Qnap Next Gen Cloud
The Qnap Next Gen Cloud isn’t just an archive and multimedia hub; exclusive QvPC technology enables it to be plugged directly into a display to dish up your favorite virtual operating systems, thus replacing typical streaming devices.
- 2-ghz quad-core intel processor
- Dual gigabit lan connections
- Setup can be complicated
Featuring 12 drive bays and room for two expansion units, the Synology FlashStation has enough space to store just about anything, while the low-latency drive access and high-speed connections will handle multiple users effortlessly.
- Pentium dual-core cpu
- Designed for solid state drives
- Full cooling mode is noisy
Flexible power controls coupled with a built-in Intel graphics engine make the Asustor NAS perfect for even the most grueling tasks in multimedia and image processing. This 4-bay system is a hardworking and economical choice for the home or small businesses.
- Wake-on-wan power control
- Ultra-high-definition video playback
- Can't decode 10-bit hdr hevc
For lightning-fast access to your music, videos and other media, shuffle that data off to a Buffalo TeraStation . A native 10-Gbps connection makes this workhorse one of the fastest options for delivering files across any network.
- 16 terabytes of drive space
- Vmware certified
- Costs quite a bit
Failure recovery is what makes the Drobo 5N2 stand out from the pack. Easily visible status lights, single or dual-drive RAID protection, and custom disaster recovery support mean your data will be safe, secure and available when you need it.
- Tool-less hard drive replacement
- Adaptive link bonding
- Accommodates desktop-size drives
Real-time virus protection, multiple RAID levels and automated backups make the Netgear ReadyNAS a great solution for everyday use. The VPN-based remote access provides secure sharing of your personal cloud with friends and family.
- Multiport link aggregation
- Integration with plex and itunes
- 4 terabytes of hdd storage
Synology 2-Bay DS218+
If you need rock-solid performance in a compact package, the Synology 2-Bay DS218+ is it. From running a home media server to managing remote security cameras, it will do it all and never break a sweat. Add in three USB ports, and you’re all set.
- 4k video hardware transcoding engine
- Multiple file sharing protocols
- Synchronization across locations
Available with 2 or 4 gigabytes of RAM, the QNAP TS-251B is a capable 2-bay unit that doesn’t cost a fortune. It’s built for SATA III drives and does a great job of processing 4K video for multiple viewers at once, and its snapshot system prevents any major data loss.
- 5-millimeter microphone input
- Stereo line output
- Supports 10-gigabit expansion cards
The Asustor AS5202T is a great choice for those who want optimal performance from a self-contained server. A pair of 2.5-gigabit Ethernet ports and a dual-core 2-gigahertz CPU ensure that you won’t experience any lag, no matter what games you’re playing.
- Works with pcs and macs
- Wide range of dedicated apps
- Reasonable price point
If you need a lot of safe storage, the Synology DS1019+ is one of the best models around. It supports a total of 140 terabytes, depending on which type of RAID is used, and its Celeron processor and 8 GB of RAM ensure it won’t bog down under heavy loads.
- Dual gigabit lan ports
- Accommodates up to 5 hard drives
- H265 video decoding