Compare WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN NAS Server; PLEX streaming; RAID-0/1, Empty AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS716+II 2-Bay


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WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN
IENwmpr21-0
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£315.00 ex.VAT
£378.00 inc.VAT
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DS716+II

IBSY-716P2
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General

Stock code
IENwmpr21-0
IBSY-716P2
Brand
WD
Synology
Series
My Cloud Pro PR2100
DiskStation NAS
Model
WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN
DS716+II
Type
NAS Server; PLEX streaming; RAID-0/1, Empty
2-Bay
UPC
718037846002
846504002351
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
22/06/2016
21/04/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
216x148x109mm
157x103.5x232mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
2GB
External drive ?
Not available
Guarantee
2yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Pentium N3710 1.6 GHz (Burst speed up to 2.56 GHz)
Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core 1.6GHz, burst up to 2.24GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1870
1470
Current drives
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete
2X USB3 type A (host)
1X eSATA
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
3.09kg
2.7kg
Weight (bare)
2.2kg
1.75kg
Reviews
WD My Cloud Pro PR2100

WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN


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Price ex.VAT:£315.00
Price inc.VAT:£378.00





General Performance

The WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN unlike the DS716+II is made by WD. There always other brands out there like WD 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. Unlike the DS716+II this box has the Intel Pentium N3710 1.6 GHz (Burst speed up to 2.56 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the DS716+II is RAM. WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN arrives with 4GB RAM. The WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN 4GB RAM compared with DS716+II 2GB 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 WD 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. 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £315.00.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS716+II


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Our Review: 5/5
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8.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 9.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Synology DS716+II PROS

valueGood price for those looking for a Solid Start to Network Attached Storage with an option to expand later
featuresGood mix of enterprise and Home user functionality.
performanceEasily the most powerful and capable Synology 2 Bay device to date
designClean design, Metal and in keeping with the rest of the Synology 2 Bay Series
Synology DS716+II CONS

valueMore expensive than most 2 bay units and may be a little high for those with basic requirements.
featuresLack of HDMI port will disappoint some users



General Performance

The DS716+II unlike the WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN 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 WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN this box has the Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core 1.6GHz, burst up to 2.24GHz processor. Another key difference between the WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN is RAM. DS716+II arrives with 2GB RAM. The DS716+II 2GB RAM compared with WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN 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. 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 is one eSATA port on DS716+II 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 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 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite WDBBCL0000NBK-EESN has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover.


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