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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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Buffalo DriveStation Quad and Duo external USB 2.0/eSATA RAID arrays outed

Buffalo DriveStation Quad and Duo external USB 2.0/eSATA RAID arrays outed

Buffalo has unveiled its latest DriveStation range of external hard-drives, with three new models targeted at creative types.  The DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad each have USB 2.0 and eSATA connections and support RAID (0 and 1 on the dual-drive Duo, and 0, 5, 10 and Normal on the four-drive Quad), with quick-access front drive bays; their single-drive sibling, the DriveStation Axis drops the eSATA and is USB 2.0 only.

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Synology DiskStation DS411+ and RackStation RS810+ promise superlative speed

Synology DiskStation DS411+ and RackStation RS810+ promise superlative speed

Synology has announced its latest network-attached storage offerings, the standalone DiskStation DS411+ and the rack-mounted RackStation RS810+ and RS810RP+.  Targeted at high-end home users or SMBs, the new products prioritize speed of data access: Synology reckon owners will see average 112MB/sec read rates and around 106MB/sec write rates in RAID 5 configurations.

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