Form Factor / Drive Height
630 x 443 x 88mm
176.4 x 445 x 448 mm
1.2 GHz dual core ROC
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
RAID level 0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
OS Support - Windows
Windows 8 or later
OS Support - Mac/OSX
macOS 10.12 or later
General PerformanceThe X2U24-28.8TB-CNC unlike the ARC-8050T3-24R is made by Seagate. There always other brands out there like Seagate 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 ARC-8050T3-24R this box has the 4005 Controller processor. Another key difference between the ARC-8050T3-24R is RAM. X2U24-28.8TB-CNC arrives with 16GB RAM. The X2U24-28.8TB-CNC 16GB RAM compared with ARC-8050T3-24R 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.
About Usage With 24 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £17,740.00.
General PerformanceThe ARC-8050T3-24R unlike the X2U24-28.8TB-CNC is made by Areca. There always other brands out there like Areca 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 X2U24-28.8TB-CNC this box has the 1.2 GHz dual core ROC processor. Another key difference between the X2U24-28.8TB-CNC is RAM. ARC-8050T3-24R arrives with 2GB RAM. The ARC-8050T3-24R 2GB RAM compared with X2U24-28.8TB-CNC 16GB is clearly weaker.
About Connections USB-C gives you this 10Gbps speed for quick backups or simple data transfers. It is new - universal connection which allows to connect to different systems like MAC and Windows.
About Usage As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your ARC-8050T3-24R box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.
Price And Warranty This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite X2U24-28.8TB-CNC has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Areca is £14,021.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit X2U24-28.8TB-CNC.