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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Backup is, for many of us, a guilty topic. Even the geekiest of computer-addicts can find themselves blindsided by data loss, and while cloud services like Gmail and Spotify may be rescuing us from having to keep local backups of our mail and music, there's still plenty of pain when a drive unexpectedly fails. Synology's DiskStation DS411slim offers a somewhat unique take on the home and small office NAS market, using notebook-sized HDDs to pack quad-drive redundancy into an device with a smaller footprint than the average router. Can it save us from drive death disaster? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 Review

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 Review

With the home backup and media server market heating up, a box full of drives and a link to your router is no longer enough. Netgear's ReadyNAS Duo v2 takes the dual-drive shell of its first-gen predecessor and then makes upgrades to processor, software and more, arriving at an affordable backup station that also offers media streaming, remote access with smartphone apps and more. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 launch

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 launch

Netgear has revealed its latest two home network-attached-storage devices, the ReadyNAS Duo v2 and ReadyNAS NV+ v2, offering two or four bays of redundant storage, backup and media streaming. Building on the original ReadyNAS models, but packing 1.6GHz processors and 256MB of RAM for what Netgear reckons is twice the performance, the two units will be available as diskless chassis or with up to 4TB of preloaded storage.

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Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS Review

With services like Apple's iCloud and Google Cloud Music, it's easy to assume that the future of our data is putting it safe on someone else's servers. There's another option, however, in hosting your own cloud - and backup system - with a NAS. Synology has made a name for itself with flexible, affordable Network Attached Storage that doesn't fall short on performance, and the DiskStation DS712+ is the latest to target home and small business users. Twin drive support, copious multimedia streaming options and the promise of super-fast data rates: there's a lot to like about the DS712+ on paper at least. Check out how it holds up in the full SlashGear review.

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Synology DS411 offers quad-drive backup/media streaming

Synology DS411 offers quad-drive backup/media streaming

Synology has outed its latest NAS, the DiskStation DS411, targeted at home and small business users looking for speedy backup and media storage with four-drive redundancy. The successor to the DS410, the new model has four 3.5-inch HDD bays - for a total of 12TB - along with integrated hardware encryption and the potential for read speeds of up to 105 MB/s and write speeds of up to 47 MB/s.

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LaCie CloudBox Review

LaCie CloudBox Review

Backup devices are generally at the "less glamorous" end of the gadget scale, but ironically some of the most important. Not having the very latest smartphone or gaming device may be frustrating, but not as much as discovering the hard-drive in your computer has crashed and taken with it all your files, multimedia and other content. LaCie is hoping its CloudBox will prevent some of those headaches, a local/cloud double-act that pairs a simple network drive with a companion web backup service. Setup is, so the promise goes, simple; problem is, you pay for that convenience. Is the CloudBox heaven-sent or an unwelcome stormfront? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Synology DiskStation DS2411+ offers up to 36TB of storage

Synology DiskStation DS2411+ offers up to 36TB of storage

Synology has outed its latest NAS, the capacious DiskStation DS2411+, offering a full twelve bays for 2.5- or 3.5-inch hard-drives. The chunky enclosure sports a dual-core 1.8GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM (user-upgradable to 3GB), twin gigabit ethernet ports and optional WiFi. If up to 36TB of internal storage isn't enough for you (or, more likely, your small business), then you can hook up four external drives to USB 2.0 ports, or even throw in a dedicated Synology DX1211 expansion unit to double capacity to 72TB.

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Apple Time Capsule using WD desktop HDD: Is this a “server grade” drive?

Apple Time Capsule using WD desktop HDD: Is this a “server grade” drive?

Teardowns of Apple's freshly updated Time Capsule have led to questions over what constitutes a "server grade hard disk" as per the company's promotional material, given it appears a regular Western Digital drive has been used. According to Apple, the new Time Capsule offers either 2TB or 3TB of "server grade" storage; when Hardmac opened their 2TB unit up, however, they discovered a standard WD Caviar Green HDD inside, rather than a specific enterprise-spec drive.

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Pogoplug Software Review

Pogoplug Software Review

Pogoplug has launched its latest product, and now you don't need a big pink box in order to share your files. Pogoplug Software replicates the personal-cloud experience in app form rather than demanding hardware, and with service starting from free - and multi-platform mobile apps already available - it comes out the gate with advantages over cloud storage systems from Apple, Amazon and others. We've been playing with the app ahead of its official launch today; check out the SlashGear review after the cut, and how to get a discounted premium upgrade.

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