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Synology DS415play is a NAS designed for entertainment

Synology DS415play is a NAS designed for entertainment

Synology seems to have an endless train of NAS boxes, each designed to address different use cases and market segments. This latest model, the Disk Station DS415play, is no different. Building up on the DS214play unveiled last year, this NAS boasts of 4 drive bays that will ensure that your videos, music, and photos are well accommodated for streaming and sharing with friends and family, whether it be locally or over the Internet.

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WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

If you're in need of more space for your data and a NAS unit isn't to your taste, Western Digital has rolled out a new direct-attached storage unit, the My Book Duo. With the My Book Duo comes two bays and USB 3.0, as well as some security add-ons.

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OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

There’s a cloud storage war going on right now, and no-one is safe from the free space offered up by two of the industry’s biggest competitors: Google and Microsoft. With Microsoft’s latest update, they’re pushing 15GB of free space on users, up from 7GB offered up until this week. Google Drive offers users 15GB of free cloud storage as well.

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SSD Endurance Experiment puts drives to the test

SSD Endurance Experiment puts drives to the test

How long do SSDs last? Such is a question many pose, and as a result the folks at Tech Report have sought to answer that question with their SSD Endurance Experiment. These experiments are designed to see how long an SSD actually lasts, rather than the (often conservative) estimates given by the manufacturers.

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LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie has given its Rugged hard-drive a polish, with the tough orange external drive offering both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as resistance to shock, dust, and water. Intended for use with PCs and Macs, the rubber-clad drive now has an integrated interface cable, as well as offering a choice of traditional, spinning-platter HDD, or alternatively an SSD inside.

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Xbox One external drive support tipped

Xbox One external drive support tipped

This week there would appear to be more than one Xbox One update incoming. While we’re seeing an External Drive Ready marker on a "leaked" homescreen this morning, there’s word that it won’t be coming immediately, if at all. The Xbox One software update coming this month, instead, has a number of audio upgrades and options.

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Seagate Wireless Plus gets cloud integration

Seagate Wireless Plus gets cloud integration

Seagate has expanded its Wireless Plus storage lineup, tossing additional capacities into the mix, as well as integration with various well-known cloud services, including DropBox and Google Drive. The drives work in conjunction with the Media app, which has been updated as well.

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Sony makes 185TB cassette tape: here’s why

Sony makes 185TB cassette tape: here’s why

The people behind the 185TB tape aren’t creating the technology necessary for its existence so they can make the world’s longest mix-tape. Instead it’s far closer to a proof-of-concept than it is to something you’ll see on your record store’s shelves. Sony might not even turn this technology into a product that’ll see the light of day.

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LyveHome stores and organizes your photos and videos from multiple devices

LyveHome stores and organizes your photos and videos from multiple devices

LyveHome is a device that is designed to allow users to backup their photos and videos from smartphones and tablets. The device was designed by former Apple exec Tim Bucher. Bucher left Apple and started a firm called Lyve Minds. LyveHome is more than just a hard drive that you tuck away out of site to store all your content.

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Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile SSD wirelessly stores data from smartphones

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile SSD wirelessly stores data from smartphones

Toshiba has announced a new storage product called the Canvio Aeromobile Wireless SSD. The new storage solution has a SSD inside for improved data read and write speeds when on the go. In addition to being used for storing files and backing up data from smartphones or other devices, it also supports the ability to stream and share files without having to use cables. Toshiba aims the drive at people who want to offload files from their smartphone, camera, or tablet.

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Netgear first to support BitTorrent Sync on NAS

Netgear first to support BitTorrent Sync on NAS

BitTorrent Sync is a feature that was announced a while back that is designed to be a cloud-like storage device that lets the user sync files across multiple devices. These files don’t have a home on the web like most cloud storage services, rather the files are shared across all your devices. BitTorrent has announced a new twist for BitTorrent Sync.

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Akitio Thunder2Quad 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage device supports up to 20TB

Akitio Thunder2Quad 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage device supports up to 20TB

Akitio has announced a new storage solution that aims at people working with large video files. The storage device is called the Thunder2Quad and has four bays that support different drive sizes. Connectivity for the storage enclosure is via Thunderbolt 2 giving it very fast connectivity. Akitio designed the enclosure to work with 3.5" and 2.5" HDDs as well as SSDs.

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