Category: Storage
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 ...

Top 10 Synology DiskStation DS916+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS916+ Review

  Aimed at professionals and growing businesses, Synology’s new DS916+ delivers a fine blend of network storage features and teams them up with top value. This compact 4-bay desktop appliance also has speed as a priority as it’s endowed with a quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Pentium N3710 CPU which can step up to ...

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+. ...

Top 10 Infortrend EonStor DS4024RUCB Review
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Infortrend EonStor DS4024RUCB Review

The Infortrend EonStor DS4024RUCB delivers an incredible all-Flash performance at a price the blue chips can’t hope to compete with. The new hybrid controllers and their extensive port choices make it very flexible and it teams this up with good hardware redundancy and a mind-boggling expansion potential.

Top 10 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.