Compare Qnap 19"Rack NAS TS-1253BU-RP-4G 12-Bay, 2U RAID (4GB RAM, Celeron J3455); Redundant PSU AND Synology NAS Expansion DX1215 12-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models AND Synology NAS Expansion DX517 5-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models (x17 and newer)


free advice




Click to view product
Discontinued
TS-1253BU-RP-4G

IBQ-R1253BR-4G
PRODUCT PAGE

ex.VAT
inc.VAT
Check availability

Click to view product
DX1215
IBSY-DX1215
PRODUCT PAGE

£752.00 ex.VAT
£902.40 inc.VAT
Check availability

Click to view product
DX517
IBSY-DX517
PRODUCT PAGE

£405.00 ex.VAT
£486.00 inc.VAT
Check availability

General

Stock code
IBQ-R1253BR-4G
IBSY-DX1215
IBSY-DX517
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Synology
Series
19"Rack NAS
NAS Expansion
NAS Expansion
Model
TS-1253BU-RP-4G
DX1215
DX517
Type
12-Bay, 2U RAID (4GB RAM, Celeron J3455); Redundant PSU
12-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models
5-Bay, For compatible DiskStation models (x17 and newer)
UPC
846504001859
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Date added
14/07/2017
04/11/2014
20/03/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
89 x 482 x 534 mm
270x300x340mm
157x248x233mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
Guarantee
3yr
5yr
3yr
Processor
Intel® Celeron® J3455 4-core 1.5GHz (burst up to 2.3GHz)
N/A
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2215
Redundant PSU ?
Not available
Total Drives
12
12
5
Total Drives (alternate)
12
5
RAID
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
JBOD
None
Rack size
2

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X HDMI
4X RJ45 1GbE
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3 type A (host)
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X eSATA (host)
5X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
Internal Ports (#1)
12
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Weight (kg)
21kg
12kg
8kg
Weight (bare)
16.14kg
9.02kg
?
Watts
2x 250W
51.23W
29.9W
Colour
Black
Black
Black
Reviews
Qnap 19"Rack NAS

TS-1253BU-RP-4G


compare image TS-1253BU-RP-4G
compare image ico TS-1253BU-RP-4Gcompare image ico TS-1253BU-RP-4G



General Performance

The TS-1253BU-RP-4G unlike the DX1215 and the DX517 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-1253BU-RP-4G to your needs. Unlike the DX1215 and the DX517 this box has the Intel® Celeron® J3455 4-core 1.5GHz (burst up to 2.3GHz) 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. With four 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 12 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.
Synology NAS Expansion

DX1215


compare image DX1215
compare image ico DX1215compare image ico DX1215Synology DX1215 youtube video
Price ex.VAT:£752.00
Price inc.VAT:£902.40





General Performance

The DX1215 same as the DX517 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. Unlike the TS-1253BU-RP-4G and the DX517 this box has the N/A processor. The DX1215 RAM compared with TS-1253BU-RP-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections


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 DX1215 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 staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite TS-1253BU-RP-4G has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your five years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £752.00.
Synology NAS Expansion

DX517


compare image DX517
compare image ico DX517compare image ico DX517
Our Review: 3/5
our review 1starour review 1starour review 1star
Price ex.VAT:£405.00
Price inc.VAT:£486.00



5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 3.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 4.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 6.00
Synology DX517 PROS

designUsing the same chassis design that has been found in the previous NAS units and and expansion (the DX513) this new 2017 Synology unit is identical in design to it's predecessor.
featuresLacking a discernible CPU and Memory, this device does not provide any other features than adding storage - it does not feature or function independently of a connected Synology DS1517+ or DS1817+ NAS.
performanceOnce again, as this is a brainless storage box, it only performs as well as the NAS it is connected to.
valueIf you want the option to expand your NAS storage, this serves as an excellent, if slightly large solution. Let's hope a DX217 NAS expansion is released by Synology in the near future.
Synology DX517 CONS

designIt may well look the same as a NAS, sound the same as a NAS and be the same scale as a NAS - but this is NOT A NAS! This expansion is designed for those that want to expand their existing storage. However you will need more space (physical) as well as it needing it's own power supply.
featuresIf you want this to improve your storage in ANY way other than more Gigabytes and Terabytes, you will be disappointed as it does not provide any performance improvements what-so-ever.
performanceIt will only function as an added storage volume or expanded RAID if you connect to a compatible device. So you cannot just use this device with any unit before 2017.
valueHard to justify the cost from the outset. If you plan on going big immediately, you would be better off going for an 8-Bay or larger



General Performance

The DX517 same as the DX1215 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. The DX517 RAM compared with TS-1253BU-RP-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one eSATA port on DX517 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 DX517 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite TS-1253BU-RP-4G has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £347.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DX1215.


FREE ✓BUILD ✓RAID ✓TEST ✓BUSINESS QUOTES | SPAN.COM
☎Call for pricing +44 20 8288 8555 ✓Free Advice


We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to navigate through this site you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Cookies Policy

Unit 19, Red Lion Business Centre, Red Lion Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7QD, UK

We recommend: HDDcompares.com SSDcompares.com Thunderboltcompares.com

By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Read more