SOHO NAS reviews generally focus on NAS devices that feature 1 to 4 bays of storage and enable SOHO (small office home office) users to quickly and easily backup their important data - whether that data is work documents, family photos, a music and movie collection or anything else that users want to secure. These SOHO NAS reviews feature products that have simple management tools but still offer a significant feature-set so that users benefit from robust functionality without being overwhelmed by complexity.
by Lyle Smith

QNAP Demonstrates Thunderbolt NAS, Qsirch, Virtualization Solutions, QTS 4.2, and More

QNAP Systems has demonstrated various new technologies and devices at Computex 2015, including the world's first Thunderbolt NAS, the unique search tool "Qsirch", a hybrid approach to virtualization with Virtualization Station and Container Station, the new QTS 4.2 operating system, multi-zone multimedia system, and various new and feature-rich Turbo NAS models for home and businesses. In addition, QNAP cooperated with HGST, Seagate, Toshiba and WD to showcase joint solutions of QNAP NAS using a variety of their HDDs and SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Drobo Gets Spun Off Of Connected Data

Today Drobo announced that it has been acquired by an investment group comprised of seasoned tech executives. Drobo had been an independent subsidiary of Connected Data. Drobo will now be a standalone entity effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Expands My Cloud App Offerings with Plex

WD has announced that it has expanded its app offerings by introducing Plex, an entertainment app that can be downloaded to and deployed on the My Cloud NAS series. Plex offers users with a way to organize videos, music and photos from personal media libraries with the ability to stream them to smart TVs, streaming boxes, and mobile devices directly from the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Unveils New DiskStation And RackStation

Today Synology America Corp launched a new DiskStation, DS1515, as well as a new RackStation, RS815. These new storage solutions are aimed at businesses that are growing and need cost-effective enterprise features. Both of the new solutions run Synology’s award winning DiskStation Manger (DSM) 5.1 with all the features it includes, such as: remote access, scalability, unparalleled reliability, cross-platform file sharing, and 24/7 security solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD My Cloud DL4100 Review

The My Cloud DL4100, which was designed to be easy to deploy while bringing new features to its users, is WD's newest four-bay SOHO NAS. All of the components of the DL4100 are made by WD, so the fully integrated system is ready for use right out of the box, delivering up to 24TB, 117MB/s read, and 107MB/s write. WD's MY Cloud OS (which comes standard with the DL4100) allows for PC/Mac consolidation, remote and mobile access (computers, tablets and smartphones), third-party app support, and maintained performance for multiple users. WD promises to provide reliability, security, scalability, which is evidenced in its features.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-251C Turbo NAS Now Available

QNAP has announced the release of the TS-251C Turbo NAS, an affordable 2-bay compact NAS equipped with an Intel Celeron dual-core CPU and 1GB of energy-efficient DDR3L RAM. The TS-251C Turbo NAS allows users to build a personal cloud and media center with features such as real-time/offline Full HD video transcoding, video streaming via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server, HDMI-out with XBMC media player, and various apps for file and multimedia storage, backup, and sharing.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Personal Cloud Review (2-Bay)

The Seagate Personal Cloud is a small home or office NAS that acts as a private cloud for users when they are home or away. All the user's personal media be it photos, videos, or multimedia collections can be stored on the Personal Cloud and streamed to a television, mobile device, or DLNA compatible device such as a gaming console. The Personal Cloud can also be used as a backup and sync device for mobile devices, PCs, and Macs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces Availability Of BeyondCloud Bundles

Synology America Corp has announced the availability of its BeyondCloud Bundles in North America only. As we mention before, the BeyondCloud bundles come with everything preconfigured: the units, the disks, the OS, and various features preinstalled. Users should be able to take the units out of the boxes, plug them in, and get to work. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces BeyondCloud Preconfigured DiskStation Units

Today at CES Synology Inc. announced new DiskStation units, the BeyondCloud bundles. Unlike their previous DiskStation units, the BeyondCloud come with everything preconfigured: the units, the disks, the OS, and various features preinstalled. Users should be able to take the units out of the boxes, plug them in, and get to work.

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by Josh Linden

QNAP to Premier AMD-based Turbo NAS Models at CES 2015

In anticipation of the upcoming 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), QNAP has announced a lineup of three NAS appliances built with a new AMD processor that integrate AMD’s Radeon hardware-accelerated video encoding and decoding. The new AMD-powered Turbo vNAS units will also make use of the AMD platform for hardware encryption and virtualization. QNAP will be on-site at CES in order to show off these new NAS offerings, designated TVS-463, TVS-663, TVS-863, and TVS-863+.

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