Compare AKiTiO 2-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3 Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU Case for 2x SATA HDD, RAID-0/1 (2x TB3 with 2x USB3.1, 1x DP) - Windows & Mac AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-2G 2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)


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Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU

IB-AK-2TB3RS
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£298.00 ex.VAT
£357.60 inc.VAT
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TS-251+-2G
IBQ-251P
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£256.00 ex.VAT
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General

Stock code
IB-AK-2TB3RS
IBQ-251P
Brand
AKiTiO
Qnap
Series
2-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3
Desktop NAS
Model
Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU
TS-251+-2G
Type
Case for 2x SATA HDD, RAID-0/1 (2x TB3 with 2x USB3.1, 1x DP) - Windows & Mac
2-Bay RAID (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022009008
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
29/11/2017
03/09/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
23.8 x 14.7 x 8.5cm
168.5 x 102 x 225mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1110
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
OS Support - Windows
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
OS Support - Mac/OSX
macOS 10.12.4 and later

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X DisplayPort
1X RJ45 1GbE
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB type C
2X USB type A
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Weight (kg)
2.2kg
2.92kg
Weight (bare)
1.28kg
Colour
Black
Black
Reviews
AKiTiO 2-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3

Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU


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Price ex.VAT:£298.00
Price inc.VAT:£357.60



General Performance

The Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU unlike the TS-251+-2G is made by AKiTiO. There always other brands out there like AKiTiO which are often innovative. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. The Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU RAM compared with TS-251+-2G 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. There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. There are two Thunderbolt ports on Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU. Two USB3 ports on this AKiTiO 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 two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. 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 £298.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-251+-2G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£256.00
Price inc.VAT:£307.20



8.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-251+-2G PROS

designSecond only to the QNAP TS-253A, the QNAP TS-251+ is one of the best 2-bay NAS units from QNAP in the market this 2016. The design is the result of years of chassis design in previous unit and is very easy on the eye. A good combination of plastic and metal throughout where it counts.
featuresWith the exception of 4K transcoding and AES-NI level encryption, this NAS can do everything! Of course if you want things done to an enterprise level, then you should go for some bigger units, but you will be hard pushed to find a better 2 bay NAS for Plex Media Server NAS use, Virtual Machines and All things NAS - particularly at just over £200 to buy this NAS
performanceAgain, easily a front runner in the 2-BAY NAS market for performance across all NAS use types. In this league of excellence you will find the QNAP TS-253A-4G and the Synology DS716+ NAS. Any of these 3 NAS devices will give you first class Network Attached Storage performance.
valueFor just over £200 you will be hard pushed to find a better 2-bay NAS. Add to that the ever versatile QNAP operating system and the wealth of features that it offers. If you haven't already ordered this NAS - PUT IT IN YOUR BASKET NOW!
Qnap TS-251+-2G CONS

designOnly available in Black/Grey - So you Mac fans of everything in brushed silver or white will be disappointed
featuresJust the lack of AES-NI encryption to speed up encrypted data transmissions is missing.
performanceThe only remark I can make about performance is that it is only slightly (and I really mean slightly...like teeny tiny) less user-friendly than the Synology DS716+
valueSuited to all operating systems but those in the Mac community might want to cast a glance at the Synology DS716+ first.



General Performance

The TS-251+-2G unlike the Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU 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-251+-2G to your needs. Unlike the Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU this box has the Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz Quad Core (up to 2.42GHz) processor. With its 2.0GHZ processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 1080P via the native MANUFACTURER apps.

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. 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 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 two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. 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 Qnap is £42.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit Thunder3 RAID Station T3RS-T3DL3SIY-AKTU.


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