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GENERAL NAS FEATURE COMPARISON

NAS Plex (local 4K) Plex HD (remote) Plex 4K (remote) BACKUP (MS/GOOGLE OFFICE) BACKUP (BAREBONE) PHOTOS (OBJECT AI) VIDEO EDITING (4K) VIDEO EDITING (8K) DOCKER VIRTUAL MACHINES PC MODE (QVM) 2.5GbE 10GbE 25GbE Thunderbolt NVMe Pcie Expansion HDMI Drive Mixing
TS-AI642 - -
HS-264
TS-673A - -
TS-673 - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

TS-AI642767.76 GBP799 USD
HS-264542 GBP589.73 USD
TS-673A949 GBP899 USD
TS-673949 GBP899 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
TS-AI642 ARM Cortex-A76 2.2 GHz processor 8 4 2.2 Docker 694 NO /8 GB DDR4 non-ECC
HS-264 Intel® Celeron® N5095 4-core/4-thread p... 4 4 2 (MAX:2.9) Docker/VM 4036 NO /8 GB DDR4, not expandable
TS-673A AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz proce... 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 NO /8 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 GB)
TS-673 AMD R-Series RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz processor ... 4 4 2.1 (MAX:3.4) Docker/VM 3575 NO /4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 2 GB)

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
TS-AI642 / H.264 30 1080 720p
HS-264 Intel® UHD Graphics 450/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
TS-673A / 0 1080p
TS-673 / 0 720p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
TS-AI642 6 HDD 4.5Gbit (3 ports combined) 132TB EXT4
HS-264 2 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 44TB EXT4
TS-673A 6 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 132TB EXT4
TS-673 6 HDD 4Gbit (4 ports combined) 132TB EXT4

*All NAS support multiple RAID/ volume groups, if you want to mix different size drive on non supported model.

BEST FOR BACKUP

NAS Level HA AI Google Microsoft encryption
TS-AI642 folder face HDD/volume /folder
HS-264 folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-673A folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-673 folder face HDD/volume /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
TS-AI642 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2
HS-264 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2
TS-673A 2.5Gbit PCIe-Slot =2 Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slots
TS-673 1Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280/2260 SATA 6Gb/s slots

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
TS-AI642 2, HDMI 1.4b
HS-264 2 x HDMI 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
TS-673A pcie
TS-673 pcie

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
TS-AI642 Docker 2, HDMI 1.4b
HS-264 Docker/VM 2 x HDMI 2.0 (up to resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
TS-673A Docker/VM pcie
TS-673 Docker/VM pcie

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Qnap TS-AI642 2023-08
Qnap HS-264 2022-01
Qnap TS-673A 2021-02
Qnap TS-673 2020-07

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RELATED REVIEWS

SOFTWARE - 8/10
HARDWARE - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 8/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 8/10


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PROS
👍🏻The Silent NAS series has always been impressive and unique
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👍🏻Very unique and discreet at just 4.1cm in height
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👍🏻8x Included Camera Licenses
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👍🏻Includes Anti-virus, Firewall Tool, VPN client tools, Malware Remover, network manager and Security Councilor Tool
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👍🏻3 Different Container/VM tools that also feature image download centers
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👍🏻10Gb/s (1,000MB/s) USB Ports will be incredibly useful
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👍🏻Large range of expansion options in the TR/TL series in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays
CONS
👎🏻Comes across as a less impressive package than the HS-453DX (though the HS-264 is $200 less)
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👎🏻Sustained high power use makes the top panel noticeably hot
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👎🏻8GB of Memory Max, despite the CPU and other 64 series QNAP’s supporting upto 16GB


LATEST PRICE LIST

TS-AI642767.76 GBP799 USD
HS-264542 GBP589.73 USD
TS-673A949 GBP899 USD
TS-673949 GBP899 USD
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