Archive for the ‘NAS’ Category
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on September 28, 2016 under Hard Drives, Interviews, NAS
How will the world change as motherboard vendors move from 1Gb Ethernet ports to 2.5Gb or even 5Gb as standard? Can the major hard drive manufacturers stay ahead of the SSD curve simply by launching 2... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on September 23, 2016 under Highlights V, NAS, Network, Reviews
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 entertain... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on August 25, 2016 under Highlights 2, NAS, Network, Reviews
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... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on August 19, 2016 under Highlights 2, NAS, Network, Reviews
The AS3102T is one of a series of the latest Asustor NAS drives that use Intel's Braswell processors and dual-channel memory. Sitting under the Personal/Home banner the two-bay AS3102T supports 4K vid... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on July 22, 2016 under Highlights V, NAS, Network, Reviews
Four bay tower NAS units aren't exactly svelte, however how about a four bay tower NAS that fits into the palm of your hand? The Synology DiskStation DS416slim is one of the smallest four bay NAS unit... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 20, 2016 under NAS
This week, Drobo, a company that specialises in storage solutions, launched an app for iOS users to give them their storage fix. Due to Apple's lack of expandable storage on the iPhone and iPad, many... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on May 26, 2016 under Highlights 2, NAS, Reviews
The Thecus N5810 PRO is a NAS with five lockable drives bays, an LCD display and a USB 3.0 port that looks impressive from the front. Turn to the rear of the NAS and it starts to look awesome ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on May 16, 2016 under Highlights, NAS, Network
The latest AS6 series NAS units from Asustor are the first to market from any company powered by Intel's new Braswell Celeron processors as well as supporting dual channel memory. Currently t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on May 12, 2016 under Highlights, NAS
At first glance the QNAP TAS-268 looks like a conventional two bay NAS that is a bit on the small side, although it dwarfs the single bay TAS-168 which is truly tiny. The curious thing is that the siz... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on April 29, 2016 under Hard Drives, Highlights V, NAS
The My Cloud EX2 Ultra -bay NAS is the latest addition to WD’s My Cloud Expert series aimed at SOHO use and is an update of the previous My Cloud EX2. The biggest of these updates is the change of S... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 7, 2016 under Cases, Highlights 2, NAS, Network
SilverStone CS01-HS is a type of PC case we haven't seen before as it is intended for customers who want to build their own NAS. CS-01 (it stands for Case Storage) is a Mini-ITX case that supports 2x ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 9, 2015 under Highlights 2, NAS
At first glance the QNAP TS-453 Pro has little in common with the TS-453mini we recently reviewed, however they share a fair amount of hardware. In particular both NAS are powered by a Celeron J1900 p... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on September 23, 2015 under Highlights V, NAS
PowerNAS has used a novel approach during the development of the CMA (it stands for Converged Media Appliance). To their way of thinking this Windows 8.1 PC can act as a replacement for three separate... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on September 17, 2015 under Highlights 2, NAS
Synology's DiskStation DS715 borrows an interesting feature from the DS1515 that we recently reviewed. Look on the rear panel of this dual bay NAS and you will see that in addition to the dual Gigabit... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on September 3, 2015 under Highlights, NAS
If you are a fan of model names that describe a product in a fair amount of detail then the PowerNAS Business Mini will be right up your street. PowerNAS offers three families of NAS and this model is... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on August 24, 2015 under Highlights V, NAS, Network
The Personal Cloud from Seagate is essentially a NAS system, but it is not marketed as such. Aimed at families, it allows users to store all their files in a central location and access them anywhere.... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on August 11, 2015 under Highlights, NAS
It may not be immediately apparent that the QNAP TS-453mini is a NAS that accommodates up to four 3.5-inch hard drives. Its tiny footprint (200mmx151mm) requires the bare minimum of shelf space, howev... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on June 5, 2015 under Computex, NAS, Network, Routers
Synology, a well known maker of network area storage solutions, introduced its first router – the Synology RT1900ac – at Computex. The device boasts all modern technologies as well as integrated N... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 3, 2015 under Computex, NAS
Computex has a lot of exciting products and services on show this year, but for those looking to back up their important files and folders to a local server, ASUSTOR's new collection of NAS drives aim... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joseph McDonnell on May 14, 2015 under Channel, NAS
At the PC Retail Boot Camp up in Northampton, British storage specialists PowerNAS has just launched its latest consumer and small business products, including a unit known as the Converge Media Appli... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on April 21, 2015 under Highlights, NAS
The new Synology DS1515 five bay NAS a budget version of the DS1515+ that launched a few months ago and while the price of the DS1515 is significantly lower, the specification hasn't changed a great d... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 12, 2015 under Highlights 2, NAS
Synology's latest single bay NAS is based on the twin-bay DS215j and uses the same processor, memory and configuration of ports and connectors. For some reason Synology has seen fit to change the colo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 2, 2015 under NAS
Synology has announced that it's shuffling around the upstairs management, with the news that a new managing director for the UK, Ireland and Nordic region has been appointed: Mr Yi-Lin Huang. He repl... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 1, 2015 under Highlights 2, NAS
Thecus has come up with something new in the world of NAS with three models that are supplied with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. These NAS are described by Thecus as the 'World's first Wi... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on December 2, 2014 under NAS
Synology's latest two-bay NAS is the DS215j. This model looks very similar to the DS214 and shares almost all of the features, except for the loss of one USB 3.0 port (you get one USB 3.0 and one USB ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 26, 2014 under NAS
Although the home NAS isn't something that everyone finds a use for, the most popular for those that do, is the two bay version, as it's cheaper, more compact and more in-line with the type of storage... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 20, 2014 under Event, Hard Drives, NAS
Thecus, the Taiwanese NAS company, gathered a group of hacks in Berlin, Germany to announce three new models. These are the W2000, W4000 and W5000 - with the W standing for Windows. In this instance w... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Bob Crane on September 26, 2014 under Event, NAS
If a data disaster strikes a small/medium sized business then, according to Synology, 48% of them will be bankrupt within 12 months and a further 29% will go down before the end of the second year. If... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on September 22, 2014 under Event, NAS
Mike Chen, Managing Director of Synology UK, kicked off the annual Synology event with a bit of history. Synology was founded in 2000 and created its first NAS in 2004, which means that Synology 2015 ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on September 15, 2014 under Highlights, NAS
Today we are going to look at one of the latest products in Thecus' range of NAS servers - the N2310. This comes in at the bottom of their range, designed for home and small business users on a budg... more.
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