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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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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ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its innovative series of NAS devices at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to exhibiting the 6/3/2 series tower and rackmount models powered by Intel® Atom™ dual core processors, ASUSTOR will also be introducing its new enterprise class 7 series rackmount devices (AS7009RD/AS7009RDX/AS7012RD/AS7012RDX), which feature Intel® Haswell  Xeon and Core i3 processors.

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Also being introduced for the first time, will be an economical rackmount model, the AS-204RS and two other tower model devices powered by Intel® Core i3 processors, the AS7008T and AS7010T. ASUSTOR's exhibition will feature live demonstrations of its intuitive ADM 2.2 operating system which features upgrades to core functions, the ASUSTOR Portal HDMI platform (integrating multimedia playback, web browsing, the ADM web interface, and surveillance feeds), and the newest in-house developed NAS and mobile apps from ASUSTOR. All users and interested parties are sincerely invited to visit ASUSTOR in order to experience the latest NAS technology and innovative concepts firsthand.

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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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qnap_logo.pngQNAP Inc. today announced firmware updates for Turbo NAS systems with vulnerability to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160). The operating systems vulnerable to Heartbleed are QTS versions 4.0 and 4.1. Versions 3.8 and earlier use a different version of OpenSSL and are not affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.

As described on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures website, the OpenSSL 1.0.1 TLS and DTLS implementation, before 1.0.1g, does not properly process Heartbeat Extension packets which allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading private keys (aka the Heartbleed bug).

“We strongly urge users of vulnerable Turbo NAS systems to update their firmware,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “Users are also recommended to contact their SSL providers to regenerate their SSL CSR/keys for server protection.”

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