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Performance QNAP TS-853U-RP Review
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QNAP TS-853U-RP Review

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.

Asustor AS-7010T Review
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Asustor AS-7010T Review

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 ...

Thecus W4000 Review
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Thecus W4000 Review

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 ...

Recommended QNAP TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Review
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QNAP TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Review

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.

Top 10 Synology RackStation RS815+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS815+ Review

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 ...

Synology DiskStation DS2015xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS2015xs Review

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.

Performance Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review

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.

Recommended XBOX ONE Advanced Warfare Edition Review

XBOX ONE Advanced Warfare Edition Review

Technology is forever moving forward and constantly improving. This improvement also effects gaming consoles. Microsoft released their new Xbox One late 2013 with the integration for next-gen graphics. On November 4th 2014, Sledge Hammer games released the all new Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. They collaborated ...

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 ...