QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS server comparison

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WD My Cloud EX4 (16TB)

WD My Cloud EX4 (16TB)
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Synology DiskStation DS1513+

Synology DiskStation DS1513+
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Price $364 at 1 store $599 to $742 at 7 stores $746 to $842 at 5 stores $999 to $1,199 at 7 stores $779 to $887 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.1 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date June 03, 2011 April 23, 2012 July 24, 2012 November 07, 2013 May 14, 2013
The Bottom Line The QNAP TS-412 makes a very good NAS server for environments where advanced network storage is needed. Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks. The QNAP TS-469 Pro is one of the best four-bay NAS servers on the market and will eventually justify the price you pay for it. It's not the fastest NAS, nor does it include many advanced features, but the WD My Cloud EX4 still combines great ease of use into an affordable personal cloud system that's excellent for a connected home. The Synology DiskStation DS1513+ is easily one of the best multiple-bay NAS servers to date, performing superbly both as an advanced storage server and as the central host for a long list of home entertainment and business uses.

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Weight 6.6 lbs
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