Form Factor / Drive Height
231.9 x 224.9 x 319.8 mm
NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100
Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
NEW: 5786 / OLD: 5480
Total Drives (alternate)
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
General PerformanceThe TVS-682-i3-8G 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-682-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. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TVS-682-i3-8G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the DS418j this box has the NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 processor. Another key difference between the DS418j is RAM. TVS-682-i3-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. The TVS-682-i3-8G 8GB 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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TVS-682-i3-8G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Five 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.
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.
This NAS feature NEW: Dual-core Intel i3-7100 3.9 GHz / OLD: i3-6100 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 £1,086.00.
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
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 PerformanceThe DS418j unlike the TVS-682-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. Unlike the TVS-682-i3-8G this box has the Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the TVS-682-i3-8G is RAM. DS418j arrives with 1GB RAM. The DS418j 1GB RAM compared with TVS-682-i3-8G 8GB 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 £857.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TVS-682-i3-8G.