Controllers / RAID Cards

HighPoint Aggressively Pursuing Consumer Market

December 28, 2016

HighPoint Technologies is going to be a pretty familiar name to users who have heard of their RocketRAID expansion cards, but at CES their booth was surprisingly devoid of enterprise-level RAID kit. Instead we were presented with a fairly aggressive set of consumer class technologies. That said, probably their biggest product was a new RocketRAID […]

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Western Digital My Cloud EX2 2-bay NAS Review

December 28, 2016

Introduction The market for 2-bay and 4-bay NAS units has been growing at a much faster rate compared to other configurations. This trend is only expected to accelerate over the next few years. As the 'cloud' becomes a more common buzz-word, the time is ripe to educate the average consumer about the benefits of purchasing […]

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Western Digital Launches My Book Duo 2-bay USB 3.0 DAS

December 28, 2016

Even as the consumer NAS market continues to experience rapid growth, it is impossible for consumers to have really fast access to data when the storage is bottlenecked by the speed of their network link. Single hard disks, by themselves, can hardly saturate today's high-speed direct-attached storage (DAS) interfaces such as eSATA, USB 3.0 and […]

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OWC and SoftRAID create ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition

December 28, 2016

One of the most poignant uses for Thunderbolt has always been Direct Attached Storage (DAS). Alongside supporting high resolution displays, Thunderbolt is all about the daisy chaining of both storage and displays. Anand has previously looked at the Pegasus storage options, but OWC is delving more into the mix with a Thunderbolt based DAS using […]

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Recovering Data from a Failed Synology NAS

December 28, 2016

It was bound to happen. After 4+ years of running multiple NAS units 24×7, I finally ended up in a situation that brought my data availability to a complete halt. Even though I perform RAID rebuild as part of every NAS evaluation, I have never had the necessity to do one in the course of […]

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Lime Technology’s unRAID 6 Brings Containers and Virtualization to NAS Units

December 28, 2016

Consumers looking for network-attached storage have plenty of options. Most businesses go for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) unit, while enthusiasts and home users can go for either COTS or do-it-yourself (DIY) units. There are plenty of excellent COTS NAS vendors in the market, including, but not restricted to Asustor, QNAP, Seagate, Synology and Western Digital. […]

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