Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-673-8G 6-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) - no HDMI or GPU AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS1618+ (16GB) 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB non-Synology RAM)


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TS-673-8G
IBQ-673S-8G
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£734.00 ex.VAT
£880.80 inc.VAT
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DS1618+ (16GB)
IBSY-1618P16C
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£739.00 ex.VAT
£886.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-673S-8G
IBSY-1618P16C
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
TS-673-8G
DS1618+ (16GB)
Type
6-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) - no HDMI or GPU
6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (16GB non-Synology RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
16/03/2018
14/06/2019

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
279.6 mm x 264.3 x 188.2 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
AMD R Series RX-421ND Quad Core 2.1 GHz, Turbo to 3.4 GHz
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
4740
2455
Total Drives
6
6
Total Drives (alternate)
6
6
RAID
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
4X LAN
2X M.2 SATA
2X PCIe v3 x4
6X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3.0 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)
9kg
9kg
Weight (bare)
5.57kg
5.05kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-673-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£734.00
Price inc.VAT:£880.80





General Performance

The TS-673-8G unlike the DS1618+ (16GB) 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-673-8G 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 DS1618+ (16GB) this box has the AMD R Series RX-421ND Quad Core 2.1 GHz, Turbo to 3.4 GHz processor. Just like the DS1618+ (16GB) this box has 8GB RAM.

About Connections

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 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Qnap is £5.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS1618+ (16GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS1618+ (16GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£739.00
Price inc.VAT:£886.80





General Performance

The DS1618+ (16GB) unlike the TS-673-8G 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-673-8G 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-673-8G 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+ (16GB) 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-673-8G 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 £739.00.


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