Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-2G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)





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TS-253A-4G

IBQ-253A-4G
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TS-251+-2G
IBQ-251P
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General

Stock code
IBQ-253A-4G
IBQ-251P
Brand
Qnap
Qnap
Series
Desktop NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
TS-253A-4G
TS-251+-2G
Type
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022009879
885022009008
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
19/11/2015
03/09/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
150x102x216mm
168.5 x 102 x 225mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1700
1883
Total Drives
2
2
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X HDMI
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3 type A (host)
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.92kg
2.92kg
Weight (bare)
1.74kg
1.28kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253A-4G


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General Performance

The TS-253A-4G same as the TS-251+-2G 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 TS-251+-2G this box has the Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) processor. Another key difference between the TS-251+-2G is RAM. TS-253A-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-253A-4G 4GB RAM compared with TS-251+-2G 2GB 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.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-251+-2G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£259.00
Price inc.VAT:£310.80



8.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-251+-2G PROS

designSecond only to the QNAP TS-253A, the QNAP TS-251+ is one of the best 2-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very easy on the eye. A good combination of plastic and metal throughout where it counts.
featuresWith the exception of 4K transcoding and AES-NI level encryption, this NAS can do everything! Of course if you want things done to an enterprise level, then you should go for some bigger units, but you will be hard pushed to find a better 2 bay NAS for Plex Media Server NAS use, Virtual Machines and All things NAS - particularly at just over £200 to buy this NAS
performanceAgain, easily a front runner in the 2-BAY NAS market for performance across all NAS use types. In this league of excellence you will find the QNAP TS-253A-4G and the Synology DS716+ NAS. Any of these 3 NAS devices will give you first class Network Attached Storage performance.
valueFor just over £200 you will be hard pushed to find a better 2-bay NAS. Add to that the ever versatile QNAP operating system and the wealth of features that it offers. If you haven't already ordered this NAS - PUT IT IN YOUR BASKET NOW!
Qnap TS-251+-2G CONS

designOnly available in Black/Grey - So you Mac fans of everything in brushed silver or white will be disappointed
featuresJust the lack of AES-NI encryption to speed up encrypted data transmissions is missing.
performanceThe only remark I can make about performance is that it is only slightly (and I really mean slightly...like teeny tiny) less user-friendly than the Synology DS716+
valueSuited to all operating systems but those in the Mac community might want to cast a glance at the Synology DS716+ first.



General Performance

The TS-251+-2G same as the TS-253A-4G 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-251+-2G to your needs. Unlike the TS-253A-4G this box has the Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz) processor. With its 2.0GHZ processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the TS-253A-4G is RAM. TS-251+-2G arrives with 2GB RAM. The TS-251+-2G 2GB RAM compared with TS-253A-4G 4GB 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. 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. Two 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £259.00.


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