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.
QNAP has a gob of different NAS storage devices in its line up aimed at every one from the home user to the small business and larger enterprise users. The company's line of storage offerings allow for easier backups of data on the network and offer devices with single and multiple drives. The company has added a new line of NAS devices for the home and small office user that are called the TS-x19P+ series.
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.
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.
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.
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Back in March, we reported that Intel was moving forward into the "always-on" category of devices, and expanding their Intel Atom processors for devices like RAID arrays and NAS. Well, that was a long time ago, especially in the tech industry. So it goes as no surprise that Intel has just announced that they've got two new processors on deck and ready to get the job done. Welcome the Intel D425 and D525 to the Atom lineage.
HP continues to push ahead with Windows Home Server, offering domestic and small business users a central storage point for backups and media server duties, together with drive redundancy and more. Latest to the SlashGear test bench is the HP StorageWorks X300, a new Data Vault product that offers up to 7TB of internal storage shared between up to ten users. Check out the full review after the cut.
Synology promised us speed, speed and more speed with their new DiskStation DS411+ NAS, and so we had to take them up on the challenge. A four-drive RAID array targeted at demanding home users or SMBs, the DS411+ may look sober on the outside but with the spec sheet promising read rates of 112MB/sec and write rates of 106MB/sec, it's hardly an unattractive proposition. Can Synology back up their claims? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
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.
Synology has announced its latest network-attached storage offerings, the standalone DiskStation DS411+ and the rack-mounted RackStation RS810+ and RS810RP+. Targeted at high-end home users or SMBs, the new products prioritize speed of data access: Synology reckon owners will see average 112MB/sec read rates and around 106MB/sec write rates in RAID 5 configurations.
Seagate has outed its latest NAS, the BlackArmor NAS 400, and they're quite excited about the possibilities its four hard-drive bays offer to homes and small businesses. The compact, unassuming box can be outfitted with regular 3.5-inch SATA II HDDs or, Seagate suggests, their Momentus XT hybrid, with RAID 0/1/5/10 & JBOD configurations possible.