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


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TS-253A-4G

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TS-251A-2G
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General

Stock code
IBQ-253A-4G
IBQ-251A-2G
Brand
Qnap
Qnap
Series
Desktop NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
TS-253A-4G
TS-251A-2G
Type
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022009879
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
19/11/2015
18/07/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
150x102x216mm
168.5x102x225mm
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)
14nm Intel® Celeron® N3060 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, up to 2.48GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1700
1029
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
1X SD Card
1X USB3 Micro-B
3X 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
White
Weight (kg)
2.92kg
2.64kg
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-251A-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-251A-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-251A-2G is RAM. TS-253A-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-253A-4G 4GB RAM compared with TS-251A-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-251A-2G


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£258.00
Price inc.VAT:£309.60



7.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 6.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 7.00
Qnap TS-251A-2G PROS

designEasy accessible front USB3 to backup your external drive one way or another. Useful SD card slot eliminates the necessity for a cable to connect photo camera. Bi-directional micro USB connection let you connect this NAS directly to your PC to upload or download any files. The quick backup button on the front saves a lot of time to quickly backup your external hard drive. Colourwise, we find a lot of similarity between the TS-251A and the TS-251B, but the fact that the QNAP TS-251A arrives with traditional tray and chassis design may well appeal to those looking for a device built for functionality, rather than looks.
featuresDespite the fact that the QNAP TS-251A arrives at a price-tag noticeably lower than the TS-253A, TS-253B or TS-253Be, you get lots of hardware for your money! The QNAP TS-251A arrives with a dual core intel CPU, SD Card Slot, HDMI port, 2 LAN ports, USB QuickConnect DAS port, remote control and more. Currently this kind of hardware will cost you around 15% more than most QNAP NAS.
performanceThanks to the dual LAN ports, you can use link aggregation and get effectively double the uploaded double from the NAS itself (if connecting with devices over 2Gbe and above. Additionally the TS-251A supports most hardware and software available intel brand new QNAP QTS 4.3.5 software (latest version in beta). This combined with multiple means of access through the SD Card, USB 3.0 directly and more, mean that you have a very capable NAS.
valueThe QNAP TS-251A gives you a lot for your money and still performs very well for a 2 year old NAS. There is definitely room for improvement, but if you are using the QNAP TS-251A for home and light file use, it will be an extraordinary useful.
Qnap TS-251A-2G CONS

designThere is no denying that the chassis design is less equipped to control noise and airflow than the TS-251B and the plastic chassis will be a little off-putting for many.
featuresUnfortunately, this great external hardware is undermined by less efficient internal hardware and the dual-core Celeron inside is no match in overall efficiency with the Intel J Celeron series or the TS-251B. Resulting in temperatures getting a little higher, speeds being lower and more power being consumed.
performanceThe lack of a PCIe slot on the TS-251A, as well as the USB 3.0 direct access port running via IP protocol (so, limited to 1Gbe), mean that if you are using the TS-251A for dense/busy file transfers, you will hit a glass ceiling early on!
valueThe internal hardware is a little underwhelming and may well act as a silent bottleneck overtime. If you hope to edit over 10Gbe now or a later date, the extra hardware may well serve as a false economy.



General Performance

The TS-251A-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-251A-2G to your needs. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TS-251A-2G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the TS-253A-4G this box has the 14nm Intel® Celeron® N3060 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, up to 2.48GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-253A-4G is RAM. TS-251A-2G arrives with 2GB RAM. The TS-251A-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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TS-251A-2G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. The TS-251A-2G is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-251A-2G. SD card slot make this product unique. Might be handy for photographers to directly connect and access media without looking for a USB cable. 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. You can instantly access files and data stored on the TS-251A-2G by connecting a PC/Mac to its USB 3.0 QuickAccess port. 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.

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 £258.00.


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