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Power checklist: Managing backups

Power checklist: Managing backups

Every organization relies on data that must be protected and backed up in a reliable and secure way by authorized personnel. While the content or criticality of the data may vary, the processes behind...

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NAS Wars 2017: We test the QNAP TVS-473 RAID

NAS Wars 2017: We test the QNAP TVS-473 RAID

Welcome to the third of seven NAS stress tests, where we brutalize NAS devices to failure and then attempt to see if they can be recovered. This week, we dig into the QNAP TVS-473, the only RAID we tested with a built-in HDMI media center output.

August 23, 2017 by in Storage

'Must-have' MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories

'Must-have' MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories

When it comes to portable systems, thin and light is the modern day mantra, and they don't come much thinner or lighter than the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. But being thin and light brings with it compromises, but by adding a few essential accessories into the mix, you can create a mobile working platform that is second to none.

December 11, 2014 by in Mobility

Synology DiskStation DS3611xs

Synology DiskStation DS3611xs

A highly scalable and very flexible NAS/iSCSI appliance, Synology's DS3611xs has performance and capacity to spare. It will appeal to mid-sized companies requiring fast and reliable access to large amounts of data.

July 27, 2011 by in Storage

Drobo B800i

Drobo B800i

It's hard to fault the Drobo B800i, which combines good looks, performance and functionality with ease of use. It's not cheap, but for the money it's one of the best small-business iSCSI appliances you can buy.

July 5, 2011 by in Storage

Synology RackStation RS2211+

Synology RackStation RS2211+

A very scalable NAS appliance, the RS2211+ benefits from the add-on extras found on other Synology storage devices, which should appeal to small businesses. However, it lacks some storage-specific features that enterprise customers may be looking for.

May 13, 2011 by in Storage

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05

With advanced RAID capabilities, few superfluous add-ons and an easy-to-use interface, the D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1200-05 is a no-nonsense NAS enclosure with plenty to attract smaller businesses.

May 9, 2011 by in Storage

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM's Storwize V7000 is a mid-range SAN disk array with some very high-end features. Its data migration and virtualisation capabilities are well suited to organisations with SAN disk arrays in need of consolidation or replacement.

April 1, 2011 by in Storage

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics has taken its self-managing storage technology and added dedicated iSCSI Gigabit interfaces to create a fast, reliable and extremely usable small-business SAN appliance.

June 17, 2010 by in Storage

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

Don't let its size or consumer heritage fool you: the StorageWorks X510 is a powerful backup, sharing and remote access solution that's ideal for smaller offices with limited IT support.

October 19, 2009 by in Storage

Data Robotics DroboPro

Data Robotics DroboPro

DroboPro is a business-class RAID storage array that accepts virtually any SATA disk on the market, supports iSCSI and pretty much looks after itself. What more could you want?

September 18, 2009 by in Storage

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Drobo Pro is a business-class RAID storage array that accepts virtually any SATA disk on the market, supports iSCSI and pretty much looks after itself. What more could you want?

September 17, 2009 by in Storage

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX

The ReadyNAS NVX is a highly capable network storage appliance that will work equally well in a small or medium-sized business or at home. It supports a wide range of protocols and is easy to manage.

July 2, 2009 by in Storage

D-Link DNS-343

D-Link DNS-343

For sharing media files and other documents on a home network, the DNS-343 would be fine. For business use, the awkward permissions system makes management more difficult than it needs to be.

June 29, 2009 by in Storage

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