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.
What a nifty, brilliant device! That's my first reaction when I opened up the nonretail packaging that Apricorn sent it in. On the outside it is rather nondescript but when you pull the cover off it looks like a mini Fort Knox with three LEDs, 10 buttons for inputting your pin number and a slightly larger button with a key symbol on it.
Is this the most secure USB key? Well, let's put in the default pin to get started and let's find out.
I still remember purchasing my first computer in the mid 1990s with its massive 400MB hard disk drive. Some fifteen years on, the Pegasus R6 provides home users with 12 Terabytes of directly attached RAID storage. And the amazing part is that the actual storage space isn't the R6's biggest draw! Utilizing Intel's Thunderbolt technology, Promise Technologies delivers all those Terabytes at blazing fast speeds.
Read on for our review.
The Synology RS810+ with its expansion rack RX410 are the first units, followed by an enterprise NAS system from Promise Technology and the new enterprise class XS series from Synology.
Here are our findings on the RS810+.
To kickstart our series on rackmounted units, in which we will review NAS servers from Synology and Promise, as well as UPS systems and a server case from Antec, we have to start with the basics: a cabinet is to house all these. We looked around and the people from 4Cabling were gracious enough to give us the best one in store, a huge 100 kilo beast from Universal Data Solutions. This is a 25RU cabinet which means that you can house 25 rack units of gear. Most equipment like servers or switches take up just one rack unit. A server case might take up four and a UPS about the same. So, what are our impressions of this massive cabinet?