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Drobo 5N2 NAS Review

We reviewed Drobo’s 5N home/SOHO 5-bay tower NAS last year and now the next generation 5N, the 5N2 has arrived. Drobo claim it’s their fastest 5-bay NAS to date with a more powerful processor than the original as well as an additional LAN port to offer improved network performance and …

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QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Review

Designed as an affordable and powerful NAS, the 2-bay TS-231P is the mid-range model of QNAP’s latest family of NAS drives aimed at SOHO/Home use, the TS-x31P series. It’s sandwiched between the single bay TS-131P and the flagship 4-bay TS-431P. All three models in the range are powered by an …

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Kingston DC400 480GB SSD Review

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Kingston’s DC400 series are the latest additions to the companies Enterprise range of SSDs and have been designed as entry level drives for data centers. The new drives have been built with read-intensive applications in mind for use in a mixed workload environments. The DC400 treads down a well-worn path …

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Drobo 5C USB Type-C DAS Review

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Drobo’s 5C is the world’s first self-managing USB-C storage device and is a replacement for the Drobo 4-Bay which is getting very long in the tooth. The 5C is a 5-bay DAS (Direct Attached Storage) unit that, as with all Drobo systems, uses the company’s BeyondRAID storage technology.  The Drobo …

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Kingston SSDNow KC400 512GB SSD Review

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Kingston’s SSDNow KC400 family is part of the company’s business-oriented SSD product line which features end-to-end data path protection, technologies to protect data in the NAND and guard against read errors, as well as good endurance. The SSDNow KC400 uses a combination of an 8-channel Phison PS3110-S10 controller and 15nm …

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Asustor AS3104T 4-bay NAS review

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The AS3104T is the bigger sibling of the 2-bay AS3102T we reviewed recently. With four bays and a dual-core Celeron processor, the AS3104T is marketed by Asustor as an “all-around multimedia entertainment storage solution” and like the AS3102T it forms part of Asustor’s Personal to Home product line.   The …

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Drobo 5n NAS review

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The Drobo 5n is a 5-bay tower NAS designed for SOHO use that does away with conventional RAID arrays and instead uses Drobo’s proprietary BeyondRAID technology. Is Drobo a NAS you should consider over better known brands such as QNAP or Synology? An Introduction to BeyondRAID Ever since its introduction …

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