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

Synology DiskStation DS215+ Review

The Synology DS215+ is a 2-bay NAS that provides high performance when multitasking with applications while boasting excellent energy efficiency and a plethora of business features. Released as a successor to the DS214+ line, the Synology NAS has a maximum of 16TB in raw storage capacity and is ideal for small and medium businesses looking to centralize their backup process, protect their most important content, and efficiently share their files.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Announces My Cloud OS 3

Today before the IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin, WD announced the latest version of the OS for its My Cloud family, OS 3. Along with the new OS and its enhanced features, WD also announced a new Software Developer's Kit, and a new My Cloud Storage device, My Cloud Mirror, that is dual-drive and has more memory and faster processing speed than previous version.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has released the TVS-871T, the industry’s first Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS and designed for creative media professionals looking to streamline large 4K video and design workflows. The TVS-871T comes equipped with 20Gbps bandwidth, SSD cache acceleration, 4K video capable Thunderbolt 2, and compatibility with the Thunderbolt-ready storage expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P, which allows users to expand storage capacity of the Turbo vNAS up to 448TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Beta

Today QNAP Systems Inc. released a new beta version of its operating system used on most of the company’s NAS devices, QTS 4.2. QNAP has revamped its User Interface and added many new features to QTS 4.2 to make the OS smoother, smarter, and more secure.

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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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