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There’s a new member of WD’s My Cloud family, and it’s designed to fill the niche between the consumer-level My Cloud personal cloud storage device we reviewed a few months ago and the more professional-leaning My Cloud EX4 (with up to 16TB of storage capacity). The My Cloud EX2 lands somewhere in the middle and offers up to 8TB of storage. WD sells the device with an empty chassis or loaded up with WD Red drives. If 4TB, 6TB,or 8TB somehow isn’t enough for you, you can connect additional storage via the USB 3.0 port on the back. WD My Cloud EX2 What WD offers with the My... Read more...
Cloud storage has emerged as a hugely attractive option for consumers and businesses alike. Consumer cloud storage darling Dropbox has gotten big enough that it warrants its own developer conference, Box is consistently innovating in the business space, Amazon’s storage cloud is massive and popular, and we could go on and on with numerous other companies offering all types of cloud storage services. Even as cloud storage has exploded, however, there are many skeptics who believe that entrusting your data to a cloud service is foolish, due to reliability, privacy and security concerns. Diehard... Read more...
Cloud  storage has emerged as a hugely attractive option for consumers and businesses alike. Consumer cloud storage darling Dropbox has gotten big enough that it warrants its own developer conference, Box is consistently innovating in the business space, Amazon’s storage cloud is massive and popular, and we could go on and on with numerous other companies offering all types of cloud storage services. Even as cloud storage has exploded, however, there are many skeptics who believe that entrusting your data to a cloud service is foolish. For one thing, you’re giving your... Read more...
Roughly a year ago, Western Digital launched its 3.5-inch WD Red NAS hard drives in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB capacities, and now the company has added to the Red family with a 4TB 3.5-inch drive as well as a couple of 2.5-inch options. The 2.5-inch WD Red NAS drives, like the 3.5-inch versions, are also purpose-built for SOHO NAS storage with 1 to 5 bays. The SATA 6Gbps drives feature IntelliPower rotational speed and come in capacities of 1TB and 750GB. Why the 2.5-inch versions? “This small form factor enables our customers to use high capacity NAS hard drives that offer performance, quiet operation,... Read more...
For a number of good reasons, "cloud storage" is all the rage. Being able to store your data online in order to access it virtually anywhere is the epitome of convenience. However, it does carry with it a couple of important downsides. While it's unlikely for a service like Dropbox, Google Drive or SkyDrive to go down, it's always a risk. And with all of the Prism / NSA goingson lately, it's become clear that if the government wanted, it could likely get to your data with relative ease. The best solution? A personal cloud solution. While home-brewed solutions can work out nicely, such as with NAS... Read more...
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...
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