Compare Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 TVS-472XT-PT-4G 4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM, Pentium) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3 AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS418play 4-Bay (2GB RAM)


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TVS-472XT-PT-4G
IBQ-472XT-p4
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£916.00 ex.VAT
£1,099.20 inc.VAT
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DS418play
IBSY-418PLAY
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£379.00 ex.VAT
£454.80 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-472XT-p4
IBSY-418PLAY
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3
DiskStation NAS
Model
TVS-472XT-PT-4G
DS418play
Type
4-Bay RAID (4GB RAM, Pentium) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3
4-Bay (2GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
25/09/2018
11/09/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
188.2 × 199.3 × 279.6 mm
166x199x223mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Pentium G5400T 3.1GHz 2-core
Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
5048
1313
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
2X 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
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
7.01kg
4kg
Weight (bare)
5.4kg
2.23kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3

TVS-472XT-PT-4G


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Price ex.VAT:£916.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,099.20





General Performance

The TVS-472XT-PT-4G unlike the DS418play 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 DS418play this box has the Intel Pentium G5400T 3.1GHz 2-core processor. Another key difference between the DS418play is RAM. TVS-472XT-PT-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TVS-472XT-PT-4G 4GB RAM compared with DS418play 2GB 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 £916.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS418play


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£379.00
Price inc.VAT:£454.80



7.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS418play PROS

designUnlike the DS218PLAY, the new 4-bay DS418PLAY features a brand new external chassis, dual LAN ports for improved data transmission in the box and lockable HDD Trays - the DS418PLAY is a vastly better built unit that then DS416PLAY.
featuresLike the other 2018 PLAY series NAS, this device is a big jump in applications and ability over the old DS416PLAY. Additionally though it arrives with better multimedia and bussiness application support. With everything from 4K to BTRFS included - these are typically top-tier functions that are now available in this slightly lower price NAS.
performanceDefinitely performing better than it's predecessor, the DS418PLAY arrives with a solid J Series Intel CPU and 2GB of Memory. A much bigger jump than the DS416PLAY - Twice the power really.
valueNow that media is getting bigger (both in size and resolution) it is becoming more and more common for people to buy 4-Bay NAS servers for their space and RAID security. This is certainly a solid choice for those looking for a strong, reliable multimedia NAS for 1080p and 4K
Synology DS418play CONS

designStill lacking both an SD Card reader or an HDMI port. Come on Synology, give us what we want!
featuresHardware transcoding engine would take the strain off the CPU
performanceSeems odd that they didn't go for a Quad Core, as the non-PLAY and non-Plus NAS all seem to feature a quad core CPU (ARM based though)
valueThe quad-core CPU could have been useful for those who want to push their NAS to the limits.



General Performance

The DS418play 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 Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the TVS-472XT-PT-4G is RAM. DS418play arrives with 2GB RAM. The DS418play 2GB RAM compared with TVS-472XT-PT-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. 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. 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 Synology is £537.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-472XT-PT-4G.


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