Apple has outed its updated Time Capsule, and as expected the storage has been boosted to up to 3TB. Two models are now available, an entry-level Time Capsule with a 2TB SATA drive, or a new 3TB version. Both support WiFi a/b/g/n with simultaneous use on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
Seagate has unveiled the GoFlex Satellite, the company's latest external drive, and the first from its range to pack a battery and integrated WiFi connectivity. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is a 500GB portable HDD, capable of sharing content either via USB 3.0 (using Seagate's interchangeable GoFlex connector) or with its WiFi b/g/n radio to your iPad, iPhone or Android device.
It's obviously a day for NAS; hot on the heels of the Pogoplug Video and Buffalo CloudStor comes D-Links two new home backup and streaming drives. The D-Link ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 each have a pair of 3.5-inch SATA HDD bays, a USB port and gigabit ethernet, and can funnel your music, photos and video around your home network.
Two pieces of Pogoplug news this week, with the news that not one but two gadgets using the company's remote-access technology are shipping. First up is Pogoplug's own Pogoplug Video, which is now shipping for $199, while Buffalo's CloudStor NAS - which combines both internal storage and Pogoplug-based access - is also shipping now, from $149.99.
QNAP has outed its newest range of Turbo NAS servers, the TS-x12 line-up, consisting of 1-, 2- and 4-bay models for a total of up to 12TB storage. The QNAP Turbo NAS TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 each use a Marvell 1.2GHz processor and 256MB of RAM, and offer local and remote file and media access with remote iPhone and Android streaming using the QMobile app.
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.
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.
Plextor has outed its latest NAS, the four-bay PX-NAS4. Capable of putting up to 8TB on - or under - your desk, the PX-NAS4 supports iSCSI together with RAID JBOD/0/1/5/10 (with a hot spare bay for RAID 1/5 setups) and both eSATA and USB ports for adding external drives.
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.
Clickfree's latest super-simple backup system has gone on sale, and this time the company is cutting the cord. The Clickfree C3 Wireless is a 500GB drive paired with a WiFi connection, similar to what we've seen from Apple's Time Capsule; the difference, however, is in how straightforward the C3's new BackupLink setup is.