12-Bay, 2U RAID (4GB RAM, Celeron J3455); Redundant PSU
12-Bay 2U, for 11,12,13,14,16,17,18-Series RackStation, 2x PSU (no RAIL KIT)
General PerformanceThe TS-1253BU-RP-4G unlike the RX1217RP 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 RX1217RP 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. This Qnap is £35.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit RX1217RP.
General PerformanceThe RX1217RP unlike the TS-1253BU-RP-4G 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 this box has the N/A processor. The RX1217RP RAM compared with TS-1253BU-RP-4G 4GB 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 RX1217RP 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 £1,529.00.