Posts Tagged ‘nas’

Synology DS1812+ Hardware Teardown

Today we follow-up on the Synology DS1812+ unboxing and exterior look with a view of the 8-bay NAS unit’s internals. One major question we like to answer is what is inside these pre-built units. Before we get into this, I...


Synology DS1812+ Unboxing and Exterior

Recently Synology sent their DS1812+ unit for a thorough review. We will be breaking this piece into several parts. This one will cover the initial unboxing as well as the exterior of the unit. Unless you open up the case, this...



Western Digital WD Red Performance Preview

The Western Digital WD Red is a hot topic in the NAS community at the moment as the small NAS market now has a drive specifically targeted at the market for the first time. Up until now Western Digital have separated their hard...


Sub-$10K NAS Market Spikes, Hitachi’s Cloud Storage, Adaptec 6-Series Win

This week saw research on the sub-$10,000 USD NAS market almost doubling in size from 2009 to 2010. Hitachi announces a cloud storage system with 3GB of free storage. Adaptec’s 6-series RAID controllers get a design win.



Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SD Card Review: 802.11n, RAW, and Movie Capture to the Network

The Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB combines a 802.11n WiFi connection and 8GB of Class 6 SD card storage in a standard SDHC card package, delivering a unique value proposition in the process. Serious and recreational photographers alike kno...


FTC Second Request in Seagate-Samsung, Gigabyte Xeon E3 Boards, Addonics NAS, Tough Mudder

A few bits of this week’s interesting storage news and an update on ServeTheHome including a FTC request in the Seagate-Samsung deal, new Xeon motherboards from Gigabyte, a new USB NAS solution from Addonics, and Patrick ...



Low Cost NAS Boxes and Performance over Time

This weekend I got a call from a local business that produces highlight reels from video game footage. Admittedly, I am not a big gamer (my PS3 was purchased at launch and has played games for less than four hours over the year...


Map a Network Drive to a WHS Shared Folder in Windows

Many users are familiar with Windows networking and browsing shared folders over a local network. For constantly accessed shared folders, a simple way of accessing the same folder immediately is to simply create a shortcut. The...



Configuring Windows 7 Libraries, iTunes, Amazon MP3 Downloader, Handbrake, and FRAPS with a NAS

A question that came up recently was how does one setup common applications that work well with NAS systems to write data to network storage versus solid state drives. I decided to take a few snapshots of the test network using...


Storage Tiering: A Primer on Cost-Effective Tiered Storage and Caching

One thing that virtually every major storage player and enterprise has been using for the past few years, and is continuing to use, is a tiered storage approach. This is mainly due to the fact that lower capacity, higher-cost d...