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Synology DS415play Review
     Sun, Sep 27 2015 | 12:02P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest release from Synology’s enormous range of NAS is the DS415play. This 4-bay NAS looks pretty much identical to the DS414j (review) however it includes the features we saw in the DS214play(review). In essence this means the dual core ARM processor in the DS414 has been replaced with a dual core Intel Atom to ensure the DS415play has enough grunt to stream HD media across a network.

QNAP TVS-863+ vNAS Server Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The QNAP TVS-863+ Turbo vNAS is part of a new hardware platform for QNAP that brings a high level of performance to the small tower-based format, at a lower cost than was possible before. That’s not an uncommon theme for NAS product announcements, but this is. The TVS-x63 series is based on a System-On-Chip (SOC) offering from AMD. Stunned…? I know I was when I first heard it. After years of suffering with multiple generations of Intel Atom-based NAS devices with lackluster performance, from every NAS manufacturer in the market, finally we have a low power replacement that rocks the world. The Intel Bay Trail-D CPU is a great little replacement for the Atom, but the new AMD GX-424CC is in another league altogether. The Radeon graphics section inside, plus four CPU cores running at 2.4 GHz, and a well-developed APU architecture that marries the two together for challenging loads, provides a sea change in computing performance for the low-power, low-cost NAS segment.

Synology Diskstation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server
     Tue, Aug 18 2015 | 3:15P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall your interpretation of the performance of the Synology Diskstation DS414slim may vary depending on your particular use. As mentioned, this unit appears to be designed for entry level users that are just looking for a secure place to keep some family photos, videos, and some other random files. For this purpose, this unit is a fantastic device since the read speeds are among the best we have tested.

Asustor AS5102T
     Wed, Jul 22 2015 | 9:00A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asustor AS5102T is ideal for home users in need of a NAS that can fullfill multiple roles, including that of a simple data-storage device. This NAS can easily be the centerpiece of a multimedia setup because of its HDMI and S/PDIF ports, or it could play a key role in a surveillance system.

QNAP TVS-871U-RP-i3-4G NAS Server Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 9:02A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly 5 months ago i had the opportunity to visit one of the largest data centers in the world (located inside the EU) and needless to say the moment i stepped in their quite massive installation i was overwhelmed not only by their amount of servers and drive arrays (actually they use HDDs, SSDs and flash drives) but also by their local data transfer speeds (40GbE anyone?) and extreme cooling methods (did you know that they even use warm water for cooling?). Anyways when i got back to our "lab" (can hardly even call it that after experiencing what i did) i decided to perform several upgrades the first of which had to do with our NAS testing methodology since 1GbE has been maxed out for years now. Well the next "obvious" step was for us to implement 10GbE testing (40GbE is the next step, don't know the when however) and a couple of weeks ago we finished "gathering" all the necessary components. Having the hardware however is not enough so the very first NAS server to make use of that is the brand new TVS-871U-RP-i3-4G by our very good friends over at QNAP.

Synology DS415+ review: quad-core NAS
     Mon, Jun 29 2015 | 4:03P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the DS415+, Synology has brought a new NAS onto the market based on Intel's Avoton quad-core processor. The device's performance is great, and the included DSM firmware offers a great deal of functionality. All this makes the DS415+ a very interesting NAS for the truly demanding user. This product truly comes into its own when used in an enterprise environment. For the average consumer, a less powerful and expensive model will often times be more interesting. However, if you want the very best 4-bay NAS that Synology currently has on offer, then this is the device you're looking for. As far as we're concerned, the DS415+ more than deserves a Gold Award!”

QNAP TurboNAS TS-451 NAS Server Review
     Sat, Jun 27 2015 | 4:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Where i live the public sector is technologically outdated to say the least (many computers still run on Windows 98, how about that?) so you can imagine how surprised i was when i visited the local town hall and saw a NAS server standing tall right next to several old systems with CRT screens. Well it turns out that this NAS server is used solely for local backup and already counts 3 years but still it was nice to see that things are progressing, even here. That being said a couple of weeks ago i mentioned that the leading NAS manufacturers like QNAP, Thecus and Synology have released several new models so it was really just a matter of time before some of them landed at our doorstep. Last time we thoroughly checked the TurboNAS TS-470 Pro by QNAP and although it's quite an expensive piece of technology it did turn out to be the fastest ever in our charts and earned the 1st place. Today we will be taking a thoroughly look at the TurboNAS TS-451 (-4G) NAS Server by QNAP which is aimed at people who just aren't interested in 10GbE compatibility and the extra firepower of the TS-470 Pro.

