Product Comparison: QNAP TS-251B vs Synology DS218+
- Easy to install the drives. Easy to set up and start using.
- Complete access to the underlying Unix system allows for plenty of flexibility. Great hard drive capacity.
- I installed two 4TB Seagate NAS rated hard drives, and set them up as a RAID 1, so that I have redundant storage in the event of a drive failure. It works great.
- I used WD Blue drives in it and it works great!
- Extremely slow when hard drive encryption is enabled.
- The DS218+ was a huge step up even though I'm not taking advantage of all the different applications that are available for it. Great number of slots.
- Easy to setup. Even getting the bonding interfaces is super simple. Nice Web UI. You also get the most usual options for RAID or setup you may want.
- Runs very quiet. Nice selection of applications. Clients, servers, etc. To add a little bit to the basic NAS. Backup to other places.
- I have a couple of Macs along with PC's. It was fairly easy to setup Time Machine.
- Nice selection of apps from QNAP for IOS and Android.
- Easy to set up, lots of options and software.
- Syslog server is great. Really handy if your router or firewall can send logs.
- To start off out of the box the L2TP VPN never worked.
- I bought this primarily to be the central repository of stuff for my home. I consider HDMI a nice bonus.
- HDs can be upgraded to higher capacity. RAM can be upgraded as well. Has HDMI output.
- Initial setup was even easier using the provided HDMI output and keyboard.
- Being able to easily upgrade the RAM was nice, as is the option to connect to video through HDMI.
- Overall meet my expectations and more, especially the HDMI connection to my TV. Great connectivity options.