General PerformanceThe X2U24-7.2TB-CNC unlike the Q2R21A 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 Q2R21A this box has the 4005 Controller processor.
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 £14,399.00.
General PerformanceThe Q2R21A unlike the X2U24-7.2TB-CNC is made by HPE. There always other brands out there like HPE 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 Q2R21A RAM compared with X2U24-7.2TB-CNC 16GB is clearly weaker.
About Connections 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 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 Q2R21A 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 1 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite X2U24-7.2TB-CNC has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your one year of no worries manufacturer cover. This HPE is £10,779.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit X2U24-7.2TB-CNC.