Category: Awards
Recommended Qnap TS-453mini
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Qnap TS-453mini

The TS-453mini surprises on a number of counts as it’s packed with features and delivers a performance that belies its compact dimensions. The 8GB model is good value as well but keep a polishing cloth handy as the shiny black exterior shows every fingerprint.

Best Value Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash
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Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash

Thecus still lags some way behind Synology and Qnap for storage features but the N5810Pro scores very well for value as its over $100 cheaper that Synologys 5-bay DS1515+ appliance. It delivered an impressive performance in our lab tests, is easy to install and has the added bonus of an integral mini-UPS included in ...

Best Value Qnap TS-451U
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Qnap TS-451U

The TS-451U teams up an impressive range of features with plenty of storage capacity and room to grow. Overall performance is good, the QTS software offers excellent backup and replication utilities and it’s very good value as well.

Recommended Qsan TrioNAS LX U400HA-D424
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Qsan TrioNAS LX U400HA-D424

Qsan does it again by delivering an enterprise-class storage array at a price SMBs will like a lot. The U400HA-D424 provides excellent fault tolerance and fast failover and combines them with an impressive range of features, a big expansion potential and good performance.

Best Value QNAP TVS-1271U-RP Review
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QNAP TVS-1271U-RP Review

Offering the TVS-1271U-RP with four hardware options is a smart move by QNAP as you can choose the model that best suits your needs. The top Core i7 model isn’t as fast as Synology’s RS3614xs+ but it is better value and combines plenty of business-class features with an unbelievable expansion potential.

Performance QNAP TS-853U-RP Review
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QNAP TS-853U-RP Review

The TS-853U-RP offers a high capacity for a price small businesses will approve of. The expansion units are expensive and you can’t upgrade to 10GbE but it includes dual redundant PSUs, can’t be faulted for software features and its little Celeron CPU delivers a surprisingly good performance.

Recommended QNAP TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Review
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QNAP TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Review

Along with its gold chassis, there’s a lot to like about the TVS-863+. It’s 10GbE ready out of the box and delivers a good performance while its updated apps include an excellent range of backup utilities. And with a price tag of $1,399 for a diskless model with 8GB of memory, it’s top value as well.

Top 10 Synology RackStation RS815+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS815+ Review

Synology says the RS815+ is the most powerful 1U rack NAS appliance it’s built so far and our test results show this is no idle claim. The RS815+ and its Atom SoC delivers a big leap in performance over its predecessor and combining this with its excellent value makes it a good choice for small but very busy ...

Performance Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review

No other vendor can match the DS3615xs for sheer capacity as this is the biggest desktop NAS appliance on the planet. The two design flaws we found knock its scores down slightly but it grabs them back with its huge range of features, massive expansion potential and excellent 10GbE performance.