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Drobo 5N adds gigabit ethernet to five bay backup box

Drobo 5N adds gigabit ethernet to five bay backup box

Drobo has revealed its latest storage and backup device, the Drobo 5N, targeting consumers looking for a new network-attached system with a burst of added speed. The 5N follows in the metaphorical footsteps of the Drobo 5D, announced back in June, with five regular drive bays and an extra nook for slotting in a chunk of solid-state storage to speed up data access, but throws in ethernet connectivity.  

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Iomega StorCenter px2-300d and ix4-300d share up to 12TB

Iomega StorCenter px2-300d and ix4-300d share up to 12TB

Iomega has outed a pair of new network-attached storage (NAS) boxes, the StorCenter px2-300d and ix4-300d, promising high-speed backup and file/media access for demanding users. Both ominous black boxes support paired local and cloud storage for double backup safety, Iomega Personal Cloud for accessing files remotely, USB expansion with external drives, and UPnP/DLNA streaming with the option of auto-upload of content to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.

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Synology DS213air Review: Your home cloud goes wireless

Synology DS213air Review: Your home cloud goes wireless

Backup. It's more often than not the guilty omission in homes and small offices, and the hassle of setup - finding a place to plug in for both power and network - is often cited as a key hurdle. Synology wants to change all that with the DiskStation DS213air, the company's first WiFi-equipped NAS: up to 8TB of storage, all the media streaming a modern home might demand, and in a small and affordable footprint. Does wireless overcome that big barrier to backup? Read on for our full review.

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Synology DS212air adds wireless to twin-drive NAS streamer

Synology DS212air adds wireless to twin-drive NAS streamer

Synology has a new NAS for home and small office users, and if trailing ethernet cables has put you off a redundant backup system, the wirelessly-enabled DiskStation DS213air. A 2-bay NAS server, the DS213air includes not only a gigabit ethernet port for traditional network hook-ups, but integrated 2.4GHz WiFi b/g/n for times when wires aren't appropriate. However, the WiFi can also be used as a hotspot.

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Netgear adds personal cloud and remote Time Machine to ReadyNAS

Netgear adds personal cloud and remote Time Machine to ReadyNAS

Netgear has updated its prosumer NAS range to take on cloud backup upstarts, adding a Dropbox-esque ReadyDROP cross-device sync option, and the ability to back up using Time Machine remotely. The new firmware for the ReadyNAS DUO v2 and ReadyNAS NV+ v2, version 5.3.6, expands the ReadyNAS Remote feature already on the standalone network-attached storage, creating monitored folders on each of your devices which, just as with Dropbox, are automatically synchronized whenever you add or change files.

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Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo promised new hardware was imminent and the company has delivered, with two Thunderbolt-toting external storage units, the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini. Of the two, the Drobo Mini is arguably the most interesting: a 7.3 x 7.1 x 1.8 inch box that squeezes in four 2.5-inch drive bays with a special pop-out loading mechanism and a mSATA SSD bay on the underside that enables the new Drobo Accelerator, a caching system for speeding up overall performance.

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