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Drobo 8D – A Mini Review for a Maxi Direct Storage Solution

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

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Sometimes simplicity is THE secret sauce for a storage solution.

Regular readers of this site will have seen our previous Drobo reviews – both network and direct attached storage models which we rated very highly for their user friendliness and apparent simplicity. I say “apparent” as the magic to make the Drobos so user friendly is anything but simple.

So today we have a short review of a DAS unit with a gigantic storage capacity: the Drobo 8D.
Eight bays that you can fill up with the highest capacity hard drives you can afford.
Let’s have a look at some of the features.

Synology C2 - Everyday Data Protection

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Synology C2 - Everyday Data ProtectionNew hardware is released every few months like clockwork. To this end there is almost a lack of relevancy to hardware specifications anymore, the fight has moved to functionality and user experience.

Synology has focused a lot of effort on their OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM). Over the years, there has been a steady flow of improvements and increase of ecosystem to extend the base functionality.

Synology has been kind enough to provide a DS218+ for review. Instead of the usual hardware focus, DigitalReviews is looking at some specific data protection with Hyper Backup in DSM.

QNAP TVS-673e Business NAS with Multimedia Focus

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

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About a year ago we reviewed the QNAP TVS-473 which is very closely related to this model. So in this article we’ll focus mostly on what’s different from the model we wrote about before.

The TVS-673e is the middle brother in the brand-new QNAP TVS-x73e series. The line-up of these high-performance SMB NAS units consist of the TVS-873e (8-bay), TVS-673e (6-bay) and QNAP TVS-473e (4-bay) models (the first number indicating the number of bays).

Okay, so what’s the “e” stand for in the TVS-673e?

Could be for Enhanced (more features) or Economy (fewer features) than the 473 we had on the bench earlier?

Your Data in the Cloud or on your own NAS? We Look at the QNAP TS-873U-RP for Businesses

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

 Read more: Your Data in the Cloud or on your own NAS? We Look at the QNAP TS-873U-RP for...

What’s the most important asset for most businesses? People, products or premises will probably make your shortlist. How about Data?
It’s alright to pump all your data into “the Cloud” and hope that it will be secure and uncompromised but how about at least having access to your own data in your own company at the local level? In other words, having it on a Networked Attached Storage (NAS) system.

In today’s review we look at a low cost, high performance, rack mounted unit from one of the best NAS companies in the world.
Here’s our take on the QNAP TS-873U-RP.


(This article was written by Paul Maranzano, Technical Director for an IT company in Melbourne, Vic)

Das Storage Boost -- Terra Master D2-310 DAS Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Das Storage Boost -- Terra Master D2-310 DAS ReviewedWhile Networked RAID devices are a dime a dozen, Direct Attached Storage (DAS) RAID units are a rarer breed. And Terra Master’s D2-310 has a leg up on the competition: This box attaches via USB-C.

Read on as we take a look at Terra Master’s dual bay DAS RAID device.

Drobo 5N2 Review: the Easiest 5 Bay NAS. But wait...there’s more!

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Drobo 5N2 Review: the Easiest 5 Bay NAS. But wait...there’s more!We’ve followed the Drobo developments ever since they were launched about a decade ago but never actually laid hands on one, despite having reviewed dozens of NAS units in that time.

The Drobo seemed, well, too simple to use to be any good...
That prejudice of mine now sees that simplicity as its main selling point.

Let’s find out why.

 

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