Category: NAS
0 Seagate NAS Pro 6-Bay Review

Seagate NAS Pro 6-Bay Review

Seagate may be a household name for hard disks but it has always had a comparatively low profile in the SMB NAS appliance market. Its NAS Pro family aims to remedy this by delivering an affordable network storage solution to businesses with up to 50 users.

Best seller 0 Thecus N8880U-10G Review

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

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

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.

0 QNAP TS-563 NAS Review

QNAP TS-563 NAS Review

The TS-563 scores well for value as it costs around $60 less than Synology’s DS1515+ and has the added bonus of being 10GbE ready. Performance over 10GbE is disappointing but QNAP delivers an excellent range of features with QTS 4.2 likely to provide even more.

Best price 0 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 $800 less. That said, Synology makes up for this lack of value by offering a superb range of features, the best surveillance app, good ...

0 Synology DiskStation DS715

Synology DiskStation DS715

The DS715 isn’t much of a performance upgrade from the DS713+ as its Alpine CPU has some limitations which are most noticeable when handling encrypted folders. It’s not as good value as Qnap’s Celeron equipped TS-253 Pro either, but Synology’s DSM software delivers a fantastic range of features which includes classy ...

0 Western Digital My Cloud DL4100 Review

Western Digital My Cloud DL4100 Review

The My Cloud DL4100 is very simple to install and is to be recommended if you want your users to have easy cloud access to its storage. It doesn’t stack up well against the likes of Synology and Qnap for features but it does score for value as few other vendors can deliver as high a capacity for such a low price.

Best value 0 Synology DiskStation DS1515

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.

0 Synology RackStation RC18015xs+

Synology RackStation RC18015xs+

With Synology’s DSM at the helm, the RC18015xs+ delivers an unbeatable range of storage features backed up by fault tolerant clustering and BTRFS snapshots. However, our main issues with this solution are it doesn’t provide transparent failover and for an active/passive architecture, it’s expensive.