SOHO NAS reviews generally focus on NAS devices that feature 1 to 4 bays of storage and enable SOHO (small office home office) users to quickly and easily backup their important data - whether that data is work documents, family photos, a music and movie collection or anything else that users want to secure. These SOHO NAS reviews feature products that have simple management tools but still offer a significant feature-set so that users benefit from robust functionality without being overwhelmed by complexity.
by Lyle Smith

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS Now available

Western Digital has updated its prosumer portfolio with the high-performing 2-bay My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS, an update to the My Cloud EX2. WD’s new storage solution is designed for creative professionals that need to automatically sync content across computers, easily share files and folders, and need multiple backup options.

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by Ed Hardy

WD My Cloud EX4100 Review

WD created the My Cloud EX line for prosumers who want network-attached storage (NAS) that can be accessed from many different types of computers, including tablets and phones. The newest addition, the EX4100, can hold up to 24TB in four drive bays. It is powered by a Marvell ARMADA 388 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of DDR3 RAM -- the amount of RAM can't be increased. This is an improvement over the 1.3GHz Marvel processor and 1GB of RAM in the dual-bay My Cloud EX2100.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Its New DiskStation, The DS216+

Today Synology Inc. announced the release of its latest DiskStation, the DS216+. Aimed at small office and home offices (SOHO), the DS216+ is a 2-bay NAS server that is designed to protect, store, and share their data. The NAS offers customers a powerful and power efficient device that can also transcode videos on-the-fly. Like all of Synology’s devices, the DS216+ runs the award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM).

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS716+ NAS Review

The DiskStation DS716+ is a scalable, performance-driven 2-bay NAS server designed for small businesses or workgroups. Like all Synology DiskStations, the DS716+ is an extremely versatile device that can also deliver high-speed encrypted data transfer rates and 4K transcoding all the while running Btrfs, the a new copy on write (CoW) filesystem. The DS716+ comes with a 1.6GHz Quad Core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 16TB of capacity.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS216 NAS Review

Back in October of 2015, Synology released the DS216play, and DS216se both of which we reviewed. Today, we will be looking at Synology DiskStation DS216, which is touted as high-performing NAS solution designed for small offices and workgroups. This versatile 2-bay DiskStation includes a hardware encryption engine, which allows it to effectively protect data inclusive of speedy performance. In addition, its use of hot-swappable drive trays to promote easy installation maintenance as well as continuous service uptime should a hard drive need to be replaced. The DS216 also uses the USB Copy button for easy data transmission between external drives and the NAS.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS115j NAS Review

The DiskStation DS115j, which is a single-bay version of the DS216se, is Synology's least expensive NAS. It was designed to give personal users the ability to create a basic cloud with access to all of Synology's DSM features. Compared to Synology's other NAS offerings, the DS115j is stripped down in terms of specs, leveraging an 800MHz CPU, 256MB of DDR3 RAM, and USB 2.0 ports. However, it is hard to argue with its $100 price tag.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS416j Now Shipping

Synology has announced the release of the DiskStation DS416j, a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS purpose-built for the home and small office to manage personal data and multimedia. Synology indicates that their new NAS is also ideal for streaming content on devices like TVs, computer monitors, projectors, tablets, and cell phone screens.  

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-451+ NAS Review

Designed for home and SOHO users, the QNAP TS-451+ is a 4-bay, high-performance NAS compatible with the latest QTS 4.2 interface. The TS-451+ can scale up to 12 drives (which amounts to a respectable 72TB in raw storage) using the QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosures, making it ideal for data backup, file synchronization and sharing, remote access and multimedia applications. It also has the ability to create a secure private cloud for quick and efficient data access.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Makes Multiple Announcements At CES 2016

CES is always full of announcements from various vendors. Each year vendors announce new products, new enhancements, new partners, or new services. QNAP is covering the whole gamut with announcements for consumer, SMB, and enterprise for its networked storage. Among the announcements is a portable NAS, the TBS-453A.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Updates CloudLink App

QNAP has announced the latest release of their CloudLink app, which is designed to improve the remote access functions of the myQNAPcloud service for easier access to QNAP devices via the Internet; all without any complex domain redirection processes. With the CloudLink app, users will have timely access to their files on a QNAP NAS using myQNAPcloud or by sharing download links with contacts to track the task status.

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