It’ll be clear when I explain that this drive is a superfast SSD albeit with a much lower storage capacity (120GB) than the previous Apricorn Padlock 3TB drive we reviewed recently.
Worth the investment? Perhaps.
In 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.
While 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.
External 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.
In a networked home or small business, a Network Attached Storage - or in tech parlance, NAS - is a near essential piece of equipment these days. The Synology DiskStation DS1511+ offers a scalable RAID storage solution with a maximum capacity of 45TB. Forty-Five Terabytes!
Read on for our full review.
Today we are having a quick look at a more up-to-date version of this stalwart work horse of today's home and small-business need for network attached storage: the QNAP TS-419P II.
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