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Fujitsu Scaleo Home Server updated with 2TB capacity

Fujitsu Scaleo Home Server updated with 2TB capacity

Fujitsu have updated their Scaleo Home Server range with two new models, adding capacity to the media streaming and NAS backup products.  The Home Server 2205 is preinstalled with two 1TB drives, while the Home Server 2105 is preinstalled with two 500GB drives; however there's room for a total of four drives in each.  Fujitsu have used Western Digital Caviar Green SATA HDDs, for reduced power consumption.

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Seagate planning home NAS, researching hybrid SSDs

Seagate planning home NAS, researching hybrid SSDs

Seagate are exploring new SSD technologies that combine SLC (single layer chip) and MLC (multiple layer chip) to create a cost-effective and reliable hybrid.  Talking to Pocket-lint, Seagate CEO Bill Watkins revealed that the company would "love to have an SSD range" but that issues with read/write cycle performance and production cost are slowing them down.  Pat King, senior vice president of global marketing, also confirmed that Seagate are planning a network-attached storage (NAS) device for home customers.

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Thecus Technology N3200PRO NAS with RAID-5 & optional WiFi

Thecus Technology N3200PRO NAS with RAID-5 & optional WiFi

Liked the look of Mvix's dual-drive RAID NAS but need room for a third hard-drive?  Thecus Technology may have the network-attached storage for you, then, in the shape of the N3200PRO.  With space for three SATA HDDs for total capacity of up to 3TB, the 160 x 170 x 215mm box offers home and small business users not only the convenience of a media server but the speed and data redundancy benefits of RAID 5.

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Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS Review – 1TB Edition

Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS Review – 1TB Edition

Backup isn't generally seen as glamorous, and the Iomega StorCenter ix2 is unlikely to change that perception. A sober gray box, the ix2 is as compact as dual 3.5-inch SATA-II hard-drives will let it be. However inside there lurks an iTunes-compatible media server, printer sharing facility and optional CCTV recording and Bluetooth file transfers, all for a competitive entry price. Can the StorCenter ix2's hidden charms change our mind about the unbearable dullness of archiving?

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DosPara Prime SSD-RAID server with 1119MB/sec read speeds

DosPara Prime SSD-RAID server with 1119MB/sec read speeds

Security, speed and stability aren't just factors important in large-scale enterprise storage, home and small businesses want that too.  If cost is less of an issue than any of those other three, the DosPara might have the server PC for you: the Prime SSD-RAID has six 80GB Intel X25-M SSDs which, when set up as a 480GB RAID 0 (striped) array, can achieve up to 1119.73MB/sec read speeds.

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I-O DATA HDL2-G NAS with RAID & Toshiba TV integration

I-O DATA HDL2-G NAS with RAID & Toshiba TV integration

Typical, you wait all this time for a straightforward twin-drive RAID array and two turn up on the same day.  Well, maybe it's not something we've been actively waiting for, but hot on the heels of Western Digital's My Book Mirror Edition comes I-O DATA's HDL2-G.  Again, it's a dual-drive unit offering 1TB or 2TB of storage in RAID-0 Striped format, only this time I-O DATA have done the sensible thing and fitted a gigabit ethernet port as well as USB. 

miShare iPod file exchange gadget goes on sale

miShare iPod file exchange gadget goes on sale

miShare have begun selling their eponymous iPod file transfer gadget, which promises to make exchanging songs between Apple's PMPs as straightforward as hitting a button. Basically a compact box with two dock connectors, a single button and three LEDs, when hooked up between two compatible iPods (currently the Mini, Nano, 3G, 4G, Video 5G and Classic 6G) you can transfer songs, videos, playlists, photos or full photo albums. It'll even exchange DRM-encrypted files, although it doesn't actually crack the DRM.

Check out a video of miShare in action after the cut

Microsoft Live Mesh promises consumer cloud computing

Microsoft Live Mesh promises consumer cloud computing

Aiming to bring user data together and aid collaboration, Microsoft have announced Live Mesh, an example of so-called 'cloud computing'. The system, eventually to be compatible with PCs, mobile devices and Apple's hardware, synchronizes data via the internet while also maintaining an online store that can be accessed from anywhere with web access. A free service (initially limited to 10,000 beta testers using Windows systems), it includes 5GB of online storage. Microsoft plan to extend both numbers and compatibility later on this year.

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