Best NAS boxes for small business

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The best picks for small businesses looking to centralise their network storage on a budget.

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TeraStation III 4TB

Available space: 2.88TB
Pros: Includes 10 licences of backup software, TeraSearch, print server, FTP server, Time Machine support, virus scanning
Cons: No device content backup support, slightly more bulky than others

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Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Available space: 2.71TB
Pros: Best information display, unlimited back software licences, text search for stored files
Cons: Power brick

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ReadyNAS NVX2

Available storage: 1.3TB
Pros: Five-year warranty, device backup via rsync and secure rsync
Cons: 2TB unit costs as much as most competitors' 4TB unit

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ShareSpace Network Storage System

Available storage: 2.68TB
Pros: Lowest cost per terabyte of usable storage
Cons: No information screen, only one Ethernet port

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BlackArmor NAS 440

Available storage: 2.7TB
Pros: Bare metal restore software included, Wiki software for internal use
Cons: Power brick

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LaCie 5big Network 2

Available storage: 3.6TB
Pros: Two eSATA ports, Apple-type design
Cons: System only backs up to attached USB or eSATA drives, power brick

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PowerBay NAS Array

Available storage: 2.95TB
Pros: Most available storage of 4TB devices
Cons: No information screen, need to configure access to default volumes for all users

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TS-459 Pro II

Available storage: 2TB model using four 700GB drives, 2.06TB available
Pros: Best admin utility, above average password security, web server and app software included
Cons: One-year warranty

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