ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of two economical entry-level multimedia NAS devices in the AS3202T and AS3204T. This new series of devices utilizes the newest generation Intel Celeron 1.6GHz quad-core processors and are equipped with 2GB of dual-channel memory along with support for Intel AES-NI encryption instructions. This allows the devices to use hardware encryption technology to increase the overall performance and access speeds to large amounts of encrypted data while also satisfying user needs for high performance storage, backup, remote access and security.

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The AS3202T and AS3204T both provide a rich variety of connection interfaces allowing users to connect various peripheral devices to the NAS to expand functionality. The HDMI port and infrared receiver can be paired with the ASUSTOR Portal App and official ASUSTOR remote control to turn the NAS into a multimedia player and hub that is as easy to operate as a TV. Also worth mentioning, is that the AS3202T and AS3204T both feature a stylish modern diamond plate finished exterior which allows it to seamlessly fit into users’ living rooms and be used in combination with existing Hi-Fi home entertainment systems. Users can centrally store all of their digital multimedia on the NAS (photos, music, movies) and play it all back on demand, enjoying a comprehensive home multimedia experience.

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Synology Inc. today announced the release of DS416slim, a 4-bay NAS server aimed at home users and professionals in need of a compact, energy-saving, and easily transportable storage solution. It can host up to four 2.5" hard drives for a total of 8TB available data.

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"Despite its diminutive form factor and incredibly light weight of roughly 700 grams, DS416slim provides all of the powerful features you'd expect from a Synology NAS server. The small size makes it perfect for users without much space for in need of a reliable file server", said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc. DS416slim's longest side measures less than 15 cm and will fit everywhere, whether it's a small student room or a busy office desk. It can also be easily transported to serve as a local file and backup servers during off-site assignments.

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Synology Inc. today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, the latest version of its award-winning NAS operating system. DSM 6.0 marks the beginning of a new era for Synology's DiskStation and RackStation products, expanding their role in professional environments with an exciting array of virtualization, data replication, and productivity tools.

"We would like to express our gratitude to the enthusiastic users who submitted thousands of ideas and suggestions during the 6-month long beta program, helping to shape the future of DSM and create an unparalleled experience," said James Chen, CEO of Synology Inc. "The need for cloud-based collaboration tools that don't sacrifice users' privacy and ownership of data will continue to grow. With DSM 6.0, we aim to be at the forefront of this trend, helping professionals work together while maintaining an efficient data protection solution."

"With DSM 6.0, Synology brings advanced technologies that go beyond the management and storage of enterprise data, and are designed to enable Synology NAS as a fully equipped server that boosts productivity and efficiency in business environments," said Michael Zimmerman, Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity, Storage and Infrastructure at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "We applaud Synology on its newest offering, and are excited that our innovative 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA® embedded processors, ranging from single to multi-core ARM Cortex®-A9, -A53 and -A72 device families, are helping power feature-rich applications and services."

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the powerful Double Server TDS-16489U that integrates an application server and storage server into one chassis. Distinguishably powered by dual Intel® Xeon® E5 processors with up to 1TB RAM, the server-grade TDS-16489U supports Qtier™ Technology, 12Gb/s SAS and 10GbE/40GbE networks to provide unrivaled performance for Big Data computing and to assist enterprises in mission-critical tasks as a one-device solution for applications, storage and virtualization.

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“The TDS-16489U resolves the difficulty of building virtualization environment infrastructures for businesses,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP. “Its unrivaled power from its dual processors also facilitates Big Data computing to process the data deluge created by Internet of Things applications.”

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qnap logoAt the opening of CeBIT 2016, QNAP Systems, Inc. (at Stand B75, Hall 12) unleashed full-throttle network-attached storage innovations, including the new Thunderbolt 2 NAS, versatile & compact M.2 SSD NASbook, the powerful Enterprise ZFS NAS with dual active controllers, and multiple game-changing features including network-defined Virtual JBOD, QPulse unified remote server management, Linux Station, Hybrid Backup Sync, and more. QNAP also teamed up with Seagate® and WD® at CeBIT 2016 to showcase joint solutions of QNAP NAS with a wide range of HDDs.

Next-generation TVS-x82T Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS

The new TVS-x82T Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is powered by the latest Intel® 6th generation Core™ processor and features an enhanced hardware design that remarkably improves computing power and system performance. The TVS-x82T series not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports giving greater flexibility to deliver incredible performance. Additional advanced hardware includes built-in SATA M.2 SSD, dedicated 2.5” SSD trays, compartmentalized smart cooling, tool-less hard drive trays, three HDMI ports (including one HDMI 2.0), and more.

