With Synology’s DSM at the helm, the RC18015xs+ delivers an unbeatable range of storage features backed up by fault tolerant clustering and BTRFS snapshots. However, our main issues with this solution are it doesn’t provide transparent failover and for an active/passive architecture, it’s expensive.
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 ...
Qsan does it again by delivering an enterprise-class storage array at a price SMBs will like a lot. The U400HA-D424 provides excellent fault tolerance and fast failover and combines them with an impressive range of features, a big expansion potential and good performance.
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 ...