ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new enterprise-class AS70R series devices, featuring high capacity rackmount network storage servers. The devices in the AS70R series are powered by Intel Core i3 3.5GHz dual-core processors (AS7009RD/AS7012RD) and Intel® Xeon E3 3.4GHz quad-core processors (AS7009RDX/AS7012RDX). All models are also compatible with the highest capacity hard disks on the market (6TB), enabling users to create substantial storage spaces of 54TB and 72TB respectively.
Furthermore, all models come with 4 gigabit Ethernet ports along with 2 expansion slots for 10GbE network or SAS cards. In addition to the built-in 4GB UDIMM DDR3 RAM (expandable to a maximum of 32GB) all devices also feature 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities. ASUSTOR has also added a variety of output ports including HDMI and VGA, allowing IT administrators to more conveniently manage the system.
Thecus Technology Corporation is proud to introduce the latest software features of its new line of Windows Storage Server NAS.
Running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, these servers feature native data protection, remote access capability, enhanced cloud services with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure integration, and enhanced efficiency through data deduplication and streamlined server administration. The Windows Storage Server series runs Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a fully independent solid state drive for faster performance and full storage expansion capability.
- Backups complete quickly and efficiently, and use less space on your server.
- Personal data can easily be protected with File History, a new feature of Windows 8 clients, which can be centrally configured and managed from your WSS 2012 R2 Essentials server.
- Client computers can leverage a VPN connection to remotely join the WSS 2012 R2 Essentials environment without the need to come into the office.
Angelbird, Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer and hardwrk, specialist for MacBook Upgrade Kits, now offer an attractive bundle containing a SSD wrk for Mac and a SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro).
The bundle allows users to benefit from all the advantages of the SSD wrk for Mac and the SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro). Angelbird’s SSD wrk for Mac is the only third party SSD that supports TRIM for Mac out of the box. The combination with hardwrks SATA3 Adapter Kit for MacBook (Pro) allows for interesting configuration options. You can either use the strong performance of the SSD wrk for Mac in a set-up that is designed for maximum speed or in a Fusion Drive. Customers can choose between the capacities 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.
QNAP, Inc. today upgraded its VMobile app for iOS to version 3.0 to enhance operational efficiency and user experience with the addition of a low-bandwidth mode and improved user interface.
With the greater use of mobile devices, being able to manage surveillance systems while on-the-go has become increasingly popular. However, the convenience of using these apps is usually compromised with a bad live-view experience caused by limited network speeds. "To solve this, VMobile 3.0 comes with a low-bandwidth mode to provide smooth video streaming while keeping the same real-time video monitoring,” said Mike Shaw, product manager of QNAP Security. VMobile 3.0 should be used with a VioStor NVR with QVR 5.0.2 or a Turbo NAS with Surveillance Station 5.0.2.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Choice HC500 2.5” Hard Drive with TV recording support features. The HC500 external storage hard drive attaches to your smart television or PC via a super-fast USB 3.0 cable, and sports a sandblasted titanium or gold casing. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the Choice HC500 Hard Drive comes with smart backup software that allows you back up data, and then set up your very own personal data cloud using a PC or smartphone!
Flawlessly crafted in either titanium or gold matte, the HC500 Hard Drive offers both the easy connectivity of directly attached personal data and TV media storage. For those who require direct connectivity, simply plug the hard drive into your PC or smart TV. Store and manage any kind of personal media via super-fast USB 3.0 on your PC, and then connect the HC500 to your smart TV to enjoy full-featured video capabilities such as playback, rewind and fast-forward. Too busy to enjoy your favorite TV programs? Just leave your Choice HC500 Hard Drive plugged into your television and record hours of movies and programs to enjoy later!
In order to combat recent bash vulnerability issues, Thecus today released a Bash patch for both Thecus OS5 and OS6 users. It is strongly recommended that all users update their NAS with this latest firmware.
The patch will fix the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability, also referred to as Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7187, and CVE-2014-71861), which allows unauthorized users access to remote Unix/Linux-based systems.
For ThecusOS 6, users can download the OS6 Bash offline patch V1.0. The patch is applicable for the following units:
- N2310, N4310
- N2520, N2560, N4520, N4560
- For ThecusOS 5 x64, users can update their firmware to v2.05.06 to apply the Bash patch. This firmware is applicable to the following units:
- N16000 series / N12000 series / N8900 series
- N10850 / N8850 / N6850
- N8810 series / N7710 series
- N8800PRO v2 / N7700 PRO v2
- N7510 / N5550 / N4800 series / N4510U series / N2800
PNY, the leading manufacturer of memory products and PC Peripherals, is delighted to announce the combination of the OTG Panda and the Micro M2 USB drive, a perfect package for mobile solution. USB OTG is an abbreviation of USB On-The-Go. This basically means that you can plug any PC peripheral to such a port on the device, which acts as a USB host similar to a PC with a USB port, allowing USB flash drives to be connected directly for data transfer. Using USB OTG, one will finally be able to get to do something more productive on the Android Smartphone by connecting a USB keyboard/mouse combo or a mouse connected via OTG.
With most Android phones being fast enough to support interesting games, one can really take control of gaming by attaching a USB joystick and enjoy a competitive edge over your competitors. One of the peripheral devices one can connect to an Android Smartphone or tablet via OTG is a USB storage drive. This allows one to transfer data directly to the USB drive without having to make use of a computer. Also, this is very convenient because one can do it on the move, just about anywhere.
Pioneer Japan recently sent out a press release, announcing its new portable, clamshell type Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-XD05J2. This USB 3.0 equipped drive measures only 133 × 14.8 x 133 mm and weighs in at a mere 230g. The BDR-XD05J2 is capable of 6x BD-R, 6x BD-R DL, 6x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 6x. It also writes to triple- (100GB) and quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 4x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.
The BDR-XD05J2 includes features like Pioneer's PureRead2+ technology and an "advanced silent mode" for when playing movies and audio discs. It also includes a new "intelligent eco mode" which shortens the recording time and reduces the drive's power consumption when in standby mode by about 40%. The BDR-XD05J2 ships with authoring and playback software from CyberLink and is expected to hit stores in late October for about 13,000 Yen ($121US).
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update v5.8.2 for the following solid state drives (SSD) equipped with SandForce 2200 series controllers: SX910/SX900/SP900/S510.
The new firmware improves overall SSD stability and SSD reliability after unsafe power cycling.
Purchasers who wish to update their SSD firmware should go to: http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_content_driver&lan=en, select the corresponding SSD product, and then download the compressed Firmware 5.8.2 file and extract it. Then locate the executable file ADATA_SF_FieldUpdater and run it as administrator.