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HP MediaSmart Server EX490 1TB vs. Synology DiskStation DS220+ + 9

HP MediaSmart Server EX490 1TB

HP MediaSmart Server EX490 1TB

£429.00

Free delivery
Synology DiskStation DS220+

Synology DiskStation DS220+

£290.58

£291.99 Incl. delivery
Synology DiskStation DS220j

Synology DiskStation DS220j

£148.87

£156.63 Incl. delivery
Synology DiskStation DS920+

Synology DiskStation DS920+

£482.77

£490.99 Incl. delivery
WD My Cloud Home 4TB

WD My Cloud Home 4TB

£99.99

£142.93 Incl. delivery
Synology DiskStation DS218

Synology DiskStation DS218

£237.17

£254.83 Incl. delivery
Synology DS720+

Synology DS720+

£386.82

£386.99 Incl. delivery
WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 4TB

£179.99

£271.99 Incl. delivery
Synology DiskStation DS1520+

Synology DiskStation DS1520+

£646.99

Free delivery
Synology DiskStation DS218+

Synology DiskStation DS218+

£241.28

Free delivery
Synology DS118

Synology DS118

£152.86

£164.38 Incl. delivery
Noise level
18.2 dB
19.8 dB
19.3 dB
18.4 dB
20.8 dB
19.3 dB
16.7 dB
Client services
BitTorrent
BitTorrent
BitTorrent
BitTorrent
Ethernet connection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of Ethernet ports (RJ-45)
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
4 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Number of SFP+ ports
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
Server services/protocols
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, HTTP, iSCSI, SFTP
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, HTTP, iSCSI
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, HTTP, iSCSI
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, HTTP, iSCSI, SFTP
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, HTTP, iSCSI
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI
FTP, NFS, AFP, CIFS/SMB, HTTP, iSCSI
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
ActiveDirectory
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
ECC
No
No
No
No
Fully supported file system (external)
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3, BTRFS
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3, BTRFS
ext4, ext3, BTRFS
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3, ext2
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3, BTRFS
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3, BTRFS
HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ext4, ext3
Fully supported file system (internal)
ext4, BTRFS
ext4
ext4, BTRFS
ext4, BTRFS
NTFS, ext4, HFS+, BTRFS
ext4
ext4, BTRFS
ext4, BTRFS
ext4
x86-compatible processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
IDE/PATA
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SAS
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SATA (Serial ATA)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SATA interface
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
S-ATA/600
SCSI
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Data link protocols
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
eSATA
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Firewire
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
HDMI
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Optical fiber
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
Thunderbolt
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB (total)
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
USB 2.0
4 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
251 mm
223 mm
140 mm
233 mm
154.94 mm
223 mm
232.2 mm
224 mm
Height
248 mm
165 mm
165 mm
166 mm
175.5 mm
165 mm
166 mm
171.45 mm
166 mm
165 mm
166 mm
Width
140 mm
108 mm
100 mm
199 mm
53 mm
108 mm
106 mm
99.06 mm
230 mm
108 mm
71 mm
Product weight
5 kg
1.3 kg
0.88 kg
2.24 kg
1.05 kg
1.3 kg
1.51 kg
1.6 kg
2.26 kg
1.3 kg
0.7 kg
Designed for rack mounting
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Features
Supports Hot-swap
Supports Hot-swap
DLNA, Supports Hot-swap
DLNA
Supports Hot-swap
DLNA, Supports Hot-swap
DLNA, Supports Hot-swap
DLNA, Supports Hot-swap
DLNA
Cooling
Active
Active
Active
Passive
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
RAID
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Type of RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, JBOD, RAID 6
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD, RAID 6
RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
Wake on LAN
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RAM
2048 MB
2048 MB
512 MB
4096 MB
1024 MB
2048 MB
2048 MB
1024 MB
8192 MB
2048 MB
1024 MB
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
43 W
14.69 W
12.46 W
9.69 - 32.17 W
5.78 - 14.99 W
16.44 W
15.51 - 36.67 W
17.23 W
9.4 W
Power consumption (standby)
1 W
5.06 W
15.51 W
5.4 W
4.22 W
Processor core type
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
Processor model
Intel Celeron J4025
Realtek RTD1296
Intel Celeron J4125
Realtek RTD1296
Intel Celeron J4125
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
Intel Celeron J4125
Intel Celeron J3355
Realtek RTD1296
Processor speed
2.2 GHz
2 GHz
1.4 GHz
2 GHz
1.4 GHz
1.4 GHz
2 GHz
1.3 GHz
2 GHz
2 GHz
1.4 GHz
Operating system
Windows Home Server
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Built-in hard drive
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Quantity
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Storage capacity
1 TB
4 TB
4 TB
Price/TB
429 £/TB
25 £/TB
45 £/TB
Form factor
3.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
3.5 inch, 2.5 inch
Internal transfer rate
112 MB/s
Number of hard drive slots
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
5 ​
2 ​
1 ​