October 17th, 2011 by Thomas Sullivan
Personal Cloud - that's going to be an increasingly popular storage motif over the coming years as consumers figure out exactly how to manage their increasingly large and complex libraries of digital media files. Buffalo's take on the personal cloud space is the CloudStor, a two-bay NAS that's equally accessible within the home network or on the road via applications on mobile devices.Read more
June 8th, 2011 by Kevin OBrien
If you took one of Synology's 4-bay NAS systems designed for 3.5" hard drives and blasted it with a shrink-ray, you would find yourself holding the miniature in stature, but big on features DiskStation DS411slim. The slim is still a 4-bay unit though, it just uses 2.5" drives to reduce the device footprint to a desk-friendly size. Inside, the NAS is powered by a 1.6Ghz processor and hardware encrypted engine and offers 256MB of memory, an eSATA port for use with external drives and two USB ports, the one on the front supporting instant transfer. Like all Synology systems, the slim gets the latest version of DiskStation Manager, their intuitive GUI for managing the NAS.Read more
December 29th, 2010 by Brian Beeler
QNAP is a long-time player in the NAS space, today we're reviewing their TS-459 Pro+, a four bay unit that incorporates an Intel Atom 1.8Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, dual Gigabit LAN, LCD display and a load of other features like being VMware Ready, Citrix Ready and compatible with Microsoft's Hyper-V environment. With a laundry list like that, it's clear QNAP's TS-459 Pro+ means business.Read more
December 17th, 2010 by Brian Beeler
This past summer, we spent some time with Synology's DiskStation DS410j, a 4-bay NAS generally geared toward small business and home users. Today we're reviewing the DS411+, also a 4-bay unit, but this time with a Dual Core processor, four times the RAM and a black case that shows it's ready for the duties required in an active business environment or use as a high-end media streaming hub. With full support for 3TB drives, the DiskStation DS411+ can support up to 12TB of internal disk space and under RAID 5 can generate 112.99 MB/sec reads and 103.07 MB/sec writes.