by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x28A Entry-level Home NAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-128A and TS-228A NAS solutions, the two models from the company's new entry-level home TS-x28A series. These new TS-128A and TS-228A are designed to offer users multimedia storage, sharing and streaming functions, and complete file and data protection capabilities as well as snapshot protection. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial MX500 SSD Review (500GB)

A couple of weeks ago we received and review the 1TB version of Crucial’s new MX500 SSD. As we stated then, this new 2.5” drive is being marketed as a drop in replacement for HDDs or a low cost flash option for OEMs. The drive was released in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and both 2.5” an M.2 form factors (though the M.2 tops out at 1TB).

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by Lyle Smith

WD Unveils New Storage Solutions For Consumers

Western Digital has announced new consumer content solutions today at CES 2018, including updates to their voice-activated media streaming via popular Smart Home devices, the world’s smallest 1TB USB flash drive and a portfolio of ultra-mobile, high-performance, wireless and high-capacity flash storage products. These new products will be branded under both SanDisk and WD names. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Makes Security & Gaming Announcements At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NETGEAR made several announcements aimed at end client users. The company announced a new security service that is aimed at protecting home WiFi and connected devices, NETGEAR Armor. NETGEAR also announced its new Nighthawk Pro Gaming line with a new router and switch designed specifically for gamers in mind. The company also announced that its Arlo Baby product will now work with Siri through Apple HomeKit.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Releases Several Mobile Data Products At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Seagate Technology announces several mobile storage products for consumers and creative professionals on the go. These products run the gamut from a mobile drone backup, a external storage plus charger solution, a USB-C ultra-fast flash drive, to yet another rugged external drive. These products hit just about all markets in the mobile storage field.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel & Micron To Go Their Separate Ways On NAND Development

Intel and Micron announced today that they were updating the joint development program on NAND. The two companies will complete the 3D NAND projects that they are jointly working on for the rest of this year and into next. After that, the two companies will begin developing 3D NAND technology independent of each other.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces RC100 M.2 NVMe SSD At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Toshiba Memory America announced its new mainstream M.2 NVMe SSD Series, the RC100. The new series of SSDs bridge the gap between cost-effective and high performance for M.2 NVMe drives. Toshiba will be offering the drives in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB.

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by Ed Hardy

Netstor NA611TB3 Portable NVMe Enclosure Review

The Netstor NA611TB3 is, as of the writing of this review, the first portable NVMe enclosure and it is also RAID-capable. It offers dual M.2 slots, so two PCIe NVMe flash storage modules can be installed with a potential max capacity of 4TB. Despite its small size, it includes active cooling and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Introduces Orbi Outdoor Satellite

In recent months we took a look at NETGEAR's Orbi WiFi system (we specifically looked at the pro version). In our review we found that deploying Orbi, along with one of its satellites, immediately corrected WiFi dead spots and gave a big performance boost throughout the home versus just near the wireless router. While the Orbi is a great device that can speed up users' wireless connections, the one thing that it lacked was reaching the connection outdoors for those that entertain outside. Today, NETGEAR is fixing that with the introduction of the Orbi Outdoor Satellite.

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by Adam Armstrong

PLEXTOR Plans To Announce M9Pe Series SSD At CES

Today PLEXTOR announced the unveiling of its fastest PCIe Client SSDs at CES 2018, the M9Pe Series. The new series is all about performance with impressive quoted speeds of 3.2GB/s sequential read, 2.1GB/s sequential write, and random performance of 400K IOPS read and 300K IOPS write. The company states that it was able to hit these numbers by implementing its PlexNitro 3D NAND into the drive.

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