Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Thecus N2200XXX Review

September 5th, 2011 No comments

A quick review with a few benchmarks.

Thecus is the first dual-bay NAS box manufacturer we’ve seen to ditch the usual ARM or Marvell processors found in mainstream models in favour of a fully fledged 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 CPU.


Synology DS211+ SMB NAS Review

February 28th, 2011 No comments

AnandTech dissects, thoroughly reviews, and benchmarks the Synology DS211+:

Synology has a sensible model number nomenclature in which the last two digits refer to the year through which the model is intended for sale. The first set of digits refer to the maximum number of bays supported. Some models have a + at the end, signifying higher performance. Today, we have the DS211+ for review. The DS refers to the product category, Disk Station. 2 indicates a 2 bay model, and the 11 indicates a 2011 model. It is supposed to have a higher performance compared to the DS211 which was released in November 2010.

Build or Buy: How to Get the Best Boxee Box for Your Money

December 1st, 2010 No comments

Lifehacker reviews the Boxee Box and software, which is capable of scanning a SMB share of a NAS,  finding all the media files, and getting them ready for playback on a TV.

But how do you get your files into Boxee? The pre-built Box has no accessible internal storage, but it can can access shared files on your home network, on dedicated network-attached storage NAS, or on any USB drives you connect or SD cards you slide into its side.

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Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB and My Book Essential 3TB Drives Reviewed

November 29th, 2010 No comments

AnandTech takes the brand new 3.0 TB Western Digital internal hard drives for a spin.

Today, Western Digital takes it one step further and announces availability of the internal drive as well. The Caviar Green line is now home to a 2.5TB and a 3.0TB model, priced at $189 and $239 respectively.

QNAP TS-210 Turbo NAS Review

November 29th, 2010 No comments

This particular NAS box also makes a big song and dance about iSCSI. This allows you to allocate portions of an existing volume as targets. In the speed stakes, the TS-210 lagged behind the more expensive TS-219P and both Synology NAS boxes in all the tests. However, it was still streets ahead of most of the other NAS boxes we’ve tested. For example, it averaged 35.4MB/sec in the large file-reading test. The TS-210 is an excellent example of how easy a NAS box should be to configure and use. It’s only let down by its unexceptional transfer rate.


Categories: QNAP, Reviews

Synology DiskStation DS210+ NAS Review

August 7th, 2010 No comments

One can hardly be a market leader with a small product range. So, after announcing its entry-level products for the 2010 model year, Synology updates its high-end product line-up, too. In this review we are going to talk about the DS210+ Network Attached Storage which, as its name suggests, is designed for two hard disk drives.

via X-bit labs

Categories: Reviews, Synology

Promise Fastrak TX4650 Review

August 7th, 2010 No comments reviews the Promise Fastrak TX4650, a 4-port SATA software RAID PCI-E card, and benchmarks it against the Intel ICH10R.

Western Digital’s VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive

April 6th, 2010 No comments

The Tech Report reviews Western Digital’s latest in high performance spindle-based desktop storage.

can the new VelociRaptor compete in this rapidly evolving storage market, or has it become, well, a dinosaur?

via The Tech Report .

Categories: Hard Drives, Reviews

ZFS data integrity tested

February 25th, 2010 No comments

Robin Harris over at the Storage Bits blog goes over a new UW-M paper analyzing the fault tolerance claims of ZFS.

File systems guard all the data in your computer, but most are based on 20-30 year old architectures that put your data at risk with every I/O. The open source ZFS from Sun Oracle claims high data integrity – and now that claim has been tested.

via ZFS data integrity tested | Storage Bits |

Categories: News, Reviews, ZFS

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo Review

February 23rd, 2010 No comments

X-bit labs reviews the Netgear ReadyNAS Duo.

The ReadyNAS Duo is positioned as a solution for homes with more than one computer. Unlike a USB drive, the ReadyNAS connects to the network and is simultaneously accessible via all connected Windows or Macintosh computers. Read more about this device in our review.

via Netgear ReadyNAS Duo Review – X-bit labs.

Categories: Netgear ReadyNAS, Reviews

QNAP TS-219P Turbo NAS Review

December 15th, 2009 No comments

X-bit labs reviews the QNAP TS-219P Turbo NAS.

Categories: QNAP, Reviews

A quick look at Western Digital’s latest My Book NAS

June 24th, 2009 No comments

The Tech Report reviews the Western Digital My Book World Edition II, a two drive, ready to use NAS.

Meet Drobo: A Data-Saving Robot

June 27th, 2007 No comments

Toms Hardware reviews the Drobo USB DAS device.

Categories: Drobo, Reviews

Thecus 1U4500 Review: Rackmount NAS with focus on performance

May 10th, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder checks out the rackmount Thecus 1U4500 which can hold four SATA drives.

Categories: Reviews, Thecus

Linksys NSS4000: Biz-class NAS with pizazz

April 30th, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder reviews the  Linksys NSS4000 NAS.

Categories: Linksys, Reviews