About the Quality Awards
The Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards were developed to identify and acknowledge products that have shown quality and reliability in actual usage. Results are drawn from a survey of certified readers who weigh in on products within five core categories: sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability and technical support. Our method includes statistically valid polling that gets rid of market share as a factor. Our goal is to identify the most reliable products on the market no matter the vendor, its reputation or size. Products are evaluated on a scale of 1.00 to 8.00, with 8.00 as the best score. In this midrange storage array survey, 457 readers took part in 797 evaluations.