Storage Reviews

Synology DS710+ NAS Review

Synology DS710+ NAS Review

Synology have made a name for themselves in the network-attached storage segment for sturdy hardware, comprehensive software and decent performance, the the company are hoping to deliver all three once again with the DiskStation DS710+. A dual-drive RAID array with some ambitious throughput promises, the DS710+ also gets a fairly premium price tag too; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HP Data Vault X510 Review – Windows Home Server Powered NAS

HP Data Vault X510 Review – Windows Home Server Powered NAS

A casual glance at the photo and you might think we're re-reviewing the HP MediaSmart EX487 Home Server we looked at back in December. In actual fact, this is the business-centric cousin to that device, the HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault. Intended for small businesses or serious home offices, the X520 Data Vault promises not only backup but various shared storage options too. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS Review

Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS Review

We liked the original Iomega StorCenter ix2 back when we reviewed it roughly twelve months ago, but the rest of the home NAS market has advanced in the intervening period and the ix2 is looking a little stale. To address that fact, Iomega have launched the StorCenter ix2-200, their second-gen version of the dual-drive backup station, now boasting removable storage and more. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Corsair P64 64GB SSD Review

Corsair P64 64GB SSD Review

Having long been the preserve of expensive ultraportables or performance intensive media processing and gaming machines, SSDs are beginning to trickle down the price ladder. There's still more GB for your dollar in a traditional platter-based hard-drive, but switching to solid state is cheaper than ever. On the SlashGear test bench today we've got Corsair's 64GB P64 CMFSSD-64GBG2D SSD.

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CRU-DataPort 10 Secure HDD SecureDock Review

CRU-DataPort 10 Secure HDD SecureDock Review

With the average user entering dozens of passwords every day, to log into their computer, their email and their social networks, it's all to easy to forget that many files are even more valuable than our Facebook login. Drive encryption is becoming more relevant to people all the time, and there's a good argument for doing it properly if you're going to do it at all. CRU-DataPort's 10 Secure caddy and accompanying SecureDock are one such system, taking a standard SATA hard-drive and locking it up with military-grade encryption and a removable AES 128 key. Peace of mind or hardware-hurdle? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Clickfree Transformer for iPod Review – Turns your iPod into a Backup Storage

Clickfree Transformer for iPod Review – Turns your iPod into a Backup Storage

Backup remains a guilty chore many people avoid, and yet plenty of us are already carrying around a potential backup device. Most people don't think of it that way, but your iPod is a huge chunk of storage just waiting to be repurposed as a portable hard-drive. Clickfree sent over their latest easy-backup system, the Transformer for iPod, for SlashGear to take a look at.

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ioSafe Solo Review – Rugged Disaster Proof External Hard Drive

ioSafe Solo Review – Rugged Disaster Proof External Hard Drive

We've covered numerous backup systems here on SlashGear, ranging from simple USB hard-drives through network-attached media boxes and full-on RAID arrays, but bar individual drive failure we've never really considered the impact of physical damage. That's exactly the sort of thing that ioSafe have in mind with their Solo drive, up to 1.5TB of fireproof, waterproof storage. SlashGear have been testing it out.

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WiebeTech RTX400-QR RAID Storage Enclosure Review

WiebeTech RTX400-QR RAID Storage Enclosure Review

Backup is often the dirty little secret of amateur and professional computer users alike, something we know we should be doing but so often don't find time for. Investing in a capable storage system is a good first step for bypassing apathy and minimizing backup headaches, however, and that's just what WiebeTech promise with their RTX400-QR RAID array. Various levels of data redundancy and multiple connection options suggest the bulky RTX400-QR means business; SlashGear tested it out.

 

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Seagate Showcase DVR Storage Expander 1TB review

Seagate Showcase DVR Storage Expander 1TB review

As more and more Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) offer the choice of recording in high-definition, and more consumers decide to prioritize picture quality, the standard storage in most models simply can't keep up.  Into that fray steps the DVR Expander, a straightforward way of adding recording capacity; today it's the turn of the Seagate Showcase DVR Storage Expander, a full 1TB of storage.

 

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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Review – 500GB

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Review – 500GB

As the name implies, the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive is essentially a NAS device with media hub abilities, intended to back up and playback multimedia files across your home network. Where it stands slightly out from the crowd is in its support of UPnP for DLNA-certified devices and iTunes, allowing the NAS to store and stream music, video and pictures to a variety of PC, laptop, home consumer electronics and Apple products.

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Emtec Movie Cube S800 review

Emtec Movie Cube S800 review

With more people amassing vast collections of digital media, the demand for a straightforward way to pipe that out through an HDTV is only increasing.  Emtec's Movie Cube S800 not only offers video streaming, but expandable local storage, internet radio and dual TV tuners for recording fresh content or pausing live TV.  SlashGear hooked it up to see if our home entertainment prayers had been answered.

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Clickfree HD325 & Transformer Backup Review

Clickfree HD325 & Transformer Backup Review

Backup remains a guilty chore, and one which most of us don't complete as often as we know we ought to.  Cheap USB drives certainly offer the storage, but it's still down to the user to make the most of them; that's where Clickfree comes in.  Their automatic backup is, according to the claims, easier than making toast.  SlashGear picked up the Clickfree HD325 hard-drive and Clickfree Transformer Cable to see if that was true.

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