Category: Awards
Editor choice Qnap TS-332X-4G Review
NAS

Qnap TS-332X-4G Review

Qnap’s TS-332X is a NAS with a difference as it’s the first 3-bay appliance on the market to feature a built-in 10GbE port. Aimed at home offices and SMBs, it’s designed to team up high-speed networking with RAID5 data protection at a very affordable price point. Two base models are available with the 2GB version ...

Editor choice Qnap HS-453DX
NAS

Qnap HS-453DX

Qnap’s HS-453DX is designed for home users that want the best multimedia features, 10GbE performance, silent running and looks good enough to grace their living room. This sleek slab of storage goodness may only be 43mm high but it’s packing a lot of hardware. It puts its 404mm width and 220mm depth to good use as ...

Editor choice Synology DiskStation DS1819+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS1819+ Review

When Synology launched its 8-bay DS1817+ around 18 months ago it was a big disappointment as it failed to update the CPU leaving it with the same elderly and troublesome Atom C2538 as its predecessor. The latest DS1819+ aims to rectify this oversight as it’s powered by a more modern 2.1GHz quad-core Atom C3538. An ...

Editor choice Qnap TVS-1282T3 Review
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Qnap TVS-1282T3 Review

QNAP’s TVS-1282T3 really is the NAS host with the most as the wealth of hardware features makes it extremely versatile. The quartet of Thunderbolt 3 ports bring Mac users firmly into the storage equation and the new Network & Virtual Switch app allows you to easily provision them with 10GbE network speeds.

Editor choice Seagate IronWolf Pro and IronWolf NAS 14TB Review

Seagate IronWolf Pro and IronWolf NAS 14TB Review

All in all the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro 14TB drives have impressed us to the extent we have been pleasantly surprised with what they had to offer, and Seagate tends to work diligently towards improving the user experience, features and reliability. Overall the IronWolf series of 14TB drives deservedly get our TOP 10 ...

Editor choice Dell EMC SC5020F Review
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Dell EMC SC5020F Review

Even more compelling is Dell EMC’s future-proof storage loyalty program. Along with the all-inclusive software offer, this includes a 4:1 storage efficiency guarantee and a three-year satisfaction guarantee allowing mid-sized business to maximise their all-Flash storage investment.

Best value Qnap TS-832X Review
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Qnap TS-832X Review

Costing around $100 less than Synology’s 8-bay DS1817+, Qnap’s TS-832X looks good value and it’s a lot faster over 10GbE as well. The ARM-based CPU does mean you’ll have to compromise on app availability but this 8-bay desktop appliance is well suited to SMEs that want a high capacity backup and file sharing vault ...

Best value Synology RackStation RS1219+ Review
NAS

Synology RackStation RS1219+ Review

The RS1219+ scores on a number of counts as it’s the smallest 8-bay rack NAS appliance on the market and has a price tag to match its modest dimensions. It’s disappointing that Synology fitted it with a pensionable Atom C2538 CPU but we found overall NAS performance should be good enough for the target market of SMBs ...

Editor choice -6% QNAP TS-1677X Review
NAS

QNAP TS-1677X Review

The TS-1677X is a supremely versatile NAS appliance with a big storage capacity that’s well-suited to business backup demands. The powerful AMD Ryzen CPU delivers impeccable 10GbE performance, the appliance has good expansion potential and QNAP’s feature-rich QTS software just keeps on getting better.

Editor choice Qnap QTS 4.3.4 Review

Qnap QTS 4.3.4 Review

It will be introducing a new Network & Virtual Switch app that’s designed to optimize 10GbE links and provide end-to-end high-speed connections for appliances, hosted VMs and containers plus client systems. Other features to look forward to our support for faster wireless networks with Qnap’s new QWA-AC2600 adapter ...