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 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 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 Tucker Mindrum

QNAP TS-253 Pro Review

The QNAP TS-253 Pro is a two-bay NAS optimized for small offices, workgroups and enthusiasts. It is a feature-intensive system that provides transfer speeds of up to 415MB/s, DDR3L RAM of up to 8GB (with upgrade), military-grade AES 256-bit encryption technology (70MB/s), video transcoding, third-party application compatibility, and virtualization. The TS-253 Pro supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 and can be scaled up to 60TB with QNAP’s UX-800P expansion enclosure. QNAP loaded the TS-253 Pro with a 22nm quad-core Intel Celeron 2GHz processor as well as 512MB of flash memory.

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by Lyle Smith

WD My Cloud OS 1.5 Now Available

WD has announced the release of My Cloud OS 1.5, which offers new versions of the My Cloud product firmware as well as the My Cloud mobile app and media navigation, viewing and search features. The free upgrade is available on the full suite of My Cloud products including My CloudMy Cloud MirrorMy Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DS415+ NAS Review

The DS415+ is the updated mainline SOHO 4-bay from Synology that is designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It provides accelerated hardware encryption, plenty of storage capacity, and great performance. The DS415+ is equipped with enough juice to make it ideal for intensive tasks, which in turn allows the NAS to protect data without sacrificing too much performance.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x31 Series Turbo NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their TS-x31 series Turbo NAS for SOHO. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, the TS0x31 can be used as a network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment.  It also provides an affordable high-performance solution for file storage, sharing, and data backup with an to an easy-to-use cloud-based note-taking application and a wide range of multimedia functions. The TS-x31 series are available in 1, 2, and 4-bay models.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS415+ Released

Synology has released the DS415+, a faster and more secure network attached storage successor to the DS412+. The DS415+ is powered by DiskStation Manager and is designed for small and medium-sized business users who require high performance throughput and safety for data sharing and backup.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP TS-451 NAS Review

The QNAP TS-451 NAS is a high performance NAS for small offices and personal use. It comes with a 2.41GHz dual core Intel Celeron processor, 1GB of DDR3L RAM (expandable up to 8GB), up to 20TB of capacity (5TB HDD x 4), and all kinds of connectivity including two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two LAN Gigabit ports, and something a little different for NASs, an HDMI port. The NAS runs QNAP's latest OS for their NAS line, QTS 4.1. The device supports multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX) and allows cross-platform file sharing and can be remotely accessed from multiple devices. The TS-451 boasts speeds of 224MB/s sequential read and 216MB/s sequential write while posting encryption speeds of 68MB/s both sequential read and write.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces The DS115j Single-Bay NAS

Today Synology America Corp. announced the DS115j NAS. The DS115j is a single bay NAS and one of the most economical NAS units on the market. The DS115j runs Synology's award winning OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM).

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology DS415play NAS Review

The Synology DS415play is a 4-bay NAS for the media enthusiast. Like its smaller sister, the DS214play, the DS415play comes with video transcoding, that allows users to convert media files to usable extensions. The DS415play looks almost identical to the DS414 but it comes with a total capacity of 24TB, an Intel Atom dual core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and plenty of external ports, three USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0, to connect and power multiple peripheral devices at the same time. The DS415play has four hot-swappable, tool-less drive bays accessed through the front of the device. And the DS415play uses Synology’s award winning DiskStation Manager OS.

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