NAS

QNAP has introduced a new fanless NAS aimed primarily at home users. The HS-453DX Silent NAS can house two hard drives and it is powered by a quad-core Gemini Lake SoC. Featuring both 10 GbE connectivity as well as an HDMI 2.0 port, the box can be used to store data or to serve as an ultimate media player with massive storage capabilities. The QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS is based on Intel's Celeron J4105 (4C/4T, 1.5 – 2.5 GHz, 4 MB, UHD Graphics 600) SoC paired with dual-channel 4 or 8 GB DDR4 memory. The device can accommodate two 3.5-inch hard drives and two M.2 SATA SSDs for caching. The NAS fully supports the latest HDDs, so it can work with two Seagate’s 14TB IronWolf...

QNAP Lauches Marvell-based TS-x20 / x21 Series with Revamped QTS 4.0 OS

QNAP's entry level NAS models received an upgrade recently with the launch of the TS-x20 and TS-x21 series. Both of therm are based on Marvell CPUs (and the lack...

8 by Ganesh T S on 5/2/2013

QNAP's TS-EC1279U-RP 12-bay Flagship Rackmount NAS Review

Our enterprise NAS reviews have focused on Atom-based desktop form factor systems till now. These units have enough performance for a moderately sized workgroup and lack some of the...

23 by Ganesh T S on 4/29/2013

LenovoEMC's LifeLine OS 4.0 Brings Enterprise Features to SMB NAS Devices

Iomega / LenovoEMC launched an updated version of the LifeLine OS for their NAS devices last week. The new release (v 4.0) will be compatible with the existing StorCenter...

1 by Ganesh T S on 4/8/2013

QNAP Launches Marvell-based 4-bay Rackmount NAS Units

Rackmount NAS units introduced in recent days have been mostly based on the powerful Intel processors, but there is a market demand amongst small workgroups and SMBs for low...

7 by Ganesh T S on 3/23/2013

ReadyNAS 100, 300 and 500 Series Reboots Netgear's SMB NAS Lineup

Netgear got into the SMB / SOHO / consumer NAS market with the purchase of Infrant Technologies in May 2007. The first generation ReadyNAS NV products were based on...

21 by Ganesh T S on 3/18/2013

ioSafe N2: A Disaster-Resistant Synology DS213

The emergence of the digital economy has brought to fore the importance of safeguarding electronic data. We have discussed the 3-2-1 data backup strategy before in the piece where...

26 by Ganesh T S on 3/4/2013

QNAP Introduces Atom-based 12-bay TS-1269U-RP Rackmount NAS

QNAP's flagship NAS lineup, the TS-ECx79U-RP, checks all the boxes for a high performance enterprise NAS in a rackmount form factor for high end SMBs. These include quad GbE...

9 by Ganesh T S on 3/4/2013

QNAP Introduces XBMC App for TS-x69 Pro / L Series NAS Units

The Atom D2700 series CPUs have proved quite popular in the SMB / SOHO NAS market. We saw vendors introduce models with HDMI outputs as early as December 2011...

7 by Ganesh T S on 2/7/2013

Buffalo Technology Updates NAS and DAS Lineup at CES 2013

Brian already updated readers on the new products from Buffalo in the networking and Thunderbolt space. There were updates on the NAS front too. The primary announcement was the...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2013

Seagate and LaCie Demonstrate Complementary Product Lineups at CES 2013

Seagate is well on its way to complete the acquisition of LaCie, and the two companies had a joint presence at CES 2013. For the most part, the companies...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2013

Synology at CES 2013: DSM 4.2 and the ioSafe N2

We met up with Synology at CES today, and the main focus was on the recently released Disk Station Manager 4.2 firmware. Different NAS vendors take different approaches to...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2013

Lenovo and EMC Stir SMB NAS Market with LenovoEMC Joint Venture

News of the Lenovo - EMC joint venture, LenovoEMC crossed the wires last week. We met with Iomega yesterday at CES and discussed what this means for the storage...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2013

Asustor 6 Series: A Fresh Approach in the NAS Market

We had the chance to meet up with Asustor at CES yesterday. Reviews of some of their offerings had popped up on various websites, and my initial impression was...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2013

LaCie 5big NAS Pro Review - Part I

We have looked at LaCie's 5big offering before in late 2010. In that product, the only LaCie signature was the industrial design and choice of hardware components of the...

31 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2013

Updating the 2012 AnandTech SMB / SOHO NAS Testbed

In early September, we published a piece detailing our SMB / SOHO NAS testbed. Subsequently, we received extensive feedback from readers regarding the testbed as well as the proposed...

24 by Ganesh T S on 11/29/2012

Iomega EZ Media & Backup Center Network Attached Hard Disk Review

The rise of powerful home networking solutions have led to the shift in consumer focus from DAS (Direct Attached Storage) units to NAS (Network Attached Storage) units in the...

20 by Ganesh T S on 11/27/2012

Synology Launches SAS-Enabled Flagship 10-bay 2U RS10613xs+ NAS and RX1213sas Expander

Synology is a well respected brand in the low to mid-range NAS market. However, they missed a high-end flagship in their lineup to compete against products such as the...

4 by Ganesh T S on 11/13/2012

Iomega StorCenter NAS Lineup Refresh: 2-bay px2-300d and 4-bay ix4-300d

Iomega's network storage family consists of three lineups: ARM-based EZ single-bay network attached hard disk for home users ARM-based ix series for value-focused consumers x86-based px series for performance-focused consumers (These come...

16 by Ganesh T S on 10/18/2012

Synology Launches 12-bay DS2413+ and Wi-Fi Enabled 2-bay DS213air

Synology has been on a tear lately, with product launches happening in quick succession. Approximately a month back, we had the launch of the 2013 2-bay lineup (DS213 and...

14 by Ganesh T S on 10/2/2012

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