Category: Recommended

Products that have received our Recommended Award.

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.

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 ...

Recommended Synology DiskStation DS2419+
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Synology DiskStation DS2419+

Synology’s DS2419+ offers SMBs a great data protection solution at a very competitive price. Performance over 10GbE is a mixed bag, but this big 12-bay appliance offers a massive capacity plus essential upgrade potential and is much faster than the DS2415+

Recommended Qnap TVS-951X Review
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Qnap TVS-951X Review

Continuing Qnap’s fascination with hybrid NAS appliances, the latest TVS-951X delivers an interesting mix of LFF and SFF drive bays in a very compact desktop box. It also goes one step beyond its other 9-bay brethren - the TS-963X and TS-932X – as the ‘V’ in its model name indicates it sports an HDMI port for ...

Recommended Qnap TS-332X-4G Review
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Qnap TS-332X-4G Review

Qnap’s TS-332X is a NAS with a difference as it’s the first 3-bay appliance on the market to feature a built-in 10GbE port. Aimed at home offices and SMBs, it’s designed to team up high-speed networking with RAID5 data protection at a very affordable price point. Two base models are available with the 2GB version ...

Recommended Qnap HS-453DX
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Qnap HS-453DX

Qnap’s HS-453DX is designed for home users that want the best multimedia features, 10GbE performance, silent running and looks good enough to grace their living room. This sleek slab of storage goodness may only be 43mm high but it’s packing a lot of hardware. It puts its 404mm width and 220mm depth to good use as ...

Recommended Synology DiskStation DS1618+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS1618+ Review

The DS1618+ is a great value 6-bay appliance and a significant step forward as it offers a big DDR4 memory capacity and replaces the troublesome Atom C2538 in the DS1517+ and DS1817+ with a new C3538. Overall performance is a mixed bag but the appliance does deliver on Synology’s quoted speeds and the latest official ...

Recommended Fujitsu Storage Eternus AF250 S2 Review
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Fujitsu Storage Eternus AF250 S2 Review

Fujitsu continues to push the price of all-Flash arrays down to a more palatable level and current reseller promotions are offering substantial discounts on the list price. This updated model only offers a modest improvement on hardware features and overall IP SAN performance is a mixed bag but the array can’t be ...

Recommended Synology RackStation RS3618xs Review
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Synology RackStation RS3618xs Review

A high capacity, fast 10GbE performance and great data protection features makes the RS3618xs an ideal file sharing and backup storage vault for SMEs. The increased memory support makes it a superior choice for virtualization duties than the RS3617xs, it offers a very high storage expansion potential and it’s also ...