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D-Link ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 join the NAS party

D-Link ShareCenter DNS-320 and DNS-325 join the NAS party

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.

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Pogoplug Video and Buffalo CloudStor ship with cloud-access

Pogoplug Video and Buffalo CloudStor ship with cloud-access

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.

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QNAP Turbo NAS TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 home/SOHO servers outed

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 home/SOHO servers outed

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.

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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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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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Plextor PX-NAS4: up to 8TB of power-frugal NAS

Plextor PX-NAS4: up to 8TB of power-frugal NAS

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.

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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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Clickfree C3 Wireless makes backup indecently simple

Clickfree C3 Wireless makes backup indecently simple

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.

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Pogoplug Pro packs onboard WiFi and $99 price tag

Pogoplug Pro packs onboard WiFi and $99 price tag

The bright pink Pogoplug has been updated to the far more somber Pogoplug Pro, with the new model getting a slick black chassis and integrated wireless.  Still priced at just $99, the Pogoplug Pro can connect up to four USB 2.0 devices to your network - now either via the wired ethernet connection or using WiFi - and share their contents locally and across the internet.

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DroboPro FS puts 16TB of self-healing backup onto your network

DroboPro FS puts 16TB of self-healing backup onto your network

Data Robotics has announced its latest network backup system, the Data Robotics DroboPro FS. Based on the Drobo FS launched back in April and the DroboPro from the year before, the DroboPro FS is targeted at small businesses and supports up to eight 3.5-inch SATA-II hard-drives for a maximum 16TB capacity. Network connectivity consists of two gigabit ethernet ports.

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LaCie Wireless Space: the Sith’s Time Capsule

LaCie Wireless Space: the Sith’s Time Capsule

LaCie has outed its latest external hard-drive, the Wireless Space, and while the Neil Poulton designed 1TB and 2TB drives may look a lot like the company's other blocky models, inside there's a whole lot of wireless goodness simmering away.  The LaCie Wireless Space is a combination NAS, gigabit ethernet and WiFi b/g/n router, media server and network extender, basically the company's own version of the Apple Time Capsule.

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Pogoplug Now Supports Cloud Printing with New Firmware, Wireless Adapter and Biz Model Now Shipping

Pogoplug Now Supports Cloud Printing with New Firmware, Wireless Adapter and Biz Model Now Shipping

The Pogoplug keeps getting updated, and there's not a single bad spot in sight. This time around, with a brand new firmware that's being pushed out to the devices right now, the pink box will officially support plenty of features that the company previously made official over the last few months. One of the most exciting ones: cloud printing!

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