Items tagged with NAS

Today, we're going to take a look at the ASUS TS mini, a home server that's designed to offer easy and simple file storage, automated backups, and file sharing. The ASUS TS mini offers your choice of 500GB or 2TB of storage in an energy-efficient 2-bay design. Both models also come with 500GB of online storage free for the first year. The TS mini is powered by an Intel Atom processor and runs Microsoft Windows Home Server. In addition to a spare internal hard drive bay, the TS mini supports plenty of external storage options with six USB and two eSATA ports... ASUS TS mini Home Server Review... Read more...
Let's face the facts; unless you have an automatic backup configured, you probably don't back up the information on your computer as often as you should. Even though we would hate to lose critical financial documents, personal photos, music, and movies, we don't often take the time to ensure that these files are safely and securely stored on a second device.There are a number of ways to back up your data and to configure automatic backups including external hard drives and home servers. Home servers provide the added benefit of letting you share files from one computer to another. And as an added benefit, they can also provide remote access to your files while you're away from home. Click to... Read more...
Plextor entered the consumer NAS market with the new PX-NAS2. This 2-Bay NAS is compatible with PC and Mac. It is also DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 compliant, ensuring connectivity with other media devices such as your Xbox or PS3. Using the bundled Memeo software and a Plextor PX-NAS2 utility program, the NAS promises an easy way to back up, share, and stream your digital files over a home network. The PX-NAS2 will be available in three configurations starting at $225 for a model without hard disks installed. Plextor Announces New PX-NAS2 Consumer NAS Drive PX-NAS2 NAS device lets you plug and play, connect and back up instantly (Fremont, CA – April 12, 2010) – Plextor LLC (www.plextor.com),... Read more...
Thecus Releases N8800+ Rackmount NAS Server2U Rackmount storage server ready for 10Gb Ethernet speeds 04/08/2010 – Businesses around the world need every advantage they can get against their competitors. The faster an organization reacts, the more likely they are to come out on top. Top corporations know that speed is an essential component of competitiveness and with that in mind, digital storage leader Thecus Technology is pleased to announce the N8800+ 2U Rackmount Storage Server. With massive storage, blazing speed, and an internal PCI-E 8X slot that is compatible with next-generation 10Gb Ethernet cards, the N8800+ is the ideal network storage solution for the enterprise on the cutting-edge.... Read more...
We've seen a handful of NAS box announcements lately, including one from QNAP, who today introduced its 5-drive TS-559 Pro. Aimed at the desktop and SMB crowds, the TS-559 Pro boasts up to 10TB of storage, provided you shove a quintuplet of 2TB hard drives into the unit as a single drive, JPOD configuration, and has been certified to work with VMWare's vSphere 4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization software.The feature list runs long for the TS-559 Pro, including an Intel Atom D-510 dual-core processor clocked at 1.66GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory, several RAID options, instant SMS and email alerts, Wake on LAN, AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption, and a whole bunch more.Pricing starts at about $1,070 street... Read more...
Data Robotics has been making other mass storage devices look sort of silly for years now, as the company's Drobo line of smart storage solutions tends to keep a better eye on your files than the more traditional RAID setups. Just a few short months after launching the Drobo S and DroboElite, the company has announced their first-ever NAS drive: Drobo FS.It stands for Drobo File Server, and while the company is hesitant to actually call it a NAS drive, that's precisely what it is. It uses the same 5-bay enclosure as the Drobo S, offering users the ability to mix and match hard drives as they go. The BeyondRAID technology that keeps your files from getting lost if a drive fails is still here,... Read more...
Experience TwonkyMedia Server on Thecus NAS 3/11/2010 - In today’s digitized world, NAS devices have become a part of our everyday life as more and more people are integrating NAS into their home networks to stream, share and store digital contents. With the aim to enhance the user’s home digital entertainment experience, Thecus Technology, is officially announcing that the multiple award winning TwonkyMedia Server is now supported on its NAS products. The new TwonkyMedia server offers greater features and flexibility; it supports most DLNA-Certified and UPnP compliant devices, such as TVs, PCs, mobile devices and Digital Media Adapters (DMA). Compatibility wise, TwonkyMedia Server also supports... Read more...
