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QNAP TS-451+ SOHO NAS Review

November 1st, 2015 No comments

AnandTech reviews the QNAP TS-451+ NAS.

A look at the specifications reveals that the core SoC and memory capacity seem to be similar to the TS-x53 Pro launched last year. However, while the TS-x53 Pro targets the mid-end SMB market, the focus of the TS-x51 is more towards the home consumer side.

Source: QNAP TS-451+ SOHO NAS Review

Categories: Prebuilt NAS, QNAP, Reviews

Synology DiskStation DS214se Review

December 7th, 2013 No comments

The DiskStation DS214se is Synology’s economical two-bay NAS with the capability to host, share, and protect data and is optimized to be an personal NAS server running the ever incomparable DiskStation Manager (DSM).

via StorageReview.com

Categories: Reviews, Synology

Recommend a NAS to Linus Torvalds

April 6th, 2013 2 comments

Linus Torvalds is asking for a NAS recommendation on Google+:

If it runs Linux, that’s obviously a plus, but no, I’m not looking for something to play with. Quite the reverse. I’m looking for something I can ignore and not worry about.

via Linus Torvalds

Categories: Prebuilt NAS, Reviews

Five Best NAS Enclosures

December 16th, 2012 No comments

Lifehacker has a list of the top five NASs, as voted by their readers.

Earlier in the week we asked you which NAS enclosures you thought were the best. We heard your nominations loud and clear, and now we’re back to take a look at the top five.

Drobo Releases Faster 5N NAS

December 13th, 2012 No comments

New features include a faster processor and an optional SSD cache.

Read more about it at Ars Technica and Drobo.com.

Categories: Complete Systems, Drobo

A fast NAS with class: 5 months with the Synology DS-412+

September 26th, 2012 No comments

Ars Technica provides a 6 page review of the Synology DS-412+, focusing on features, software, and pretty much everything you’d want to know about any NAS.

Other contenders in the home NAS space include QNAP, NetGear, and Iomega, but I went with Synology chiefly due to their reputation for performance. The DroboFS was the very definition of “easy to use,” but after more than a year the slow read and write speeds just became too much. After scouring forums and reviews to find a replacement, I kept coming back to the then-newly released DS-412+.

via Ars Technica

Categories: Benchmarks, Reviews, Synology

LaCies 2big NAS Review

June 10th, 2012 No comments

AnandTech reviews the LaCie 2big NAS

On May 15th, LaCie launched an updated version of their 2big Network 2 2-bay product, the 2big NAS. The 2big NAS comes in diskless and 6TB versions, priced at $299.99 and $649.00 respectively. At this price point, the NAS competes with advanced 2-bay SMB solutions such as the Synology DS211+, and not the LG NAS N2A2 which is geared primarily towards home users. In this review, we set out to find whether the features and performance match up to the price point.

via AnandTech

Compact Network Attached Storage from Synology: DiskStation DS411 Slim

February 4th, 2012 No comments

This compact product working with 2.5”hard drives brings low power consumption “green” solution, quiet operation, reliability and easy disk replacement in a small size. The operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager 3.0, delivers rich features for multimedia, Internet sharing, data protection and energy-saving options. Read more in our review.

via X-bit labs.

Categories: Reviews, Synology

QNAP TS-659 Pro II Review

September 19th, 2011 1 comment

We have been playing around with the QNAP TS-659 Pro II unit over the last month or so. Based on the Intel Atom D525 platform, it has 6 bays and dual GbE ports, making it a candidate for the high end SMB market.

via AnandTech

Categories: Benchmarks, iSCSI, NFS, QNAP, Reviews, Samba

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.

via bit-tech.net

Thecus Rolls Out Core i3, SAS Rackmount NAS

August 19th, 2011 No comments

A professional rackmount version of a DIY NAS, with link aggregation and redundant power:

The N8900 is based on a dual-core Intel Core i3-2120 processor with 8 GB of DDR3 memory and Thecus Dual DOM flash memory.

via SmallNetBuilder

Categories: Complete Systems, News, Thecus

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.

Data Robotics’s Drobo S storage robot goes USB 3.0, starts at $800

November 29th, 2010 No comments

As you could probably surmise from the title above, the only notable difference in Data Robotics’ newest storage robot is the addition of USB 3.0, but the triple interface ensures that eSATA and FireWire 800 users are also taken care of.

via Engadget

Categories: Drobo, News

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.

via bit-tech.net.

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