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Top Ten 0 HPE MSA 2050/2052 Storage Review
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HPE MSA 2050/2052 Storage Review

HPE’s Gen5 MSA 2050 and 2052 appliances deliver enterprise storage virtualization at SMB prices. The updated hardware boosts performance significantly, they come with a versatile range of features and HPE’s real-time data tiering sets them apart from the competition.

Best Value 0 Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review
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Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review

The TS-1253BU-RP looks great value as you’ll be hard pushed to find a competitor’s 12-bay NAS appliance with dual redundant PSUs for less than this. Overall 10GbE performance won’t be worrying higher end appliances but it’s good enough for general SMB usage and Qnap’s QTS software is packed with features including ...

Best Performance 0 Synology DiskStation DS3018xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS3018xs Review

Synology’s first 6-bay desktop appliance sets a high standard for performance as it delivered excellent results in our 10GbE NAS and IP SAN speed tests. A diskless DS3018xs does cost around $350 more than Synology’s 8-bay DS1817+ but it uses a more modern processor, is substantially faster, offers a superior expansion ...

Top Ten 1 Synology DiskStation DS918+ and DS718+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS918+ and DS718+ Review

Both the DS918+ and DS718+ are excellent value and deliver great performance across the board. Synology’s DSM software offers an unbeatable range of features with even more on the way making both appliances great choices for home and SMB use – all you have to do is pick the one that meets your budget and capacity ...

Top Ten 0 Qnap TS-453B Review
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Qnap TS-453B Review

If you want a 4-bay desktop NAS appliance with every conceivable feature then look no further than Qnap’s TS-453B. It combines great storage capabilities with plenty of multimedia apps, Qnap offers a fine range of PCI-Express upgrade cards and the 8GB model we have on review is good value.

Best Value 0 Synology DiskStation DS1817 Review
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Synology DiskStation DS1817 Review

With its eight drive bays and dual 10GBase-T ports, the DS1817 has little competition as Qnap’s similarly priced, Alpine-equipped TS-831X only offers dual fibre 10GbE ports. As long as you’re aware of some of the app restrictions of the 32-bit Alpine CPU, the DS1817 and its modest price tag make it a good choice for ...

Editors Choice 0 Thecus W16850 Review
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Thecus W16850 Review

The W16850 has a lot to offer storage hungry businesses with a high potential capacity and room to expand outside the box using the SAS3 controller’s external port. Microsoft’s latest Windows Storage Server 2016 delivers plenty of new features although we’d prefer it if Thecus put the OS on a mirrored pair of SSDs for ...

Best Value 0 Thecus N12910SAS Review
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Thecus N12910SAS Review

The N12910SAS isn’t as well-featured or as versatile as competing 12-bay SAS3 rack appliances from Qnap and Synology but it is much more affordable. Furthermore, the latest ThecusOS 7 firmware delivers plenty of new and welcome features presented in a radically redesigned web interface. Performance is another strong ...

Editors Choice 0 Synology FlashStation FS2017 Review
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Synology FlashStation FS2017 Review

With prices for a diskless model at around $6,299, the FlashStation FS2017 looks an affordable all-flash option for budget-conscious SMBs. The more modest hardware specification does result in a significantly lower performance than the FS3017 but it still posted quite respectable results in our I/O throughput tests. ...

Editors Choice 5 Qnap TS-653B Review
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Qnap TS-653B Review

The appliance scores well for its multimedia capabilities and with its dual cooling fans emitting only 36.2dB, it’s quiet enough for small office and home environments. Qnap’s QTS software delivers an incredible range of storage features and support for IFTTT makes it even more versatile.

Top Ten 3 Seagate IronWolf NAS and NAS Pro 10TB Review
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Seagate IronWolf NAS and NAS Pro 10TB Review

The IronWolfs performed exceedingly well in our 10GbE NAS environment delivering good write speeds along with a high I/O throughput. Teaming these up with their high capacity and reliability make Seagate’s 10TB IronWolf and IronWolf Pro drives the perfect partners for your business NAS appliance.

Editors Choice 3 Synology FlashStation FS3017 Review
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Synology FlashStation FS3017 Review

A starting price of $9,995 for an all-flash appliance without dual controller redundancy is comparatively high but this is outweighed by the option to use low-cost SATA SSDs. SMBs that want an affordable all-flash solution should consider the FlashStation FS3017.

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