ZYXEL NAS326 TS-228 QNAP TS-228 ASUSTOR AS-1002T cheapest network drive

I have these 3 options available – which have more or less the same price;

TS-228 QNAP TS-228

Which one would you prefer?


Answer: If this is only for storing your files, get the cheapest one. But if you need some more functions than that, that Qnap TS-228 . Qnap will offer you similar functions like Dropbox version control. Also many apps you can choose from.





  • CPU: Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz (Dual-Core) Processor
  • Hardware encryption engine integrated
  • Memory: 512MB (not expandable)
  • HDD: 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s; 3.5″ HDD Compatibility
  • Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 20 TB  (10 TB HDD X 2, Capacity may vary by RAID types)
  • Maximum Single Volume Size: 16TB
  • Expansion: USB 3.0 x 2
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet x 1
  • Output: N/A
  • System Fan: 70mm x 1
  • Power Supply Unit / Adapter: 65W x1
  • Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Certification: FCC, CE, VCCI, BSMI, C-TICK
  • Power Consumption: 13.2W (Operation);
    6.6W (Disk Hibernation); ²
  • Noise Level: 18.6dB (HDD idle)
  • Operation Temperature: 0°C~40°C (32°F~104°F)
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% RH


CPU ARM® v7 1.1 GHz Dual-core
System memory 1GB DDR3 RAM
Flash Memory 4 GB
Hard Disk Drive 2 x 3.5″ SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s HDDs

* Maximum single volume: 10TB

LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB Port 1 X USB 3.0 (Front)
1 X USB 2.0 (Rear)
LED Indicators HDD 1-2, LAN, Status, USB
Buttons Power/Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset



  • Marvell Armada 380 1.3 GHz
  • DDR3 512 MB
Power Consumption Operational 28 Watt
Interfaces 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T – RJ-45 ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 – Type A ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 – Type A




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