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QNAP adds higher-performance TS-109 and TS-209 NASes

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QNAP Systems recently announced the next generation of its one and two drive TS-109 Pro and TS-209 Pro NASes.

The TS-109 Pro II and TS-209 Pro II are based on a Marvell 500MHz CPU and 256MB of DDRII memory; twice the memory of the previous generation versions.

The new models carry forward all of the features of the TS-109 Pro and TS-209 Pro, including TwonkyMedia server, LAMP web and mySQL database servers.

The TS-109 Pro II and TS-209 Pro II are available now at MSRPs of $329 and $429 respectively.

Synology announces SMB / Enterprise RAID NAS trio

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Synology today announced three new high-performance SATA NAS Servers that offer up to 4TB capacity and claim 49MB/sec RAID 5 reads, and up to 30MB/sec RAID 5 writes.

Netgear rolls out 6-bay NAS, Dual-Band Draft 11n AP and Gigabit Smart Switches

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Netgear today announced new NAS, WLAN and switch products at the Interop 2008 show in Las Vegas.

Server Elements NASLite-2 HDD Review

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Read more...NASLite-2 has little to justify its $30 price over free alternatives.

Slideshow: HP mv5150 Media Vault Pro

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HP's revamped Media Vault Pro has an improved look and comes with client, "bare-metal" and online backup options.  Read the full review.

New to the Charts: HP mv5150 MediaVault Pro

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The HP mv5150 Media Vault Pro is HP's refresh of its Linux-based Media Vault line. The attractive new enclosure takes its design cues from the troubled Windows Home Server-based Media Smart server. It is essentially a shorter version handling two drives. One is easily removable on a tool-less slide-out tray. The other drive also plugs into an internal backplane, but is not on a tray and requires removing four screws and a panel to access.

EMC buying Iomega

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EMC and Iomega late yesterday announced a definitive agreement for EMC to acquire San Diego-based Iomega in a cash tender offer of $3.85 per outstanding share, or approximately $213 million.

Slideshow: Iomega StorCenter Pro 200rL

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Iomega's 200rL is a high-performance rack-mount NAS, but with a bare-bones feature set.  Read the full review.

Buffalo intros palm-sized Terabyte RAID 1 NAS

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Buffalo Technology today announced a new miniature dual-drive NAS with 1 TB capacity.

Read more...The LinkStation Mini (LS-WS1.0TGL/R1) measures only 1.57 x 3.22 x 5.31 inches and weighs slightly over a pound. It has a gigabit Ethernet port and dual 5,400RPM 2.5 inch notebook drives and supports both RAID 0 and 1, as well as Active Directory.

New to the Charts: Iomega StorCenter Pro 200rL

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The 200rL Series is Iomega's first attempt at adding a Linux-based (Debian) offering to its Windows Storage Server-based Small / Medium Business NAS product line. The 200rL comes in 1, 2 and 3 TB configurations in a 1U rack-mount format. We tested the 3 TB version.

Synology CS407 Performance Retest

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Last month, Synology officially released its Disk Station Manager 2.0 firmware for its Disk, Cube and Rack Station NAS product lines. DSM 2.0 features a new AJAX-based user interface and a host of other features. DSM 2.0 also is supposed to provide improved throughput, so we agreed to retest a CS407 Cube Station to verify Synology's claims.

LaCie 2big Network Review: No-frills RAID 1 NAS

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Read more...LaCie's dual-drive NAS has a sturdy case, but relatively low performance.

New HP dual-drive NASes now shipping

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HP today announced that its new dual-drive Media Vault NASes are shipping.

eFileCabinet announces Home, SMB and Enterprise Online Backup Service

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eFileCabinet today announced its new service offering, Concentsus Online Backup. The Concentsus solution is based on EMC's Fortress suite of online backup services. It performs automatic backups from Windows computers and servers via a secure SSL-based connection to eFileCabinet's offsite servers.

Slideshow: LaCie 2big Network

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LaCie's first RAID 1 dual-drive NAS has streamlined looks, but unimpressive performance and features.  Read the review.

New to the Charts: LaCie 2big Network

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Updated 3/30/2008 La Cie's 2big Network is the company's first real dual-drive RAID 1 NAS. Compared to its competition, the 2big's feature set is bare-bones with no media or print serving supported.

Quieting Down the Promise SmartStor NS4300N

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Read more...Reader Peter Bell didn't just complain about the fan noise of this inexpensive NAS. He did something about it!

June Estimate for Windows Home Server Data Corruption Fix

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A post on the Windows Home Server Team Blog yesterday provided a heads-up for an update to the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that fleshes out the data corruption problem that has been affecting some users since late last year.

Buffalo LinkStation EZ Review: No-Frills, No Hassle NAS

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Read more...Buffalo set out to create a low-cost NAS that anyone could install and use, but at the sacrifice of performance.

Iomega adds rack-mount Linux NASes

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Iomega today announced a new family of Linux-based rack-mount NASes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities.

The new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200rL Linux Servers feature gigabit Ethernet LAN, four hot-swappable SATA drives with auto-rebuild and support RAID 0, 0+1, 5 and JBOD modes.

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