by Mark Kidd

Synology DiskStation DS2015xs Review

The Synology DiskStation DS2015xs is an 8-bay, tower-chassis NAS with a maximum internal capacity of 48TB that can be deployed in tandem with Synology’s 12-bay DX1215 expansion shelf for a total raw capacity of 120TB. With dual 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, a 1.7Ghz Annapurna AL-514 quad-core CPU, and up 8GB of RAM, the DS2015xs is among the top tier of Synology's NAS offerings in terms of hardware specifications.

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by Lyle Smith

Connected Data Transporter 15 and 30 Appliances Announced

Connected Data has announced the Transporter 15 and 30, two new private cloud file sync and share appliances designed to deliver critical business-class file sharing features, performance and capacity to small businesses, departments and remote offices. Both appliances help preserve the privacy and control of business data all the while offering users with the same benefits and experience as public cloud solutions like Dropbox. When coupled with Transporter, Transporter 75 and Transporter 150 appliances, Connected Data now offers a diverse range of private cloud file sync and share solutions for consumers and businesses of all sizes.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series for SMBs Announced

QNAP has announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for SMBs, which is equipped with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives. This new set of hardware allows the TS-x31+ series to offer a powerful yet, energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption. It also features the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0 and various multimedia applications.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Exablox OneBlox Appliance Review

Exablox’s OneBlox embodies a distinctive approach to streamlining storage for unstructured information. OneBlox offers a range of enterprise scale-out NAS functionality including a global filesystem that can span multiple 2U OneBlox nodes as a OneBlox ring with up to 336TB that incorporates global inline deduplication and continuous data protection. OneBlox also allows administrators to 'bring their own drives' by populating the appliance with a combination of SATA and SAS drives and capacities.  

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of their business-class TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS, which support 10GbE networks and provide a high-efficiency storage solution for 4K video playback, transcoding and on-the-fly editing. In addition, the TVS-x71 series features QvPC Technology, allowing it to be used as a cost-effective PC by giving users direct access to content such as stored data, live surveillance feeds, and media files.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Launches New RackStation NAS Servers

Today Synology launched two new RackStations, the RS815+ and the RS815RP+, as well as a new DiskStation, the DS2415+. These new additions to Synology’s lineup are aimed at small to medium businesses that are set to grow.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Sentinel DX4200 Storage Server Review

The WD Sentinel DX4200 Storage Server is the company's latest effort to bring SMBs storage that's both easy to use and simple to manage. The DX4200 builds on the DX4000 that was released about three years ago. Key updates include a modern OS, Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup, and a more powerful Intel Atom processor. Inside the 4-bay enclosure are WD Se enterprise SSDs that are designed for high-end NAS work and can offer capacities up to 16TB raw. WD has also pulled over a unique feature from their micro-server line, offering a dedicated boot drive for the system which makes going from box to production faster, allows for safer system updates down the road (by reducing data disruptions), and storage capacity isn't lost to the OS. WD also offers a variety of warranty and support options to make sure SMBs worry less about their storage and more about business operations.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS1515+ Review

Synology's new DiskStation DS1515+ is a 5-bay NAS that houses up to 30TB of raw storage, a quad-core 2.4GHz CPU, and up to 6GB RAM (with upgrade). It was designed for demanding use-cases and serves reported transfer speeds of 450MB/s and 396.5MB/s (read and write, respectively). Like many of Synology's offerings, it also prioritizes security, providing AES-NI encryption with very little decrease in read speeds, in addition to a suite of other features. Each DS1515+ server is scalable up to 90TB (with two Synology DX513 expansion units), and multiple DiskStation servers can be consolidated through Synology's Central Management System (CMS) for enhanced administrative efficiency. Account integration is easily done thanks to support for Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Synology DiskStation DS1815+ Review

The Synology DS1815+ is a new 8-bay NAS designed for workload intensive tasks and offers a hardware encryption engine. Successor to the DS1813+, which we reviewed earlier this year, the new NAS features an updated quad-core processor, hardware encryption engine, and seamless software integration in a tower form factor. Synology has also made their new DS1815+ a very scalable device, with support for up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 108TB of raw capacity with two DX513 expansion units.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DS1515+ and DS1815+ DiskStations Released

Synology is now shipping their DS1515+ (5 bays) and DS1815+ (8 bays) DiskStation units, its newest Plus series multi-bay NAS designed to facilitate intensive data exchange, collaboration, and reliable backups for small and medium-sized businesses.

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