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Top Ten 1 Qnap TS-877-1700-16G Review
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Qnap TS-877-1700-16G Review

With AMD’s latest Ryzen CPU at the helm, Qnap’s TS-877 has the power to handle just about anything you can throw at it. The latest QTS software is rich in data protection and virtualization features, NAS and IP SAN performance over 10GbE is impeccable and it offers a versatile range of storage options.

Best Performance 2 Synology FlashStation FS1018 Review
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Synology FlashStation FS1018 Review

The FS1018 is a little powerhouse of a storage appliance that delivers excellent all-Flash performance for NAS and IP SAN services. Best suited to users that value speed over capacity, its high I/O throughput and low latency makes it perfect for hosting demanding apps such as virtualization and a price tag of only ...

Top Ten 1 Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 Review
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Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 Review

Mid-sized businesses looking for an affordable high-performance SAN array should seriously consider Lenovo’s ThinkSystem DS6200. It delivers an impressive range of data management features, its versatile and powerful controllers provide a good range of port choices and it won’t be beaten for speed and expansion ...

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The Synology FlashStation Family

  The all-flash Synology FS1018 desktop NAS offers identical solid-state storage as the larger FS2017 and FS3017 models. A fully populated base unit provides 48 TB of raw storage with 12 3.79 TB SSDs. Expansion shelves scale raw capacity to 336 TB. (48 TB + 12 TB drive x 24) (Capacity may vary by RAID ...

Editors Choice 0 Qnap TS-453BU-RP-8G Review
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Qnap TS-453BU-RP-8G Review

The TS-453BU-RP has a lot to offer for the price making it a great network storage choice for SMBs on a tight budget. General performance over 10GbE is average but it packs a lot into its slim-line 1U chassis while Qnap’s latest QTS 4.3.4 software delivers a remarkable range of data protection features including ...

Editors Choice 0 Netgear ReadyNAS RN426 Review
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Netgear ReadyNAS RN426 Review

The RN426 may not be as app-rich as similar appliances from Qnap and Synology but it makes up for this with an excellent range of user-friendly snapshot, backup, replication and general data protection features. Cloud support sees plenty of improvements, the new Atom C3538 CPU delivers great performance and this ...

Editors Choice 0 Drobo B810n Review
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Drobo B810n Review

However, as we’ve found with both Synology and Qnap, you have to think carefully about storage configurations as they present you with more RAID array options than you can shake a stick at. Drobo’s slick BeyondRAID takes all the guesswork out of storage configuration while array recovery operations are extremely fast ...

Best Performance 0 Qnap TS-431X2-8G Review
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Qnap TS-431X2-8G Review

Small businesses looking for an affordable entry-level NAS appliance with plenty of features for the price will like Qnap’s TS-431X2. Performance over 10GbE is a mixed bag with noticeably lower write speeds but this little 4-bay appliance will make a great backup repository and the new Storage and Snapshots Manager ...

Best Value 0 Thecus N4350 Review
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Thecus N4350 Review

Home users and SOHOs that want a basic, easy to use NAS appliance for file sharing and data protection won’t find a cheaper alternative than the N4350. It is very limited in the features department but Gigabit performance is good, it has hot-swap drive bays plus a good set of backup tools and won’t be faulted for ...

Editors Choice 0 Buffalo Technology TeraStation TS5810DN Review
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Buffalo Technology TeraStation TS5810DN Review

SMBs that want a solidly built, 10GbE-enabled desktop NAS appliance with a sharp focus on data security will find the TeraStation TS5810DN a good choice. It can’t match the likes of Qnap and Synology for sheer software features but overall 10GbE performance is equal to Synology’s DS1817+ and Buffalo’s inclusion of a ...

Editors Choice 0 Qnap TS-431XeU-8G Review
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Qnap TS-431XeU-8G Review

Its 32-bit CPU does restrict the number of QTS apps the TS-431XeU can run but all the important ones are present and correct. Linking it with the VJBOD feature on existing Qnap appliances provides an easy way to expand central storage while features such as the Hyper Backup Sync app make it a great central repository ...

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