Product Comparison: QNAP TR-004 vs QNAP TX-500P


General Specifications
Brand
QNAP
QNAP
Model
TR-004
TX-500P
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The TR-004 USB 3.0 RAID expansion enclosure allows you to expand the capacity of your QNAP NAS and PC. The TR-004 can also be utilized as a DAS (Direct-attached Storage) device, allowing you to directly access its content just by connecting it via USB.
The TX-500P provides an additional 5 hard drives providing up to 40 TB* expanded capacity for the Thunderbolt NAS, making it ideal for data backup, 4K digital media collection and video surveillance storage with blazing-fast data transmission performance.
Key Specs
Hard Drive Capacity
10 TB
40 TB
Number Of Slots
4 -bay
5 -bay
Storage Drive Type
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
QNAP TR-004 Desktop NAS Expansion
  • Bought this and four drives. Great capacity.
  • Works well. I use it to bunch together my old 2TB drives.
  • Simple to install and use. Good capacity. Nice slots for drives.
  • Nice and simple device with great size of memory. Good slots for my drives.
  • Two of the drives don't work, and the unit just beeps at me when they're inserted.
QNAP TX-500P 5-Bay Desktop NAS Expansion
  • The unit works well enough.
  • The unit works well enough. Great capacity of this one.
  • Works brilliantly. Fast product. Big size of storage.
  • Good enough. I like this capacity and good slots.
  • Great device. Excellent capacity. Plenty slots.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
6.63 in.
7.28 in.
Width
6.31 in.
8.29 in.
Depth
8.62 in.
9.26 in.
Weight
4.07 lbs.
11.24 lbs.
Features
CPU
Micro processor
RAID Support
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD, Single
JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
Extras
Flexible Storage Solution, Powerful Hardware RAID, Disk mode DIP, QTS - Simple and efficient
Powerful QTS Storage Manager, Easily add additional drive capacity, Smart power design, Excellent hardware design
Included Software
QTS 4.3.6, RAID Manager utility, exFAT file system, Storage & Snapshots Manager
QTS 4.1, QTS Storage Manager, QNAP NAS, QJBOD Express
What customers say about "Features"
QNAP TR-004 Desktop NAS Expansion
  • Limited to 200 MB/s in raid 0 or JBOD. Raid 5 around 90 MB/s transfer speed.
  • Using in Raid 0 as backup stays around 200 MB/s transfer speed. Hasn't disconnected or lost drives.
  • Reading S.M.A.R.T data from each individual drive. Good feature.
  • Creating/rebuilding RAID array (I did test RAID 1 rebuilding. It worked great).
  • QNAP External RAID Manager is great. User interface is intuitive and easy to use for RAID management.
QNAP TX-500P 5-Bay Desktop NAS Expansion
  • Excellent temperature stability across all 5 drives.
  • Overall quality of product manufacturing is very good. Great features.
  • I was impressed by the sturdy construction of the unit, good feature.
  • The fans, from the device, are very quiet indeed, when operating, and keep the drives cool when in use nicely.
  • Extremely unhappy with this product. Few useless features and that's all.
Interfaces
Number of USB
1
2
eSATA
No
No
HDMI
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
QNAP TR-004 Desktop NAS Expansion
  • I was copying files from an external drive connected to the MacMini via USB. Good speed and connect via USB.
  • Stable USB C RAID box that works well, stable, decent speed backups.
  • Put 4 drives in using JBOD mode, connected to PC then ready to use. Fast. Easy to connect.
  • It's USB 3.2 which makes it faster.
  • Plugged it in the USB3 port of the iMac. The QNAP software could not fine the drive.
QNAP TX-500P 5-Bay Desktop NAS Expansion
  • Great connectivity via Thunderbolt, really fast speed.
  • On my opinion, Thunderbolt better than USB. Would recommend.
  • Great size for my desk. Easy to connect. Fast to transfer files.
  • It won't connect when plugged into a Thunderbolt hub.
  • There is only one way to connect expansion enclosures, and that's via Thunderbolt connection.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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