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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.

11 hours ago 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

Drone wars at NAB 2015

Drone wars at NAB 2015

At last week's NAB show one of the hottest areas was video drones. One button orbit of a fixed point? 6k cinema-quality video? Palm-sized HD? Underwater video? Yep, and more! Here's a gallery of what will fly past in the year ahead.

April 20, 2015 by in Innovation

ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.

July 11, 2012 by in Storage

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

The ioSafe Rugged Portable isn't the smallest, lightest, fastest or most affordable external hard drive, but it performs well enough and is extremely rugged. If you really need to protect your data on the road, look no further.

July 10, 2012 by in Storage

Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

July 3, 2012 by in Storage

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

A scalable network storage appliance best suited to datacentres in mid-sized companies, the RackStation RS3412xs lacks enterprise-class features — but that's reflected in the price.

February 17, 2012 by in Storage

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link's no-frills approach to NAS will be attractive to businesses who need the storage basics without unnecessary complications. But those looking for a 'do-anything' system should look elsewhere.

February 6, 2012 by in Storage

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

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