Iomega has launched its new Personal Cloud Technology system, complete with online access and of content stored on the company's network-connected 2011 external drive range. It's kicking off with the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition, a pair of drives - one 1TB, one 2TB - which support gigabit ethernet and the contents of which can be quickly shared via the online interface.
D-Link's latest two-bay NAS has arrived, in the shape of the D-Link ShareCenter Pulse. The first product from the company's fledgling consumer-centric refresh, with the DNS-320 packing a pair of 3.5-inch SATA hard-drive bays, UPnP media streaming, iTunes server functionality, standalone BitTorrent downloads and various power management systems that D-Link reckons make the ShareCenter Pulse relatively green.
They include hard-drive hibernation and "Green Ethernet", which intelligently controls networking power consumption based on the state of your cabling, together with a smart fan that automatically adjusts according to temperature. You can also schedule fixed downtime, turning the NAS off when you won't be needing it, and use it with Apple's Time Machine backup.
The Synology DiskStation DS211 isn't the company's first NAS to cross the SlashGear test bench, but it's perhaps the most home-user focused model so far. A two-bay network-attached backup box, the DS211 also throws in DLNA media streaming duties and cross-platform compatibility. With a diskless retail price of around $320, is this the box you should be entrusting your data security to? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Plextor has outed its latest NAS, the four-bay PX-NAS4. Capable of putting up to 8TB on - or under - your desk, the PX-NAS4 supports iSCSI together with RAID JBOD/0/1/5/10 (with a hot spare bay for RAID 1/5 setups) and both eSATA and USB ports for adding external drives.
Data Robotics has updated its Drobo S backup system, with Drobo S v.2 adding USB 3.0 support for high-speed external drives. As we reviewed back in April, the Drobo S has two FireWire ports and an eSATA connection, along with five 3.5-inch SATA I/II drive bays and the company's BeyondRAID data protection system; the second-gen version keeps all that, but throws in USB 3.0.
Backing up data is critical for all computer users, but it's more critical in the business world. The loss of data can mean the loss of business and if the data was important enough its loss could be the end of a business. A company called Ideastor has unveiled a new removable disk backup solution called the Bantam.
When it comes to backing up the data on your computer, the easiest way to do the backups is to have a system that does everything itself. Carbonite is just such a system and the service backs up data from the computer to the web for cloud-based storage.
Clickfree's latest super-simple backup system has gone on sale, and this time the company is cutting the cord. The Clickfree C3 Wireless is a 500GB drive paired with a WiFi connection, similar to what we've seen from Apple's Time Capsule; the difference, however, is in how straightforward the C3's new BackupLink setup is.
Data Robotics has announced its latest network backup system, the Data Robotics DroboPro FS. Based on the Drobo FS launched back in April and the DroboPro from the year before, the DroboPro FS is targeted at small businesses and supports up to eight 3.5-inch SATA-II hard-drives for a maximum 16TB capacity. Network connectivity consists of two gigabit ethernet ports.
LaCie has outed its latest external hard-drive, the Wireless Space, and while the Neil Poulton designed 1TB and 2TB drives may look a lot like the company's other blocky models, inside there's a whole lot of wireless goodness simmering away. The LaCie Wireless Space is a combination NAS, gigabit ethernet and WiFi b/g/n router, media server and network extender, basically the company's own version of the Apple Time Capsule.