QNAP's new Atom-powered NAS boxes offer a good range of enclosure sizes and deliver better performance than the previous Marvell-based models.
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Networking and storage vendors have been vying for the dwindling IT budgets of SMEs for some time, and Netgear is no exception. The company has just announced some additions to its rapidly-diversifying range of ReadyNAS storage devices, most important of which is the new ReadyNAS Pro range of NAS boxes.
Data Robotics' new Drobo Pro FS is a beefed-up version of the 5-bay Drobo FS, which introduced an integrated NAS server and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to the company's previously direct-attached range of 'self-managing' storage products for small and medium-sized businesses.
CES 2010: Marvell has announced the next generation of its plug computer, the Plug Computer 3.0, which now offers a 2.0GHz Armada chip, energy efficiency and improved media streaming.
Netgear on Monday announced the new 1TB Stora, a $229 consumer NAS device for home multimedia.
The ReadyNAS rack-mounted appliance, aimed at the SMB market, will eventually hold up to 24TB as new drives become available
For those of you skeptical of using powerline technology to connect your network-ready home theater devices to your home network when you don't have nearby Ethernet ports, there's another option: using a coaxial-cable-to-Ethernet solution like Netgear's new MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit (MCAB1001) or D-Link's new HD MediaBridge Starter Kit (DXN-221; pictured), both certified by the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA).The premise is pretty much as simple as powerline networking.
Cloud computing is one of the buzzwords for 2009, so I guess it's no surprise that Netgear is jumping on the bandwagon with its announcement that its ReadyNAS Vault service is bringing "cloud backup" to its network storage devices.On its surface, ReadyNAS Vault doesn't sound so different from the online backup features that some NAS manufacturers make available to their customers.
We've recently seen a computer in a keyboard, but Marvell is going one better and releasing a new hardware platform that promises a computer in a plug. The SheevaPlug platform consists of the company's Kirkwood processor, 512MB of DRAM, 512MB of flash memory, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB port, all of which can fit in the size of a wall-wart-style power adapter.
Here's one of those good ideas that makes you wonder why it took so long for someone to come up with it. Addonics has introduced its Network Attached Storage (NAS) adapter, which is a $55 device that lets you plug a USB-powered external drive in one end and then connect an Ethernet cable to the other end that runs to your router.
A generously-specified appliance running Windows Storage Server 2003, the StorCenter Pro NAS 450r scores on performance, but is pricey and lacks capacity.
18 months ago, Intel dropped off an SS4000-E NAS box for me to look at. It was a desirable little box on the surface – Linux-based, four drive bays, dual gigabit Ethernet ports – and I lost no time in installing it in the ZDNet UK Laboratory (Holloway).
Networking vendor Netgear has announced the voluntary recall yesterday of its XE103 Powerline Ethernet Adapter after test results confirmed the product could overheat and malfunction.
On December 12th I ordered two Dell Vostro mini-towers, and had a spot of trouble with the order. Dell double-charged my credit card, which triggered a fraud alert. Debbie from Dell is still looking into what happened, but meanwhile DHL delivered the machines on Monday afternoon. Now I'm just waiting on a Netgear wall-plugged Ethernet extender kit to arrive from Amazon and I should have it all unpacked and running in time for Christmas.
Netgear's SC101T Storage Central Turbo is robust, relatively attractive and affordable, making it suitable for all but the most demanding environments, although managing the device can be tricky.
Netgear’s DGFV338 is an excellent multifunction wireless router. A member of the ProSafe business-class product family, the DGFV338 offers reliability, ease of use and security, and even comes with a lifetime warranty.
Here in Las Vegas at Interop 2007 while roaming the show floor prior to the start of the event, I bumped into the folks at the NetGear booth who were preparing to announce several products at the show. But the one the grabbed my attention was the latest ReadyNAS network attached storage device.
Netgear comes to the rescue of consumers groaning under piles of DVDs; small businesses may also be interested
Card is backward-compatible with 10Mbps, 100Mbps Ethernet and automatically senses 10/100/1000Mbps network speeds.
The plastic casing on the product, which plugs into the wall, could potentially cause electrical shocks.
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