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Data backup request form

Data backup request form

Data without an associated backup is only as reliable as the system upon which it is stored—and every system has a finite life span or may be susceptible to malware or hacking efforts. This form provides...

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Western Digital shakes up data storage

Western Digital shakes up data storage

Western Digital, perhaps better known as WD, announces a series of products and initiatives designed to reflect the company they've become - and not the disk drive they used to be. Marketing hype? Or do they really have the goods?

June 28, 2018 by in Storage

SSD prices: how low will they go?

SSD prices: how low will they go?

If you've been holding off on buying a new SSD or high-capacity thumb drive due to price, there's good news: prices are dropping fast. The capacity squeeze that sent NAND flash and DRAM prices soaring last year is ending -- but a new bottleneck is looming.

June 27, 2018 by in Storage

How to completely erase any device

How to completely erase any device

Maybe you're super-paranoid, or maybe you just want to sell your old device and have piece of mind. Either way, being able to delete data is a valuable skill. Here's everything you need to know about securely wiping hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), flash drives, and even iOS and Android devices.

May 31, 2018 by in Storage

Battle of the NAS appliances

Battle of the NAS appliances

We recap our in-depth reviews of eight Network Attached Storage appliances. It's difficult to call out one that's best, because everyone has different needs. But we can recommend a machine for most small businesses, creative folks, and departments.

February 26, 2018 by in Storage

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

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