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Synology Launches DiskStation DS415+ 4-Bay Quad-Core NAS

Synology has launched their newest NAS today, the DiskStation DS415+. This is a 4-bay NAS targeted at small and medium sized businesses as well as enthusiast home users. Built with a Quad-core Intel Atom processor that…

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$5,000 Mega Tivo Looks Like Rack Server

Every few months I get to a point with my Sky+ box where I realise I’ve got just a few percent of the storage remaining. Then starts the race, do I delete stuff I want to…

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Everybody Can NAS, a Beginners Guide to OpenMediaVault

Introduction What is a NAS? NAS is the acronym for ‘Network Attached Storage’ and that is just what it is. Storage that is directly attached to your network, thereby allowing you to access its content from…

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QNAP CEO Richard Lee Praised as NAS Industry Visionary

QNAP Systems, Inc. CEO, Richard Lee, in a recent interview with Japan’s AKIBA PC Hotline website, was praised for his aggressiveness, passion, and determination in shaping the future of the Network-attached Storage (NAS) market. The interview,…

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FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 Now Available, Fixes Samba Exploit

At the start of July, the developers of FreeNAS had said that 9.2.1.6 would be the last release prior to 9.3, but sometimes a serious bug needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This was…

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Thecus Launches 4-Bay NAS with Hybrid Mode Storage

The well known NAS manufacturer Thecus has just announced the newest addition to their SOHO and SMB line-up, the Thecus N4310 4bay device. Following in the footsteps of the N2310 we reviewed a little while ago,…

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Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Review

Introduction In the latter part of last year I took a look at Thecus N2560 2-bay Intelligent NAS – one of only two white systems that Thecus have in their library and as a budget busting…

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Western Digital Introduces 6 TB WD Red Hard Drive

Western Digital have just announced the expansion of their award winning WD Red series of SATA hard drives. Targeted at the home and small office NAS market, the new drive will offer up 5TB and 6TB…

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Seagate Announce Five New Business NAS Systems With Up To 30TB Storage On Offer

Aside from desktop and enterprise hard drives and SSDs, not many people are aware that Seagate also have a NAS product line that covers every market sector including the SMB market. With the recent announcement that…

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Synology DS415Play 4-Bay NAS Review

Introduction In the early stages of this year we saw the arrival of Synology’s DS214Play – a 2-bay system which offers users the ability to stream media connect across the network to everything, including mobile devices…

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Thecus N4800Eco 4-Bay NAS Review

Introduction In today’s market, performance, connectivity and software features are not the only areas that NAS manufacturers have to focus on when developing a new product. As businesses strive to save overhead costs wherever they can,…

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Synology DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Review

Introduction When looking at bulk storage and consequently network storage, the generic blueprint that virtually every vendor follows is a desktop or rackmount system with an even number of drive bays, each with the capacity to…

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Thecus N4560 4-Bay NAS Review

Introduction Over the last few years, the NAS market as a whole has been growing at a steady rate and in when we start to break things down and look at the rate of growth in…

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Hacker Makes $620,000 In Cryptocurrency From NAS-Mining Exploit

Hacking things to turn them into mining machines seems to be a profitable trend these days on the internet. One hacker had the smart idea to use a NAS vulnerability to create himself a huge mining…

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New Thecus NAS Hardware at Computex 2014

Like many of the manufacturers that have stands, displays and demonstrations running at Computex, Thecus are working on their home turf and this means that they have a lot of their product range on display, both…

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QNAP Unveil New NAS Products at Computex 2014

Computex 2014: QNAP have been busy revising their silent NAS and have come back to the market with their new HS-251, which still offers a two bay format, but should offer improved performance and cooling over…

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Western Digital Release System Update for My Cloud EX4 NAS

When I took a look at Western Digital’s My Cloud EX4 NAS a few months back I found the system to be a strong contender in the SOHO and SMB markets, offering up not only the…

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The eTeknix Guide To Building Your Own NAS System For Under $220

Introduction There may be a lot of people like myself who have missed the “NAS bandwagon” and have made do with other fragmented storage solutions up until now: multiple storage drives on different devices (laptops, desktops,…

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Synology Compact DS414Slim NAS Announced

Synology’s DiskStation NAS products are once of the more popular options out there on the market today and as the demand for systems goes up exponentially, there is a growing demand for systems that cover smaller…

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Thecus N2310 2-bay Intelligent NAS Review

Introduction In the opening weeks of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I took some time to meet up with the guys from Thecus to see what they had coming to the…

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QNAP SilentNAS HS-210 2-Bay NAS Review

Introduction When we look at where a NAS is typically designed to be placed, integration into a home A/V setup is not overly common surprisingly. Whilst there are a countless number of two and four bay…

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Thecus Enterprise NAS Now Support Seagate 6TB Drives

Around three weeks ago we heard how Thecus updated the compatibility list of drives for their entire NAS line-up to include Seagate’s latest 5TB drives, which in turn allows for far denser drive arrays in both…

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Western Digital EX2 2-Bay 8TB My Cloud NAS Review

Introduction Since the launch of Western Digital’s single bay My Cloud NAS and its bigger brother the four by EX4 is we have seen a strong movement over to cloud-based storage and thought of doing so…

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Synology DS414j 4-Bay NAS Review

Introduction Throughout the Synology product range each other models available can come in one of three variations the first of these is the standard series and this has no indicator after the name giving us a…

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Synology DS1513+ 5-Bay NAS Review

Introduction When we look at the number of bays that each and every NAS on the market has to offer, typically we find the bays rising in multiples of 2, although we do find that there…

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Thecus NAS Now Supporting Seagate 5TB Drives

Following the announcement a few weeks back that Seagate had quietly launched a 5TB enterprise level drive on to the market, the announcement a few days ago that they had then made a massive breakthrough to…

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Thecus Introduces Pydio App To Create Personal Cloud Storage

Over the last year or so we’ve been seeing a rapid growth in the popularity of cloud storage and on top of that the introduction of personal cloud solutions such as the EX4 from Western Digital…