Two 2 Bay NAS Review: Synology DiskStation DS213+ and QNAP TS-269 Pro
Two Bay NAS Juggernauts
Nearly a year ago, I reviewed the Synology DiskStation DS212 and at the time I wasn’t very familiar with just how far NAS units have come these days in terms of software and features. Unlike NAS units of the past, NAS units of today are filled to the brim with features and are better considered as servers rather than what their name, Network Attached Storage, implies.
Today, we’ll be reviewing both the Synology DiskStation DS213+ and the QNAP TS-269 Pro 2 bay NAS units. These are small business oriented NAS units, which means they’ll be right at home running web servers and database servers, but they’ll still do the typical NAS activities such as sharing files, and backing up your PC just fine.
Let’s take a look at the hardware for the two units.
|Model||TS-269 Pro||DiskStation DS213+|
|CPU||Intel Atom D2700 2.13GHz Dual Core x86 Processor||Freescale QorlQ P1022 1.067 GHz Dual Core PPC Processor|
|Memory||1GB DDR3 (Expandable up to 3GB)||512MB DDR3|
|Storage||2x 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA||2x 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA|
|External Storage Interface||2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA||2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA, 1x SD Card|
|Networking||2x Gigabit LAN||1x Gigabit LAN|
|Size||8.5″ x 5.91″ x 4.02″||9.18″ x 6.5″ x 4.25″|
|Weight||3.84 lbs||2.76 lbs.|
|Noise Level||33.7 dB Idle, 34.2 dB Load||19.9 dB|
|Power Consumption||16W Idle, 25W Load||10.08W Idle,|
|Warranty||1 Year||2 Years|
|Check Pricing||Click Here||Click Here|
As we see here, the QNAP TS-269 Pro has significantly more powerful hardware as it’s rocking the Intel Atom D2700 processor while Synology is using a more unique FreeScale P1022 Power PC based processor for its DS213+. The QNAP TS-269 Pro also sports a whopping upgradeable 1GB DDR3 while the DiskStation DS213+ only sports 512MB of DDR3. Both NAS units are aimed at the business and small business audience.