Compare Qnap 19"Rack NAS R2 TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 16-Bay, 3U, RAID 0/1/5/6; Redundant PSU (4GB ECC RAM, Xeon E3) + 10GbE AND Synology RackStation NAS RS2818RP+ (16GB) 16-Bay 3U, 2x PSU (16GB non-Synology RAM) (no RAIL KIT)


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TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2

IBQ-R1680E-e34
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£2,636.00 ex.VAT
£3,163.20 inc.VAT
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RS2818RP+ (16GB)
IBSY-R2818P-16C
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£2,213.00 ex.VAT
£2,655.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-R1680E-e34
IBSY-R2818P-16C
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
19"Rack NAS R2
RackStation NAS
Model
TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2
RS2818RP+ (16GB)
Type
16-Bay, 3U, RAID 0/1/5/6; Redundant PSU (4GB ECC RAM, Xeon E3) + 10GbE
16-Bay 3U, 2x PSU (16GB non-Synology RAM) (no RAIL KIT)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
15/01/2016
17/05/2019

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
442x530x130mm
132.3 x 482 x 656.5 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
16GB
Guarantee
3yr
3yr
Processor
Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Quad-core
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
9995
2455
Redundant PSU ?
Not available
Not available
Total Drives
16
16
Total Drives (alternate)
16
RAID
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Basic JBOD RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 5+Spare RAID 6 RAID 10
Rack size
3
3

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X HDMI
4X RJ45 1GbE
2X SFP+ 10GbE
16X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB2 type A (host)
4X USB3 type A (host)
4X LAN
16X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000mb/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
24.18kg
28kg
Weight (bare)
18.3kg
17.4kg
Watts
Redundant 650W
2x500W
Watts (Idle)
167W
Watts (Sleep)
82W
Reviews
Qnap 19"Rack NAS R2

TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2


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Price ex.VAT:£2,636.00
Price inc.VAT:£3,163.20



General Performance

The TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 unlike the RS2818RP+ (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-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 to your needs. Unlike the RS2818RP+ (16GB) this box has the Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Quad-core processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error. Another key difference between the RS2818RP+ (16GB) is RAM. TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 4GB RAM compared with RS2818RP+ (16GB) 16GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With six 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 16 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.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Quad-core processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £2,636.00.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS2818RP+ (16GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£2,213.00
Price inc.VAT:£2,655.60





General Performance

The RS2818RP+ (16GB) unlike the TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 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-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 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. Another key difference between the TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2 is RAM. RS2818RP+ (16GB) arrives with 16GB RAM. Size of 16GB makes RS2818RP+ (16GB) the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 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. 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 16 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. This Synology is £423.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-EC1680U-E3-4GE-R2.


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