Category: Storage
Thecus W4000 Review
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Thecus W4000 Review

The W4000 packs a lot into its compact dimensions and at $450 for diskless unit, is reasonably good value. Our main complaint is the 2GB of memory is woefully inadequate for running the Windows OS with memory usage rarely less than 1.6GB. That said, the W4000 does offer small businesses a lot of useful features ...

Recommended QNAP TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Review
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QNAP TVS-863+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS Review

Along with its gold chassis, there’s a lot to like about the TVS-863+. It’s 10GbE ready out of the box and delivers a good performance while its updated apps include an excellent range of backup utilities. And with a price tag of $1,399 for a diskless model with 8GB of memory, it’s top value as well.

Top 10 Synology RackStation RS815+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS815+ Review

Synology says the RS815+ is the most powerful 1U rack NAS appliance it’s built so far and our test results show this is no idle claim. The RS815+ and its Atom SoC delivers a big leap in performance over its predecessor and combining this with its excellent value makes it a good choice for small but very busy ...

Synology DiskStation DS2015xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS2015xs Review

The DS2015xs is certainly an unusual storage appliance but is let down by unimpressive IP SAN speeds over MPIO links. However, it’s packed with plenty of storage features, NAS performance is a lot better and it scores highly for value as it delivers integral 10GbE networking at a comparatively low price.

Performance Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review
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Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review

No other vendor can match the DS3615xs for sheer capacity as this is the biggest desktop NAS appliance on the planet. The two design flaws we found knock its scores down slightly but it grabs them back with its huge range of features, massive expansion potential and excellent 10GbE performance.

Best Value Thecus N8810U-G NAS Review
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Thecus N8810U-G NAS Review

The N8810U-G falls well short on features when stacked up against similar appliances from Synology and Qnap but it does score highly for value with a diskless model costing only $1,799. If you’re looking for a low-cost storage appliance that’s 10GbE enabled out of the box and serves up fast NAS shares and IP SANs then ...

Top 10 Dell Storage SC4020 Review
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Dell Storage SC4020 Review

The SC4020 is clearly priced to appeal to SMBs with a typical starter configuration costing $25,000 and including two 8Gbps FC controllers, twelve 1TB NL SAS drives and a full 3-year onsite 24/7 warranty. Performance using the latest SSDs is exceptional and the automated features of Dell’s Storage Center software ...

Fujitsu Storage Eternus DX100 S3 Review
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Fujitsu Storage Eternus DX100 S3 Review

The Eternus DX100 S3 looks good value as a base system comprising one controller, dual 1GB iSCSI ports, three 3TB NL-SAS drives and a 3-year on-site warranty costs around $6,644. Fujitsu’s manuals really need a rewrite to make deployment easier but this well-built array is big on performance and data protection ...

Top 10 Synology DiskStation DS1515+ and DS1815+ Review
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Synology DiskStation DS1515+ and DS1815+ Review

The new DS1515+ and DS1815+ benefit hugely from the new Atom CPU as performance for general file sharing operations and encrypted folders is much faster than their predecessors. Both appliances are superb value and the new DSM 5.1 delivers even more features making them excellent choices as central storage solutions ...