Products that have received our Performance Award.
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.
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.
The performance differential is more evident in the 6TB category where the HGST Deskstar NAS is >25% faster than the WD Red. The seek time for Deskstar NAS was 9.5ms vs 12.2ms for WD Red. The Deskstar NAS continues to outperform WD Red even on burst speeds which measures the performance of the onboard cache.