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October 11, 2012

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 would highly discourage you to do the same. Think of this as we are disassembling the Synology DS1812+ so you do not have to.

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October 4, 2012

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 review will cover what you will see as a user of the Synology DS1812+. Overall, I have been very impressed with this small NAS. Let’s take a look at what the box has and some of the basic physical features of the Synology DS1812+ 8-bay NAS.

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July 20, 2012

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 drive lines into three; Blue for consumer drives, Green for low-power drives and Black for performance. This has now been expanded with a fourth colour added to the stable; the WD Red NAS hard drive range. Western Digital tout these as being designed specifically for the usage patterns typically seen in a network-attached-storage (NAS) device – generally 24/7 operation, potentially poor ventilation and the likelihood of being in a RAID array of some [...]

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June 17, 2011

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.

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