The Synology DS216J versus The QNAP TS-228 – Budget NAS Face off,

The Battle of the Budget NAS from Synology and QNAP

Synology DS216J Budget NAS for Cost Effective Network Attached Storage Users 11 Another Budget NAS faceoff – This time New Synology vs New QNAP. Regarding general Performance, the DS216J unlike the TS-228 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 TS-228 this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.0GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-228 is RAM. DS216J arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The DS216J 512MB RAM compared with TS-228 1GB is clearly weaker.

Synology DS216J Budget NAS for Cost Effective Network Attached Storage Users 3There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. Two 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.

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.

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £10.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-228.

And now on the QNAP TS-228 NAS

The QNAP TS-228 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 2 The TS-228 unlike the DS216J 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-228 to your needs. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TS-228, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the DS216J this box has the ARM® v7 1.1 GHz Dual-core processor. Another key difference between the DS216J is RAM. TS-228 arrives with 1GB RAM. Size of 1GB makes TS-228 the best regards to RAM capacity.

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. One USB3 port 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.

The QNAP TS-228 NAS for Cost Effective NAS support, backups, home media and network backup with USB 3.0 8 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 £126.00.

Model

The Synology DS216J

Synology DS216J Budget NAS for Cost Effective Network Attached Storage Users

Released March 2016

 

The QNAP TS-228

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Released April 2016

 

What is the same? Both units are:

DLNA Certified

Both can be used for Backup Images

Both support migration with 3rd Party Cloud Services

Both support JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1

Both are compatible with Windows and Mac Environments

Both have multiple IOS and Android Apps available

Both have Multi-Lingual Language Support

Both use an EXT 4 internal File System

Both have low power, hibernation and fan control

 

Price £115 £126
CPU Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.0GHz ARM® v7 1.1 GHz Dual-core
Memory 512MB RAM 1GB RAM

Also features a 4GB Flash memory to keep the OS up and running

Hot Swappable NO – internal install NO – internal install
MAX Drive Size 8TB 8TB
The Synology DS216J Read Ports the-qnap-ts-228-nas-for-cost-effective-nas-support-backups-home-media-and-network-backup-with-usb-3-0-1
Ports 2X USB 3.0 1 X USB 3.0 (Front)

One Touch Copy

SD Copy
1 X USB 2.0 (Rear)

Power Consumption 14.85 W (Access)
6.95 W (HDD Hibernation)
In operation: 13.24W

HDD standby: 6.05W

Read and Write 112.75 MB/sec Read

97.6 MB/sec Write

99 MB/sec Read

64 MB/sec Write

Noise whilst in operation 18.2 dB(A) 17.0 dB(A)
Surveillance NAS spec 1.    Includes 2 free camera licenses, up to 10 camera channels via additional license purchase

 

1.    Includes 2 free camera licenses, up to 8 camera channels via additional license purchase

 

 

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    One thought on “The Synology DS216J versus The QNAP TS-228 – Budget NAS Face off,

    1. The Qnap may have more RAM but look at those abysmal speeds compared to the Synology! Also with the recent spate of Deadbolt infections of Qnap devices connected to the internet, and the amount of security holes, plus Qnap’s lack of response, Qnap can go jump.