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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerVault

For small to medium sided environments, it's great, or for low demand but being able to hit higher IOPS on demand.It's still entry-level compared to EqualLogic hardware but a great contender in the field.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

We are only using the Veeam to StarWind VTL for Backblaze B2 functionality but for what it is intended for, it does the job well and we are very pleased with how time and money saving this solution is. Be prepared to spend a good amount of time going over the implementation documentation and reading the manual several times to get it right. We received top-notch support during the implementation and deployment process though, so that made the process a little easier.
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.3
Recovery verification
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.5
Deduplication and file compression
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.5
Flexible deployment
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.1
Management dashboard
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.5
Platform support
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.5
Retention options
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.5
Encryption
Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.5

Pros

Dell PowerVault

  • Tape Solution
  • Small Business Solution
  • Good for direct attached storage purposes like video security.
Joe Wilker | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • Works great with Veeam and Backblaze.
  • Affordable and reliable.
  • Support is quick to respond.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell PowerVault

  • Maintenance is tough. Dell recommends bringing the unit down for any kind of maintenance of upgrades.
  • Internal IOPS monitoring could be greatly improved.
  • Arrays are locked down to Dell licensed disks.
Ezra Owen | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • Implementation and deployment is highly technical - could be easier & faster
  • Backups Management is somewhat tricky - could be refined further
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell PowerVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell PowerVault

couple vendors but nothing to write home about....
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Dell PowerVault

  • If you need a lot of disks attached to a system, PowerVault is the way to go.
  • The cost of the unit is reasonable, and you can extend the life of the unit pretty far.
Joe Wilker | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
  • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
  • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
  • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell PowerVault

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

StarWind VTL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerVault
7.4
StarWind VTL
9.5

Support Rating

Dell PowerVault
StarWind VTL
9.1

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