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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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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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Netgear adds personal cloud and remote Time Machine to ReadyNAS

Netgear adds personal cloud and remote Time Machine to ReadyNAS

Netgear has updated its prosumer NAS range to take on cloud backup upstarts, adding a Dropbox-esque ReadyDROP cross-device sync option, and the ability to back up using Time Machine remotely. The new firmware for the ReadyNAS DUO v2 and ReadyNAS NV+ v2, version 5.3.6, expands the ReadyNAS Remote feature already on the standalone network-attached storage, creating monitored folders on each of your devices which, just as with Dropbox, are automatically synchronized whenever you add or change files.

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Synology 2013 DiskStation DS213 and DS213+ priced and released

Synology 2013 DiskStation DS213 and DS213+ priced and released

This week the folks at Synology America Corp. have revealed their brand new 2013 model NAS devices, both the DiskStations DS213 and DS213+. These new additions to the DiskStation family offer up 2-bay storage and are made for both the office and the home. Both models bring on Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) for near-instantaneous volume creation and the simplification of volume management as well.

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