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Best value 0 Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review
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Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review

The TS-1263U-RP offers SMBs a low cost entry into 10GbE storage networking. You’ll need to factor in the cost of a 10GbE transceiver but this 12-bay appliance still represents comparatively good value for money.

Best value 0 Qsan Technology TrioNAS U120 Review
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Qsan Technology TrioNAS U120 Review

The TrioNAS U120 is a good choice for small businesses that want an affordable and well featured NAS/IP SAN appliance. Performance does suffer under heavy load but it packs in plenty of data protection features and delivers dual hot-plug PSUs at a price that simply won’t be beaten.

Best seller 0 Thecus N8880U-10G Review
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Thecus N8880U-10G Review

The improved hardware clearly made its presence felt in our performance tests as the N8880U-10G is significantly faster than its predecessor for both NAS and IP SAN operations. It doesn’t come close to Synology and Qnap for features and its web console does need improving but, with a diskless model complete with 10GbE ...

Best value 0 Synology RackStation RS2416RP+ NAS Review
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Synology RackStation RS2416RP+ NAS Review

It’s hard not to like Synology’s new RS2416RP+ as it combines good performance with an impressive range of software features. Support for 10GbE upgrades would have added valuable future-proofing but it does allow capacity to grow with demand and it only costs a few dollars more than the older RS2414RP+ model it’s ...

Best seller 0 QSAN TrioNAS LX U300-P20-C424 NAS Review
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QSAN TrioNAS LX U300-P20-C424 NAS Review

Qsan’ latest TrioNAS LX arrays deliver unbeatable value with the new controllers bringing 10GbE and Fibre Channel support into the equation. The U300-P20-C424 offers a massive capacity expansion plus top performance and with ZFS in the driving seat, it’s well endowed with storage features as well.

Editor choice 0 HP ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Review

HP ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Review

The ProLiant ML150 Gen9 combines a powerful processing package with big expansion plans and all at an affordable price. There’s little not to like about it making this an ideal choice for small businesses looking for their first purpose-built tower server.

Best price 0 Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review

For a 12-bay NAS appliance, the RS18016xs+ is a tad expensive as although Qnap’s TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP doesn’t have as high an expansion potential, a diskless model does cost over $800 less. That said, Synology makes up for this lack of value by offering a superb range of features, the best surveillance app, good ...

Editor choice 0 HP MSA 2040 Storage Review
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HP MSA 2040 Storage Review

HP sets new standards in the SMB storage market as its latest MSA 2040 delivers a remarkable range of enterprise features at a price SMBs will love. The converged data ports add to its versatility while the integral data tiering is completely automated and capable of delivering a big boost to performance.

Best value 0 Synology DiskStation DS1515
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Synology DiskStation DS1515

The DS1515 can’t equal performance of the DS1515+ but if this isn’t a high priority, then save some cash and go for this cheaper model. You can’t upgrade its memory, but the DS1515 is just as well built, has the same high expansion potential and delivers an impressive range of storage features.

Best seller 0 Qnap TS-453mini
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Qnap TS-453mini

The TS-453mini surprises on a number of counts as it’s packed with features and delivers a performance that belies its compact dimensions. The 8GB model is good value as well but keep a polishing cloth handy as the shiny black exterior shows every fingerprint.