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 Qnap Desktop NAS TS-328 3-Bay RAID (2GB 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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TS-328
IBQ-328
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£220.00 ex.VAT
£264.00 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-253Be-2G
IBSY-218P6
IBQ-328
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Qnap
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
TS-253Be-2G
DS218+ (6GB)
TS-328
Type
2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)
2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM)
3-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022014897
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Date added
09/01/2018
09/11/2017
03/04/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
168 x 105 x 226 mm
165x108x233mm
142 x 150 x 260.1 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
6GB
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
2yr
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
Realtek Quad Core ARM CortexA53 (64-bit), RTD 1296, 1.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2215
1325
low
Total Drives
2
2
3
Total Drives (alternate)
2
2
3
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
0:1:
0:1:5:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

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
2X LAN
3X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X SDXC UHS-I
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Weight (kg)
2.6kg
2.5kg
2.69kg
Weight (bare)
1.66kg
1.3kg
1.64kg
Watts
17.23W
Colour
Black
Black
White
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 same as the TS-328 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 TS-328 this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Just like the TS-328 this box has 2GB RAM. The TS-253Be-2G 2GB RAM compared with DS218+ (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. 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £345.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218+ (6GB)


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





General Performance

The DS218+ (6GB) unlike the TS-253Be-2G and the TS-328 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 TS-328 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 TS-328 is RAM. DS218+ (6GB) arrives with 6GB RAM. Size of 6GB makes DS218+ (6GB) the best regards to RAM capacity.

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. This Synology is £45.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-253Be-2G.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-328


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Price ex.VAT:£220.00
Price inc.VAT:£264.00





General Performance

The TS-328 same as the TS-253Be-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-328 to your needs. 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 Realtek Quad Core ARM CortexA53 (64-bit), RTD 1296, 1.4GHz 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-253Be-2G this box has 2GB RAM. The TS-328 2GB RAM compared with DS218+ (6GB) 6GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

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. 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 3 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. 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 £125.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-253Be-2G.


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