Today sure feels like launch day, as quite a few big-name companies have decided to kick March off with a bang this morning. Of course, CeBIT is getting underway in Germany, so no one should really be surprised. One of those companies is Netgear, who has decided to introduce a couple of new devices that provide a wide variety of functionality. Starting off is the High-Performance Wireless-N HD Home Theater Kit (WNHDB3004), which is designed to wirelessly play back "multiple jitter-free 1080p HD video and audio streams to every room in the house flawlessly, and at double the performance and range of solutions in the market today." That's a pretty big claim, and the Universal WiFi Internet Adapter... Read more...
One look, and you know it's a LaCie. The iconic storage brand has just introduced their newest lineup of desktop Network Storage solutions, aimed at small-to-medium sized business but perfect for the prosumer at home, too. These don't look any different from the outside than LaCie's prior NAS offerings, but it's what is inside that counts. And what's inside is more power.Three new drives are seeing updates today: the LaCie d2 Network 2 (single disk), LaCie 2big Network 2 (two disks) and LaCie 5big Network 2 (five disks).These pro units promise 70MB/sec on the data access front, and they also include compatibility with Macs (Time Machine) and PCs. You'll also get Wake-on-LAN support, and if you... Read more...
Thecus Introduces 1U4600 Rackmount NAS ServerA powerful yet versatile enterprise-class rackmount storage device 02/16/2010 – Two short years ago, Thecus Technology shook up the world of enterprise storage with the release of the 1U4500 – a rackmount storage server which utilized SATA technology. Today, Thecus is pleased to announce a follow up to this groundbreaking device: the 1U4600 Rackmount NAS Server. Offering increased system performance and complete security and flexibility, the 1U4600 is an excellent storage solution for the growing enterprise. Business users need to access data as quickly as possible, which is why the 1U4600 is built for speed. Powered by Intel Celeron technology and... Read more...
Buffalo may not hold the same level of household recognition compared to a LaCie, Seagate or Western Digital, but in the NAS world, it's a trusted name. Network Attached Storage solutions have been this company's wheelhouse for years now, and for those looking to get started in a simple way with a reliable face in the industry, there's hardly a better option on paper than the LinkStation Mini.Designed not for the SMB crowd, but for the home users who need a more reliable way to backup and access their archived data, this new sleek, compact dual-drive device features an increase in performance, silent operations and a revamped UI compared to the previous model. There's also support for RAID 0... Read more...
One thing is for sure: a QNAP drive looks like a QNAP drive. Much like LaCie, QNAP hasn't changed its motif for years now, and the latest two NAS drives definitely look exactly like the company's previous two NAS drives. Believe it or not, the duo we're talking about here today are both brand new, with 2 and 4 drive models boasting Intel's new D410 Atom CPU, iSCSI support and virtualization capabilities. The new TS-239 Pro II (2 drive model) and TS-439 Pro II (4 drive model) offer up to 8TB of storage, and both are compatible with VMware's vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization platform, ideal for departmental file sharing, storage, and advanced server applications in the office environment. They... Read more...
iSCSI used to be a term that was infrequently uttered in the storage community at large, but more and more it's being talked about alongside the traditional NAS. Drobo recently released a professional drive of its own that utilized iSCSI, and now LaCie is doing likewise with its all-new 12big Rack Network. As with all LaCie products, this one also looks pretty fantastic--even though it's likely to be hidden behind closed doors within an air conditioned server room for the better part of its useful life. The device definitely isn't geared towards your average consumer. It's a 19", 2U-sized device that's aimed at rack-mount server platforms. It's powered by Windows Storage Server 2008 and comes... Read more...
Sharkoon is best known for its HDD Docks, which enable internal 3.5" HDDs to be quickly accessed outside of a PC. The company's latest product, however, has little to do with connecting hard drives to actual rigs via the traditional methods and lots more to do with making your existing drives accessible over the Internet.The Sharkoon USB LANPort is essentially another form of the Pogoplug that the world has grown to know and love. Basically, it's a USB network adapter that connects a USB port with a LAN. In short, it connects any USB flash drive or USB hard drive with the 'Net, making any USB storage device you have a NAS drive. Two models are available, with the first offering one USB port and... Read more...
Inelegant NAS solutions have been around for years, and still they sell well. All of the organization and data management is left on the shoulders of the owner, and the drive itself simply serves up content whenever you--the end-user--tells it to. The Drobo changed all of that in early 2007, and now Data Robotics is looking to expand its product line in a big way. In fact, the company is doubling the amount of products it sells today, though that's not too difficult to do when your line only consists of two products.First up is the Drobo S. Essentially, it's a Drobo, but with 5 bays, support for dual-drive redundancy and the addition of an eSATA port. It also has a snappier CPU, so the transfer... Read more...
