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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-451S Turbo NAS Announced

QNAP Systems has announced the TS-451S Turbo NAS, a 4-bay NAS that is designed for high-density 2.5" SSD that feature an Intel Celeron 2.41GHz processor. The company also announced that their TS-x53 Pro series (SMB models designed for high-density SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSDs) have been renamed to the TS-453S Pro (4-bay) and TS-853S Pro (8-bay) to streamline the different naming of their products in the same class category.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Synology DiskStation DS1815+ Review

The Synology DS1815+ is a new 8-bay NAS designed for workload intensive tasks and offers a hardware encryption engine. Successor to the DS1813+, which we reviewed earlier this year, the new NAS features an updated quad-core processor, hardware encryption engine, and seamless software integration in a tower form factor. Synology has also made their new DS1815+ a very scalable device, with support for up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 108TB of raw capacity with two DX513 expansion units.

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by Brian Beeler

Buyer Beware: Black Friday SSD and Storage Deals

Most of the country is about to get wrapped up in shopping hysteria that ranges from new cars to SSDs and everything in between. Bricks and mortar and online retailers both will be pitching hard drives, SSDs and portable storage of all types this holiday season. But not all deals are good deals, lining up a .25/GB SSD on Black Friday is only a good deal if the SSD itself is a good drive. This time of the year is ripe for off brand manufacturers to cash in on unsuspecting consumers. Let StorageReview help take the guesswork out of the equation. If you're cross-shopping storage deals this season, here's a cheat sheet to help you win at buying storage tech this season.

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by Brian Beeler

Buying an SSD - The Brands That Matter

When evaluating SSDs in the consumer space, the buyer can get easily confused with the dizzying array of options. Rather than consolidating in the last year, the client SSD space continues to explode. Well, that's not entirely accurate, the number of manufacturers selling SSDs has increased, though the variation in solutions has not. To put a finer point on it, there are manufacturers who are innovating or otherwise adding value, and there are those who are simply slapping a brand on an SSD, without providing consumers with much of a support network or adding even incremental value along the way.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS215j Released

Synology has launched DiskStation DS215j, their newest 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage data, stream media contents, synchronize files on the cloud, while keeping their content safe and secure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches Latest Version Of ArchiveOne, Version 7.0

Today Barracuda Networks announced the launch of the latest version of its comprehensive archiving, eDiscovery, and information management software, ArchiveOne 7.0. This is the latest step of Barracuda rolling out their Protection Plus Initiative.

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by Josh Linden

PMC Announces ThinkServer SAS Adapter Partnership with Lenovo

PMC-Sierra has announced that its 12Gb/s Adaptec SAS adapter technology will be available for external storage expansion throughout Lenovo's ThinkServer offerings. The Lenovo 8885E is a PCIe HBA that leverages PMC's Adaptec technologies to provide expansion opportunities Lenovo’s rack and tower servers. The 8885E card provides eight SAS/SATA ports for 6Gb/s and 12Gb/s JBOD connectivity in a MD2 form factor.

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Announces Release 8.0 Software

Unitrends announced the upcoming availability of Unitrends Release 8.0, the latest version of the software that powers the company’s Unified Data Protection physical and virtual backup and recovery appliances. With the release of 8.0, Unitrends has majorly upgraded its Unified Enterprise Backup (UEB) and its Recovery Series.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Saber 1000 Enterprise SSD Series Announced

OCZ Storage Solutions has announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series, which is designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments such as online archiving, web browsing, media streaming, and indexing. The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series is equipped with an enterprise-optimized feature set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

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by Adam Armstrong

DataDirect Networks Make A Series Of Announcements At SC14

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has made a series of announcements this year at SC14. These announcements include a collaboration with Intel, combining Intel’s Enterprise Edition for Lustre software with DDN’s EXAScaler solution. The validation of DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine burst buffer and application accelerator through continued customer adoption and the release of the latest performance tests. And the results of TechValidate’s HPC trends survey that highlights customers’ concerns with HPC/Big Data solutions and why DDN is best fit to address these concerns. 

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