Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-653B-8G 6-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS1618+ (32GB) 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (32GB non-Synology RAM)


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TS-653B-8G
IBQ-653B-8G
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£677.00 ex.VAT
£812.40 inc.VAT
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DS1618+ (32GB)
IBSY-1618P32C
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£784.00 ex.VAT
£940.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-653B-8G
IBSY-1618P32C
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
TS-653B-8G
DS1618+ (32GB)
Type
6-Bay RAID (8GB RAM)
6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (32GB non-Synology RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
20/03/2017
14/06/2019

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
168 x 235 x 226 mm
166 x 282 x 243 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
8GB
8GB
Guarantee
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2132
2455
Total Drives
6
6
Total Drives (alternate)
6
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
2X LAN
6X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB-C
4X USB3 type A (host)
2X eSATA
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v3 x8
6X 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 SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
5kg
9kg
Weight (bare)
3.01kg
5.05kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-653B-8G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£677.00
Price inc.VAT:£812.40



8.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-653B-8G PROS

design6-Bay NAS devices are always slightly ignored in the broader technological community. Pricing for them generally means that you feel you could buy a 4-Bay and put the saved money towards bigger HDD. Or you think if I just spend a tiny bit more, I can buy an 8-Bay NAS. However in the case of teh TS-653B NAS, QNAP have managed to hit the design and the cost for this 6-Bay perfectly. Alot of this is down to that compact and mostly plastic chassis. Managing to be quiter than more likewise sized NAS, the TS-653B also gives you the functionality and connectivity of a 8-Bay, whilst still saving you space, energy consumption and money. Easy in my TOP 3 6-Bay NAS of all time.
featuresAs already mentioned in the TS-253B and TS-453B, this NAS is the produt of years of design and innovation from QNAP. It manages to be both small, yet feature (or let you upgrade to) almost every conceivable connection type. With features like Dual HDMI, DUAL LAN, PCIe Slot, SD Card reader, Quick Connect DAS, one touch USB 3.0 Copy, Hot Swapping, new and improved remote control and more. This is fast becoming the home and SMB NAS that those looking for the perfect balance of storage capacity vs physical size and ability will choose this 2017.
performanceThe QNAP TS-653B arrives with the new and fast Intel Celeron J series CPU and 4/8GB of RAM means that it will handle most of the popular NAS tasks required of it. Functions, services and applications like 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 are all possible with the TS-453B and can be set up quickly and easily. You will be looking at an excellent degree of future proofing in this NAS server.
valueWhen I first heard about this NAS back in Feb 2017 at a Photography tradeshow, I was interested. When it was on show at ITPartners 2017 expo, I was impressed. When it was on display at CeBit 2017 I was excited and now I am fully set consider this and the TS-253B and TS-453B to be real game changers for many this year. It really comes down to this and the TS-c53A Series for your NAS needs. Step up Synology, time to fight back on this!
Qnap TS-653B-8G CONS

designFor those who prefer a litte more metal in their hardware, you may well wish to opt for the QNAP TS-653A. What it lacks in connectivity, it gains in almost 95% metal design.
featuresThere is still no denying that for many users, 6-Bays is just not the right number and will fast make the switch to TS-453B NAS.
performanceLacking popular options like Thunderbolt 3 and 10GBe (though that can be added with a PCIe card in the PCIe x8 slot on the back) and this may be a dealbreaker for some.
valueOnce again, many will be put off by the plastic and lack of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and will consider skiping this in favour of the TVS-1282 series.



General Performance

The TS-653B-8G unlike the DS1618+ (32GB) 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-653B-8G to your needs. Unlike the DS1618+ (32GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Just like the DS1618+ (32GB) this box has 8GB RAM.

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-653B-8G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. TS-653B-8G built in SD card slot is going to be just what you need if you are photographer or making YouTube videos. It allows you to plug your SD card directly from your camera into a NAS for quick footage transfer. 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. USB-C gives you this 10Gbps speed for quick backups or simple data transfers. It is new - universal connection which allows to connect to different systems like MAC and Windows. 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.

About Usage

With 6 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 £107.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS1618+ (32GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS1618+ (32GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£784.00
Price inc.VAT:£940.80





General Performance

The DS1618+ (32GB) unlike the TS-653B-8G 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-653B-8G this box has the Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz processor. With its ATOM processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 720P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Just like the TS-653B-8G this box has 8GB RAM.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 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. There are two eSATA ports on DS1618+ (32GB) 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 6 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite TS-653B-8G 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 £784.00.


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