Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, is now launching the KS10, a storage solution for NAS entry-level users.

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This network-based one-bay storage solution is suitable for storing files (e.g. documents, music and photos) on the local network, for location-independent data backup or for setting up your own private cloud. With a consumption of less than 6 W in standby mode and 12 W during normal operation it is a particularly frugal machine.

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Synology today introduced Embedded DataStation EDS14, a palm-sized, state-of-the-art NAS server combining durability with reliability, implementing Synology’s advanced network storage solutions in a wide range of application scenarios.

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“Designed to survive extreme conditions and harsh environments, the EDS14 is vibration-resistant and complies with the industrial thermal endurance level from -20˚C to 50˚C,” said Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc. “Its drive-less design and the support for high-speed SDXC UHS-I SD storage and USB 3.0 further maximize system reliability with performance and capacity.”

Synology EDS14 measures at 125 x 125 x 31mm, nearly 70% smaller than an ordinary 2-bay NAS server, and is particularly suitable for areas where space is a challenge. Despite the compact physical size, the EDS14 makes no compromise in reliability by engineering the dynamic cooling mechanisms to ensure CPU health in challenging thermal environments.

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Synology today introduced DiskStation DS414j, a feature-rich 4-bay NAS server specifically designed for small offices and home users to effectively manage, protect and share data.

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“Synology is dedicated to bringing both business and home users affordable yet robust storage solution, and DS414j is no doubt the epitome of such dedication. Being the first j series to feature dual core CPU and SuperSpeed USB, DS414j really heralds a new era for the budget-friendly NAS,” said Nicole Lin, product manager at Synology Inc.

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Network attached storage expert Thecus is pleased to announce that the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD is confirmed compatible with the entire Thecus NAS line. Early hands-on access to these high-capacity HDDs was made possible through Thecus’s continued close relationship with Seagate.

With their 5TB breakthrough, Seagate Enterprise Capacity drives are among the highest-capacity drives available for enterprise-class purposes. And with enhanced efficiency thanks to PowerChoice™ host-selectable power options and robust performance coming from dual processors and ramp load technologies, the 35% average sustained increase of throughput over previous generations is almost palpable.

“Reaching the milestone of 5TB hard drive capacity is tremendous news for the storage industry,” said Florence Shih, Chairperson at Thecus Technology Corp. “Seagate’s reliability paired with Thecus’s trusted technology is an undeniable edge for enterprises in need of large pools of data in energy-efficient, high-performance storage.”

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Thecus today announces that its entire product line has been confirmed safe from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.

While Thecus NAS do make use of OpenSSL, the specific branches adopted by Thecus's software development team are in fact entirely unaffected by Heartbleed (as it only affects versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f). So when the news about Heartbleed broke, Thecus developers quickly established that Thecus devices were never vulnerable to malformed heartbeat requests.

Given the importance of confirming system vulnerability, a number of media outlets have reached out to Thecus support staff. In France, Stéphane Guérithault spoke to Next Inpact and confirmed that ThecusOS5 and OS6 were unaffected but that additional apps were being revised and updated by their respective developers so that Heartbleed fixes would be swiftly implemented.

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