the S355BU33ERM 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-932X-2G 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. Unlike the S355BU33ERM this box has the Alpine AL-324 Quad Core 1.7GHz ARM® Cortex-A57 Processor, 64-bit processor. With its 64bit processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 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 5 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 S355BU33ERM 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 £509.00.


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