ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has added support for USB digital-to-analog audio converters (DAC) giving ASUSTOR users the ability to use a USB DAC to increase the quality of audio output from their NAS devices. A USB DAC can be conveniently used in concert with ASUSTOR's SoundsGood music player App to provide users with a heightened listening experience featuring fuller and deeper sound. Featured in this integration of USB DAC devices are four models from ASUS. These models include the Xonar Essence III, Xonar Essence One, Xonar Essence STU and Xonar U3.
“Today's NAS applications have evolved from the traditional storage and backup functions as demand for multimedia functionality has taken off,” said Steve Huang, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “ASUSTOR has made great efforts to support the increasing multimedia demands of NAS users by providing compatibility for a wide range of peripherals. With this integration of USB DAC devices, ASUSTOR users will be able to savor a fully enhanced hi-fi listening experience when playing music from their NAS.”
Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, today announced the availability of the TeraStation 7120r Enterprise 72 TB 2U Rackmount NAS (TS-2RZH72T12D), the industry's first enterprise-class network attached storage (NAS) model with 6 TB HGST Ultrastar He6 helium-filled drives. This quad-core, enterprise-class NAS enables IT managers to expand their system storage capacity without adding rack storage space, power circuits or additional storage units, resulting in maximized space utilization and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).
Large-scale datacenters and enterprise IT service providers are continually required to increase storage space efficiency while lowering costs. Buffalo's latest high-performance NAS offering delivers improved efficiency by utilizing the world's first hermetically sealed helium hard drive intended for massive scale-out environments. Enabled by the Ultrastar He6 drive, this 2U rack mountable NAS system with 72 TB currently offers the largest capacity in the industry. Buffalo plans to launch a variety of NAS models in various additional capacities with Ultrastar He6 drives later this year.
Thecus is pleased to announce the expansion on the company's SMB and Enterprise NAS line with the 10GbE Ready N7710 and N8810U. These new models offer identical hardware and performance to the recently released N7710-G and N8810U-G, differing only in stock support for 10GbE connectivity.
These models offer excellent value for companies who do not currently have the need or infrastructure for 10GbE speeds, and are looking for powerful performance and an attractive architecture. Both units are fully upgradable if a company decides to make the jump to 10GbE down the line.
Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the release of the latest 4-bay Drobo and the best-selling product in the company’s history. This third generation Drobo is more affordable, three times faster than the previous release and includes new features such as USB 3.0, significantly faster rebuild times and enhanced support for Apple’s Time Machine®. The company today is also introducing a customer loyalty discount program of $50 USD off for all first and second-generation Drobo customers.
The Most Advanced 4-Bay Drobo Ever: This third generation Drobo features a new low price of $349 and a completely new architecture, making it three times faster than the previous generation. In addition, four times faster rebuild times maximize data availability in the event of a disk drive failure, and the addition of battery back up provides even more protection in case of a power outage.
At the opening of CeBIT 2014, QNAP Inc. has partnered with Seagate Technology to demonstrate a new series of Turbo NAS and storage expansion solutions with its new QTS 4.1 NAS operating system, VioStor NVR firmware QVR 5.0, and more. Visitors can experience the full-spectrum of Turbo NAS series and VioStor NVR series at CeBIT 2014.
QTS 4.1, the Turbo NAS operating system, provides an easy-to-use interface that greatly simplifies operation & management tasks and features a wide range of apps to enrich home & business use. QTS 4.1 provides home users with Music Station, Photo Station, and Video Station for enjoying multimedia on wide range of devices, and business users have comprehensive solutions for storage, backup and virtualization.
QTS 4.1 introduces new features including Notes Station, Signage Station, SAMBA v4 support, Real-Time Remote Replication (allows 2-way data sync between two Turbo NAS units & supports FTP root-path), enhanced NetBak Replicator backup for Windows, vSphere Plug-in v1.3, and McAfee® Antivirus. The new Virtualization Station enhances virtualization tasks, allowing for a Turbo NAS to be a virtualization server hosting multiple VMs & applications.
Synology today announced the availability of the official version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0, the latest NAS operating system that runs on DiskStations and RackStations. “Designed with an entirely new interface and loaded with a myriad of new features, DSM 5.0 is built to redefine how people think about NAS,” said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology Inc. DSM 5.0 offers:
Revamped user experience: The interface has been overhauled with clarity and simplicity in mind, helping users to get on with their works instantly. High-resolution mode is available when launched with Ultra HD or Retina® display supported devices. QuickConnect service now supports all mobile apps and most packages from Synology, providing anytime, anywhere connection without complex router configuration.
WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a high-performance two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4 products are designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data.
“WD is committed to providing a comprehensive portfolio of personal cloud solutions as the need for digital data storage continues to dramatically increase,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Branded Products and worldwide sales. “With the My Cloud EX series of products, customers will be thrilled with the advanced features, high-performance and reliability that only WD can provide.”
Complete Data Control and Protection
Several data management and security features allow customers to select their preferred methods for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, while data protection options include RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes. Customers can use their My Cloud EX2 to centralize and back up all of their computers and notebooks with WD SmartWare™ Pro software for PC users, and with the Apple® Time Machine® backup software for Mac users.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio Home Backup & Share, a simple and powerful network attached storage hub for the connected home that brings together islands of content and allows easy access to digital assets. Available in capacities up to 3TB, the Canvio Home enables the availability of content on a contextual basis, flowing from device to device, screen to screen and location to location.
“Imagine having access to all your important digital assets—around your home, around the world, or through your portable devices, and you’ll know what it’s like with the new Canvio Home, an easier, safer way to backup, share, stream, and store your files and multimedia,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “It is so much more than just a box to drop your files in. This is safe, private storage that you can share.”
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.1 Beta Program for all of its NAS devices (2, 3, and 6 Series). All ASUSTOR users are welcome to download the beta firmware from the official ASUSTOR website and experience all the brand new features firsthand.
The ADM 2.1 Beta Version expands the core functionality of the system and includes newly expanded support for Bluetooth devices along with MyArchive, an exclusive new storage technology developed by ASUSTOR. Furthermore, a number of in-house developed Apps have been added to ASUSTOR's App lineup that are sure to please both business and home users alike.
Additional information on the new features in the ADM 2.1 Beta Version is as follows:
New Core Features
- File Explorer: File now provides users with thumbnail previews of files, drag and drop file transfers from computer to NAS, high-speed file transfers of large files through their web browser, and the My Computer feature which allows users to seamlessly transfer files between their computer and NAS from within File Explorer.
- MyArchive: The revolutionary MyArchive feature allows users to use hard disks as removable storage archives. Users can simply plug in an archive when they need it and swap it out for a different one when they don't. MyArchive truly provides “plug and play” convenience as users are free to swap between different data collections and even share terabytes of media archives with friends. Furthermore MyArchive allows users to save power as the archives that are not in use can be taken out for storage and do not have to be always powered on.
- Bluetooth Support: ADM now features support for Bluetooth devices including speakers, keyboards and mice. Users will be able to stream music from the NAS to their Bluetooth speakers using SoundsGood, while keyboards and mice will bring added convenience to the ASUSTOR Portal experience.