Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453A-4G 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (4GB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS416 4-Bay


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General

Stock code
IBQ-453A-4G
IBSY-416
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
TS-453A-4G
DS416
Type
4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (4GB RAM)
4-Bay
UPC
885022009923
846504002115
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
17/11/2015
14/09/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
177x180x235mm
165x203x233mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
1GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1700
low
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
RAID
0:1:5:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X HDMI
4X RJ45
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3 type A (host)
2X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
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
Black
Weight (kg)
4.65kg
4kg
Weight (bare)
3.65kg
2.04kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-453A-4G


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Our Review: 5/5
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8.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-453A-4G PROS

designCombination of metal and plastic, this QNAP NAS is designed to fit in both an office and home environment - very compact yet functional
featuresIn terms of Price vs Ability, you will struggle to find a better NAS - the QNAP TS-x53a Series is easily the best QNAP NAS of the year for us at SPAN.COM.
performanceThis NAS is designed with multitasking and can handly VMWare, Plex, KODI, Emby, Surveillance over IP Cameras and more, as well as arriving with DUAL OS Linux Setup as you wish and a remote control and dual HDMI IN 1080p and 4K transcoding. Hard to argue with that kind of ability
valueStill one of the best NAS servers out there - Cost wise it is VERY well placed and will continue to be one of the best NAS devices we at SPAN.COM will recommend you to buy throughout 2017.
Qnap TS-453A-4G CONS

designAs it is mostly metallic, it is a pinch noiser than a whole plastic version.
featuresThe CPU is not as powerful as the Pentium CPU in the latest WD PR4100 and others but this is so much lower in price
performanceOnce again, there are bigger and better CPUs out there and this NAS is not quite suitable if you want PLEX 1080p transcoding on EVERYTHING (though it can handle 1080p HD it may struggle with high bitrate or dense media unlike an i7 CPU)
valueJust a shame that there isn't a Pentium or Intel i3 version available



General Performance

The TS-453A-4G unlike the DS416 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-453A-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-453A-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-453A-4G. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. Unlike the DS416 this box has the Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) processor. Another key difference between the DS416 is RAM. TS-453A-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-453A-4G 4GB RAM compared with DS416 1GB 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-453A-4G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. The TS-453A-4G is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-453A-4G. With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 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 4 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.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS416


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Our Review: 4/5
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6.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 6.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 6.00



General Performance

The DS416 unlike the TS-453A-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-453A-4G this box has the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-453A-4G is RAM. DS416 arrives with 1GB RAM. The DS416 1GB RAM compared with TS-453A-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

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.

About Usage

With 4 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.


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