Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253Be-2G 2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ (6GB) 2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS720+ (10GB) 2-Bay, 2x NVMe (2GB + 8GB non-Synology RAM)


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TS-253Be-2G
IBQ-253Be-2G
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£345.00 ex.VAT
£414.00 inc.VAT
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DS218+ (6GB)
IBSY-218P6
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£300.00 ex.VAT
£360.00 inc.VAT
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DS720+ (10GB)
IBSY-720P10
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£388.00 ex.VAT
£465.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-253Be-2G
IBSY-218P6
IBSY-720P10
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
TS-253Be-2G
DS218+ (6GB)
DS720+ (10GB)
Type
2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)
2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM)
2-Bay, 2x NVMe (2GB + 8GB non-Synology RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Min Qty
789
Date added
09/01/2018
09/11/2017
03/06/2020

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
168 x 105 x 226 mm
165x108x233mm
157x103.5x232mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
6GB
10GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
Intel Celeron J4125 4-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.7 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2215
1325
3035
Total Drives
2
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
2
2
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
0:1:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X HDMI
2X LAN
1X PCIe v2 x2
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
5X USB3 type A (host)
0X eSATA (host)
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X eSATA (host)
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X SATA 3.5
2X USB3.0
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA 6Gb/s to 1GbE
Physical
Weight (kg)
2.6kg
2.5kg
2.5kg
Weight (bare)
1.66kg
1.3kg
1.51kg
Watts
17.23W
Colour
Black
Black
Black
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253Be-2G


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£345.00
Price inc.VAT:£414.00



7.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 7.00
Qnap TS-253Be-2G PROS

designVery unique chassis design from QNAP in the newly release TS-253Be NAS for 2018. It is both compact and remarkably packed with features. The removable front panel acts as both protection for the HDD trays and a preventative measure for dust. Also the addition of an LCD panel, PCIe slot for upgrages to 10Gbe + SSD Cache and 1 Touch copy button mean this small little NAS has an incredible number of features.
featuresEasily one of the most fully featured NAS servers in this price range available to date! With many of the key hardware and software applications of the QNAP TVS-473, TS-451A, TS-453A and more - but all available in this single NAS. Dual HDMI, DUAL LAN, PCIe Slot, one touch USB 3.0 Copy, Hot Swapping, new and improved remote control (optional) and more. This is fast becoming the home and SMB NAS to beat in 2018 from QNAP!
performanceSupporting everything from Plex, Kodi over HDMI in Linux Station, VMs, standalone surveillance, all RAID levels, DLNA support, apple time machine, Mac and Windows full RTRRR, QVR Pro Beta and more - you will struggle to find something this NAS cannot do!
valueFor the pure funtionality and ability, you will struggle to do better than this NAS. It is designed to be the answer to your NAS needs and delivers in almost everyway. It brings years of technical evolution and innovation to a climax and produces a fantastic little NAS solution in the TS-253Be.
Qnap TS-253Be-2G CONS

designShame it is almost 80% plastic externally. Yes that reduces noise and makes it quite, but some may be put off by this.
featuresThose looking for something for enterprise use will perhaps be better looking for something in the TVS-1282 Series in an i5 or i7. This NAS is about being able to do many, many things very well, rather than 1 or 2 things incredibly!
performanceWe just wish QNAP released the Thunderbolt 3 Card to buy functionality. A two Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS would be incredible! Such a shame...but you never know!
valueMisses the mark just a little without arriving with TB3 connectivity and some users may be put off by the plastic chassis.



General Performance

The TS-253Be-2G unlike the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS720+ (10GB) 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-253Be-2G to your needs. Unlike the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS720+ (10GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS720+ (10GB) is RAM. TS-253Be-2G arrives with 2GB RAM. The TS-253Be-2G 2GB RAM compared with DS720+ (10GB) 10GB 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. PCIe port is new feature in desktop NAS market. You can utilise it by adding M.2 SSD for caching or adding 10Gbe fast network card for faster data transfer speed. 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. Five 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 £43.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS720+ (10GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218+ (6GB)


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





General Performance

The DS218+ (6GB) same as the DS720+ (10GB) 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-253Be-2G and the DS720+ (10GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-253Be-2G and the DS720+ (10GB) is RAM. DS218+ (6GB) arrives with 6GB RAM. The DS218+ (6GB) 6GB RAM compared with DS720+ (10GB) 10GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. 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. Despite TS-253Be-2G has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £88.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS720+ (10GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS720+ (10GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£388.00
Price inc.VAT:£465.60





General Performance

The DS720+ (10GB) same as the DS218+ (6GB) 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. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the TS-253Be-2G and the DS218+ (6GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J4125 4-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.7 GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-253Be-2G and the DS218+ (6GB) is RAM. DS720+ (10GB) arrives with 10GB RAM. Size of 10GB makes DS720+ (10GB) 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. 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. There is one eSATA port on DS720+ (10GB) 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-253Be-2G 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 £388.00.


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