45: QNAP TS-469 Pro
Most NAS boxes are relatively dumb storage devices that wind up hidden in a closet. Once they’re initially configured and connected to your network and then mapped to all your PCs, they’re quickly forgotten.
QNAP’s TS-469 Pro shatters that mold—and it’s also one of the fastest NAS boxes we’ve tested. Where most NAS boxes use a crude graphical user interface, QNAP deploys an implementation of XBMC (an open-source, cross-platform media player and entertainment hub).