Three Excellent Servers of Different Price Categories

Here are three servers that outperform various other brands in their price category. They all have extremely varied features, of course; so the list is for those who are having a difficult time choosing what they need for their businesses or homes. Compare prices, features and utility of three very different models.

Synology DiskStation DS212j

Synology DiskStation DS212j

This NAS is extremely compact, and is about the size of a small shoebox. Do not let the size fool you though, for the driver manages to pack a substantial functionality for its stature. The Synology DiskStation is sold without any hard drives. The device has a dual drive bay which supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD configurations.

This is the perfect server for those looking out specifically with something small in mind. There are other variations of the model that are available as well. The device runs on the DSM (DiskStation Manager) OS, which is very user-friendly. The installation process of the same is also rather simple, as it comes on CD with the NAS.

Even this grade of server has the capability of supporting Windows, Linux and Mac files. Remote file-sharing is an available option. To save you space, you can connect your system to the cloud as well. You can even download updates for the device on the Internet. The DiskStation is very competitively priced and stands at around £150.

Buffalo TeraStation Pro TS PVH12TL/ R6EU

This is one beast of a server. Among the best of the high-end servers available, it is fairly priced at a little over £900. The device uses the Intel Atom CPU with 2 GB of RAM and 1.66 GHz processor speed. This model of CPU is becoming increasingly common due to the excellent quality it brings to the table. Apart from this, the TeraStation is packed with excellent systems allowing it terrifying speeds. Additionally, it supports RAID 0 through 10, and JBOD too.


Coming with a price tag of about £250, the TS 219P has similar in specifications to the Synology server. While the model does not support disks, it can handle a set of drives. The CPU runs at 2 GHz, on Marvell Kirkwood MV62682. The system can also hold 512 MB RAM DDR. Having 3 USB ports, being RAID compatible, and supporting JBOD are simply hygiene factors of the system.

Try these models out at the nearest server rentals before you choose the one that suits your needs.

Monday, April 14, 2014