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Synology DS410

Synology DiskStation DS410 Nas box

Review Synology’s DS410 is a four drive Nas aimed at the small business market – or home use if overkill is your thing – with claimed read speeds of up to 110MB/s in RAID 5 whilst keeping power consumption down to 56W. Synology DS410 Synology's DiskStation DS410 four-bay Nas Initial impressions are as expected, a high build quality …
Shaun Dormon, 15 Jun 2010
Synology DS210j NAS

Synology DiskStation DS210j Nas box

Review Synology’s Disk Station 409 Slim was one of Reg Hardware’s favourite Nas boxes of 2009. With the DiskStation DS210j, the company addresses the needs of home users for around half the price of the Slim. An unpopulated device, the DS210j has two Sata drive bays with RAID support and more features than any hi-tech household could …
Shaun Dormon, 02 Jun 2010
LaCie Rugged USB 3.0

LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 portable hard drive

Review Although it has been said that it won't become mainstream until it is officially adopted by Intel in 2011, USB 3.0 - aka SuperSpeed USB - is steadily emerging from the shadows with more and more manufacturers bringing support for the protocol to the eager masses. LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Shock and awe: LaCie's Rugged USB 3.0 has …
Shaun Dormon, 19 May 2010
Iomega StorCenter ix2

Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 4TB Nas box

Review Iomega has introduced its second-generation StorCenter ix2-200, aimed at the 'prosumer' home user and which offers a wealth of features ranging from a BitTorrent client and remote access to surveillance camera support. Iomega StorCenter ix2 Iomega's StorCenter ix2-200 While most other Network Attached Storage (Nas) …
Shaun Dormon, 06 May 2010
Acer Easystore H340

Acer Easystore H340 2TB Nas box

Review Sporting four 3.5in drive bays, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230, all governed by Windows Home Server, the latest edition of the Acer Aspire Easystore H340 series certainly piles on the features in a bid to replace any other storage/streaming/server type device you have ever bought. Sold in three configurations from 1 …
Shaun Dormon, 27 Apr 2010
Asus Home Server TS Mini

Asus Home Server TS Mini

Review Pitched as a competitor against the likes of the Acer’s easyStore line of Windows Home Server-based Nas boxes, Asus brings us the TS Mini home server. Based on Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor, the TS Mini can be configured with up to 2GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory and houses two 3.5in Sata drive bays. Asus Home Server TS Mini …
Shaun Dormon, 08 Apr 2010
Western Digital My Book 3.0

Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 drive

Review Making the claim for the “first certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0 storage devices” is Western Digital with its new My Book 3.0 external desktop hard drive. Available as standalone models or in a kit form, which includes a USB 3.0 PCIe card, these 1TB and 2TB drives promise to raise the bar for external storage transfer speeds. …
Shaun Dormon, 31 Mar 2010
Freecom Network Media Centre

Freecom Network Media Centre

Review Sleek aluminium housings are all the rage with hard disk manufacturers, and Freecom’s Network Media Centre is no exception. Available in capacities from 1TB to 2TB, this single-disk Nas box promises to be your ultimate home media server thanks to the inclusion of UPNP/DLNA streaming support, an FTP server, a BitTorrent client …
Shaun Dormon, 17 Feb 2010
Keene IRAnywhere

Keene IRAnywhere

Review Infrared remotes are easily taken for granted for controlling the TV from the couch, but with the Keene IRAnywhere system, you can take channel hopping to the next level. Ever wanted to change the channel from across international borders? For long-distance disciplinarian dads, the possibilities for family fun are endless. …
Shaun Dormon, 09 Jan 2010
Iocell NetDisk 351UNE

Iocell NetDisk

Review Offered either as a shell or in capacities up to 2TB and designed with small businesses in mind, Iocell Networks utilises Network Direct Attached Storage (NDAS) to pitch its drives above and beyond other comparable single-disk Nas solutions. With claims of ultra-tight security, Raid configurability with multiple drives and …
Shaun Dormon, 08 Jan 2010
Buffalo Linkstation Duo

Buffalo Linkstation Duo

Review Buffalo Technology’s latest Nas box, the Linkstation Duo has been targeted to meet the ever-increasing multimedia and storage needs of home and small office users. Offered in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, it sports two Sata II hard drives that can be easily swapped out for user upgrades. Buffalo Linkstation Duo Sturdy storage: …
Shaun Dormon, 10 Dec 2009
The Register breaking news

Bush twins to join Air Force tech unit in Iraq

1 April exclusive First daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush will be assigned to a high-tech unit in Iraq, the Air Force Human Resources Command has confirmed. Having finished basic training at the Officer Training School (OTS) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, they are scheduled to receive advanced training in telecommunications at the School of …
Shaun Dormon, 01 Apr 2005