Synology has an impressive line-up of NAS enclosures for 2022 and the Synology DiskStation DS1522+ is the latest addition. It’s a five-bay server with an AMD Ryzen processor in place of its predecessor’s Intel Celeron chip. This does reduce its potential as a Plex Media Server, but does offer impressive performance for big data storage.
ASUSTOR has been in the NAS-making business for many years now and the competition for the best two-bay enclosure has never been so fierce. Competition from the likes of Synology and TerraMaster is keeping ASUSTOR’s design and technical teams hard at work on the drawing tables. The latest entry from them is the ASUSTOR Lockerstor 2 Gen2 (AS6702T).
The TerraMaster F4-423 is touted as a high-performance NAS enclosure for SMB. This positions the F4-423 against competitor enclosures like the Synology DiskStation DS920+. TerraMaster has been best known for producing some excellent value NAS that undercut the competition in both specs and price, but all that’s about the change with the F4-423.
Not only do I review network-attached storage (NAS) on NAS Master, but also direct-attached storage (DAS). DAS differs in that you don’t connect to the enclosure via the network, but instead use a direct link through USB or Thunderbolt. This makes a DAS great for quick storage on a single device and today I’m looking at the TerraMaster D4-300.
The Synology DiskStation DS220+ is a brilliant NAS enclosure, but it may not be for everyone since the two drive bays are a little on the restricted side of the capacity chart. This is where the DiskStation DS420+ comes into play with an additional two drive bays. Here’s my full in-depth review of this very capable NAS.
TerraMaster is a brand best known for its affordable and aggressively priced NAS enclosures. The company regularly undercuts the competition in price but still manages to provide a good experience with plenty of features. The TerraMaster F4-210 is yet another fine example of this approach.
Network-attached storage is a great way to expand the capacity available to you both at home and in the office. Whether you fancy yourself a centralised location for storing all your data or want to set up a media server, the Synology DiskStation DS220+ promises plenty on the specifications sheet.