Synology Vs Thecus – NAS Brand versus NAS Brand
I think it is a farly safe bet that when it comes to buying your first NAS that recommendations from all sides (friends, colleagues and that old favourite Google) pointed you in the direction of these two front runners, Synology NAS and QNAP NAS to supply you with the best NAS out there for you. Of course they are not the only two players in the market and we at NASCompares always want to keep an eye out for the little guy. Not that the other player in this contest this week is an underdog. No, today we want to focus on the Brands of Synology and the old veteran Thecus NAS.
The old dog still has a few tricks
Thecus Inc was one of the first NAS Brands to really capture the spirit of the network attache storage market. The arrived on the scene before many of the current big players and have been responsible for most of the big innovations in NAS long before Synology could walk upright. This same spirit of innovation is still apparent today in some of their latest units like the N5810 PRO that features the ability to work as a switch with it’s 5 ethernet ports, an internal UPS (Universal Power Supplier) meaning it can continue to funtion in the event of power failure and more. Of course those today we want to look at the most popular of the NAS models to the consimer market, the 2-Bay NAS range.
The contenders enter the ring
For this comparison we want to look at the Synology DS216+ NAS , released earlier this year and face it off against the latest release from Thecus, the N2810. Both are similar in many ways and different in a few and the main body of this comparison is to find out which is right for you and your data. So let’s take a look at the specs and how they weigh up against each other:
If you want to check out my thoughts on these units and ultimately which I recommend, the video of this comparison is below:
If you want to buy the Synology DS216+ NAS – It is available now from the NAS specialists SPAN.COM here –
As well as that, you can also buy the Thecus N2810 NAS at SPAN.COM here –