Category: Value

Products that have received our Value Award.

Best value 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 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 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.

Best price Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash
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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 ...

Best value Qnap TS-451U
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Qnap TS-451U

The TS-451U teams up an impressive range of features with plenty of storage capacity and room to grow. Overall performance is good, the QTS software offers excellent backup and replication utilities and it’s very good value as well.

Best value QNAP TVS-1271U-RP Review
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QNAP TVS-1271U-RP Review

Offering the TVS-1271U-RP with four hardware options is a smart move by QNAP as you can choose the model that best suits your needs. The top Core i7 model isn’t as fast as Synology’s RS3614xs+ but it is better value and combines plenty of business-class features with an unbelievable expansion potential.

Best value Thecus N8810U-G NAS Review
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Thecus N8810U-G NAS Review

The N8810U-G falls well short on features when stacked up against similar appliances from Synology and Qnap but it does score highly for value with a diskless model costing only $1,799. If you’re looking for a low-cost storage appliance that’s 10GbE enabled out of the box and serves up fast NAS shares and IP SANs then ...