The DS715 isn’t much of a performance upgrade from the DS713+ as its Alpine CPU has some limitations which are most noticeable when handling encrypted folders. It’s not as good value as Qnap’s Celeron equipped TS-253 Pro either, but Synology’s DSM software delivers a fantastic range of features which includes classy ...
The My Cloud DL4100 is very simple to install and is to be recommended if you want your users to have easy cloud access to its storage. It doesn’t stack up well against the likes of Synology and Qnap for features but it does score for value as few other vendors can deliver as high a capacity for such a low price.
The DS1515 can’t equal performance of the DS1515+ but if this isn’t a high priority, then save some cash and go for this cheaper model. You can’t upgrade its memory, but the DS1515 is just as well built, has the same high expansion potential and delivers an impressive range of storage features.
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.