by Lyle Smith

LaCie 5big With Thunderbolt 2 Announced

LaCie has announced the latest version of its 5big, which now features Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID and industry-leading capacity. The new LaCie 5big is nearly twice as fast as its predecessor, boasting speeds quoted up to 1050MB/s and is equipped with Seagate’s new 6TB 7200RPM hard disks, which allows for a 20% capacity increase making it the most compact 30TB storage device on the market. With these enhancements, the new LaCie 5big gives video professionals a huge boost in capacity as well as ample bandwidth for improving 4K workflows right on the desktop.

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by Josh Linden

Synology Releases DSM 5.0 Operating System

Synology today announced general availability of its DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0, the operating system that runs the company’s broad lineup of DiskStation and RackStation storage appliances. DSM 5.0 incorporates a new interface and updates to Synology’s Cloud Station that allow the management client to configure full or selective synchronization between multiple Synology storage devices. The new Central Management System can also aggregate and manage multiple Disk or RackStations from a single interface across petabyte-scale DSM clusters.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS Review

The Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS is configurable in capacities up to 16TB and as the name implies features the Windows Storage Server 2012 operating system. The Windows software gives Seagate an alternative offering to their other NAS products that leverage Seagate's own operating layer on top of Linux, making this particular NAS an easy plug and play option for small offices and branch offices that rely on a Windows IT environment that rely on key features like Active Directory.

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by Josh Linden

Synology DS1813+ NAS Review

The Synology DS1813+ is an eight-bay NAS system in Synology’s DiskStation lineup of desktop storage appliances, offered as a successor to the Synology DS1812+ which we reviewed in early 2013. The DS1813+ offers four gigabit NICs which can be aggregated, and in addition to its maximum internal capacity of 32TB, the DS1813+ can manage up to 72TB of storage when used with two 5-bay DS513 expansion units. The DS1813+ offers straightforward configured for access via SMB/CIFS shares or iSCSI, which in conjunction with the DiskStation Manager operating system make the DS1813+ a highly adaptable storage platform for small and medium enterprises.

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by StorageReview Consumer Desk

QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Review

The QNAP TS-470 is a 4-bay NAS designed for SMB use (its sibling the TS-470 Pro is aimed at SOHO environments). Under the hood, the TS-470 offers high performance, powered by a dual-core Intel 2.6GHz processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM (which can be expanded up to 16GB). Four Gigabit LAN ports (two single onboard and one dual-port gigabit Ethernet PCI-Express card) allow for maximum bandwidth efficiency; additionally, the dual-port NIC can be swapped out with a 10GbE adapter, greatly increasing IOPS throughput. With a mind toward scalability, the TS-470 offers a centralized storage solution for applications and environments with ever-growing storage needs, while also providing a full range of management applications and features through the QTS 4.0 operating system. Emphasis on data security, backup and retrieval, and antivirus also make the TS-470 an ideal choice for those who seek worry-free storage and safeguarding of increasing amounts of data.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology Announces the Public Beta of DiskStation Manager 5.0

Synology America has announced the public beta of its latest DiskStation Manager operating system, DSM 5.0, introducing users to the first major point-release of the platform-ubiquitous OS in nearly two years. DSM 5.0 comes with a variety of new features and performance enhancements that all consumers will find invaluable.

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Synology Expansion Units Review

With the ever-increasing nature of enterprise-level storage demands, administrators not only have to focus on fulfilling current needs, but also keep an eye on scalability and future-proofing. Replacing or upgrading infrastructure can often be costly and time-consuming, to say nothing of inconvenience or lost opportunity. With this in mind, Synology offers a wide array of easy-to-use expansion units to be partnered with its flagship RackStation and DiskStation lines. While each of the seven offered expansion bay models are tailored to specific Synology RackStation/DiskStation products, they all share several common features that bring Synology's ease-of-use philosophy full circle: plug-and-use design to minimize downtime, RAID management through Synology's DSM software, and a commitment to energy efficiency.

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by Lyle Smith

ioSafe NAS 1513+ Announced

ioSafe has announced the ioSafe NAS 1513+, expanding its product line to secure and protect up to 90TB of data per system with a disaster proof NAS appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). The ioSafe 1513+ is catered towards business and pro-­sumer markets, with the ability to store and protect massive data volumes and serve the data privately while bypassing expensive, vulnerable and slow public cloud options. With write speeds of 202.3 MB/s and read speeds of 350.9 MB/s, it will satisfy the demanding nature of hundreds of office users, virtualization, SANs, backup, disaster recovery, video surveillance systems, heavy use graphics or audio installations.

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by Lyle Smith

LenovoEMC px4-400d and px4-400r NAS Released

LenovoEMC has announced the worldwide availability of two new products, the LenovoEMC px4-400d Network Storage at CES 2014, which is a high performance four-bay desktop NAS that delivers advanced data protection in addition to local and remote content sharing using the LenovoEMC LifeLine operating system; and LenovoEMC px4-400r Network Storage, a 1U, four-bay rackmount Server Class NAS designed for expanding small- to medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. 

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear ReadyDATA 516 Review

The Netgear ReadyDATA 516 is a 6-bay desktop form factor NAS that leverages ZFS to deliver a surprising number of features to the small NAS category. Some of these include features like replication, cloud support, thin provisioning and integration with virtualization platforms but the ReadyDATA 516 also does something unique in the space by offering both a read and write cache option via optional SSDs. In total the ReadyDATA 516 provides SMBs, branch offices and remote offices with an easy to deploy NAS solution that brings many enterprise-grade features to the masses.

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