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Comparison of Promise SmartStor NS2600 and ZyXEL NAS542

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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Promise SmartStor NS2600 (NS2600)
Promise SmartStor NS2600 (NS2600)
ZyXEL NAS542 (NAS542)
ZyXEL NAS542 (NAS542)
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Launch 2010 2016
Class Low end Small office / Home office
Body
Dimensions 92 x 145 x 213 mm 190 x 225 x 160 mm
Weight 950 g 2 kg
Disks
Disk bays 2 x 3.5" SATA II 4 x 3.5" SATA II
RAID RAID0
RAID1
JBOD
RAID0
RAID1
RAID10
RAID5
RAID6
SSD support no no
Network
LAN ports 1 x Gigabit Ethernet 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless no no
Protocols AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
NFS
AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
HTTP
ISCSI
NFS
WEBDAV
P2P support BitTorrent
eDonkey
BitTorrent
Media server DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
DLNA
Squeezebox
UPnP
iTunes
Cloud backup no Dropbox
Google Drive
Connectivity
USB ports 1 x USB 2.0 3 x USB 3.0
eSATA ports no no
System
CPU Freescale MPC8315 @ 400 MHz Freescale ARMv7 Cortex-A9 dual-core @ 1.2 GHz
RAM 128 MB 1 GB DDR3
Flash 64 MB 256 MB
Operating system Promise SmartNAVI 2.0 ZyXEL
Alternative OS
Power
Power supply 12 V / 5 A 19 V / 4.74 A
Consuption 39 W 36.5 W / 14.8 W
Fans 1 x 60 mm 1 x 120 mm
Noise level < 30 dB(A)
Features
Specials Failover and link aggregation
SD card reader
Administration
Default IP DHCP DHCP
Default username admin admin
Default password admin 1234

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