by Josh Linden

Synology RT2600ac Router Review

The Synology RT2600ac is a wifi router that brings together a comprehensive selection of wireless protocols and features with a management interface based on Synology's DSM operating system. Powered by a dual-core 1.7Ghz processor, the RT2600ac incorporates 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios and offers WAN aggregation, WAN failover, and hardware-assisted Layer 7 traffic control. The result is a wifi router and access point with a polished management experience that is specified for up to 100 connected devices.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Introduces 512Gb, 64-Layer 3D NAND Chip

Today Western Digital Corp. introduced what it is referring to as the world’s first 512Gb 64-layer 3D NAND chip. WD states that it has begun its pilot production of the new NAND chip and intends to enter mass production in the second half of this year. The release of this chip, the first of it’s kind to market, is the result of nearly 30 years of flash technology development.

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by StorageReview Consumer Desk

NETGEAR Arlo Pro Security Cameras For Home Security Review

Arlo security cameras are a simple way to add cameras around the home without need of extensive, or even very much, technical knowledge. In our initial review, we found the cameras to be easy to install and manage with the enough features to keep the average consumer happy. As with anything, there is always room for improvement and improve the latest version, the Arlo Pro, are. Arlo took a look at some feedback around things like when the camera begins recording, swapping out batteries and its inherent cost, and what happens is the Internet goes out, and has made improvements across the board.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Refreshes Appliance Line & Expands Capacity

Today Barracuda announced that it was refreshing its portfolio of Backup products. Barracuda Backup is the line of products that comprise its data protection solutions. Barracuda states that the refreshed line will have more capacity (up to 100% on some models), better performance, and ransomware recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar Announces A 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Card

Today Lexar announced the latest version of its Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 card, this time doubling the capacity to 512GB. The new card comes with a massive capacity and speeds fast enough to make it ideal for cinematographers, filmmakers, and content creators especially those that are capturing 4K and ProRes video as well as RAW photos. Along with the 3500x line, Lexar’s 3600x CFast 2.0 card line will also see its capacity double to 512GB later on this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases New AFA To Improve Data Center Economics

Today NetApp announced a new all-flash array (AFA) that they are calling the industry’s top- performing enterprise AFA, the All Flash FAS (AFF) A700s. Along with the new AFA, NetApp is releasing its new efficiency guarantee, the All-Flash Guarantee. According to NetApp, this guarantee gives users performance without compromise to meet the demands of the data-powered digital era.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Release 2 New Mobile Thin Clients

Today HP announced two new mobile thin clients: the HP mt43, the company’s thinnest, lightest mobile thin client and the HP mt20, a value-oriented mobile thin client. The new mobile thin clients are designed to be flexible and make on-the-go-computing easier. HP states that its new mobile thin clients can be used across a range of markets as both possess ample compute processing and graphics capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron 5100 ECO SSD Review

The Micron 5100 SSD family is the new series of SATA SSDs aimed at data-center adoption. Micron has released three flavors for specific use cases: the ECO for read-intensive workloads such as video streaming, the PRO for latency-sensitive transactional databases, and the MAX for write-intensive logging applications. All of the drives come in two form factors: 2.5-inch and M.2, and in capacities up to 8TB for the 2.5-inch and 2TB for the M.2.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Moves To Split Off Memory Business

All industries have companies that float up and down within them. A new company, such a Violin Memory, can shoot up to the top in a given niche within the industry, all-flash arrays, only to be facing their demise a few years later. Toshiba has been a major player in the storage arena for a several years now. The company has stumbled through a number of pitfalls recently and announced that it intends to split, separating its memory business.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Z2 Mini Workstation Review

The HP Z2 Mini workstation is exactly what the name implies; it's a tiny workstation that looks more like a thin client than a full-fledged workstation. Make no mistake though, despite the diminutive  size, the Z2 Mini is still packed with everything most creative and design professionals need. Inside the case there's an NVIDIA Quadro M620-class GPU along with an HP Z Turbo PCIe SSD. For those who need a bit more local storage, there's also a standard 2.5" SATA bay that can house a hard drive or potentially a second SSD if needed. For those with visual performance requirements, the Z2 can drive up to six displays.

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