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Seagate on Tuesday unveiled a new line of drives custom-built for always-on network attached storage (NAS) systems. Multiple capacities are available, including a 4TB model that's currently the industry's highest capacity available from a single NAS HDD. The new drives are intended for NAS boxes with up to five drive bays. "Today about 50 percent of NAS arrays are sold diskless meaning that customers are challenged with identifying and installing the right storage for their system. By developing a drive like NAS HDD, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it and made it easy for customers to identify... Read more...
It's been some while since Drobo has cranked out a new, ultra-smart NAS drive, but that doesn't mean the innovation is on pause. This week, the data storage outfit announced a new software application platform that enables enhanced mobile and cloud-connect capabilities for Drobo 5N customers. The first two applications to be integrated include Copy, a cloud-based file storage, syncing and sharing platform where users can easily store, protect and share data, and Plex, the industry's leading media server for managing and serving digital media (video, music and photos) to nearly any device (TV, PC,... Read more...
Storage -- it's a wild and wonderful thing. But can small businesses and enterprises every truly have enough? LaCie doesn't think so, and has today unveiled the 5big NAS Pro as well as a 20TB Thunderbolt RAID drive. The latter is a massive, five-bay RAID solution, offering up to 20TB of storage and speeds up to 785MB/sec. It manages that by shipping with fve 7200rpm/64MB cache hard disks preconfigured in RAID 0, and the company's marketing this towards A/V professionals that need the speed and storage. It'll ship in 10TB / 20TB capacities, with prices starting at $1,199. On the other side of the... Read more...
Asustor, a subsidiary of Asus that's focused on network attached storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions, today announced the launch of its all new AS 6 Series NAS boxes. According to Asustor, these are the first NAS devices in the world to feature System Sleep Mode (S3) along with near instantaneous wake up times. The AS 6 Series ships in 2-bay (AS-602T), 4-bay (AS-604T), 6-bay (AS-606T), and 8-bay (AS-608T) configurations. Each model features an Intel Atom 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory (expandable up to 3GB), USB 3.0 support, HDMI, SATA 6Gbps support, RAID 0/1/5/6/10... Read more...
Enterprise users, take heart: D-Link's newest product was crafted with you in mind. The company's new Cloud Storage 4000 is a fresh new addition to the high-performance ShareCenter line, with four bays for storage and support for up to 16TB internally. There are also two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the rear, and when combined with the company's Cloud Cameras, the Cloud Storage 4000 also enables a full-featured network video recorder (NVR) which supports real-time monitoring, recording and playback of surveillance video. Another nifty feature is this unit's ability to create a personal cloud portal... Read more...
Hot on the heels of our recent three-way NAS box roundup, Thecus, one of the participants, just launched an "advanced mobile application" that will allow iPhone and iPad users to have full access to transfer files and stream data right from their mobile device. The app is called T-OnTheGo, and so far it's only available in iOS form. "T-OnTheGo allows users the freedom to easily back up data via their mobile device. As mobile devices are revolutionizing the way how people work and manage data, T-OnTheGo enhances the experience. Whether you are close or away from your NAS, T-OnTheGo makes it convenient... Read more...
Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play.  With hard drive prices as cheap as they are, owning your own NAS box is a totally viable option for wrangling your data, automating backup routines, and serving up files to a growing number of connected devices, including tablets, notebooks, smartphones, game consoles,... Read more...
Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play. With hard drive prices as cheap as they are, owning your own NAS box is a totally viable option for wrangling your data, automating backup routines, and serving up files to a growing number of connected devices, including tablets, notebooks, smartphones, game consoles,... Read more...
If you're serious about storage chores, there's really no choice but to get NASty with your setup. Luckily for you, there are more options than ever (several of which we'll be examining in detail in an upcoming roundup -- stay tuned!), and that means NAS vendors have to find ways to differentiate themselves so as to not get lost in the shuffle. Infortrend's twist is that it packs enterprise-class storage protection in a pair of new NAS boxes aimed for the SOHO (small office/home office) and SMB (small-to-medium business) markets. These include data deduplication, ZFS checksum, snapshot, and a built-in... Read more...
Western Digital’s color-coded families of hard drives added another member today in the form of WD Red, a line of 3.5-inch drives designed specifically for small office/home office NAS systems with between one and five bays. The drives come in capacities of 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB (SATA 6Gbps) and feature NASware and 3D Active Balance Plus technology for better reliability and system performance, IntelliPower RPM, 145 or 150 MB/s transfer performance (depending on the model), 64MB cache, and are rated for 1 million MTBF. WD is also throwing in 24x7 tech support and a three-year limited warranty.... Read more...
LaCie's design instincts haven't changed much over the years, but that's certainly not a bad thing. This week, the company announced a new 2-bay network-attached storage solution aimed at small businesses and power users. The LaCie 2big NAS, design by Neil Poulton, is powered by a 2GHz processor and a bolstered file system. Just think about that: a NAS powered by a 2GHz CPU. A decade ago, just that notion would've invoked laughter. This guy delivers speeds up to 100MB/sec, and functions just fine with Windows, Linux and Mac platforms. Users can schedule shutdown and restart during optimal business... Read more...
The Thecus TopTower NAS Series includes towers with six, eight, and ten bays and is designed to offer big time storage to businesses who don’t necessarily have the infrastructure for a rackmount setup. The TopTower N6850 is the six-bay option and offers a dual-core Intel Pentium G620 (2.6GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to 18TB of storage capacity; the eight-bay option, the N8850, is designed to offer a bit more power with an Intel Core i3-2120 (3.3GHz) chip, and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Of the trio, the ten-bay N10850 is the most powerful, designed for everything from application hosting... Read more...
Thecus has launched a couple of new Network Attached Storage devices, powered by Intel’s latest Atom processors. The new Thecus N4800 and N2800 NAS boxes both sport 2.13GHz Atom processors, 2GB of DDR3 memory, HDMI outputs and USB 3.0 ports. In addition to being able to output many video files directly to a monitor through the HDMI outputs, these latest NAS devices also allow for hardware monitoring and even web browsing right from the device—without a need for a PC. More information available below in the full press release below... Introducing Thecus’ Next-Gen NAS N4800 &... Read more...
After all these years, LaCie's storage hardware still looks better than storage hardware from pretty much any other vendor. And if you're starting up a small business, you may be interested in what the company's got on offer now. This week, LaCie announced the 5big Office Series, its latest five-bay network attached storage solutions. The 5big Office Series, powered by Windows Home Server 2011, packs a 1.6GHz 64-bit Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and plenty of options. There's a single-drive edition that allows users to add additional drives, as needed, for up to 10TB of total capacity. It reduces the initial... Read more...
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