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LaCie 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro hands-on

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro hands-on

Should LaCie's Blade Runner have enough style but not enough space for your external data needs, fear not; the company has a pair of new 5big arrays with a choice of network or Thunderbolt connectivity for those with big storage demands. The 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro each follow the monolithic design language of previous LaCie drives - all brushed aluminum and glaring blue power-light "eye" - but offer up to 20TB of capacity or optional RAID redundancy.

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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 px2-300d NAS Review

Iomega px2-300d NAS Review

Iomega’s StorCenter px2-300d is a NAS unit aimed at businesses and the prosumer crowd, offering features beneficial to both types of user. This particular unit is the 4TB model, but the device is available in up to 6TB varieties, all of which share the same features. While one would initially be tempted to view the px2-300d as a NAS device tailored to the SMB environment, I contend that it also makes an excellent personal server, offering a pleasant mix of appealing design, quiet hardware, easy-to-use software, and high-end functionality. Whether you’re a business owner looking for a way to keep your data safe or a prosumer in need a sophisticated personal server, read our full review of the px2-300d to see how the device holds up.

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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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Thecus releases the reduced power consumption N4800Eco

Thecus releases the reduced power consumption N4800Eco

Whether you're looking at trimming a few pennies off your electric bill or are taking steps to reduce your - or your company's - carbon footprint, the N4800Eco rebrand will help you accomplish that - at least when compared to its previous model. The N4800Eco was announced yesterday, and boasts a 20% energy reduction over its predecessor, the N4800. According to Thecus, this device possesses all the features of the N4800, plus a few perks, such as running cooler and quieter.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 18, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, folks. Tomorrow morning, HTC will hold its long-awaited Windows Phone 8 event, and unsurprisingly, we received a fair bit of HTC news to report on today. HTC started things off today by teasing a new Windows Phone 8 handset for tomorrow's event, keeping the details short and sweet. Looks like we'll just have wait until tomorrow to find out more. The HTC Windows Phone 8X - also known as the HTC Accord - suffered another leak today, shortly before the phone is expected to be revealed in New York tomorrow.

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ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off

ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off

Using network-attached storage is a good way to make sure that your important data is safe from things like hard drive crashes and security breaches, but what happens when natural disasters hit? Most NAS systems don't protect against water and fire damage, but ioSafe has a new NAS that protects against both of those. The company has introduced the ioSafe N2, which is a fireproof and waterproof NAS, but in order for this product to see the light of day, it needs your help.

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