Compare Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 TVS-672XT-i3-8G 6-Bay RAID (8GB RAM, Core i3) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3 AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS1618+ 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (4GB RAM)


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TVS-672XT-i3-8G
IBQ-672XT-i38
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£1,263.00 ex.VAT
£1,515.60 inc.VAT
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DS1618+
IBSY-1618P
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General

Stock code
IBQ-672XT-i38
IBSY-1618P
Brand
Qnap
Synology
Series
Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3
DiskStation NAS
Model
TVS-672XT-i3-8G
DS1618+
Type
6-Bay RAID (8GB RAM, Core i3) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3
6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (4GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
25/09/2018
23/03/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
188.2 × 264.3 × 279.6 mm
166 x 282 x 243 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
8GB
4GB
Guarantee
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel® CoreTM i3-8100T Quad Core 3.1 GHz
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
7475
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
1X HDMI 2.0
1X RJ45 10GbE
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X M.2 NVMe
1X PCIe v3 x4
6X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X Thunderbolt type C
2X USB3.1 gen2 type A
2X USB3.1 gen2 type C
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 and Thunderbolt 3rpm
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
8.07kg
9kg
Weight (bare)
6.5kg
5.05kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3

TVS-672XT-i3-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£1,263.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,515.60





General Performance

The TVS-672XT-i3-8G unlike the DS1618+ 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-672XT-i3-8G 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+ this box has the Intel® CoreTM i3-8100T Quad Core 3.1 GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS1618+ is RAM. TVS-672XT-i3-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. The TVS-672XT-i3-8G 8GB RAM compared with DS1618+ 4GB 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 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.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel® CoreTM i3-8100T Quad Core 3.1 GHz 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 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,263.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS1618+


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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 9.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS1618+ PROS

designThis is the 2nd ever 6-Bay NAS from the guys at Synology. After the Success of the DS3018xs Pentium based NAS for bigger business, this 6-Bay is designed with Home and SMB in mind. The chassis uses the familiar diskstation casing and click-n-lock trays. The design has always been popular with Mac users and it is pretty sensible that they would stick with this form. It is very compact, metal in construction and all trays can be locked as needed. There is excellent cooling on the rear, ventilation in the Synology logo on the sides and the rear panels and its ports are very discreet.
featuresIn terms of physical features, the Synology DS1618+ NAS has a lot in common with the DS1817+ and DS1517+. The unit arrives with 4 LAN ports (so link aggregation is supported where needed to effectively quadruple your upload and download speeds to your device), multiple USB for external storage and two expansion ports to add two DX517 NAS expansion devices when needed. Next to these, there is a PCIe slot for adding 10Gbe connectivity, M.2 SSD cache with the m.2 M2D17 and NVMe based M2D18 card and more. At this price point of around £650+, it is a solid hardware purchase.
performanceArriving with the excellent DSM software from Synology, the sheer number of applications available is incredible. Synology has their own Office application, Google Drive-like one stop app to open EVERYTHING in 'Drive', Synology moments and it's artificial intelligence means you have both facial and landscape recognition available. This is bolstered with a solid 1080p plex media server support, virtual machine management and a whole bunch of collaboration applications in Synology Chat, Synology Calendar, Synology photo and video station support. They are incredibly versatile and the entire user interface is genuinely impressive. Finally, there is the Synology Surveillance application that can support 40 cameras with relative ease.
valueFor £650+ without VAT, this device is easily one of the best value 6 Bay NAS you can buy. Lower in price and comparable to the QNAP 6 Bay TVS-673e, TS-653A or TS-653B. You are getting very sophisticated software options and modern robust hardware.
Synology DS1618+ CONS

designThere are several little design features that are missing from other NAS brands like QNAP (HDMI, Audio in/out, quick access and more). This is to be expected, but it is still a bit of a shame to not see a USB Copy Button or LCD for those that want more direct access.
featuresThe only real faults are more about the Synology NAS range as a whole than any individual unit. Synology has always wanted to keep the focus on network interactions only where possible and therefore connections that involve attaching smart peripherals or those that involve data being exchanged off-network, are largely absent. Additionally, use of an intel Atom-based CPU will no doubt cool a few users off.
performanceThe Atom-based CPU is a little underwhelming when compared with the Celeron J3455 and Pentium seen in other units and this means, though it can support ALL the synology apps, it supports them to a slightly lesser extent than NAS like the DS918+ and DS916+ NAS.
valueSome user still has slight reservations with Intel Atom chips as they are a slightly older version of chip. It is still a fantastic CPU, but as it is not as new as the Celeron chips in the DS918+ and DS718+, and considered a little less efficient.



General Performance

The DS1618+ unlike the TVS-672XT-i3-8G 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 TVS-672XT-i3-8G 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. Another key difference between the TVS-672XT-i3-8G is RAM. DS1618+ arrives with 4GB RAM. The DS1618+ 4GB RAM compared with TVS-672XT-i3-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.

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+ 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 TVS-672XT-i3-8G has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £586.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-672XT-i3-8G.


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