Form Factor / Drive Height
350mm x 150mm x 340mm
AMD® 2.4GHz quad-core x86 processor with Radeon™ graphics
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
Total Drives (alternate)
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
General PerformanceThe S358BU33ERM unlike the TVS-863+-8G 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 TVS-863+-8G 8GB 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £296.00.
General PerformanceThe TVS-863+-8G 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 TVS-863+-8G to your needs. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TVS-863+-8G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. The quiet cooling fan has been used in the construction of the TVS-863+-8G. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. Unlike the S358BU33ERM this box has the AMD® 2.4GHz quad-core x86 processor with Radeon™ graphics processor. With its x86 processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps.
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. 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. 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.
Price And Warranty This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.