by StorageReview Consumer Desk

Netgear Arlo Q Security Camera Review

The Netgear Arlo surveillance system is well known for being the easiest to set up for a home or small business/remote office. We run a few Arlo systems both in the lab and at home; the wireless cameras can go just about anywhere. An all wireless system has drawbacks though, primarily the Arlo cameras require batteries that must be replaced at regular intervals depending on the frequency and duration of recording the user configures. As the platform continues to mature though, Netgear recognized this issue and has since launched Arlo Q  and Q Plus cameras. The Q cameras are wired, which gets around the battery issue, and they bring a slew of new features like two-way voice, 1080p resolution and support for continuous video recording with an optional Arlo plan upgrade. Like the standard wireless units, they connect to the Arlo base station over WiFi; the Arlo Q simply plugs into a wall outlet for power where the Q Plus gets power over Ethernet. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Portable Duet That Syncs To Amazon Drive

Today Seagate Technologies announced its new portable external hard drive with one-to-one cloud-syncing capabilities with Amazon Drive, the Seagate Duet. Seagate and Amazon have worked together to bring customers a user-friendly local storage device with cloud storage capabilities. The Duet delivers 1TB of local capacity and one year of Amazon Drive unlimited storage. And the Duet can sync all of the data on it to Amazon Drive, acting as a dual backup in one device.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Quad Core Wyse 5060 Thin Client

Today Dell announced its latest Wyse thin client, the 5060. The new thin client is designed for knowledge workers and is all about high-performance and security. The Wyse 5060 is highly compatible with major virtualization software including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon. Dell states that its new thin client can deliver flexibility, efficiency and security that companies seek in new cloud environments while still delivering the end-user experience customers have learned to expect from Dell thin clients.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexsan To Spin Out From Imation & Go Private

Today Nexsan announced that it will be spun out form its parent company, Imation Corp. Nexsan will spin out in a transaction with Spear Point Capital Management, once again making it a private company. The newly private Nexsan will be run by Imation leaders Bob Fernander, CEO, and Geoff Barrall, CTO.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate SSD For Xbox Review

One of the main drawbacks to the current generation of console gaming is that fact that the games are so large, capacity-wise, that they can easily fill up the consoles’ internal drives. Some games are as large as 120GB, and with all the add-ons and downloadable content (DLC) can push most games past the standard sizes. Gamers have the choice of buying consoles with larger internal drives but there is still a relatively small limit. Seagate has offered a solution with its Game Drive for Xbox with up to 4TB of additional space. Taking this to the next logical step, Seagate is now selling an SSD version of the its Drive which will lead to faster load times, transfer of data, and overall better performance one expects with SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton 9PX3000RTN UPS Review

A few years ago, we reviewed the Eaton 9PX6K, a UPS from the company’s line of high-efficiency battery backups designed to protect medium-to-high-density IT equipment in computer rooms. Overall, we found that it offered comprehensive management and power protection and kept our lab tests running seamlessly. Earlier this year, the company released a broader range of models in the Eaton 9PX line, which consisted of devices that fit in a slightly smaller scope. Among these new models is the 2U 9PX3000RTN 3000VA 120V UPS, which we will be looking at today.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces All-Flash For As Little As 3¢/GB/Month

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today its new initiative around flexible storage consumption models and accelerating all-flash data center adoption with its HPE 3PAR Flash Now. HPE is also announcing an update to its StoreFabric 32Gb (Gen 6) Fibre Channel portfolio for faster networking. And they have entered a partnership with Spectra Logic for enhanced data protection.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Its First All-Flash NAS, The FlashStation FS3017

Synology has launched its first all-flash NAS, FlashStation FS3017. Synology has a ton of NAS devices and they have supported flash for some time (with a flash caching option as well). The FS3017 marks the first time the company has released a product specifically designed for flash as opposed to also supporting it. Synology states that the FS3017 is ideal for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling any demanding database application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces Version 6.4 Of S3 Server For RING

Today at Amazon re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada, Scality announced the latest version of its flagship object storage software, RING. The latest version, 6.4, includes extended security features that are becoming crucial in today’s evolving digital business environment. The company is also announcing that it was joined AWS marketplace and has released the Open Source S3 Server to the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Its Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition

Today Cohesity announced a new product that extends the benefits of its on-premises consolidated secondary storage solution to public cloud infrastructure, Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE). Cohesity’s new DataPlatform CE allows organizations to reap the benefits of the cloud including scalability, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. The Cohesity DataPlatform CE will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

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