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Synology Introduces The FlashStation FS1018

Synology Inc. today launched FlashStation FS1018, its first-ever all-flash desktop NAS, in addition to officially releasing Virtual Machine Manager and DiskStation DS218. FS1018 is a blazing fast and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS.

TerraMaster F2-220 2-Bay NAS

TerraMaster F2-220 2-Bay NAS Review

TerraMaster is a new company to us here at ThinkComputers. They have been focused on the development of storage technology for 16 years and their main product range includes network attached storage and direct attached storage devices. Today we will be taking a look at the F2-220 2-bay NAS. This network attached storage device features an Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual core CPU, 2 GB of memory, and two SATA drive bays that support 2.5-inch as well as 3.5-inch hard drives for up to 16TB of total storage space. The F2-220 runs on the Linux-based TerraMaster TOS operation system, which gives you a very user-friendly experience. Let's get some drives in the F2-220 and see what it can do!

Synology DiskStation DS716+ NAS

Synology DiskStation DS716+ NAS Review

Today we are back with another NAS review from Synology. This time it is their DiskStation DS716+ which is designed for growing small to medium businesses. This is a 2-bay NAS that is built on Intel's Braswell platform so inside you have an Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor and 2 GB of DDR3 memory. The two bays give you room for up to 16TB of storage and you can add more by the two USB 3.0 ports and eSATA port on the back of the drive. This NAS also features dual Ethernet ports for failover and Link Aggregation support. Being a Synology NAS the DS716+ is powered by the award winning DiskStation Manager NAS OS, which makes setting up and configuring your NAS a breeze. This NAS also features a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, which allows you to transcode and stream H.264 4K / 1080p videos to high-definition TV, digital media players, mobile handsets, and computers. Let's jump in and see what the DiskStation DS716+ is all about!

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QNAP Unveils Dual-core NAS TS-251A and TS-451A

QNAP Systems, Inc. announced the release of the dual-core 2-bay TS-251A and the 4-bay TS-451A. These models feature a unique USB QuickAccess port to directly connect them to computers via USB 3.0, offering great plug-and-use convenience to access files stored on the NAS with up to 100 MB/s throughput. Coupled with NAS and iSCSI SAN features, it provides a complete storage solution for file backup, synchronization, and remote access. With two Gigabit LAN ports for delivering up to 211 MB/s throughput, 4K video playback and transcoding support, and an array of multimedia applications, the TS-x51A is an ideal NAS system for photographers and audiovisual enthusiasts.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS Review

Synology is a company we know for great network-attached storage (NAS) devices. They have really made a name for themselves by making setting up and using a NAS very easy. Today we will be taking a look at their DiskStation DS216+ which is part of their Plus Series of devices that are made for workgroup and small / medium business use. Being part of the Plus Series the DS216+ features a Intel Celeron N3050 dual core 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory and two hard drive slots for a total storage capacity of us to 16TB. Built into the DS216+ you have the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, and 4K Ultra HD video transcoding, all backed by high-speed data transfer rates. Like all Synology NAS devices the DS216+ is running Synology’s award winning NAS OS, DiskStation Manager. This makes configuring your NAS and getting it setup a breeze. Let’s check out the DS216+ and see what it is all about!

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QNAP Announces the TS-831X 8-bay Quad-Core NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the powerful 8-bay business NAS TS-831X that features two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks as a cost-effective NAS solution. The TS-831X further supports VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to introduce an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS. Taking advantage of TS-831X's native support of Container Station, organizations can rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps to create more business opportunities.

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS Review

WD or Western Digital has been making hard drives for quite a long time. A few years ago they introduced their WD Red drives that were made specifically for network-attached storage (NAS) devices. WD currently offers three different levels of NAS devices. The My Cloud devices are aimed at the general consumer, the My Cloud EX (expert) are prosumer devices, and finally you have the business series which is made up of the My Cloud DL devices. Today we will be taking a look at the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, which is a 2-bay NAS devices powered by a Marvell Armada 385 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory. With those specs the My Cloud EX2 should be able to handle whatever you might throw at it. It also features WD’s My Cloud OS 3, which should make setting up and managing the NAS quite easy. Let’s jump in and see what the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS is all about!

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