Category: Performance

Products that have received our Performance Award.

Performance Qnap TS-883XU Reivew
NAS

Qnap TS-883XU Reivew

The TS-883XU is a powerful rack NAS appliance capable of delivering excellent performance for NAS, IP SAN and FC SAN applications while the new QTS 4.4.1 software adds extra levels of storage versatility. This is clearly a very capable NAS with plenty of room to expand but even with the inclusion of the dual 10GbE ...

Performance HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10
NAS

HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10

The ProLiant ML30 Gen10 is a great choice for SMEs with an eye on the future and its low starting price makes it good value. It may be small but its versatile design offers plenty of upgrade space to keep in step with demand and it’s endowed with the best remote management tools in town.

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 ...

Performance Qnap TS-932X Review
NAS

Qnap TS-932X Review

The TS-932X delivers a versatile mix of LFF and SFF drive bays and great 10GbE performance at a sensible price although its ARM-based CPU does limit your app choices. If you like the look of Qnap’s 9-bay desktop appliances, we recommend choosing the TS-963X if you want the best app choices and support for NBase-T but ...

Performance Synology FlashStation FS1018 Review
NAS

Synology FlashStation FS1018 Review

The FS1018 is a little powerhouse of a storage appliance that delivers excellent all-Flash performance for NAS and IP SAN services. Best suited to users that value speed over capacity, its high I/O throughput and low latency makes it perfect for hosting demanding apps such as virtualization and a price tag of only ...

Performance Synology DiskStation DS3018xs Review
NAS

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 ...

Performance Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ Review
NAS

Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ Review

The RS4017xs+ is a great choice for SMBs that want a big network data repository using low-cost SATA hard disks and is better value than Qnap’s 16-bay TS-EC1680U R2. Expansion potential isn’t as good as Synology’s more expensive SAS-based appliances but it makes up for this with a super NAS performance over 10GbE and ...

Performance Synology RackStation RS3617xs+ Review
NAS

Synology RackStation RS3617xs+ Review

Our main compliant with the RS3617xs+ is its excessive noise levels relegate it to the server room. That aside, it delivers very good NAS performance and its D-1531 Xeon CPU looks capable of handling heavy workloads. For a 12-bay dual-10GbE enabled rack NAS, the price is competitive. The RS3617xs+ has even more room ...

Performance Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review
NAS

Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review

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 ...

Best Value Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash
NAS

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 ...