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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!
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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.

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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.
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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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Thecus adds media server, iSCSI NASes

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Updated: 18 March 20008: Thecus has renamed the N3200M to the M3800.

Thecus today announced two additions to its line of RAID 5 NASes, the three-drive N3200M and five drive iSCSI i5500.

Read more...The N3200M is aimed at media serving applications and has DLNA, UPnP AV, iTunes servers and includes a photo sharing application and USB webcam support.

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ZyXEL NSA-220 Review: Successor to the D-Link DNS-323?

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Read more...Zyxel's dual-drive NAS has the features and performance to take on D-Link's popular product.
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QNAP TS-409 Review: The Quad drive NAS for You?

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Read more...The quad-drive version of Qnap's Turbo NAS family has the same feature set of its dual-drive siblings, plus RAID 5, 6 and RAID migration.
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Slideshow: Qnap TS-409 Pro Turbo

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Qnap's TS-409 and 409 Pro Turbo are four-drive versions of its multi-featured TS-209 series.
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Slideshow: Zyxel NSA-220 Network Storage Appliance

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Zyxel's NSA-220 is a two-drive BYOD NAS that compares favorably against D-Link's DNS-323.
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Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo Review

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Read more...Buffalo's first dual-drive NAS features disappointing performance and a not-so-straightforward RAID recovery process.
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Slideshow: Buffalo Linkstation EZ

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Buffalo's Linkstation EZ is for people who don't want to mess with configuring a NAS.
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Slideshow: Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo

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Buffalo's first dual-drive NAS is small-business focused, but has ho-hum performance.
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QNAP announces TS-409 Pro Turbo NAS

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QNAP today announced a 4-bay, hot-swappable NAS aimed at business users.

Read more...The TS-409 Pro Turbo is a Linux-based BYOD SATA NAS supporting RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 5+spare disk redundancy, online RAID capacity expansion and level migration.

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Apple intros Time Capsule Mac Networked auto-backup

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Apple today introduced Time Capsule, a networked backup appliance that automatically backs up everything on one or more Macs running the latest Leopard OS.

Time Capsule comes in 500 GB and 1 TB versions and looks like an Apple Airport Extreme. It works in conjunction with Leopard's Time Machine feature to continuously and automatically back up all networked Macs via either Ethernet or wireless LAN connections.

It also is a fully-functioning dual-band (single radio) draft 802.11n wireless router with built-in USB print server. Other features include three gigabit LAN and one gigabit WAN Ethernet ports and support for WPA/WPA2 and WEP wireless security.

Time Capsule will be available next month for MSRPs of $299 and $499 for the 500GB and 1TB versions.

Drobo gets networking add-on

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Data Robotics today announced the launch of DroboShare, a companion product for its Drobo "storage robot" that enables users to share files over a Local Area Network.

Read more...DroboShare allows clients to access its shares on Windows, Apple or Linux networks and supports NTFS, HFS+, EXT3, FAT32 file systems.

The Drobo device can still be disconnected from DroboShare and then connected directly to a host computer.

Other features include gigabit Ethernet support, auto mounting on Windows and Mac OS X and support for up to 8 TB of storage. DroboShare is available immediately for $199 MSRP.

Promise SmartStor Review: Cheaper RAID 5 in more ways than one

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Read more...Promise's entry into the SOHO / SMB NAS market is less expensive than its competition, but has middle-of-the-pack performance and a cheap and unfinished feel.
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HP intros new MediaVault NASes

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HP isn't putting all its media serving eggs in the Windows Home Server basket and has turned back to Linux for a refresh of its dual-drive MediaVault line.

There are three new products, all built on the same shortened version of the four-drive MediaSmart server chassis, but powered by a Marvell NAS processor with 128 MB of RAM instead of the AMD CPU used on the MediaSmart server.

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HP to intro Linux version of MediaSmart Server

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Somehow the folks at Gizmodo got wind of a new, dual-drive version of HP's MediaSmart server. We're guessing that it will be officially unleashed at next week's Consumer Electronics show.

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Lime Technology unRAID Reviewed

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Read more...For the cost of a flash drive and a bit of time, you can turn that computer in your closet into a simple multi-drive NAS with unRAID.
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Iomega buying ExcelStor Group

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Iomega today announced that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire ExcelStor Great Wall Technology Limited, a Cayman Islands company, and Shenzhen ExcelStor Technology Limited, a PRC company.

Iomega will issue approximately 84 million shares of common stock in Iomega in exchange for all outstanding ExcelStor common shares. Upon closing the transaction, GWT and its affiliates will hold approximately 43% of Iomega’s common stock, making GWT the largest Iomega shareholder. The Boards of Directors of both Iomega and ExcelStor have unanimously approved the share purchase agreement.

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