QNAP is expanding its popular Thunderbolt NAS lineup with a new model packed with features and capabilities for content creators at a price that will keep the accountant happy too. The TS-453BT3 is a compact and stylish desktop NAS with 4 drive bays for 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs/SSDs for up to 40TB of internal storage (using 10TB drives) and storage is expandable with QNAP expansion enclosures. Under the hood, the TS-453BT3 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor and features 8GB of DDR3L RAM. 10GbE and Gigabit LAN ports are standard, and the TS-453BT3 features dual M.2 2280 SSD slots for caching. Multimedia is the name of the game with the TS-453BT3, it features two 4K-capable HDMI 1.4b ports with built-in hardware media transcoding and two Thunderbolt 3 ports conveniently located on the front of the unit.

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“Our Thunderbolt NAS models have been a smashing success because they bring the flexibility of the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem into the studio yet also give the business folks the backup, file sharing, video surveillance, and other business-critical NAS functions in a single device.” Said Erick Oliveros, Marketing Manager for QNAP. “With the storage capacity, performance, and capabilities you could essentially run your entire business on this NAS.”

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Synology Inc. today announced the beta release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2 and several packages, inviting the Synology community to experience the latest software and participate in the development process.

"Synology continuously observes the market and enterprise users' needs, such as network security, data protection, disaster recovery, high-performance storage, and productivity applications." said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc. "Synology NAS does not just provide network storage devices, but a powerful wide range of application services for business."

Key new features in DSM 6.2 include:

Exciting storage technologies for efficiency enhancement

  • Storage Manager: a new storage component, Storage Pool, is introduced to provide a highly consistent and smooth storage management experience, a new dashboard-like overview comes with rich and useful information. With smart data scrubbing, you are given an easier way to prevent bit rot without sweat.
  • iSCSI Manager: a revamped, dedicated management tool for iSCSI service, providing a new LUN type with the refined snapshot technology based on Btrfs file system that enables snapshots to be taken within seconds regardless of LUN size.
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QNAP Systems, Inc. today unveiled the TS-453BT3, a 4-bay NAS that combines high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with a pre-installed QM2 PCIe card, providing dual M.2 SATA SSD slots and 10GbE connectivity. Along with its sleek OLED display and 4K HDMI output, the TS-453BT3 provides SMBs, workgroups and media professionals with a feature-rich and high-performance storage solution.

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The TS-453BT3 is powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz) with dual-channel 8GB DDR3L RAM. The pre-installed QM2 card provides SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, helping to provide up to 683 MB/s read speeds. The TS-453BT3 also includes a free RM-IR004 remote control that can be coupled with the QButton app to provide one-touch functionality for everyday operations.

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Synology Inc. announced the official launch of DiskStation DS418play, a 4-bay NAS ideal for serving as a home multimedia center.

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DS418play is equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor capable of bursting up to 2.5GHz. It comes with 2GB DDR3L memory by default, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and expands up to 6GB to enhance multi-tasking operations. Powered by a new hardware transcoding engine, DS418play supports up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding.

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synology DS218plus nasSynology Inc. announced the official launch of new product lineup featuring:

  • XS-series DS3018xs: Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS with optional 10GbE and M.2 SATA SSD supports
  • Plus-series DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+: Greater performance and data resiliency for intensive workloads
  • Value-series DS418: Introduction of 4K online transcoding capability

To allow for ultra-high performance using SSD cache without occupying internal drive bays, DS3018xs features a PCIe slot, which can be installed with a dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card (M2D17). DS918+ comes with dedicated dual M.2 NVMe slots at the bottom where you can directly install M.2 NVMe SSDs. DS418 features 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding.

XS-series:

DS3018xs, Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS, is compact but powerful as it features the advanced processor Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with AES-NI encryption engine, offering scalability of RAM up to 32 GB and of storage capacity up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215. In addition to four Gigabit LAN ports, DS3018xs takes advantage of boosting maximum throughput with an optional 10GbE network interface card, delivering stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the TS-x31P2 (available in 2-bay and 4-bay) and TS-431X2 (4-bay) Series with quad-core processors, providing SMB and SOHO users with a more powerful NAS for their collaborative workflows and resource-demanding applications. Both series support Snapshots, allowing users to easily restore the NAS to a previous state in the event of an unexpected NAS failure or when struck by a ransomware attack (The Snapshots feature will be available from QTS 4.3.4). The TS-431X2 also features a 10GbE SFP+ port for empowering containerized applications by using 10GbE networks.

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“The quad-core processor on the TS-x31P2 and TS-431X2 allows users to experience a high level of performance and in turn enables performance-demanding functionality such as Snapshots to provide higher protection for NAS data. The ability to upgrade the RAM to 8GB RAM also provides users with the ability to futureproof their NAS for using extra containers and more productivity-boosting NAS apps,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP.

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Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today launched My Cloud Home, a new personal cloud storage solution that empowers consumers to take control of their often-scattered digital content. With the My Cloud Home solution, consumers can easily aggregate all of their photos, videos and files from their smart phones, computers, USB storage, cloud and social media accounts in one central place. Using their smart phone, tablet or computer from anywhere with an internet connection, consumers then are free to experience and share that content with family and friends.

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With their data spread across 14 different devices on average, consumers are faced with growing, disparate collections of data and no way to easily access it all. Those collections are expanding to an approximately 4.5TB of data per U.S. household in 2017 and are expected to grow further with increasing popularity of capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, 4K, 8K and 360 video.

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Synology Inc. today announced the official release of Surveillance Station 8.1, which boasts faster performance and provides a more complete surveillance solution than previous versions with the introduction of the remote recording archiving feature, the integration with transaction devices and intercom cameras, and the ability to intelligently switch between different security levels.

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"In this new release, we focused on enhancing performance and providing a complete surveillance solution for homes and retail businesses." said Ruby Lin, Product Manager at Synology Inc., "The integration of POS systems with surveillance videos, and the capability to archive recordings remotely from branch offices to headquarters, provide users a more complete retail solution. With new features that enable automatic switching between different security levels according to the location of the mobile device, and the integration with intercom systems, Surveillance Station 8.1 strives to deliver the most convenient and safe monitoring experience to home users. Additionally, the GPU decoder lets users use built-in graphic cards from the CPU to achieve blazing fast performance on Surveillance Station Client."

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Synology Inc. today launched the new DiskStation DS418j, a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS server designed to help home and individual users to manage, protect and share data effectively.

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DS418j is powered by a brand-new 64-bit dual-core CPU and delivers an outstanding encrypted file transfer performance at over 112 MB/s reading and 87 MB/s writing under a RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Equipped with a 1GB DDR4 memory, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and over 40TB single volume raw capacity support, DS418j brings flexible storage management in addition to smooth performance.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the new business-class AMD-powered TS-x73U series NAS; available in 8, 12 and 16-bay models with single and redundant power supply options. With a high-performance AMD Embedded R-Series RX-421ND quad-core CPU (2.1 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost), a pre-installed dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network card, and two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots (for empowering SSD caching to realize optimized storage efficiency with Qtier™ technology), the rack-mountable TS-x73U series is ideal for business organizations looking for a secure private cloud and efficient IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

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With a dual 10GbE configuration, the TS-x73U series is capable of delivering up to 1,567 MB/s throughput, while the accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI enables unmatched encryption performance of up to 1,244 MB/s to boost system performance. Coupled with high scalability, the 10GbE-ready TS-x73U series satisfies virtualization and fast backup/restoration requirements for an ever-growing amount of data that demands higher bandwidth, and facilitates day-to-day operations with greater productivity.

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