NAS

Western Digital originally launched their Red lineup of hard disk drives for network-attached storage devices back in 2012. The product stack later expanded to service professional NAS units with the Red Pro. These drives have traditionally offered very predictable performance characteristics, thanks to the use of conventional magnetic recording (CMR). More recently, with the advent of shingled magnetic recording (SMR), WD began offering drive-managed versions in the direct-attached storage (DAS) space for consumers, and host-managed versions for datacenters. Towards the middle of 2019, WD silently introduced WD Red hard drives (2-6TB capacities) based on drive-managed SMR. There was no fanfare or press-release, and the appearance of the drives in the market was not noticed by the tech press. Almost a year after the drives appeared...

Synology Unveils DiskStation DS220j Dual-Bay NAS: A Basic NAS For the Home

Coming in on the heels of TerraMaster's recently introduced entry-level dual-bay NAS, Synology has announced its own basic NAS, the DiskStation DS220j. Synology's latest NAS can store up to...

23 by Anton Shilov on 3/17/2020

Seagate Introduces IronWolf 510 M.2 NVMe SSDs for NAS Systems

Seagate was one of the first vendors to introduce SSDs targeting the consumer / SMB / SME NAS markets with the IronWolf SSD 110 series at the 2019 CES...

11 by Ganesh T S on 3/17/2020

TerraMaster F2-210 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Released

TerraMaster has revealed an entry-level NAS that doubles as personal cloud storage. The F2-210 NAS has two bays and supports up to 32 TB of storage (using today’s hard...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2020

QNAP Launches Two Bay TS-251D NAS: Gemini Lake, HDMI, PCIe Expandability

QNAP has announced its new budget-friendly two-bay NAS aimed at home users and supporting hardware-accelerated media playback. The TS-251D can store up to 32 TB of data using today’s...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/27/2020

CES 2020: TerraMaster Shows Off 5-Bay F5-422 NAS with 10 Gb Ethernet

TerraMaster unveiled a new five-bay NAS with a 10 GbE connectivity at this year's CES. The F5-422 is based upon Intel Apollo Lake SoC, and runs the company’s TOS...

33 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

Asustor, QNAP, and Synology Introduce New NAS Units at CES 2020

The network-attached storage (NAS) vendors had a relatively quiet presence at CES 2020 compared to what we used to see in earlier years. We have a few announcements and...

65 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2020

Giveaway: QNAP TS-932X NAS & Seagate IronWolf Drive Bundle

We’re back this week with another giveaway, this time courtesy of Seagate. After giving away some of their new Ironwolf 110 SSDs a couple of months back, this month...

29 by Ryan Smith on 9/12/2019

Giveaway: Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD (480GB)

We haven’t yet given away any hardware this summer, so let’s change that. Earlier this year Seagate announced that they’d be expanding their Ironwolf family of NAS-focused drives to...

23 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2019

QNAP Launches QNA-UC5G1T: A USB 3.0 to 5 GbE Network Adapter

QNAP has introduced its USB 3.0 to 5 GbE network adapter, releasing the accessory for PCs and QNAP NASes to allow them to add support for faster Ethernet networking...

38 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

Seagate Introduces IronWolf SSD for NAS

The recent drop in flash pricing has resulted in high-performance SSDs at wallet-friendly price points. NAS units currently being introduced also come with tiering support, allowing the flash-based storage...

11 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

QNAP Unveils HS-453DX Silent NAS: Two HDDs, Quad-Core SoC, HDMI 2.0, 10 GbE

QNAP has introduced a new fanless NAS aimed primarily at home users. The HS-453DX Silent NAS can house two hard drives and it is powered by a quad-core Gemini...

19 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2018

QNAP Launches Mustang-200 Compute Accelerator for Network Attached Storage

QNAP has released a special-purpose accelerator based on two Intel CPUs that is designed to significantly boost the processing capabilities of NAS boxes and even PCs. QNAP’s Mustang-200 can...

28 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2018

QNAP Announces TS-332X Three-Bay NAS with 10 GbE

QNAP has announced its new three-bay NAS designed for SOHO market. The TS-332X also happens to be one of the industry’s first three-bay NASes that integrates a 10 GbE...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

CRU Acquires ioSafe, Creating Disaster-Resistant Storage Powerhouse

CRU last week took over ioSafe, creating a company that owns both software and hardware assets to create disaster-resistant storage solutions. Given their different specialties, CRU and ioSafe do...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2018

Synology 2018 NAS and Wi-Fi Lineup Sneak Peek

Yesterday we published an interview with Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America, and as part of that interview we were able to get a sneak peak into some of...

14 by Ganesh T S & Anton Shilov on 7/25/2018

Next-Gen NAS: An Interview with Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America

At AnandTech, we have been following the consumer and SMB NAS market very closely over the last decade. Synology is one of the leading vendors in this space. Similar...

42 by Ganesh T S on 7/24/2018

QNAP Launches 16-Bay AMD Ryzen-Based TS-1677X NAS with 10 GbE

QNAP this week introduced its new family of 16-bay enterprise-class NAS based on AMD’s Ryzen processors. The new TS-1677X devices support Qtier automatic data tiering and SSD caching technology...

24 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

Synology Introduces DiskStation DS1618+ with Intel Denverton

Synology recently introduced their much-awaited hardware platform upgrade in the DS1618+. Over the last several years, Synology has introduced a number of SMB NAS units with the Intel Rangeley...

5 by Ganesh T S on 5/24/2018

QNAP Launches TS-963X NAS: x86 NAS With 9 Bays & 10 GbE/Multi-Gig Ethernet

QNAP this week has taken the wraps off of their new 9-bay NAS family, the TS-963X series. The new storage devices sports a mix of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drive...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/10/2018

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