Form Factor / Drive Height
44 x 439 x 499 mm
231.9 x 224.9 x 319.8 mm
NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
NEW: 5786 / OLD: 5480
Total Drives (alternate)
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
General PerformanceThe TR-004U same as the TVS-682-i3-8G 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 TR-004U to your needs. The TR-004U RAM compared with TVS-682-i3-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.
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 TR-004U 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 Qnap is £745.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-682-i3-8G.
General PerformanceThe TVS-682-i3-8G same as the TR-004U 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 TR-004U this box has the NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 processor.
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.
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. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,086.00.