Recommended Synology DiskStation DS920+ Review

Synology DiskStation DS920+ Review

The DS920+ is a versatile little desktop appliance that offers a good turn of speed with the option of increasing random operations with an NVMe SSD cache. As with Synology’s other new entry-level models, it gets marked down for its lack of multi-Gigabit ports but otherwise, it’s a solid network storage choice made ...

Top 10 Synology DiskStation DS220j and DS220+ Review

Synology DiskStation DS220j and DS220+ Review

It’s been a busy year so far for Synology as it has released an extensive range of NAS appliances aimed squarely at home and small office users. Its entry-level 2-bay models receive a welcome update and in this review we compare the DS220j and DS220+ to help you choose the right one. The DS220j targets home users ...

Recommended Synology DiskStation DS720+ and DS420+Review

Synology DiskStation DS720+ and DS420+Review

Both the DS720+ and DS420+ are great value and offer an impressive range of storage features with their NVMe SSD caching feature capable of making significant improvements to random operations. There are notable differences between them so which one graces your desktop or sideboard will depend on your specific ...

Top 10 Qnap TS-1886XU-RP Review

Qnap TS-1886XU-RP Review

The TS-1886XU-RP delivers a powerful hardware package for the price and its clever internal design makes it a perfect candidate for SSD-accelerated storage services. Its compact chassis offers plenty of expansion potential, Qnap’s QTS software delivers a great range of storage features and it performed exceptionally ...

Top 10 Synology SA3600 Review

Synology SA3600 Review

Synology continues to make inroads into the mid-range and enterprise storage markets with an appliance that focuses sharply on performance, on-premises capacity and scalability. Stepping up as the flagship of Synology’s SA series of 2U rackmount NAS models, the 12-bay SA3600 is powered by a 12-core 2.1GHz Xeon D-1567 ...

Recommended Synology SA3200D Review

Synology SA3200D Review

The SA3200D is a vastly superior solution to the RC18015xs+ as it provides all the same high-availability services but in a single appliance and at a more affordable price. Failover between the controllers will incur service downtime but our tests show this is well under a minute and the SA3200D also provides a wealth ...

Recommended Qsan XCubeNAS XN7008R Review

Qsan XCubeNAS XN7008R Review

The XCubeNAS XN7008R may not offer the same range of apps as Qnap or Synology but it does deliver a powerful network storage solution at a good price. The six rear SFF bays add a lot of versatility, 10GbE performance is good and Qsan’s ZFS-based QSM software provides an abundance of enterprise-class data protection ...

Best Value Asustor Lockerstor 8 AS6508T Review

Asustor Lockerstor 8 AS6508T Review

With its dual 10GbE and 2.5GbE ports, the Lockerstor 8 AS6508T is a very versatile NAS appliance offering a great range of connection options. Asustor’s software isn’t as well-featured as Qnap’s or Synology’s but it does provide plenty of data protection apps and the appliance offers a great hardware package at a very ...

Best Value Qsan XCubeNAS XN3004R Review

Qsan XCubeNAS XN3004R Review

Small businesses looking for an affordable entry-level NAS appliance will find a lot to like about Qsan’s XCubeNAS XN3004R. Its basic dual-core Atom CPU and small memory capacity limit it to light storage duties but the QSM software delivers plenty of data protection and backup features at a low price.

Recommended Qnap QGD-1600P Review

Qnap QGD-1600P Review

The QGD-1600P has versatility as its middle name as this smart NAS/PoE switch combo delivers a remarkable range of features. Only having two SFF drive bays and a maximum power budget of 370W may present some limitations its price tag of $699 makes it far more cost-effective than buying a NAS and managed PoE switch ...

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