We have compared speed, public cloud service limitation, and security.
In part 2, we will compare Windows 10 NAS’s price, diversity to public cloud services.
Windows 10 NAS vs. Public Cloud – Price
Say, if a normal consumer only needs to back up their phone photos and computer data in the company or at home. Let’s say they choose Google One, 10TB (3,300 dollars/month) plan will cost a total of 39,600 dollars a year. If they choose to buy a Windows 10 NAS, the total will be 38,979 dollars to buy a non-Wi-Fi version NE-201 and two 10 TB NAS dedicated hard drives.
In other words, if a customer can use NE-201 for more than one year, it will be more cost-effective than using public cloud services. Moreover, the Windows 10 NAS and NAS hard drive all have warranty at least 2 years. Now you know which should choose, right?
10 TB Cloud hard drive plan
|3,300 dollars/ month||ITE2 NAS||18,999 dollars|
|10 TB NAS hard drive||9,990 dollars|
|10 TB NAS hard drive||9,990 dollars|
|39,600 dollars/year||38,979 dollars/year|
If we want to calculate the part that includes electricity and other equipment costs further, we have designed the following scenarios for your reference. However, first, we need to calculate the cost that list of all details.
|Public Cloud||10 TB Each month plan||3,300 dollars|
|NAS||Two-year amortization cost|
(With two 10 TB hard drives)
|18,999 dollars + 9,990 dollars + 9,990 dollars=38,979 dollars|
38,979 dollars/24 months=
|Each month electricity cost||720 hours × 19.5 W = 14.04 kWh 14.04 kWh × 2.1dollars =|
About 30 dollars
|Router||Two-year amortization cost||1,000 dollars/24 months=|
About 42 dollars
|Each month electricity cost||720 hours × 10 W = 7.2 kWh|
7.2 kWh × 2.1dollars =
|Network Cost||Month rent cost (100M/100M)||1,299 dollars|
|Each monthly electricity costs||720 hours × 7 W = 5.04 kWh|
5.04 kWh × 2.1dollars =
|Mobile Phone Fee||6GB plan (Each monthly costs)||399 dollars|
|Unlimited data plan (Each monthly costs)||599 dollars|
※The above costs are estimated and actual values may vary by brand.
Then we divide the situation in two and compare the amount that had spent according to the cost listed above.
The 【Backup plan that you don’t have internet in your home 】
Backup by public cloud with mobile phone unlimited data plan
The user directly uses unlimited data plan and backup data to the public cloud at any time.
Each monthly cost →3,300 dollars+599 dollars=3,899 dollars
Backup by Windows 10 NAS with a mobile phone only has a 6GB plan
Because of the data limitation factor, users will not use a public cloud that will consume their mobile phone data for backup. In this case, the user can choose to install the router and a Windows 10 NAS at home, and access and backup data through the intranet. Then there will be no data problems at all!
Each monthly cost →1,667 dollars+30 dollars+15 dollars+399 dollars=2,111 dollars
The 【Backup plan that you have internet in your home】
Backup by public cloud
The user uses the internet and backup directly to the public cloud.
Each monthly cost →3,300 dollars+599 dollars+11 dollars=3,910 dollars
Backup by Windows 10 NAS
When the user has internet at home, they can not only backup data to Windows 10 NAS at home, but also can backup data no matter where they are after setting up DDNS.
Each monthly variety cost→ 1,667 dollars + 30 dollars+15 dollars + 1,299 dollars + 11 dollars = 3,022 dollars
In summary, no matter which backup scenario you use, the cost of using NE-201 backups must be more cost-effective than using the public cloud services.
Do you think 10 TB is too much capacity? NE-201 also has the function of sharing space. You can help your family, friends or colleagues to create accounts and set the usage capacity. Share NE-201 space, and each account all have their separate permissions and independent use without interfering with each other.
Windows 10 NAS vs. Public Cloud – Diversity
NE-201 also has many different applications. For example, the user can directly back up the system image file of other computers to the NE-201, so that the files and system data of that user’s computer can be easily backed up through the NE-201.
If the user wants to build a personal website or a company website but doesn’t know what to do. Not to mention just take a look at the web code, workstation programs, servers, etc. Don’t worry, NE-201 provides a mobile website erection function, which can allow the user to complete the website set up, from the application to the installation in a few simple steps. The user doesn’t need to learn the code, just simply set the name, type the content, upload the image, and you are finished building a website!
So which one should I choose? NE-201 or Public Cloud?
The public cloud service is only suitable for temporary backup of small a mounts of data (for example 10 GB). If you want to back up data at a long-term and have large-volume, also, the file content does not change a lot. Then we recommended using NE-201 for backup, not only because of the lower cost but also because of, the higher security.
Moreover, if you have use NE-201 for two or three years or more, and you want to switch to the newer and better ITE2 NAS. You may worry how to do with the old NE-201. Don’t worry! Because the NE-201 is equipped with the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system, it can also be used as a standard computer. Let the elders and children use it. NE-201’s multi-purpose let users no longer have to worry about how to deal with old machines when they replaced it, sounds great, right?