Category: NAS
Best Value 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 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 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.

Performance Synology RackStation RS3617xs+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS3617xs+ Review

Our main compliant with the RS3617xs+ is its excessive noise levels relegate it to the server room. That aside, it delivers very good NAS performance and its D-1531 Xeon CPU looks capable of handling heavy workloads. For a 12-bay dual-10GbE enabled rack NAS, the price is competitive. The RS3617xs+ has even more room ...

Qnap TS-1635 Review
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Qnap TS-1635 Review

The TS-1635 loses points for its mixed performance and lack of support for a number of QTS apps. If these are key requirements, we recommend Qnap’s TVS-1282 models as their Intel CPUs are faster and fully supportive of all QTS apps. Nevertheless, SMBs that want a heap of desktop storage teamed up with dual 10GbE ...

Best Value 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.

Synology RackStation RS816 Review
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Synology RackStation RS816 Review

The RS816 will suit undemanding small businesses that want a compact central repository for shared storage and data backup. The 32-bit CPU does limit the number of supported apps and encryption performance isn’t great but it can’t be faulted for the superb range of backup apps and cloud provider support.

Recommended Synology DiskStation DS716+II Review
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Synology DiskStation DS716+II Review

With a price tag that’s only a few dollars more than its predecessor, the DS716+II represents comparatively good value. It delivers fast NAS and IP SAN performance while Synology’s DSM software is overflowing with a classy range of storage features.

Qnap TBS-453A Review
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Qnap TBS-453A Review

Now here’s something completely different. Probably the smallest NAS appliance currently on the market, Qnap claims the ultra-compact TBS-453A NASBook as the world’s first to use M.2 SSDs. This slim plastic slab is the size of a generous paperback book and a mere 30mm thick so it can easily be carried in a bag ...

Recommended Qnap TDS-16489U Double Server Review
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Qnap TDS-16489U Double Server Review

Qnap is reaching for the enterprise with its latest Double Server series of storage appliances as they are the first on the market to employ server-grade CPUs. They focus firmly on virtualization by providing a complete solution that can run multiple VMs and provision fast local storage rather than rely on ...