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SOHOpeless Seagate NAS boxen become malware distributors

Update Sophos researchers say they've uncovered a malware strain that targets Seagate's network-attached storage appliances and turns them into distribution points for cryptocurrency-mining malware. Attila Marosi, a senior threat researcher, explains the attack in a document titled Cryptomining malware on NAS servers (PDF). “Attack …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2016
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Ahhh, SATISFACTION: Watch while we set a NAS on FIRE

A vendor has made the silly mistake of claiming its kit is fireproof, prompting a certain El Reg hack to ponder where he'd left his matches... The vendor in question is IOsafe, whose products have been reviewed on El Reg before. Last time, its single-disk unit survived being dunked in a well for far longer than originally …
Netgear RNDX400E

Netgear ReadyNas NVX Pioneer Edition

Review Reviewing the RNDX400E was difficult from start to finish, not least because we were sent the RNDX4210 instead first. It’s an easy mistake to make though, since both the RNDX400 and RNDX4000 (notice the extra zero) series share pretty much identical hardware. Netgear RNDX400E Netgear's driveless ReadyNas NVX Pioneer Edition …
Emil Larsen, 11 Feb 2010
Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank

Popcorn Hour C-200

Review Popcorn Hour made its name with the rather fine, if also rather expensive A100 and A110 media streamers, but now it has cooked up something strange and new that promises to redefine the breed by offering some unique hardware expansion possibilities. Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank Popcorn Hour's C-200 Networked Media …
Alun Taylor, 7 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
Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Review The low end of Iomega’s StorCenter range, the StorCenter ix2, is noisy, slow and lacking quite a few features you’d expect on a £300 Nas. The new StorCenter daddy, the ix4-200d, is in a different league in the speed and noise categories though, which you’d expect for 600-plus quid. Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d Low power, high …
Emil Larsen, 22 Oct 2009
Buffalo Linkstation Pro

Buffalo Linkstation Pro

Review Buffalo has been making NAS boxes for years and the LinkStation Pro is its latest iteration for home and small office use. Housed in a sleek and shiny black unit, the model we tested includes 1TB hard drive – other options are 1.5 and 2TB. Buffalo Linkstation Pro An easy option? Buffalo's Linkstation Pro The front has a …
Nigel Whitfield, 15 Oct 2009
Qnap TS-219P Turbo Nas

Qnap TS-219P Turbo Nas

Review There are two main criticisms that can be levelled at Qnap’s TS-209 range of Nas boxes: they have poor file transfer speeds and poor access to the hard drives. The TS-219P tackles those issues head on with a faster 1.2GHz Marvell processor, compared with a 500MHz Marvell chip in the TS-209P, and sensible hot-swappable bays. …
Emil Larsen, 3 Aug 2009
D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685

D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685

Review Ah, convergence, that buzzword of the 1990s – so often promising a lot, but delivering little. Evidently, D-Link is toying with the convergence concept with the neatly packaged Xtreme N DIR-685. This four-port Gigabit router features 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 3.2in LCD panel – billed as a digital photo frame – and Nas functionality too. …
Emil Larsen, 28 Jul 2009
Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive

Iomega Home Media Network

Review The Home Media Network Hard Drive sounds like an all-singing, all-dancing multimedia extravaganza, along the same lines as Iomega’s recently-released ScreenPlay Pro HD. However, it’s actually a much more modest proposition than that. Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive: just a basic …
Cliff Joseph, 6 Mar 2009
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LeftHand gets added VMware va-va-voom

LeftHand Networks has revved its SAN/iQ iSCSI storage area network (SAN) software, storing desktop images much more efficiently, and enabling hypervisor admin staff to manage storage directly through an API. On the first day of VMworld in Las Vegas LeftHand Networks has brought stronger software chips to the virtualization …
Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2008

Sun sprinkles FISH food for storage guppies

Sun Microsystems appears to have open sauced many of the software components that make up its elusive FISHworks NetApp killer. The company, on a regular basis, frees up code found in its Solaris operating system to the so-called OpenSolaris community. The latest code dump features a host of storage-centric software. Sun …
Ashlee Vance, 11 Apr 2007

Cisco Borgs NeoPath

Cisco is buying NeoPath, a small Silicon Vallley storage management software vendor. Terms for the privately-held company are undisclosed. Founded in 2002, NeoPath claims over 50 customer installations for its File Director products, which - says Cisco -simplify the management of network attached storage (NAS) and other file …
Drew Cullen, 13 Mar 2007
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NetApp pumps its midrange

Network Appliance has renewed another chunk of its midrange, sliding the 3040 series in on top of the 3020 and 3050. The new box adds technology such as 64-bit processors, 4Gig Fibre Channel and Gig Ethernet, and is in effect a half-size version of the 3070 released last year. The new box is available in two forms – the …
Bryan Betts, 6 Mar 2007

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