Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS718+ (6GB) 2-Bay (2GB + 4GB non-Synology RAM)


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TS-253A-4G
IBQ-253A-4G
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£300.00 ex.VAT
£360.00 inc.VAT
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DS718+ (6GB)
IBSY-718P6
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£384.00 ex.VAT
£460.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-253A-4G
IBSY-718P6
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
TS-253A-4G
DS718+ (6GB)
Type
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
2-Bay (2GB + 4GB non-Synology RAM)
UPC
885022009879
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
19/11/2015
09/11/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
150x102x216mm
157x103.5x232mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
6GB
Guarantee
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1700
2153
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X HDMI
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3 type A (host)
1X eSATA (host)
2X 1GbE RJ45
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.92kg
2.7kg
Weight (bare)
1.74kg
1.74kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253A-4G


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Price ex.VAT:£300.00
Price inc.VAT:£360.00





General Performance

The TS-253A-4G unlike the DS718+ (6GB) 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-253A-4G to your needs. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TS-253A-4G, 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 TS-253A-4G. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. Unlike the DS718+ (6GB) this box has the Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) processor. Another key difference between the DS718+ (6GB) is RAM. TS-253A-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-253A-4G 4GB RAM compared with DS718+ (6GB) 6GB is clearly weaker.

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 TS-253A-4G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. The TS-253A-4G is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-253A-4G. 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. 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 two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Qnap is £84.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS718+ (6GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS718+ (6GB)


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Our Review: 2/5
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Price ex.VAT:£384.00
Price inc.VAT:£460.80



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OVERALL

DESIGNrating score 1.00

FEATURESrating score 1.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score
1.00
Synology DS718+ (6GB) PROS

performanceAlongside the ability to perform all of the tasks you need from a NAS server in 2017 and 2018, you will have the high speed of read and write from the dual LAN ports. As well as supporting both the BTRFS files system and the SHR configuration - both of which vastly improve your performance and integrity of your data
Synology DS718+ (6GB) CONS

performanceThe RAM can only be expanded to 6GB - As apposed to 8GB as you might expect. The 4GB Memory upgrade is available from Synology, but still a shame you cannot officially exceed the 6GB Memory



General Performance

The DS718+ (6GB) unlike the TS-253A-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-253A-4G this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-253A-4G is RAM. DS718+ (6GB) arrives with 6GB RAM. Size of 6GB makes DS718+ (6GB) the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

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. Three 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. There is one eSATA port on DS718+ (6GB) giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. 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 two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. 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. Despite TS-253A-4G has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £384.00.


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