QNAP TS-879 Pro

  • x8 Western Digital Black 1TB

Synology DS3612xs

  • x8 Western Digital Black 1TB

QNAP TS-219P II

  • x2 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Synology DS212+

  • x2 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Synology DiskStation DS1511+

  • x4 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Synology DiskStation DS1512+

  • x4 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Synology DiskStation DS2411+

  • x4 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Synology DiskStation DS712+

  • x2 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Synology DiskStation DS411+

  • x4 Western Digital Black 500GB

QNAP TS-659 Pro II

  • x6 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Thecus N7700PRO

  • x7 Western Digital Blue 500GB

Compared to Atom-powered NAS devices such as the Synology DS2411+, the new DS3612xs and QNAP TS-879 Pro are quite power hungry. Despite being a relatively efficient processor, the Core i3-2100 and the eight WD RE4 500GB hard drives consumed 138 watts under load in the DS3612xs. The TS-879 Pro was slightly more power hungry at 146 watts, likely due to its faster Core i3-2120.