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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...
The folks at Thecus have just unveiled their latest low-power Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, the N4100 EVO. This new N4100 looks just like previous iterations of this 4-bay NAS, and sports Thecus’ useful LCD and front panel buttons (among many other features), but this latest device is powered by a new, lower-power dual-core SoC from Cavium. The full scoop is available in the PR below... Thecus N4100EVO: The First Dual-core Cavium-based 4-bay NAS Intelligent design: Evolve your digital office 12/12/2011 – Taipei (Taiwan): Thecus is well known in the market for always putting... Read more...
You've certainly heard of Drobo, the company formerly known as Data Robotics. Their Drobo line of intelligent storage boxes have helped redefine local backup, and now they're taking one step closer to the inevitable: cloud backup. The company has announced a new partnership that brings Pogoplug Cloud to Drobo customers, for remote file access, cloud storage and media streaming from any device. It's a deal that'll bring a comprehensive personal cloud solution for anytime, anywhere access to files. Drobo customers will have access to free cloud storage, remote file access and digital media streaming... Read more...
Iomega recently launched the new Iomega StorCenter px12-350r Network Storage Array. This NAS features an Intel Core2 Duo processor, 7,200 rpm hard drives, and optional solid state drives. The new StorCenter px12-350r offers full Hyper-V Live migration support, multiple RAID levels, hot swap drives, and native support for Avamar deduplicating backup. The StorCenter px12-350r is available in two base configurations: 4 x 2TB drives for minimum of 8TB of network storage, and 4X 3TB drives for 12TB of network storage. The StorCenter px12-350r is a 2U Form factor rackmount NAS with 12 slots for drive... Read more...
To this point, most of the recently released, higher-end “off the shelf” network attached storage solutions targeted at small business or home users have features low-power Intel Atom processors. Thecus’ new, ultra-high-end N8900, however, boasts an Intel’s Core i3 processor and 8GB of DDR3 memory at its heart. Truth be told, it’s only the custom OS / Firmware of the N8900 that make this a NAS device, as the hardware is obviously capable of running virtually any server OS on the market with a Core i3 and that much memory available. Thecus’ DOM, or disk-on-modules,... Read more...
Is big ever really big enough? Not in our world! LaCie knows that as well as anyone, and that's why they're announcing the 5big Storage Server in a new, expanded model. The company's pro-level sharing appliance is now offered in a 1TB model for user expandability, and you can order one with up to 10TB of expandable capacity. You'll also get Windows Storage Server software and a sleek, compact aluminum enclosure, support for PC and Mac clients, and a dual-core Intel 1.6GHz processor inside. The unit starts at $1199, and promises transfer rates as high as 180MB/sec. It'll handle RAID 0, 1, 5,or 5+... Read more...
QNAP is no question one of the larger names in the network-attached storage arena, but it's been some time since we heard from them. That's changing this week with their latest announcement, as they've added new Atom CPUs, USB 3.0 and support for SATA 6Gb/s drivers. The new TS-x59 Pro II series -- the 4-drive TS-459 Pro II, the 5-drive TS-559 Pro II, and the 6-drive TS-659 Pro II -- all feature the 1.8GHz D525 chip, along with 1GB of RAM (up to 3GB), and they also ship with the new V3.4 of QNAP’s renowned NAS management software, supporting all-in-one server applications such as file sharing,... Read more...
QNAP is increasing the performance and capabilities of its Turbo NAS Servers with the announcement of new NAS Management software. With the new software, users will get support for real-time remote replication capabilities, advanced folder permissions, virtual LAN support, and much more. The software will also enable RAID 10, giving users the advantages of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in a single system. RAID 10 allows for a maximum of two failed disks from two different pairs. The new software also provides for cloud storage backup with support for Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive services. QNAP Enhances Performance... Read more...
Data Robotics is hardly a startup any more. At this point, they're a well-known name in the storage business, and they're still just about the only company out there with automated backup solutions like the Drobo. It's more like a storage robot than a dumb RAID box, and while the company has focused mostly on consumers thus far, they're now starting to break into the enterprise market. They've offered the DroboPro before, but the company's newest line "means business." And that means they're after business dollars. Three main products are being announced this week: an 8-bay file sharing Drobo with... Read more...
When it comes to networked storage, "big enough" never really is. Synology is a well-know name in the higher-end NAS realm, and the company is pushing the boundaries of consumer/prosumer NAS drives with their latest unit, the DiskStation DS1511+. This unit is designed for home business users and small business owners who don't feel like forking out for a rack-mounted NAS setup, and with a ceiling of 15TB, most small offices should be able to be backed up with room to spare here. Also, with link aggregation, the DS1511+ surpasses its predecessor by delivering 197MB/sec in a RAID5 configuration,... Read more...
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