Category: Value

Products that have received our Value Award.

Best Value Synology DiskStation DS1817 Review

Synology DiskStation DS1817 Review

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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 ...

Best Value Thecus N12910SAS Review

Thecus N12910SAS Review

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The N12910SAS isn’t as well-featured or as versatile as competing 12-bay SAS3 rack appliances from Qnap and Synology but it is much more affordable. Furthermore, the latest ...

Best Value Thecus W4810 Review

Thecus W4810 Review

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For an appliance that functions as a full AD domain controller, the W4810 is reasonably priced. It’s easy enough to use as with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials at the ...

Best Value Qnap TS-831X Review

Qnap TS-831X Review

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The TS-831X is a good choice for small businesses that want an affordable NAS appliance that’s fibre 10GbE-ready. The main drawbacks are Qnap’s reduced app support for its ...

Best Value Thecus N12850L Review

Thecus N12850L Review

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The low price and decent performance makes the N12850L a good choice for businesses that want affordable, uncomplicated NAS and IP SAN storage. Thecus still lags way behind Qnap ...

Best Value Synology RackStation RS3617xs Review

Synology RackStation RS3617xs Review

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The RS3617xs is a great choice for storage hungry SMBs as it teams up good NAS performance over 10GbE with a big expansion capacity. Synology’s app-heavy DSM software makes it ...

Best Value Asustor AS6208T Review

Asustor AS6208T Review

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Asustor’s ADM software isn’t as feature-rich as Qnap’s QTS or Synology’s DSM but it provides plenty of data backup tools and the new surveillance app is a winner. For an 8-bay NAS ...

Best Value Synology DiskStation DS416 Review

Synology DiskStation DS416 Review

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The DS416 is the latest to join Synology’s Value series of NAS appliances and aims to offer home users, professionals and small businesses a high capacity storage solution at ...

Best Value Thecus N5810 Review

Thecus N5810 Review

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Thecus loses points for features as it isn’t as well-endowed as similar appliances from Qnap and Synology. The ThecusOS 7 beta firmware shows a lot of promise but it’s not ready ...

Best Value Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review

Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review

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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 ...