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Best seller 0 Netgear ReadyNAS RN426 Review
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Netgear ReadyNAS RN426 Review

The RN426 may not be as app-rich as similar appliances from Qnap and Synology but it makes up for this with an excellent range of user-friendly snapshot, backup, replication and general data protection features. Cloud support sees plenty of improvements, the new Atom C3538 CPU delivers great performance and this ...

Best seller 0 Drobo B810n Review
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Drobo B810n Review

However, as we’ve found with both Synology and Qnap, you have to think carefully about storage configurations as they present you with more RAID array options than you can shake a stick at. Drobo’s slick BeyondRAID takes all the guesswork out of storage configuration while array recovery operations are extremely fast ...

Best price 0 Qnap TS-431X2-8G Review
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Qnap TS-431X2-8G Review

Small businesses looking for an affordable entry-level NAS appliance with plenty of features for the price will like Qnap’s TS-431X2. Performance over 10GbE is a mixed bag with noticeably lower write speeds but this little 4-bay appliance will make a great backup repository and the new Storage and Snapshots Manager ...

Best value 0 Thecus N4350 Review
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Thecus N4350 Review

Home users and SOHOs that want a basic, easy to use NAS appliance for file sharing and data protection won’t find a cheaper alternative than the N4350. It is very limited in the features department but Gigabit performance is good, it has hot-swap drive bays plus a good set of backup tools and won’t be faulted for ...

Best seller 0 Buffalo Technology TeraStation TS5810DN Review
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Buffalo Technology TeraStation TS5810DN Review

SMBs that want a solidly built, 10GbE-enabled desktop NAS appliance with a sharp focus on data security will find the TeraStation TS5810DN a good choice. It can’t match the likes of Qnap and Synology for sheer software features but overall 10GbE performance is equal to Synology’s DS1817+ and Buffalo’s inclusion of a ...

Best seller 0 Qnap TS-431XeU-8G Review
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Qnap TS-431XeU-8G Review

Its 32-bit CPU does restrict the number of QTS apps the TS-431XeU can run but all the important ones are present and correct. Linking it with the VJBOD feature on existing Qnap appliances provides an easy way to expand central storage while features such as the Hyper Backup Sync app make it a great central repository ...

Best value 0 Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review
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Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review

The TS-1253BU-RP looks great value as you’ll be hard pushed to find a competitor’s 12-bay NAS appliance with dual redundant PSUs for less than this. Overall 10GbE performance won’t be worrying higher end appliances but it’s good enough for general SMB usage and Qnap’s QTS software is packed with features including ...

Editor choice 0 HPE MSA 2050/2052 Storage Review
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HPE MSA 2050/2052 Storage Review

HPE’s Gen5 MSA 2050 and 2052 appliances deliver enterprise storage virtualization at SMB prices. The updated hardware boosts performance significantly, they come with a versatile range of features and HPE’s real-time data tiering sets them apart from the competition.

Best value 0 Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review
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Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review

The TS-1253BU-RP looks great value as you’ll be hard pushed to find a competitor’s 12-bay NAS appliance with dual redundant PSUs for less than this. Overall 10GbE performance won’t be worrying higher end appliances but it’s good enough for general SMB usage and Qnap’s QTS software is packed with features including ...

Best price 0 Synology DiskStation DS3018xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS3018xs Review

Synology’s first 6-bay desktop appliance sets a high standard for performance as it delivered excellent results in our 10GbE NAS and IP SAN speed tests. A diskless DS3018xs does cost around $350 more than Synology’s 8-bay DS1817+ but it uses a more modern processor, is substantially faster, offers a superior expansion ...