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Comparison of QNAP TAS-168 and Netgear ReadyNAS 212

The side-by-side comparison of the devices’ specifications. The comparison table below makes it easier to choose the most fitting NAS.

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QNAP TAS-168 (TAS-168)
QNAP TAS-168 (TAS-168)
Netgear ReadyNAS 212 (RN212)
Netgear ReadyNAS 212 (RN212)
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Launch 2015 2015
Class Small office / Home office Small office / Home office
Body
Dimensions 187.7 x 60 x 125 mm 220 x 101 x 142 mm
Weight 560 g 2.03 kg
Disks
Disk bays 1 x 3.5" SATA II 2 x 3.5" SATA III
RAID no JBOD
RAID0
RAID1
SSD support yes yes
Network
LAN ports 1 x Gigabit Ethernet 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless no no
Protocols AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
WEBDAV
AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
ISCSI
NFS
RSYNC
SFTP
WEBDAV
P2P support no BitTorrent
Media server DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
Cloud backup Amazon S3
Dropbox
ElephantDrive
Google Drive
Dropbox
Connectivity
USB ports 4 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 3.0
eSATA ports no 1 x eSATA
System
CPU Realtek RTD1195 dual-core @ 1.1 GHz Annapurna Labs Alpine AL314 quad-core @ 1.4 GHz
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Flash 4 GB 128 MB
Operating system QNAP QTS Netgear ReadyNAS OS
Alternative OS
Power
Power supply 12 V / 3 A 12 V / 5 A
Consuption 8.96 W / 5.03 W
Fans 1 x 40 mm 1 x 92 mm
Noise level 15.7 dB(A) < 25 dB(A)
Features
Specials HDMI output
Administration
Default IP DHCP DHCP
Default username admin admin
Default password admin password

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