Category: NAS
Synology RackStation RC18015xs+
NAS

Synology RackStation RC18015xs+

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.

Recommended Qnap TS-453mini
NAS

Qnap TS-453mini

The TS-453mini surprises on a number of counts as it’s packed with features and delivers a performance that belies its compact dimensions. The 8GB model is good value as well but keep a polishing cloth handy as the shiny black exterior shows every fingerprint.

Best Value Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash
NAS

Thecus N5810Pro Zero-Crash

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 ...

Best Value Qnap TS-451U
NAS

Qnap TS-451U

The TS-451U teams up an impressive range of features with plenty of storage capacity and room to grow. Overall performance is good, the QTS software offers excellent backup and replication utilities and it’s very good value as well.

Recommended Qsan TrioNAS LX U400HA-D424
NAS

Qsan TrioNAS LX U400HA-D424

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.

Netgear ReadyNAS 3130
NAS

Netgear ReadyNAS 3130

The ReadyNAS 3130 benefits immensely from the updated hardware as it delivers a superior performance to its rack mount predecessors. It’s fair value, backup features are particularly good and the icing on the cake is its support for unlimited snapshots.

Synology DiskStation DS2415+
NAS

Synology DiskStation DS2415+

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.

Best Value QNAP TVS-1271U-RP Review
NAS

QNAP TVS-1271U-RP Review

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.

Performance QNAP TS-853U-RP Review
NAS

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
NAS

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 ...