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    Review: QNAP Turbo NAS serves storage with the works

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 10:03 pm

    With a multitude of software options and strong support for VMware and Hyper-V, the QNAP NAS appliance can play many roles in a growing small business
  • Review

    Qnap NAS Delivers Blistering-Fast Performance

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 10:58 am

    This network-attached storage box is the fastest we've ever tested--by a factor of two.
  • Review

    Seagate FreeAgent DocStar

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    Seagate offers a cool portable drive along with an optional dock that adds Pogoplug functionality.
  • Review

    Small business storage finds a new gear

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Synology's supercharged DS1010+ Swiss Army NAS boasts impressive numbers in both performance and price.
  • Review

    Product review: Synology Disk Station DS409slim

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 2:15 pm

    Synology's Disk Station DS409slim DS409slim is a uniquely-designed NAS device that has four bays for laptop-size hard drives, numerous RAID configurations, multiple features that advanced users will enjoy, and--a welcome improvement over other NAS systems--a simple setup system.
  • Review

    Synology offers iSCSI on the cheap

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 1:25 pm

    While the Promise/DataCore combination offers an excellent feature set at a relatively low price, how about an 8TB RAID5 iSCSI system for $2,500? Synology makes the DS509+, a storage device intended as an SMB NAS system, but it supports iSCSI as well, and costs about $870 at
  • Review

    Intel's NASty little test tool

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    Intel NAS Performance Toolkit is a NAS test tool that doesn't take a hard drive engineer to understand and use. Because it actually plays back various types of file actions, this tool is much more "real world" than similar offerings.
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    NAS devices offer big storage on small networks

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 11:23 am

    Even in a down economy, the obvious solution to our personal storage needs is to rush out, grab a handful of hard drives (no matter what the sizes) and hook one up to each of your computers -- especially since storage is now really cheap. The better idea, assuming you are networked, is to take a tip from enterprise-level IT and latch on to some network-attached storage (NAS).
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