For either the home or home office, a NAS can be a boon for those looking to have a no-nonsense, feature-rich storage solution. Of course, not everyone has needs for a ton of storage, and in many cases, a simple dual-bay would suffice. And as far as those go, Thecus’ N2560 is definitely worth checking out.
ioSafe has long been building NAS boxes that can take some serious, real-world abuse. We’re talking water submersion, or something even more severe, like a house fire. What could make a solution like that even better? Synology’s DSM software on-board sure doesn’t hurt. With the 214 dual-bay option, that’s just what we’re dealing with.
It’s been quite some time since we last checked out one of NETGEAR’s NAS offerings, so we’re going to use the ReadyNAS 102, a dual-bay offering, to help us get up to speed. Unlike the last ReadyNAS we looked at, the 102 features OS 6, and one of our favorite, understated features: Btrfs support.
In the world of NAS appliances, competition is fierce, and the choice is amazing – so amazing, in fact, that choosing the right one requires some real effort. QNAP’s TS-269L, which found its way to our test bench, is designed for those who like everything from a home or SOHO NAS. Let’s find out if it delivers.
WD is somewhat new to the NAS game, but it made a splash with its single-drive My Cloud that we took a look at last month. It’s now following-up with a 4-bay variant of that NAS, focused more on the higher-end user. Better-still: It comes diskless, or packed with WD’s own Red NAS drives. How well does the company’s latest NAS stack up?
|Thecus N2560 Dual-bay SOHO NAS Review||Ryan Perry||October 20, 2014||Network-Attached Storage|
|ioSafe 214 Dual-bay Disaster-Proof NAS Review||Greg King||May 22, 2014||Network-Attached Storage|
|NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 Dual-bay NAS Review||Greg King||May 12, 2014||Network-Attached Storage|
|QNAP TS-269L Dual-bay NAS Review||Rob Williams||April 24, 2014||Network-Attached Storage|
|WD My Cloud EX4 Personal Cloud Storage NAS Review||Greg King||November 12, 2013||Network-Attached Storage|
|Do-It-Yourself Cloud Storage: WD My Cloud 2TB Review||Greg King||October 2, 2013||Network-Attached Storage|
|Synology DS213+ NAS Server Review||Greg King||September 4, 2013||Network-Attached Storage|
|NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo v2 NAS Server Review||Greg King||December 28, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|
|Thecus N5550 5-bay SMB/SOHO NAS Server Review||Rob Williams||September 26, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|
|An Introduction to FreeNAS – The Do-It-Yourself NAS OS||Greg King||February 29, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|
|Synology DS212 NAS Server Review||Greg King||February 13, 2012||Network-Attached Storage|
|Synology DS209+ 2-Bay Disk Station||Greg King||February 10, 2009||Network-Attached Storage|
|Thecus N1200 Single-Drive NAS||Greg King||April 8, 2008||Network-Attached Storage|
|Maxtor Shared Storage II 1TB||Matt Serrano||April 4, 2008||Network-Attached Storage|
|QNAP TS-109 Pro NAS||Greg King||March 26, 2008||Network-Attached Storage|
|Synology DS107e Single-Drive NAS||Greg King||October 9, 2007||Network-Attached Storage|
|Synology DS207 2-Bay NAS Server||Greg King||August 16, 2007||Network-Attached Storage|
|D-Link DNS-323 NAS||Greg King||June 26, 2007||Network-Attached Storage|
|Vantec NexStar LX NAS||Greg King||May 29, 2007||Network-Attached Storage|