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ASUS Home Server TS mini leaks: compact dual-drive NAS

ASUS Home Server TS mini leaks: compact dual-drive NAS

Details and fuzzy live shots of ASUS' upcoming Home Server have leaked, and while there's no official word from the company themselves this looks like the kind of compact storage we would happily find space for on our bookshelves.  The 9.6 x 3.8 x 8 inch ASUS Home Server TS mini packs twin 3.5-inch hard-drives together with a fulsome six USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports.

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LG N2R1 NAS saves “precious family memories”, packs DVD burner

LG N2R1 NAS saves “precious family memories”, packs DVD burner

LG have announced a new NAS (network-attached storage) which rather than positioning as a computer peripheral are instead suggesting would make a great place to back up multimedia files.  The LG N2R1 packs up to 2TB of storage and RAID data redundancy, and can function as a DLNA or iTunes media server in addition to backing up your family photos, videos of grandparents falling off chairs and other priceless clips.

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Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d NAS: up to 8TB plus optional Bluetooth

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d NAS: up to 8TB plus optional Bluetooth

If only this were a desktop microwave-cum-coffee-machine, ideal for topping up your caffeine levels and heating up your harried lunches, but sadly it's just Iomega's latest NAS.  The Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d squeezes four SATA-II 3.5-inch drive bays into a reasonably compact footprint, promising RAID 5, 10 or JBOD setups and up to 8TB of standard storage.

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Lenovo out IdeaCentre D400 Home Server and Q100/Q110 nettops via Twitter

Lenovo out IdeaCentre D400 Home Server and Q100/Q110 nettops via Twitter

In a welcome change from reams of press release to wade through, Lenovo have tipped their upcoming home server and nettops via Twitter: 140 characters of spec-free mystery.  The IdeaCentre D400 home server and IdeaCentre Q100/Q110 nettops are yet to make an appearance on the Lenovo US site, but according to the company will get an announcement sometime this week.  However that hasn't stopped details from popping up across the web.

After the cut: details on the D400 specs and why the IdeaCentre Q100/Q110 are rebadged Pegatron nettops

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QNAP debuts two Turbo NAS servers

QNAP Systems announced two brand new Turbo NAS servers today that are targeted toward the enterprise and corporate environments. The servers are the TS-439U-RP and the TS-439U-SPK.

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Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi have announced a new range of simple USB hard-drives, together with a basic NAS adapter which can connect two external drives to a network.  The SimpleDRIVE Mini and SimpleTOUGH portable USB drives are available in 250, 320 and 500GB capacities, with the former adding ruggedness and the latter basic colors.

 

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Synology Disk Station DS409slim ultra-compact 4-drive NAS

Careful where you pour that hot water: on the right is a 12oz coffee cup, while on the left is Synology’s latest NAS, the 4-bay Disk Station DS409slim.  Squeezing up to four 2.5-inch hard-drives into a 120 x 105 x 142 mm box, the DS409slim still offers up to 2TB of storage or various levels of RAID secure data redundancy.

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link’s DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it’s also just as capable as you’d hope.

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Western Digital My Book World Edition II NAS gets capacity boost, reviewed

Western Digital My Book World Edition II NAS gets capacity boost, reviewed

Western Digital have updated their My Book World Edition II NAS, boosting the dual-drive device to a total of 4TB.  Two models will be available - 2TB and 4TB -each offering either RAID 0 or 1 setup for a choice of mirroring or striping. 

 

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Seagate BlackArmor line gets three additions

Seagate announced three brand new BlackArmor line data storage devices today. They include the BlackArmor NAS 220 Storage Server, the BlackArmor WS110 External Drive Workstation and the BlackArmor PS 110 Portable Drive.

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QNAP SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS offers RAID, server, more

QNAP SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS offers RAID, server, more

QNAP have announced their latest network-attached storage device, the four-bay SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS.  Capable of establishing various levels of RAID array for up to 2TB of total capacity, the SS-439 is based on Intel's Atom N270 processor and offers media server, backup, print and web server functionality.  Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports, which can be used to add more storage plus make removable backups, together with two gigabit ethernet connections.

 

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Acer easyStore AH340-UA230N Home Server: 1TB+ for $400

Acer easyStore AH340-UA230N Home Server: 1TB+ for $400

Acer have announced their first consumer NAS running Windows Home Server, the Aspire easyStore AH340-UA230N.  It may not have a snappy name, but it does have 1TB of standard storage plus three hot-swappable 3.5-inch hard-drive bays for a total of 7TB capacity.  There are also five USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA connection.

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