by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Unveils 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Card

Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced what it is calling the world’s fatest 1TB UHS-I microSD card, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card. The new microSD card has higher capacity and higher performance for capturing and storing larger files. WD is showcasing the memory card at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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by Guest Author

Home Lab Deep Dive: A Software Engineer’s Setup

I am a software engineer with an interest in computer networking and security. The intention for the homelab is for self-learning on computer networking plus the ability to stand up software development environment and infrastructure needed for work related prototype. I also want isolation between work, entertainment, utilities (network printer, NAS) and IoT devices network so VLANs was my answer and hence I got an entry level Edge Router X.

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by Adam Armstrong

Plugable USBC-NVME USB 3.1 Gen 2 NVMe SSD Enclosure Review

While there are a ton of options when it comes to portable storage, there are very few when it comes to portable NVMe. Plugable is offering a good compromise that allows users to take full advantage of NVMe SSD in a portable manner and allows users to choose their drive. The able USBC-NVME Enclosure is small and stylish fitting various M.2 form factors and leverages USB Type C interface.

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by Brian Beeler

Mistakes Were Made: Home Lab Horror Stories

In partnership with /r/homelab we gave away a Synology RS214 recently. The mission was simple, just post an anecdote about that one time you made a mistake in your home lab. There were over 150 replies with stories that ranged from funny to depressing. Below are a few of our and the community's favorites. 

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD Review

Earlier this year, Western Digital announced the second generation in its WD Black line of enthusiasts SSD, the WD SN750 NVMe. The SN750 is an M.2 2280 SSD with the option of a heatsink for longer peak performance, though it will take up more space. The drive is quoted of hitting speeds in the upward of 3.47GB/s read, 3GB/s write with throughput of 515K IOPS read and 560K IOPS write. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology DiskStation DS1019+ Review

The latest edition to the Synology Plus line of NAS devices is the Synology DiskStation DS1019+. Typically the name of the device is indicative of how many bays it has plus the model year, in this case 10 bays in 2019-model year. The DS1019+ is a 5 bay NAS but is expandable to 10 bays. The DS1019+ is aimed at SOHO or home users that need some extra performance.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-932X NAS Review

The QNAP TS-932X is a 9-bay NAS that can be outfitted with five 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs and is the company's first ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier technology. This compact, hybrid NAS is highlighted by dual 10GbE SFP+ ports and is ideal for small and medium organizations and home offices. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 512GB microSDXC EVO Plus Announced

Samsung has announced the new 512GB microSDXC EVO Plus, doubling the size of its previous highest capacity. It is designed as a premium storage solution for high-performing smart phones and other current mobile devices with microSD card slots. Just last week, Samsung indicated it has begun mass producing their 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, which will be used in next-gen mobile applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Industry’s First 1TB Embedded Universal Flash Storage

Samsung has begun mass producing their 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, designed for use in next-gen mobile applications.  Just like the release of their 128GB version, this is an industry first. This new technology will also allow smartphone users to have similar storage capacity as a premium notebook PC, eliminating the need to supplement their storage with microSD cards.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TR-004 RAID Expansion Enclosure Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the TR-004, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion unit that supports PCs or NAS solutions with USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It can be used to increase the available storage of a NAS (or used as an external storage device attached to the NAS) or as a hardware-based RAID storage solution for PCs. The TR-004 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations.

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