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Best seller 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 ...

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 ...

Editor choice 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 price 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 ...

Editor choice 0 HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage Review
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HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage Review

SMBs that want a software defined storage solution with five 9’s availability will find HPE’s StoreVirtual 3200 Storage a very affordable option. We found it surprisingly easy to deploy, capable of providing end-to-end storage availability and easily scalable to keep in step with demand.

Editor choice 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 ...

Editor choice 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 ...

Best seller 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 ...