Cloud Engines has made a good name for itself with its original Pogoplug, a device that essentially turned any USB external hard drive into a NAS drive. The original Pogoplug had a single USB port, enabling one HDD to be accessed over the Internet. The company has just launched its second generation device, and this one is far more functional. The new Pogoplug hardware is really stylish, boasting a clear case with colorful accents. The single device supports up to 4 HDDs, enabling a total of four USB hard drives to instantly become Web-accessible. It also provides a drag-and-drop interface to create engaging multi-media slide shows, seamless media playback, and enhanced sharing with friends on... Read more...
You knew it was bound to happen. The 3D revolution started with the TV, but now it's seeping into everything. Cinemas, projectors and now notebook PCs. Before long, we're guessing a 3D version of the Nintendo DSi and Sony PSP will be out and about. All possible kidding aside, Asus has just announced that it'll be matching Acer's 3D laptop launch with one of its own. The G51J 3D is a modified version of the gaming notebook we reviewed just over a week ago, so if it's depth and wild glasses you're after, hopefully you held off.Reportedly, this is the planet's first notebook to utilize NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. Within, you'll find a GeForce GTX 260M GPU (1GB DDR3), a Core i7 processor, Windows... Read more...
If Apple is the king of design in the laptop world, LaCie is far atop the hard drive world. Without exception, this company produces the most glamorous and gorgeous HDDs we've ever seen, and it's probably the only HDD company that actually makes you think that their products are desirable. It's amazing what good design can do, right? After all, the HDDs within the enclosures are the same as any--it's the exterior that makes this firm so special.The Network Space 2 is the latest good-looker to emerge, with a sleek black design crafted by Neil Poulton and all the promise of a NAS. It's been far too long since we've seen a NAS drive we could stand to look at for more than a few minutes, so we'd... Read more...
Thecus Launches N8800PRO Rackmount NAS Server Enterprise storage featuring outstanding performance and value 11/04/2009 – Businesses rely on data every day and how this data is stored is of critical importance. Data has to be accessible at all times, but it also needs to be fast enough to keep up with the speed of modern business. Today, Thecus is proud to launch its latest 2U rackmount NAS device – the N8800PRO. With outstanding performance, rock-solid stability, and complete flexibility, the N8800PRO sets a new standard in enterprise storage.To enable businesses to access their data as quickly as possible, the N8800PRO features a multitude of performance enhancements. Powering the N8800PRO... Read more...
Network-attached storage (NAS) devices come in all shapes and sizes; some even come without hard drives--with the intention that the users will add the drives themselves. There is even a relatively new category of NAS devices that don't have any internal drives at all, and instead use USB-attached drives as their storage source. These NAS devices are typically inexpensive and super-easy to setup and use. We've even looked at a couple of them: the Addonics NAS Adapter ($49) and CloudEngines' Pogoplug ($99). Now a big name in the storage business, Seagate, has jumped onto this bandwagon and released its own USB drive-based NAS device, the Seagate FreeAgent DockStar. Instead of reinventing the wheel,... Read more...
Network-attached storage (NAS) devices come in all shapes and sizes; some even come without hard drives--with the intention that the users will add the drives themselves. There is even a relatively new category of NAS devices that don't have any internal drives at all, and instead use USB-attached drives as their storage source. These NAS devices are typically inexpensive and super-easy to setup and use. We've even looked at a couple of them: the Addonics NAS Adapter ($49) and CloudEngines' Pogoplug ($99). Now a big name in the storage business, Seagate, has jumped onto this bandwagon and released its own USB drive-based NAS device, the Seagate FreeAgent DockStar. Instead of reinventing the wheel,... Read more...
Thecus N7700PRO, Next-Generation Advanced Storage World’s First 10GbE SMB NAS 10/15/2009 – Thecus Technology is always pushing the boundaries of what NAS devices are capable of. Today, Thecus is proud to introduce the N7700PRO, the follow up to the award winning N7700. While the original N7700 made its mark by being the world’s first seven-bay NAS device, the N7700PRO raises the stakes with breathtaking performance, unmatched reliability, and maximum flexibility. With the N7700PRO, blistering performance is the name of the game. At its core is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and a whopping 4GB of high-speed DDR2 800 memory, making it the most powerful NAS unit available. In fact, with its PCI-e slot,... Read more...
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