Product Comparison: QNAP TS-131P vs Synology DS118

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General Specifications
About the Product
The TS-131P is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment with many feature-rich apps available, including Notes Station, QmailAgent, and Qcontactz.
Synology DiskStation DS118 is a high-performance and compact 1-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to enrich multimedia entertainment.
Key Specs
Hard Drive Capacity
2 TB
2 TB
Number Of Slots
1 -bay
1 -bay
Storage Drive Type
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s, SSD
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s, SSD
What customers say about "Key Specs"
QNAP TS-131P 2TB 1-Bay NAS Solution
  • I set this to RAID 10 with enterprise SATA drives in it and I am getting transfer speeds of 85MB per second.
  • Holds 1 drive. Connects easily to router. Seems reliable.
  • The drive itself is fast (mine is paired with a WD Red hard drive), and you can basically configure it to do whatever you want.
  • This is a great, easy-to-use NAS for home and small business. Good capacity of this one.
  • I'm really pleased with this product. Great capacity and good slot for my drive.
Synology DS118 2TB 1-Bay Desktop NAS Unit
  • Good quality, quite quick single-drive NAS.
  • Great performance for the price, good capacity of this.
  • A great external storage device with great size.
  • A very good mid-range NAS. Great capacity.
  • Space for 1 hard drive only. Internal Hard Drive is EXT4 only.
Size & Weight
6.33 in.
6.53 in.
2.87 in.
2.79 in.
8.62 in.
8.81 in.
2.55 lbs.
1.54 lbs.
Alpine AL-212
Realtek RTD1296
1 GB
1 GB
RAID Support
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, Single
Dual-core processor, Fast Disaster Recovery, Enhance productivity, QTS - Simple and efficient, Comprehensive security options, Manage your files via the Internet, 24/7 download center, Energy-saving design
Ultimate file management and sharing, Easy file access with QuickConnect, Stream content to your TV, Sync files on demand, Public Cloud Integration
Included Software
QmailAgent, Notes Station 3, Qcontactz, Qsync, Amazon Glacier, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Azure, Google Cloud Platform Live, OpenStack, Amazon Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Yandex Disk, Qfile, Qget, Qnotes, Vmobile
File Station, Universal Search, Hyper Backup, Backup tool, Cloud Station Suite, Cloud Sync, Surveillance Station 5, Collaboration Suite, Note Station, Storage Analyzer, Antivirus Essential, Download Station, Web Station, iOS/Android applications, Windows Phone applications
What customers say about "Features"
QNAP TS-131P 2TB 1-Bay NAS Solution
  • I am using as a cloud drive to store my files instead of having them on the computer. Good feature.
  • Can do more than just be a NAS (like be a security camera monitor or VPN) using available applications, file transfers are nearly Ethernet wire-speed.
  • It was much easier to configure than the LDAP server I had been running on my Linux server.
  • RIAD 5 is awesome. If any one disk fails, my data should remain accessible.
  • Noisy, cheap construction, slow RAID rebuild.
Synology DS118 2TB 1-Bay Desktop NAS Unit
  • There is so much this little box can do: timed backups, remote access, file sharing, etc.
  • You really do get a lot of functionality for your money.
  • The software is fine, we used the supplied Windows app to set up users and passwords without any undue stress.
  • There is a lot of free Synology software to play with. A nice bit of kit for home use.
  • Great technology, drive capacity, speed, design and performance.
LAN Speed
1000 Mbps
1000 Mbps
Number of LAN
Number of USB
What customers say about "Interfaces"
QNAP TS-131P 2TB 1-Bay NAS Solution
  • Love the external USB ports and GbE LAN.
  • The connection to a home network was uneventful. Easy to connect.
  • Easy to install and connect. Would recommend.
  • Qnap arrived with loose screws in the box and no power adaptor, guide or LAN cables.
  • Support is slow and not terribly helpful. Connectivity is spotty.
Synology DS118 2TB 1-Bay Desktop NAS Unit
  • 112 MB/sec data transfer (reading & writing). Great speed.
  • 2 x USB3 Sockets on the back. Easy to connect.
  • This DS118 is fast. Great connectivity.
  • Simple to install and connect, and very good management software.
  • Easy to set up, everything I tried worked well. Good connectivity via USB.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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