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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS: up to 4TB in palm-sized box

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS: up to 4TB in palm-sized box

We're big fans of Synology's DiskStation NAS drives and the flexible DSM software they run, so we've high hopes for the company's newest small form-factor model. The Synology DiskStation DS411slim hides up to four 2.5-inch drives in a 120 x 105 x 142 mm chassis for up to 3TB of redundant storage; it's also got a small power footprint, sucking down under 17W under load or 9.6W in hibernation mode.

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Iomega Personal Cloud promises easy online access to data backup

Iomega Personal Cloud promises easy online access to data backup

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.

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Synology DiskStation DS1511+ packs 15TB (or 45TB with booster drives)

Synology DiskStation DS1511+ packs 15TB (or 45TB with booster drives)

Synology has outed its latest NAS, and the DiskStation DS1511+ certainly doesn't skimp on storage space. The five-bay box can store up to 15TB alone, but will also link up with Synology's DX510 expansion units for a total of 45TB. Meanwhile data is shuffled in and out fast, with Synology using link aggregation for up to 197MB/s read rates and 165MB/s write when in RAID 5 configuration.

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Synology DiskStation DS211+ Announced

Synology DiskStation DS211+ Announced

For some people, making sure that their files are backed up is of the highest priority. And sometimes focusing on the cloud is just not the best bet. That's where equipment from Synology comes in handy, especially for offices and those who just need a physical place to keep everything important to them. With the new DiskStation DS211+, it makes it easier than ever for businesses, and anyone else to share files, protect data, and have a centralized location for backing up important files.

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D-Link ShareCenter Pulse 2-bay consumer NAS revealed

D-Link ShareCenter Pulse 2-bay consumer NAS revealed

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.

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Synology DiskStation DS211 Review

Synology DiskStation DS211 Review

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.

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Drobo S v.2 adds USB 3.0 support; DroboPro FS gets offsite Drobo Sync

Drobo S v.2 adds USB 3.0 support; DroboPro FS gets offsite Drobo Sync

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.

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