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QNAP TS-469L Turbo NAS: A Medium-Sized NAS, Well-Done (which is Rare...)

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: QNAP TS-469L Turbo NAS: A Medium-Sized NAS, Well-Done (which is Rare...)
Let's take a break from looking at predominantly rack mounted NAS gear and let's have a look at the latest QNAP desktop offering.

Having reviewed the top-of-the-line QNAP Network Attached Storage system last year, the TS-EC879U-RP, our expectations are high.
QNAP sent us the TS-469L Turbo NAS, a 4-bay improved model of the trusted 469 series.
This is what became evident after some weeks of testing: the Q in QNAP stands for Quality and Quiet.

The Ultimate in NAS Reliability? Synology's Flagship RackStation RS3412RPxs

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

 Read more: The Ultimate in NAS Reliability? Synology's  Flagship RackStation RS3412RPxsWhen the DigitalReviews team was in Taiwan half a year ago and visited Synology's head office, we came away very impressed with their scope of products and vision for the near future.

Our favourable impressions had been solidified over the years by many Synology product reviews. Their Network Attached Storage units for business and personal use have been scoring consistently high in our write-ups. Yet, in the back of our minds, we knew we had to leave some superlatives for their top of the range RackStation, the RS3412RPxs.


Let us take you on a little journey to describe the RS3412RPxs and the market it is aimed at.

Eight Bay NAS Overture - Synology DS1812+

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Eight Bay NAS Overture - Synology DS1812+ Be it small businesses or avid prosumers, storage is one place where less is never going to be more. Understanding this, Synology's DS1812+ has not four, five or six but eight hard drive bays. With 3TB drives entering affordability, that's 24TB in one box.

Read on for our full review.

Synology RackStation RS812 NAS Server – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Synology RackStation RS812 NAS Server – Reviewed This must be one of the longest running "tests" we've done on any NAS (and we have reviewed quite a few!)...
We received the RS812 from Synology in November last year and now finally 11months later we get to write a review on it!
Why the delay and what good has come out of it?

OCZ Vertex 3 SSD – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: OCZ Vertex 3 SSD – ReviewedIn preparation for a review of the Vertex 4 from OCZ we were given the Vertex 3 to test. The Vertex 3 has been out for quite some time now so plenty of review material is around for this reasonably priced SSD. So we’ll keep this one short but we’ll have one important recommendation to make….

QNAP TS-EC879U-RP with 10GbE Enterprise-level NAS – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: QNAP TS-EC879U-RP with 10GbE Enterprise-level NAS – ReviewedIn the market for an enterprise-level solution for your critical data? If you are, you’ve come to the right place: we are reviewing a few NAS units for the big end of town. Today’s write-up features the QNAP TS-EC879U-RP. This is an 8 bay unit, rack mounted (2U) with Redundant Power Supply. We’ve had plenty of experience with QNAP’s product line and if QNAP stands for "Quality Network Appliance Provider", they have amply proven that in the past.

Today’s unit under review is the top-of-the-line machine from this Taiwanese company which we’ve been testing out and using for several months.

Nice Rack! - B&R Ausrack Floor OnyX 19" Rack Enclosure Reviewed.

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Nice Rack! - B&R Ausrack Floor OnyX 19While I have a personal distaste for the prosumer blend, the reality is that the lines between professional and consumer grade electronics equipment is quickly vanishing. With network attached storage devices growing in popularity and larger switches being used to connect almost every appliance imaginable to home networks, the problem of where to house all this gear comes to the fore.

Enter B&R's Ausrack Floor OnyX Rack Enclosure.

Fort Knox for your Data: Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT 3TB – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Fort Knox for your Data: Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT 3TB – ReviewedExternal hard drives are a dime a dozen. That's not exactly true of course but we certainly are not lacking for choice. I've got half a dozen of them scattered around my workplace or in my desk drawers but none is as safe as this latest product from Apricorn: a 3TB USB 3.0 unit with keypad encryption. And that's not all so let's have a good look at the Aegis Padlock DT.

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