Compare Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 TVS-472XT-PT-4G 4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM, Pentium) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3 AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS418j 4-Bay (1GB RAM)


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TVS-472XT-PT-4G
IBQ-472XT-p4
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£1,009.00 ex.VAT
£1,210.80 inc.VAT
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DS418j

IBSY-418J
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£237.00 ex.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-472XT-p4
IBSY-418J
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3
DiskStation NAS
Model
TVS-472XT-PT-4G
DS418j
Type
4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM, Pentium) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3
4-Bay (1GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
25/09/2018
10/06/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
188.2 × 199.3 × 279.6 mm
168x184x230mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
1GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Pentium G5400T 3.1GHz 2-core
Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
3745
low
Total Drives
4
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4
4
RAID
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X HDMI 2.0
1X RJ45 10GbE
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 NVMe
1X PCIe v3 x4
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X Thunderbolt type C
2X USB3.1 gen2 type A
2X USB3.1 gen2 type C
1X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet and Thunderbolt 3rpm
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Weight (kg)
7.01kg
4kg
Weight (bare)
5.4kg
2.21kg
Watts
21.22W
Colour
Black
Black
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3

TVS-472XT-PT-4G


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£1,009.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,210.80



7.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 7.00
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-4G PROS

designPacked with all the tools you need - LCD panel for a quick view and an easy plastic hot-swap trays. Port wise, there are the typical HDMI, USB/Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. All nicely packed into a 4bay chassis.
featuresPentium CPU allows for better performance for workflow and Plex. Expandable RAM allows for VM's and ThunderBolt 3 is great for editors. NVMe M.2 for fast storage or caching to take advantage of the ThunderBolt 3. Streaming and Plex should have no issues with this unit
performanceA very powerful unit for a 4bay - 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 coupled with the M.2 NVMe SSD makes for a fast storage device. Compact with all the main features you need. able to handle heavy tasks that other 4bay will struggle with.
valueThunderbolt 3, 10gbe with NVMe is hard to find in this range and will provide the performance that Thunderbolt/10GBe users expect. A great all-in-one package that will suit most business and media users. There is also some expandability with a spare PCIe slot allowing for more 10GbE cards or NVMe.
Qnap TVS-472XT-PT-4G CONS

designAs it is so compact - changing the RAM and M.2 SSD’s are very tricky
featuresIt doesn't have more options for CPU's as you have great hardware in the NVMe and Thunderbolt 3 but only 1 option for CPU.
performancePentium CPU lets this packaged down, would be perfect with i3 CPU
valuePricey for a 4bay as 6bay would allow for bigger Pcie cards and more storage, as well with the option of i3 CPU



General Performance

The TVS-472XT-PT-4G unlike the DS418j 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 TVS-472XT-PT-4G 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 DS418j this box has the Intel Pentium G5400T 3.1GHz 2-core processor. Another key difference between the DS418j is RAM. TVS-472XT-PT-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TVS-472XT-PT-4G 4GB RAM compared with DS418j 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. With three 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.

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 £1,009.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418j


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£237.00
Price inc.VAT:£284.40

7

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 6.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS418j PROS

designThough Synology have decided to use the older, rather retro looking Chassis that has been the model of choice for 4-bay cost-effective cases. However the contents of the DS418J are VASTLY improved!
featuresThanks to much better hardware inside the Synology DS418j NAS, the applications and software that the DS418 J can use fully is much, much better. Supporting 1080p, SHR, media streaming.
performanceThanks to the inclusion of that 64bit dual core ARM based chip that is hugely better than the DS416J offering, performance is greatly improved and this is further enhanced by the inclusion of 1GB of DDR4 memory - twice that of the DS416J. plus it is a higher frequency DDR4 at 2133Mhz than the 1800Mhz od DDR3.
valueEasily one of the most game-changing 4-Bay NAS from Synology in 2017 and 2018 - A big improvement over the DS416J
Synology DS418j CONS

designIt's a real shame that Synology are sticking with this case - it is hideous and with a poor method for HDD installation.
featuresStill not ideal for a large-scale multi-user environment. Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceI still think they should have installed an Intel Atom CPU - it would have increased power consumption, but feel it would have still kept the hardware and internal spec costs at the same level.
valueDespite all the innovation, it is still a relatively weak when compared with the DS918+



General Performance

The DS418j unlike the TVS-472XT-PT-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 TVS-472XT-PT-4G this box has the Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the TVS-472XT-PT-4G is RAM. DS418j arrives with 1GB RAM. The DS418j 1GB RAM compared with TVS-472XT-PT-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home 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 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. This Synology is £772.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-472XT-PT-4G.


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