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Comparison of QNAP TS-431+ and Synology DiskStation DS916+

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 TS-431+ (TS-431P)
QNAP TS-431+ (TS-431P)
Synology DiskStation DS916+ (DS916P)
Synology DiskStation DS916+ (DS916P)
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Launch 2015 2016
Class Small office / Home office Small / Medium business
Body
Dimensions 169 x 160 x 219 mm 165 x 203 x 233.2 mm
Weight 3 kg 2.04 kg
Disks
Disk bays 4 x 3.5" SATA III 4 x 3.5" SATA III
RAID JBOD
RAID0
RAID1
RAID10
RAID5
RAID6
JBOD
RAID0
RAID1
RAID10
RAID5
RAID6
Synology Hybrid RAID
SSD support yes yes
Network
LAN ports 2 x Gigabit Ethernet 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless yes, with USB dongle yes, with USB dongle
Protocols AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
ISCSI
NFS
SFTP
WEBDAV
AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
ISCSI
NFS
WEBDAV
P2P support BitTorrent BitTorrent
Media server DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
Cloud backup Amazon S3 Amazon S3
Box
Dropbox
Google Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Connectivity
USB ports 3 x USB 3.0 3 x USB 3.0
eSATA ports no 1 x eSATA
System
CPU Annapurna AL212 dual-core @ 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium N3710 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz
RAM 1 GB DDR3 2 / 8 GB
Flash 512 MB
Operating system QNAP QTS Synology DSM
Alternative OS
Power
Power supply 12 V / 7.5 A 12 V / 8.33 A
Consuption 26.15 W / 11.89 W 30 W / 13 W
Fans 1 x 120 mm 1 x 92 mm
Noise level 17.5 dB(A) 19.4 dB(A)
Features
Specials VMWare Ready
Failover and link aggregation
DX513 Expansion Unit
Administration
Default IP DHCP DHCP
Default username admin admin
Default password admin [blank]

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