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Best Value Qsan XCubeNAS XN5012RE Review
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Qsan XCubeNAS XN5012RE Review

Qsan has been busy expanding its range of SME NAS appliances and the latest XCubeNAS XN5012RE has a sharp focus on value. It certainly looks to have achieved this as prices for this 2U 12-bay appliance start at a reasonable $2,499. To get the price down, Qsan has taken its standard XN5012R model and stripped out ...

Top 10 Seagate 16TB Exos X16 Review

Seagate 16TB Exos X16 Review

Seagate is the first hard drive manufacturer to deliver a complete family of 16TB HDDs covering the entire spectrum of business usage scenarios and have them all available to purchase today.

Top 10 Qnap TS-983XU-E2124-8G Review
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Qnap TS-983XU-E2124-8G Review

Big on performance and features, Qnap’s TS-983XU scores over the competition for its innovative design which squeezes 4 LFF HDD and 5 SFF SSD bays into a 1U chassis. As the first Xeon E-equipped NAS appliance to market, it delivers on all counts with Qnap’s QTS software offering a wealth of valuable storage, ...

Performance Asustor AS5304T Review

Asustor AS5304T Review

A key selling point of the AS5304T is its dual 2.5GbE network ports and while the appliance is good value, you may need to factor in additional costs for a multi-Gigabit adapter or switch. That said, the performance we saw over these higher-speed ports will justify the extra spend and Asustor’s ADM software offers a ...

Recommended Synology DiskStation DS419slim Review
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Synology DiskStation DS419slim Review

Home users and SOHOs that want a highly compact and portable NAS appliance for cloud services and data backup will find the DS419slim a good choice. Our performance tests show that although its Armada CPU struggles with heavy workloads, it is quite capable of handling light storage duties and Synology’s DSM software ...

Top 10 Dell EMC PowerEdge R340 Review
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Dell EMC PowerEdge R340 Review

The PowerEdge R340 is ideally suited to budget-conscious SMEs looking for their first rack server or to upgrade existing systems to cope with their expanding business apps. With prices starting at only $589, the entry-level PowerEdge R240 is a tempting proposition but businesses that want more redundancy and greater ...

Top 10 Lenovo ThinkSystem SR250 Review
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Lenovo ThinkSystem SR250 Review

SMEs that want a 1U rack server with a highly flexible range of storage choices will find Lenovo’s ThinkSystem SR250 a worthy candidate. It’s very well-built and its short depth chassis will appeal to space-constrained offices.

Recommended Fujitsu Server Primergy TX1330 M4 Review
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Fujitsu Server Primergy TX1330 M4 Review

Fujitsu’s Primergy servers have always had a sharp focus on energy efficiency and the TX1330 M4 is no exception as its power consumption is exceedingly low. Build quality and design are good, while its low noise levels make it a great silent partner for small offices.

Top 10 StorageCraft OneXafe 4417 Converged Review
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StorageCraft OneXafe 4417 Converged Review

StorageCraft’s OneXafe and OneSystem solutions are well suited to businesses that can’t afford any downtime and want all their data protection services under one roof. The 4417 appliance is very easy to deploy and effortlessly scalable while the Private OneSystem and ShadowXafe partnership provide a single, unified ...

Recommended Qnap TVS-972XU Review
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Qnap TVS-972XU Review

Of all Qnap’s 9-bay 1U rack appliances, the TVS-972XU is the cheapest and offers the same USB, Gigabit and 10GbE port combo as the high-end TS-983XU. The combination of LFF and SFF drive bays makes it very versatile, 10GbE performance is reasonable and the combination of Qnap’s QVR Pro app and the appliance’s HDMI ...