Category: Storage
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.

Best seller Thecus N8880U-10G Review
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Thecus N8880U-10G Review

The improved hardware clearly made its presence felt in our performance tests as the N8880U-10G is significantly faster than its predecessor for both NAS and IP SAN operations. It doesn’t come close to Synology and Qnap for features and its web console does need improving but, with a diskless model complete with 10GbE ...

Best value Synology RackStation RS2416RP+ NAS Review
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Synology RackStation RS2416RP+ NAS Review

It’s hard not to like Synology’s new RS2416RP+ as it combines good performance with an impressive range of software features. Support for 10GbE upgrades would have added valuable future-proofing but it does allow capacity to grow with demand and it only costs a few dollars more than the older RS2414RP+ model it’s ...

Best seller QSAN TrioNAS LX U300-P20-C424 NAS Review
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QSAN TrioNAS LX U300-P20-C424 NAS Review

Qsan’ latest TrioNAS LX arrays deliver unbeatable value with the new controllers bringing 10GbE and Fibre Channel support into the equation. The U300-P20-C424 offers a massive capacity expansion plus top performance and with ZFS in the driving seat, it’s well endowed with storage features as well.

QNAP TS-563 NAS Review
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QNAP TS-563 NAS Review

The TS-563 scores well for value as it costs around $60 less than Synology’s DS1515+ and has the added bonus of being 10GbE ready. Performance over 10GbE is disappointing but QNAP delivers an excellent range of features with QTS 4.2 likely to provide even more.

Editor choice HP ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Review

HP ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Review

The ProLiant ML150 Gen9 combines a powerful processing package with big expansion plans and all at an affordable price. There’s little not to like about it making this an ideal choice for small businesses looking for their first purpose-built tower server.

Best price Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review
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Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ Review

For a 12-bay NAS appliance, the RS18016xs+ is a tad expensive as although Qnap’s TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP doesn’t have as high an expansion potential, a diskless model does cost over $800 less. That said, Synology makes up for this lack of value by offering a superb range of features, the best surveillance app, good ...