The DS2415+ is an ideal alternative for businesses that want the huge capacity of the DS3615xs but would prefer something cheaper. Performance for both the DS2415+ and DX1215 expansion unit is excellent and Synology’s DSM software just keeps on getting better with every release.
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.
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.
For a big 10-bay desktop NAS appliance, the AS-7010T is good value and delivers a fine performance over Gigabit and 10GbE. However, although Asustor has developed a lot of useful apps for its storage products, it falls short of those offered by QNAP and Synology while the appliance’s poor internal design will cause ...
The W4000 packs a lot into its compact dimensions and at $450 for diskless unit, is reasonably good value. Our main complaint is the 2GB of memory is woefully inadequate for running the Windows OS with memory usage rarely less than 1.6GB. That said, the W4000 does offer small businesses a lot of useful features ...
Along with its gold chassis, there’s a lot to like about the TVS-863+. It’s 10GbE ready out of the box and delivers a good performance while its updated apps include an excellent range of backup utilities. And with a price tag of $1,399 for a diskless model with 8GB of memory, it’s top value as well.
Synology says the RS815+ is the most powerful 1U rack NAS appliance it’s built so far and our test results show this is no idle claim. The RS815+ and its Atom SoC delivers a big leap in performance over its predecessor and combining this with its excellent value makes it a good choice for small but very busy ...
The DS2015xs is certainly an unusual storage appliance but is let down by unimpressive IP SAN speeds over MPIO links. However, it’s packed with plenty of storage features, NAS performance is a lot better and it scores highly for value as it delivers integral 10GbE networking at a comparatively low price.
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.