Thecus N2310
     Mon, Jun 15 2015 | 12:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From a performance vs. price perspective the Thecus N2310 is a real winner. Its primary competitor is still the Synology DS214se which costs a little over 20% more at $160. The DS214se also comes loaded with an 800MHz SoC, the tried and true Marvell Armada 370. However the DS214se features half as much memory with just 256MB to play with, and USB 3.0 support is missing entirely.

Synology DiskStation DS415+
     Sun, Jun 14 2015 | 12:02P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Performance wise the DS415+ is a beast, providing the strongest upload performance we have seen to-date from a sub $1500 NAS. In terms of performance the DS415+ showed no weaknesses and we aren’t just talking about throughput either. The power consumption was first rate, as the DS415+ consumed just 37 watts under full load when armed with four 3TB hard drives.

QNAP TS-653 Pro
     Sun, Jun 14 2015 | 12:01P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has hit the ground running with their TS-x53 Pro series offering 2, 4, 6 and 8-bay models. The 6-bay TS-653 Pro that we looked at costs $1150 (8GB model) while a cheaper $1000 2GB model also exists. Given the specifications and more importantly the performance we have just seen, the 8GB model at $1150 is a great buy.

Synology DiskStaion DS115j
     Sun, Jun 14 2015 | 12:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps the best thing about the DS115j is that it is backed by the latest DSM 5.0 software, providing it with many of the powerful features found on the much more expensive 4, 5 and 8-bay models. Overall the Synology DS115j is an impressive device that should help convince home users on the fence about investing in a NAS server take the plunge. Finally we have found a $100 NAS you actually want...

Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay Consumer NAS Review
     Sun, Jun 07 2015 | 4:01P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Don't like the idea of having your data in the cloud? Here's our review of Seagate's Personal Cloud NAS solution for home users."

Asustor AS-7004T Review
     Sun, Jun 07 2015 | 9:03A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the AS-7004T, Asustor presents a NAS which aims at demanding home users or small businesses. By using an Intel i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual Core, the AS-7004T promises to be very fast and the use of a Linux kernel grants enormous flexibility regarding the configuration options. Furthermore Asustor implemented their own App store, which lets you install additional apps with a simple click.

QNAP TurboNAS TS-453S Pro NAS Server Review
     Mon, Jun 01 2015 | 9:02A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If everyone here had to choose one specific type of product where we've seen the biggest changes/advancements over the past 3-4 years or so the most popular answer would definitely be network attached storage devices (NAS) since from very basic single-core SoC CPUs and 256/512MB of RAM in just three years we've moved to Dual and Quad core Intel Celeron and i3 CPUs with up to 8GB of RAM pre-installed. Granted such hardware specifications may sound as a bit over the top to some people and if NAS devices were only aimed for home use I’d tend to agree with them but what many fail to realize is that the largest percentage of NAS sales belongs to small businesses and enterprises so both performance and reliability are of the utmost importance to those users. Now as many of you know the most "popular" NAS models in the market can accommodate both 3.5" and 2.5" drives but for people who want something even smaller manufacturers also make models that can only be outfitted with 2.5" drives and the latest TurboNAS TS-453S Pro by QNAP is one such model.

Thecus N4310 Review
     Mon, May 11 2015 | 9:00A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thecus N4310 appears to offer extraordinary value to the 4-bay NAS segment, but have corners been cut to offer this device at such a low price?

ASUS RS520-E8-RS8 Barebones Server Review
     Sat, May 09 2015 | 9:03A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"We test the third barebones kit from ASUS. This time it is an RS520-E8-RS8 server kit. Is it a quality high performing storage server? Let's see."

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