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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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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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Asus PL-AC56 AV2 1200 Wi-Fi Powerline Extender Kit

The Asus PL-AC56 Kit is an AV2 power line networking kit, supporting dual-band wireless connections over 802.11ac or 802.11n, or up to three desktop PCs over Ethernet, carrying data straight to your router over the electricity wires in your home, with quoted (theoretical) speeds up to 1200 Mbps. We only …

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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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BT internet outage hits customers and PlusNet users

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An outage somewhere in BT’s monstrous network has seen thousands of people unable to make it online this morning, also delivering the knock-on effect of having a similar problem with PlusNet users, who also reside on BT’s network. Although the ISP has been attempting to fix the problem since early …

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Asus RP-AC68U 802.11ac Wireless Repeater Review

The Asus RP-AC68U is a quad-antenna wireless repeater that’s designed to compliment the company’s high-end, high-bandwidth portfolio of routers and other networking kit. As one of the biggest proponents of wireless kit that supports 4×4 quad-antenna configurations, Asus has been wise in building four antennas into the RP-AC68U, making it capable …

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