Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-131P 1-Bay (1GB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS118 1-Bay (1GB RAM) UK POWER ONLY


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TS-131P
IBQ-131P
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£151.00 ex.VAT
£181.20 inc.VAT
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DS118
IBSY-118
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£137.00 ex.VAT
£164.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-131P
IBSY-118
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
TS-131P
DS118
Type
1-Bay (1GB RAM)
1-Bay (1GB RAM) UK POWER ONLY
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
19/09/2016
13/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
168x73x225mm
166x71x224mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
1GB
1GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz
Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
low
low
Total Drives
1
1
Total Drives (alternate)
1
RAID Levels
N/A

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X LAN
1X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
1X LAN
1X SATA 7-pin Discrete
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
White
Black
Weight (kg)
1.8kg
2.2kg
Weight (bare)
1.04kg
700g
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-131P


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Price ex.VAT:£151.00
Price inc.VAT:£181.20





General Performance

The TS-131P unlike the DS118 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-131P to your needs. Unlike the DS118 this box has the Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz processor. Just like the DS118 this box has 1GB RAM.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. Three 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 one bay unit you probably will not care about loosing your data. You will simply choose this box to have NAS (network attached storage) capabilities. You can access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. By not having extra bays and RAID, you get cheap and simple NAS solution.

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 £151.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS118


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£137.00
Price inc.VAT:£164.40



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OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS118 PROS

featuresFor such a compact and cost effective device, it is possibly one of the best cost v hardware NAS that Synology have ever produced. Supporting many common NAS applications and functionality such as transcoding, 4K Playback, surveillance recording from IP Cameras, Apple Time Machine and more Don't let the size fool you
performancePerforming better and with more efficiency than the older DS116, the DS118 quad core Realtek CPU and DDR memory mean that you have a good balance of power underneath the bonnet. However it is designed more with efficiency than power in mind and therefore you should factor that in when buying,
valueHard to argue with so much ability and output at this price range. You need to overcome the lack of RAID protection and intel CPU, but after that you will not be disappointed. Easily one of the top 10 NAS devices we have seen so far
designUsing the same chassis as the DS116 NAS, the DS118 NAS is a compact, low power use, low noise and discreet size. If you are looking for a NAS you cancelled in a cupboard or draw somewhere, this may well be the perfect NAS for you.
Synology DS118 CONS

featuresThe only downside, despite the high performance, is that this is based on the fact it is an ARM processor and therefore will always pale in comparison to a solid x86 based Intel or AMD CPU. Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceOnce you start looking at tasks that factor higher amounts of rendering, transcoding or much broader multimedia tasks across multiple streams at once, you will start to struggle
valueIf you have used NAS in they past, especially a device released this year) then the DS118 will not exactly blow your socks off. For it's size and price tag, it is an excellent NAS, but more designed with first time NAS users, micro users or those on a tight budget in mind.
designA Single HDD NAS, as many already know, lacks RAID protection. This should certainly be a factor to take into consideration when considering a NAS to store all your data.



General Performance

The DS118 unlike the TS-131P 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-131P this box has the Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor. With its 64bit processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Just like the TS-131P this box has 1GB RAM.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Synology 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 one bay unit you probably will not care about loosing your data. You will simply choose this box to have NAS (network attached storage) capabilities. You can access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. By not having extra bays and RAID, you get cheap and simple NAS solution.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £14.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-131P.


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