Category: Storage
Dell EMC PowerEdge R340 Review
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Dell EMC PowerEdge R340 Review

The PowerEdge R340 is ideally suited to budget-conscious SMEs looking for their first rack server or to upgrade existing systems to cope with their expanding business apps. With prices starting at only $589, the entry-level PowerEdge R240 is a tempting proposition but businesses that want more redundancy and greater ...

Editor choice Fujitsu Server Primergy TX1330 M4 Review
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Fujitsu Server Primergy TX1330 M4 Review

Fujitsu’s Primergy servers have always had a sharp focus on energy efficiency and the TX1330 M4 is no exception as its power consumption is exceedingly low. Build quality and design are good, while its low noise levels make it a great silent partner for small offices.

Editor choice StorageCraft OneXafe 4417 Converged Review
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StorageCraft OneXafe 4417 Converged Review

StorageCraft’s OneXafe and OneSystem solutions are well suited to businesses that can’t afford any downtime and want all their data protection services under one roof. The 4417 appliance is very easy to deploy and effortlessly scalable while the Private OneSystem and ShadowXafe partnership provide a single, unified ...

Qnap TVS-972XU Review
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Qnap TVS-972XU Review

Of all Qnap’s 9-bay 1U rack appliances, the TVS-972XU is the cheapest and offers the same USB, Gigabit and 10GbE port combo as the high-end TS-983XU. The combination of LFF and SFF drive bays makes it very versatile, 10GbE performance is reasonable and the combination of Qnap’s QVR Pro app and the appliance’s HDMI ...

Synology RackStation RS819 Review
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Synology RackStation RS819 Review

Costing only $599 for a diskless model, the RS819 is an affordable 1U rack NAS appliance and its short-depth chassis makes it ideal for space constrained offices. The main drawbacks are its ARM-based CPU doesn’t support Synology’s classy Active Backup suite of apps, memory can’t be expanded and no expansion slot is ...

Editor choice Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD Review

Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD Review

Seagate’s AgileArray and DuraWrite technologies deliver smart NAS-specific features that make them stand out from the SSD crowd. It’s generous 5-year warranty plus inclusive two-year Rescue Data Recovery Services plan add extra value making the IronWolf 110 SSDs the ideal choice for SMEs that want the best performance ...

Synology DiskStation DS1019+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS1019+ Review

The DS1019+ is good value NAS appliance although apart from the extra drive bay and memory, there’s little on offer that’ll tempt existing DS918+ users to upgrade. However, home users and small businesses new to NAS and looking for an affordable 5-bay appliance with a good turn of Gigabit speed plus the best backups ...

Editor choice Synology DiskStation DS2419+
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Synology DiskStation DS2419+

Synology’s DS2419+ offers SMBs a great data protection solution at a very competitive price. Performance over 10GbE is a mixed bag, but this big 12-bay appliance offers a massive capacity plus essential upgrade potential and is much faster than the DS2415+

Editor choice Qnap TS-983XU-E2124-8G Review
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Qnap TS-983XU-E2124-8G Review

Big on performance and features, Qnap’s TS-983XU scores over the competition for its innovative design which squeezes 4 LFF HDD and 5 SFF SSD bays into a 1U chassis. You are paying a premium for the privilege of owning one of the first Xeon E-equipped NAS appliances but it delivers on all counts with Qnap’s QTS ...

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F Review
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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F Review

This partnership with NetApp now allows Lenovo to provide enterprises with a one-stop shop for servers and storage and as one of the first of the new ThinkSystems to emerge, the DE4000F clearly has a lot to offer. Along with an easy deployment, this all-Flash solution delivers a great performance, combines this with ...