Snap Appliance Snap Server 1100
- Great features, easy setup
- Lacklustre performance
The Snap Server is a top-notch network-attached storage device that would appeal to both IT professionals and power users. Its security features were noteworthy, but its performance was not.
Price$ 596.70 (AUD)
For small to medium-size offices, the Snap Server 1100 is a popular choice. Of the NAS units we tested, this device has the most capable software, including advanced features such as support for NetWare, AppleShare, and NFS servers (for cross-platform setups and older devices). The Snap Server 1100 also supports HTTP (Web browser) and FTP access; flexible user-security and group-security settings; and the ability to sync one Snap Server with another over a network.
Don't let this extensive set of features scare you off. Basic setup is quite easy: just plug in the Snap Server 1100 and type http://SNAP plus the server number shown on the bottom of the unit (for example, http://SNAP30123), and the Web Administration tool will open in your Web browser.
The Snap Server's default settings allow anyone on the network to access the drive and any directories/folders on it. To create a more secure situation, you can configure user, group, and file and folder-level permissions in the administration utility. User guides in Snap Appliance's online support area explain how to set up permissions, a great benefit for non-IT types.
For backing up local PCs to the NAS, the Snap Server 1100 comes with Symantec V2i Protector, a feature-filled utility that can back up any selection of files and folders, or even a full system, and restore them from a specified point in time.
We were hoping that the Snap Server 1100's performance would be as impressive as the advanced features, but it wasn't. It took more than twice as long to copy and write files as the best NAS units we have tested.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Full, in-depth review
- 2 Huawei Y5 (2017): Full, in depth review
- 3 LG G6 Plus: Full, in-depth review
- 4 First Look: Nikon D850
- 5 OnePlus 5: Full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- Synology announces slew of new hardware + software at Sydney event
- Seagate Expands Portfolio with 12TB Drives for NAS and Desktop Computing
- Seagate joins Bain bid to take control of Toshiba Memory
- AMD Radeon Pro Graphics powers Amazon Web Services AppStream 2.0
- Western Digital to acquire Tegile
PCW Evaluation Team
- Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review
- How to download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update right now
- Opinon: Life after KRACK
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- TPSolution ArchitectQLD
- FTService Desk Level 2 Support ConsultantACT
- CCSenior Business AnalystNSW
- FTCognos AdministratorOther
- CCBusiness Analyst - SharepointVIC
- FTSenior Digital Producer/Digital Program ManagerOther
- FTSenior Business ConsultantOther
- FTSenior Front End DeveloperOther
- CCWindows 10 Deployment TechnicianWA
- CCNetwork and Security ArchitectNSW
- FTAgile Business Analyst, website or mobile apps expOther
- FTLead PHP DeveloperNSW
- FTDomain ArchitectOther
- CCAutomation TesterNSW
- CCSAP HR / Payroll AnalystSA
- CCService DesignerNSW
- CCSAP FICO ConsultantNSW
- TPIntegration SpecialistQLD
- FTSQL DeveloperOther
- FTBuild Support OfficerOther
- FTL1/L2 Helpdesk Technician - FIFOWA
- FTLead Business AnalystVIC
- FTNetwork Engineer - Firewalls (Juniper )Other
- FTOperations Orchestration SpecialistOther
- CCSet-Top Box InstallerQLD