Category: Value

Products that have received our Value Award.

Best value Qnap TS-832X Review
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Qnap TS-832X Review

Costing around $100 less than Synology’s 8-bay DS1817+, Qnap’s TS-832X looks good value and it’s a lot faster over 10GbE as well. The ARM-based CPU does mean you’ll have to compromise on app availability but this 8-bay desktop appliance is well suited to SMEs that want a high capacity backup and file sharing vault ...

Best value Synology RackStation RS1219+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS1219+ Review

The RS1219+ scores on a number of counts as it’s the smallest 8-bay rack NAS appliance on the market and has a price tag to match its modest dimensions. It’s disappointing that Synology fitted it with a pensionable Atom C2538 CPU but we found overall NAS performance should be good enough for the target market of SMBs ...

Best value Qnap TS-963X Review
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Qnap TS-963X Review

There’s no denying the TS-963X offers a great range of standout features including support for multi-Gigabit speeds and a versatile mix of LFF and SSF drive bays. If you want the best 10GbE performance, we suggest looking at Qnap’s higher-end desktop appliances but the TS-963X has sufficient power to provide good ...

Best value Netgear ReadyNAS RR2312 Review
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Netgear ReadyNAS RR2312 Review

It’s disappointing that the appliance doesn’t support 10GbE upgrades which are fast becoming a must-have feature for business NAS appliances. Even so, we found it delivered a good performance over its Gigabit ports and the ReadyOS software offers improved cloud provider support and a fine range of data protection ...

Best value Synology RackStation RS2418+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS2418+ Review

The RS2418+ brings welcome upgrades to its elderly predecessor and the higher DDR4 memory capacity plus 10GbE support makes it far more versatile. Write performance is below par but the excellent DSM data protection features, high storage capacity and low price makes it a great network backup vault for cost-conscious ...

Best value Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ Review

The RS2818RP+ may not match the 10GbE performance of the RS4017xs but it makes up for this by being around $2,600 cheaper. Teaming up its high capacity with the wealth of DSM data protection features makes this big rack appliance a great choice for budget-conscious SMEs looking for an affordable network storage vault.

Best value Thecus N4350 Review
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Thecus N4350 Review

Home users and SOHOs that want a basic, easy to use NAS appliance for file sharing and data protection won’t find a cheaper alternative than the N4350. It is very limited in the features department but Gigabit performance is good, it has hot-swap drive bays plus a good set of backup tools and won’t be faulted for ...

Best value Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review
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Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review

The TS-1253BU-RP looks great value as you’ll be hard pushed to find a competitor’s 12-bay NAS appliance with dual redundant PSUs for less than this. Overall 10GbE performance won’t be worrying higher end appliances but it’s good enough for general SMB usage and Qnap’s QTS software is packed with features including ...

Best value Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review
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Qnap TS-1253BU-RP-8G Review

The TS-1253BU-RP looks great value as you’ll be hard pushed to find a competitor’s 12-bay NAS appliance with dual redundant PSUs for less than this. Overall 10GbE performance won’t be worrying higher end appliances but it’s good enough for general SMB usage and Qnap’s QTS software is packed with features including ...

Best value Synology DiskStation DS1817 Review
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Synology DiskStation DS1817 Review

With its eight drive bays and dual 10GBase-T ports, the DS1817 has little competition as Qnap’s similarly priced, Alpine-equipped TS-831X only offers dual fibre 10GbE ports. As long as you’re aware of some of the app restrictions of the 32-bit Alpine CPU, the DS1817 and its modest price tag make it a good choice for ...