“The TVS-x82T’s hardware is extraordinary and fully realizes tiered storage and rerouted networks for various applications with greater efficiency,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP. “It’s more powerful, multi-functional and reliable, providing a complete business-ready storage solution to build a reliable private cloud.”

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Synology Inc. today launched DS216j, a NAS perfect for home media streaming, as well as file sharing and backup. Powered by a dual-core CPU with a floating-point unit (FPU), the 2-bay NAS is designed for home and personal users that are in need of a reliable, highly efficient home server requiring less power consumption.

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"With Synology's intuitive user interface, upgraded platform, and versatile features, we hope to make DS216j the best home server for users who use NAS to stream multimedia content, share and sync files, as well as backup data," said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced that Qsirch 2.1 has been updated with the useful Chrome extension - Qsirch Helper - to enable faster and easier file searching. With Qsirch Helper, users can directly search for files on a QNAP NAS using Google Chrome™, and use Qsirch with Chromebook to enhance file search efficiency.

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Qsirch Helper allows users to search both their NAS and the Internet at the same time, enhancing the file search scale and range. When using Google™, Qsirch Helper will simultaneously search for the same keyword on the NAS and can quickly indentify files. Qsirch Helper will also conveniently display search results from a QNAP NAS alongside those from Google™ allowing for an instant and clear review.

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Thecus Technology Corp, today announced the launch of two new enterprise-class NAS, the N12850 and N16850. These 12 and 16-bay network-attached storage solutions offer massive scalability, exceptional performance, supporting cross-platform file sharing, schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity, to ensure a highly efficient working environment.

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“Businesses today are seeking a NAS system that can best handle the demanding day-to-day high storage needs that occur in the workplace. Our new enterprise-class N12850 and N16850 NAS series are the solution. With advanced data protection and integrity mechanisms, these rackmounts NAS provide the ideal choice for storing a business's crucial data.” said Florence Shih, CEO of Thecus Technology Corp.

Equipped with the new Intel Haswell Xeon Processor and 16GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the N12850 and N16850 deliver lightning fast, persistent throughput speeds offering the requirements necessary to efficiently complete CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

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qnap ts-228 nasQNAP Systems Inc. today announced the release of the energy-efficient and budget-friendly dual-core Compact NAS, including the 1-bay TS-128 and 2-bay TS-228. Designed with a mini-tower form factor that takes less desktop space, they are ideal for home users to create their own personal cloud. The feature-rich TS-128/228 helps users to easily handle file backup and synchronization tasks, and also provides remote access and a wide range of multimedia apps to enrich their digital lifestyle.

“As photoshooting and recording with smartphones, tablets and digital cameras has become mainstream and the desire for high-resolution multimedia content becomes stronger, users are eager to find easier and more convenient methods for digital storage and sharing,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “The new TS-128 and TS-228 presents an ideal personal NAS at a budget price to provide users with a great base for data storage, backup and multimedia entertainment.”

Running on the QTS 4.2 smart NAS operating system, the TS-128/228 is powered by an ARM® v7 dual-core 1.1GHz processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM to deliver up to 100 MB/s read speed for smooth data transmission, concurrent access from multiple users, and home applications. The TS-128/228 is suitable for serving as a multimedia center as users can back up or download files with the system retaining high performance. The tool-less design makes it extremely easy to remove the TS-128/228’s side cover to add or replace hard drives.

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wd my cloud ex2 ultraWestern Digital Corporation, a world leader in connected storage solutions, today updated its prosumer solutions with My Cloud EX2 Ultra, a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS is designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to automatically sync content across computers, easily share files and folders and enjoy multiple backup options so they can create their own personalized digital library with ease.

“We know our My Cloud users, especially creative professionals, need comprehensive solutions as digital storage needs continue to soar as well as the need for ongoing streaming capability,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Branded Products. “With the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, creative professionals are able to combine high performance with multi-tasking optimization and data protection to create a NAS system that simplifies their workflow and provides peace-of-mind.”

My Cloud EX2 Ultra has been upgraded with a powerful 1.3 GHz dual-core processor enabling users to get ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance and smooth video streaming. Users also have access to 1 GB of DDR3 memory, allowing them to multitask with ease and leverage applications for HD media streaming, surveillance and much more. Several data management and security features allow users to select a preferred method 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 NAS to NAS, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra  NAS comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to help protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes.

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