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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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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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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 gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug has launched a new WiFi adapter, the Pogoplug Wireless Extender, which allows users of the home NAS adapter to get online via a wireless network rather than stringing ethernet cable to their router.  Up for preorder at $29, the Wireless Extender supports WiFi b/g/n.  Meanwhile Pogoplug are also slashing the price of their eponymous device, down from $129 to $99.

Find out how to get a free Pogoplug Wireless Extender after the cut

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Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate has outed its latest addition to the GoFlex family of removable storage, the Seagate GoFlex Home, a media and backup NAS designed for domestic use.  Coming in a choice of 1TB or 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home's storage can be easily upgraded since it uses the same SATA port connector as other drives in the range; you simply pull out the preinstalled drive and slot in a newer, bigger example.

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