This upgrade enhances and adds many features to meet the needs of customers from feedback. These include but are not limited to SSD Caching for accelerated hard disk performance, RAID scrubbing to keep hard drives healthy, Automatic RAID Repair, management of enterprise accounts and a new LDAP Client. Download ADM 3.1 today and experience the full range of new features.

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ADM 3.1 New Features:

SSD Caching – SSD-like performance with traditional hard drives.

Traditional hard drives are not as fast as SSDs, but their capacity and durability are not as good as traditional hard drives. The best way to combine the best of both worlds is with SSD caching. The SSD cache feature saves frequently accessed file data on a hard disk and stores it on an SSD, thereby optimizing the response time and transfer rates of users when accessing data. ASUSTOR NAS supports read-only access and read-write cache mode. After following the installation wizard, you will be able to easily access your storage spaces and achieve the best balance of capacity and performance.

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Synology Inc. today announced the general availability of the Synology C2 Backup service to users worldwide. Initially established to meet the increasing demands from European customers for a secure and highly-integrated cloud backup solution, C2 Backup now allows precious data stored on Synology NAS around the world to retain copies on Synology's own cloud storage service in case of disaster recovery.

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C2 Backup has experienced tremendous growth in its first six months following its initial launch in Europe. The 96% subscription retention rate after the 30-day free trial has caused Synology to expand its Frankfurt based data center and offer the service to users outside the EMEA region. All the success in the European market proves the service to be a well-optimized and cost-effective solution, that will now benefit even more customers worldwide.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the cost-effective high-performance 4-bay (TS-473), 6-bay (TS-673), and 8-bay (TS-873) TS-x73 series NAS featuring an AMD RX-421ND quad-core CPU with Turbo Core up to 3.4GHz and two PCIe slots for installing a QNAP QM2 card, wireless network card or a graphics card to extend NAS functionalities. The TS-x73 series provides small and medium businesses with an ideal NAS solution to build a private cloud for applications including high-speed data transfer, backup/recovery, virtualization, media playback and graphics display.

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“The TS-x73 NAS series presents a budget-friendly solution by allowing users to add more value to their NAS based on their individual needs. Through the two PCIe slots, users can install a QNAP QM2 card to add SSD caching/10GbE connectivity for boosted performance; a wireless card with WirelessAP Station app to turn the NAS into a wireless access point; or even an PCIe bus-powered graphics card to enable 4K transcoding and HDMI output for a greater media multimedia experience,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today rolled out the TS-328, the first quad-core 3-bay NAS that allows for building a RAID 5 array using only three drives. Compared with 2-bay NAS that only allow for building RAID 1 arrays, the TS-328 provides the choice of RAID 5 and can optimize available space while providing high data protection. The TS-328 provides feature-rich multimedia applications and video transcoding capabilities, and is an ideal solution for home users to centrally store, backup and manage files and data.

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30% of QNAP NAS users prefer using RAID 5 arrays to benefit from optimized storage capacity, higher performance, and data protection. QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS allows entry-level users to build a RAID 5 array on their NAS for a more cost-effective private cloud storage solution. The TS-328 also supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack.

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Synology Inc. today announced the beta release of Active Backup for Office 365, an application that allows businesses to back up data residing in Office 365 to a local Synology NAS. The latest beta version adds support for backing up Office 365 mail, contacts, and calendar on top of the existing OneDrive for Business support, meaning users can enjoy better control and protection of their critical data.

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"Since a rapidly growing number of businesses are moving their operations to the cloud, this is our first solution to comprehensively back up corporate data from a cloud provider," said Jia-Yu Liu, Director of Application Group at Synology Inc. "The Active Backup family of packages makes it effortless to consolidate data dispersed across physical, virtual, and cloud environments into a centralized backup solution. More Active Backup solutions to provide virtualization and physical backup will be released in the near future."

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Synology Inc. today released RackStation RS3618xs, a high-performance 12-bay rackmount storage solution that can be used as a private file server, backup target, virtualization solution, and more for growing businesses.

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RS3618xs is a 2U RackStation NAS powered by an Intel Xeon D-1521 quad-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM RAM, expandable up to 64GB. The four plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports can be expanded with higher performance 10GbE NICs through the PCIe 3.0 slot, providing over 3,900 MBps throughput and 143,500 iSCSI IOPS.

In addition to the native 12-drive support, storage capacity can be further expanded up to 432TB when connecting to two RX1217(RP), providing on-the-fly volume expansion. Its capability to support massive storage space on demand makes it ideal to serve as a virtualization solution, a centralized file server, a backup target or iSCSI storage.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the new REXP-1610U-RP and REXP-1210U-RP expansion enclosures that support 6 Gbps SATA hard drives and SSDs. Designed for expanding the storage space of a QNAP NAS, the new expansion enclosures provide a flexible and budget-friendly solution for organizations to tackle applications with intense data growth (such as archiving, high-resolution media storage, and video surveillance) without needing a large up-front investment.

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“The rampant growth of data makes a flexible storage expansion solution a priority for organizations,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QNAP provides a wide range of expansion enclosures with various transmission interfaces and price points, fulfilling the need for higher capacity and lower costs to resolve the needs of data storage and backup.”

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today unveiled the quad-core Intel-based 2-bay TS-253Be and 4-bay TS-453Be. With a PCIe expansion slot, the functionality of both NAS can be expanded to meet application needs, including M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity. The TS-x53Be also features HDMI output and 4K H.264/H.265 transcoding to provide a greater multimedia experience while its snapshots function helps protect data against potential ransomware threats.

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"With the PCIe slot, the TS-x53Be series allows for extending NAS functionalities, including adding SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, which provides great long-term potential for the NAS,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “For users who require a professional storage that can help streamline workflows and provide a great multimedia experience, the TS-x53Be series is the ideal choice with a reasonable price,” Hsu added.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially released QVR Pro , a surveillance app that runs alongside the NAS OS as an independent operating environment. QVR Pro turns a QNAP NAS into a professional NVR solution with the advantages of NAS storage expandability and integration with a wide range of IoT devices for an enhanced surveillance experience. QNAP also released a mobile version of QVR Pro Client, providing users greater management and monitoring convenience while on the go.

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“QVR Pro is the culmination of knowledge gained from over ten years of feedback from QNAP NVR users. With QVR Pro we aim to deliver enhanced usability, powerful features, and the incorporation of NAS functionalities - including cross-platform client monitoring and management, CMS concepts, failover capabilities, expandable storage, and more,” said Alan Kuo, Product Manager of QNAP.

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Synology Inc. today launched RackStation RS2818RP+, a 3U 16-bay NAS providing large storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership (TCO) for small- and medium-sized businesses.

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RS2818RP+ is Synology's first 3U RackStation NAS in the Plus Series product line, supporting up to 16 drive bays with up to 192TB raw capacity. The storage capacity can be further expanded up to 336TB when connecting to one RX1217(RP), providing on-the-fly volume expansion.

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