Category: Recommended

Products that have received our Recommended Award.

Best price 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 seller 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 ...

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 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 ...

Best seller 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. ...

Best seller 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.

Best seller 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.

Best seller 2 Synology RS18017xs+ NAS Review
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Synology RS18017xs+ NAS Review

The RS18017xs+ looks good value and especially so when you consider it only costs around $655 more than its predecessor. The older RS18016xs+ will still be available for some time yet but we think it’s worth paying the extra cash to get the uprated hardware specification along with the dual embedded 10GbE ports. The ...

Best seller 4 Tandberg Data RDX QuikStation 8 Review
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Tandberg Data RDX QuikStation 8 Review

The RDX QuikStation 8 is an excellent choice for small businesses that want to manage their own data backup and off-site storage. It’s more affordable and easier to manage than tape, delivers good performance over 10GbE and its multitude of device emulation modes make it highly versatile.

Best seller 3 Qnap TES-1885U Review
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Qnap TES-1885U Review

Qnap’s TES-x85U family is quite unique as no other NAS appliances offer the opportunity to play with two different operating systems and at no extra cost. The TES-1885U delivers a powerful hardware package at a good price, performs well over 10GbE and is a good choice for businesses that want a storage platform that ...