NAS Buying Guide


NAS Buying Guide provides comparisons of the feature sets and detailed performance of major NAS and unified storage systems in the market today.  In addition, we provide a detailed discussion of file storage systems features so you can know what to look for in systems your are evaluating.



  • File IO Performance Focused

    We discuss NAS IO performance and rank NAS solutions.

  • NAS System Comparisons

    We compare features and functionality across NAS systems.

  • Advanced NAS Feature Descriptions

    We explain advanced NAS features and their significance.

  • 1 Hour Consultation

    We offer a one hour consultation to discuss your storage questions

Trying to predict NAS performance?

file system benchmark results. We include ChampionsCharts of NFS and SMB (CIFS) file protocols to make it even easier to choose the NAS system with the performance you need.

Reading Data Sheets?

Why get eye strain reading product data sheets when our NAS Buying Guide compares 23 system characteristics and product features for over 61 current NAS systems from all major and most minor NAS system vendors with an easy to read, multi-color/multi-dimensional chart.

Intrepreting NAS Features

We describe all the major and minor features of today's enterprise, mid-range and SMB class SAN storage systems including advanced features available on only a few NAS systems.

One hour consultation

With every NAS Buying Guide purchase you also get a one hour consultation with a Silverton Consulting data storage analyst to discuss your NAS storage needs.

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