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NAS systems

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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QNAP and AMD team up to launch APU powered NAS series

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This week, QNAP Systems has announced that it has officially teamed up with AMD to bring out a new series of high-performance NAS devices, all powered by AMD’s Embedded R-Series quad-core APUs. The TVS-x73 NAS series can come equipped with up to 64GB of RAM, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, …

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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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Asustor AS3102T review

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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 video playback, real-time transcoding and has a dedicated hardware AES-NI encryption engine. It also features a new tool-free design. …

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Drobo’s new DroboPix app gives iOS users their storage fix

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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 people often find themselves running out of storage space but the DroboPix app will help with …

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Asustor AS6104T 4-bay NAS Review

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 the family consists of the AS6202T, AS6204T, AS6208T and AS6210T (two four, eight and ten bay models respectively) that use …

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QNAP TAS-268 NAS Review

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 size of TAS-268 is pretty much the least interesting feature of this …

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QNAP TS-453 Pro Review

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 processor that is paired with 2GB or 8GB of DDR3L memory, and naturally they both …

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PowerNAS CMA 8TB Review

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 pieces of hardware and bring together the home PC, media centre PC and NAS Server …

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Synology DiskStation DS715 Review

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 Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports you also get an eSATA connector. This port can …

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PowerNAS Business Mini Review

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 loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 for the business market. It …

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Seagate Personal Cloud 2 Bay Review

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. With plug-and-play functionality, you simply attach the Personal Cloud to your router via an …

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QNAP TS-453mini NAS Review

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, however that isn’t the natural environment for this particular NAS. Take a look on the rear and you’ll …

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ASUSTOR shows off new NAS drives at Computex

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 aimed at home and enterprise users may be the most enticing. There’s a full line …

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