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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

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 Drobo 5N2 RAID

NAS Wars 2017: We test the Drobo 5N2 RAID

Welcome to the first 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 kick off our new series with the Drobo 5N2. It's got a lot going for it, but it's not perfect.

August 9, 2017 by in Storage

What I learned running the Mac High Sierra beta

What I learned running the Mac High Sierra beta

I generally steer clear of beta software because even the "beta-tested" stuff usually has too many bugs. But I really wanted to check out APFS, so I installed the High Sierra public beta 2 and, later, beta 3 on my MacBook. Here's what I found.

July 31, 2017 by in Apple

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

The ReadyNAS NV+ v2 is nicely designed and built, and Netgear's X-RAID2 technology does a good job of managing the 4-bay array discreetly. The web-based management tool's redesigned UI is an improvement, but we'd like to see more more add-ons for the new ARM-based platform.

November 30, 2011 by in Storage

Thecus N4200PRO

Thecus N4200PRO

The N4200PRO is a flexible four-bay NAS enclosure with some good extras. It's fairly easy to manage, has a wide range of modular applications and performs well. The integrated mini-UPS is a great idea, giving added peace of mind in critical environments.

October 10, 2011 by in Storage

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

There are several options to expand your network's storage, but one of the most rewarding learning experiences can be building your own network-attached storage (NAS) server. ZDNet UK walks us through the process.

August 23, 2011 by in Cloud

Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

GE recently built a $48 million state-of-the-art data center, one of the first in the world with LEED Platinum certification. Here are photos from the grand opening on August 18, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

August 21, 2011 by in CXO

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

A closer look at the Data Robotics Drobo B800i

A closer look at the Data Robotics Drobo B800i

As a small business grows the need for additional data storage grows with it. One of the most cost effective ways to add storage capacity is with a Storage Area Network (SAN) server. If your business has reached the point where SAN capacity is vital to continued operations, then perhaps it is time to consider the Drobo B800i.

June 28, 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

Get the most out of your data

How do companies deal with information management? Jonathan Steel, CEO of tech-research firm The Bathwick Group, gives insights based on a recent ZDNet.co.uk benchmark survey

September 26, 2008 in Storage

Ballmer: Moving closer to the cloud

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gives his definition of cloud computing, which is moving information outside of the firewall and putting it on storage systems that are shared with other companies. Ballmer adds that Microsoft will offer more details about the company's cloud strategy, "Red Dog," in six weeks at its developer conference.

September 26, 2008 in Storage

Oracle announces Project Sequoia

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.

August 6, 2008 in Storage

LinkedIn VP of Technical Operations: Lloyd Taylor

Lloyd Taylor, Vice President of Technical Operations at LinkedIn talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about facilitating online communications between its 17 million business professionals. He also discusses his past experience building and scaling data centers at Google and how it differs from his new role, managing a high value and less trafficked network at LinkedIn.

December 18, 2007 in Storage

StorPac SP40

StorPac SP40

This external RAID subsystem looks smart and is straightforward to set up and use. If you're looking for a good-value backup solution for your business, put the StorPac SP40 on your shortlist.

April 14, 2005 by in Storage

Tiko Classic 340

Tiko Classic 340

It’s hard to see much value in the iSCSI facilities, but as an NAS appliance the Tiko Classic 340 is competitively priced, easy to manage and works well.

March 14, 2005 by in Storage

Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array

Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array

This is not as easy as to deploy as Adaptec would have you believe, but it's worth persevering with as an affordable alternative to more expensive Fibre Channel SAN solutions.

February 15, 2005 by in Storage

Ximeta NetDisk

Ximeta NetDisk

If you require simple, inexpensive local or network-attached storage in capacities ranging from 80GB to 250GB, look no further than Ximeta's NetDisk.

August 5, 2004 by in Storage

Hitachi PJ-TX100

Hitachi PJ-TX100

Want to bring the feeling of the theatre into your own home without the cost of the candy bar? PJ-TX100 Home Theatre Projector could be your solution, although don't count on saving money just yet.

July 6, 2004 by in Hardware

Iomega Rev

Iomega Rev

Though it's very expensive per megabyte, Iomega's Rev drive offers speedy, portable storage that's more scalable than that of a hard drive.Having once cornered the removable-storage market with the Zip and Jaz drives, Iomega is hoping for a comeback with the Iomega Rev.

June 8, 2004 by in Storage

First Look: Sony Hi-MD MZNH700

First Look: Sony Hi-MD MZNH700

We take a peek at one of Sony's upcoming Hi-MD portable music players, supporting a gigabyte of removable storage thanks to the company's new higher-capacity MiniDisc. Sony's upcoming range of digital music players revamps previous MiniDisc players by introducing Hi-MD media.

May 20, 2004 by in Storage

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