Category: Value

Products that have received our Value Award.

Best value 1 Qnap TS-831X Review
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Qnap TS-831X Review

The TS-831X is a good choice for small businesses that want an affordable NAS appliance that’s fibre 10GbE-ready. The main drawbacks are Qnap’s reduced app support for its ARM-based Alpine CPU, the underwhelming IP SAN performance and the need to factor in the additional costs of 10GbE transceivers plus extra ...

Best value 0 Thecus N12850L Review
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Thecus N12850L Review

The low price and decent performance makes the N12850L a good choice for businesses that want affordable, uncomplicated NAS and IP SAN storage. Thecus still lags way behind Qnap and Synology for app and OS development but all the key storage features are present and correct and its high expansion potential makes it a ...

Best value 0 Synology RackStation RS3617xs Review
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Synology RackStation RS3617xs Review

The RS3617xs is a great choice for storage hungry SMBs as it teams up good NAS performance over 10GbE with a big expansion capacity. Synology’s app-heavy DSM software makes it extremely versatile, value looks good and the icing on the cake is the generous 5-year warranty.

Best value 0 Asustor AS6208T Review
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Asustor AS6208T Review

Asustor’s ADM software isn’t as feature-rich as Qnap’s QTS or Synology’s DSM but it provides plenty of data backup tools and the new surveillance app is a winner. For an 8-bay NAS appliance, the AS6208T is also very good value and it delivers a mean performance as well.

Best value 0 Synology DiskStation DS416 Review
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Synology DiskStation DS416 Review

The DS416 is the latest to join Synology’s Value series of NAS appliances and aims to offer home users, professionals and small businesses a high capacity storage solution at an affordable price. Synology looks to have hit the bullseye for value as the DS416 is around $140 cheaper than the Plus Series DS415+. ...

Best value 0 Thecus N5810 Review
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Thecus N5810 Review

Thecus loses points for features as it isn’t as well-endowed as similar appliances from Qnap and Synology. The ThecusOS 7 beta firmware shows a lot of promise but it’s not ready for production environments and Thecus need to get serious about app development as its current selection is too amateurish. However, as a ...

Best value 0 Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review
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Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review

The TS-1263U-RP offers SMBs a low cost entry into 10GbE storage networking. You’ll need to factor in the cost of a 10GbE transceiver but this 12-bay appliance still represents comparatively good value for money.

Best value 0 Qsan Technology TrioNAS U120 Review
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Qsan Technology TrioNAS U120 Review

The TrioNAS U120 is a good choice for small businesses that want an affordable and well featured NAS/IP SAN appliance. Performance does suffer under heavy load but it packs in plenty of data protection features and delivers dual hot-plug PSUs at a price that simply won’t be beaten.

Best value 0 Synology RackStation RS2416RP+ NAS Review
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Synology RackStation RS2416RP+ NAS Review

It’s hard not to like Synology’s new RS2416RP+ as it combines good performance with an impressive range of software features. Support for 10GbE upgrades would have added valuable future-proofing but it does allow capacity to grow with demand and it only costs a few dollars more than the older RS2414RP+ model it’s ...

Best value 0 Synology DiskStation DS1515
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Synology DiskStation DS1515

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.