For a 12-bay NAS appliance, the RS18016xs+ is a tad expensive as although Qnap’s TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP doesn’t have as high an expansion potential, a diskless model does cost over $800 less. That said, Synology makes up for this lack of value by offering a superb range of features, the best surveillance app, good ...
HP sets new standards in the SMB storage market as its latest MSA 2040 delivers a remarkable range of enterprise features at a price SMBs will love. The converged data ports add to its versatility while the integral data tiering is completely automated and capable of delivering a big boost to performance.
The DS1515 can’t equal performance of the DS1515+ but if this isn’t a high priority, then save some cash and go for this cheaper model. You can’t upgrade its memory, but the DS1515 is just as well built, has the same high expansion potential and delivers an impressive range of storage features.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.