Form Factor / Drive Height
350mm x 150mm x 340mm
Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Quad-core
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
Total Drives (alternate)
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
General PerformanceThe S358BU33ERM unlike the TS-EC880U-E3-4GE-R2 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 S358BU33ERM RAM compared with TS-EC880U-E3-4GE-R2 4GB 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 S358BU33ERM 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 S358BU33ERM 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 This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This StarTech is £1,958.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-EC880U-E3-4GE-R2.
General PerformanceThe TS-EC880U-E3-4GE-R2 unlike the S358BU33ERM 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-EC880U-E3-4GE-R2 to your needs. Unlike the S358BU33ERM this box has the Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Quad-core processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error.
About Connections With six LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Four 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 8 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.
This NAS feature Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Quad-core 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite S358BU33ERM has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £2,254.00.