Category: Performance

Products that have received our Performance Award.

Best Performance Synology FlashStation FS1018 Review

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 ...

Best Performance Synology DiskStation DS3018xs Review

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 ...

Best Performance Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ Review

Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ Review


The RS4017xs+ is a great choice for SMBs that want a big network data repository using low-cost SATA hard disks and is better value than Qnap’s 16-bay TS-EC1680U R2. Expansion ...

Best Performance Synology RackStation RS3617xs+ Review

Synology RackStation RS3617xs+ Review


Our main compliant with the RS3617xs+ is its excessive noise levels relegate it to the server room. That aside, it delivers very good NAS performance and its D-1531 Xeon CPU looks ...

Best Performance Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review

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 ...

Best Performance Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash

Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash


Thecus still lags some way behind Synology and Qnap for storage features but the N5810Pro scores very well for value as its over $100 cheaper that Synologys 5-bay DS1515+ ...

Best Performance QNAP TS-853U-RP Review

QNAP TS-853U-RP Review


The TS-853U-RP offers a high capacity for a price small businesses will approve of. The expansion units are expensive and you can’t upgrade to 10GbE but it includes dual redundant ...

Best Performance Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review

Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review


No other vendor can match the DS3615xs for sheer capacity as this is the biggest desktop NAS appliance on the planet. The two design flaws we found knock its scores down slightly ...

HGST 5TB and 6TB Deskstar NAS Drives Review

HGST 5TB and 6TB Deskstar NAS Drives Review


The performance differential is more evident in the 6TB category where the HGST Deskstar NAS is >25% faster than the WD Red. The seek time for Deskstar NAS was 9.5ms vs 12.2ms for ...