Category: NAS
Synology DiskStation DS716+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS716+ Review

Synology’s DS716+ is the latest to join its burgeoning family of ‘Plus’ performance NAS appliances and offers small businesses a compact 2-bay desktop storage solution. There’s plenty of power under the hood as it’s one of an increasing number of appliances to use Intel’s new ‘Braswell’ quad-core 1.6GHz Celeron ...

Best value Synology DiskStation DS416 Review
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Synology DiskStation DS416 Review

The DS416 is the latest to join Synology’s Value series of NAS appliances and aims to offer home users, professionals and small businesses a high capacity storage solution at an affordable price. Synology looks to have hit the bullseye for value as the DS416 is around $140 cheaper than the Plus Series DS415+. ...

Editor choice Qnap TS-853A Review
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Qnap TS-853A Review

The TS-853A delivers a remarkable range of storage features with some of the best cloud backup provider support around. Its very versatile and the new Linux Station adds yet another dimension to its capabilities.

Best value Thecus N5810 Review
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Thecus N5810 Review

Thecus loses points for features as it isn’t as well-endowed as similar appliances from Qnap and Synology. The ThecusOS 7 beta firmware shows a lot of promise but it’s not ready for production environments and Thecus need to get serious about app development as its current selection is too amateurish. However, as a ...

Best value Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review
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Qnap TS-1263U-RP Review

The TS-1263U-RP offers SMBs a low cost entry into 10GbE storage networking. You’ll need to factor in the cost of a 10GbE transceiver but this 12-bay appliance still represents comparatively good value for money.

Best value Qsan Technology TrioNAS U120 Review
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Qsan Technology TrioNAS U120 Review

The TrioNAS U120 is a good choice for small businesses that want an affordable and well featured NAS/IP SAN appliance. Performance does suffer under heavy load but it packs in plenty of data protection features and delivers dual hot-plug PSUs at a price that simply won’t be beaten.

Overland Storage Snap Server XSR 40 Review
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Overland Storage Snap Server XSR 40 Review

The longevity of the Snap Servers can be attributed to their sharp focus on business use and the excellent Snap EDR features. Our main concerns are the modest hardware specification doesn’t justify the price and it will struggle to cope with demanding workloads.

Qnap TVS-471U-RP-i3-4G Review
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Qnap TVS-471U-RP-i3-4G Review

The main complaints levelled at the TVS-471U-RP are the excessively noisy cooling fans and the fact that, for some arcane reason, Qnap is not currently making this product available in the U.S. Nevertheless, those that can get their hands on one will find this appliance is a powerhouse 1U rack NAS that’s packed with ...

Buffalo Technology TeraStation TS5400RN Review
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Buffalo Technology TeraStation TS5400RN Review

Stacked up against similar 4-bay rack appliances from Qnap and Synology shows the TeraStation TS5400RN to be lacking in features. Performance is also uninspiring but it does deliver a heap of network storage at a reasonable price making it best suited to businesses that want simple file sharing services but without ...

Seagate NAS Pro 6-Bay Review
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Seagate NAS Pro 6-Bay Review

Seagate may be a household name for hard disks but it has always had a comparatively low profile in the SMB NAS appliance market. Its NAS Pro family aims to remedy this by delivering an affordable network storage solution to businesses with up to 50 users.