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QNAP Releases QTS 4.1.2 With NAS Installation Over HDMI And Google Chromecast Streaming

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the Turbo NAS QTS 4.1.2 operating system, introducing NAS Installation over HDMI - a pioneering function in the NAS market that allows installing a NAS without a network connection, and adds several new features including VPN Server support, VPN Client support, block-based LUN backup, subtitle (*.SRT) support for Video Station and File Station, embedding subtitles into transcoded videos, Chromecast streaming, and more.

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“We have made many enhancements to the business and home features in QTS 4.1.2 to provide a better user experience and to make the Turbo NAS a great companion in the workplace and for home entertainment,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP.

QNAP is the first NAS provider to provide NAS installation over HDMI. Users can now enjoy extreme convenience by setting up their Turbo NAS locally without a network connection: just connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the Turbo NAS, and the NAS installation process can be completed effortlessly. “NAS installation over HDMI is a breakthrough innovation that eliminates many difficulties that users may encounter when initially setting up their NAS. No complicated procedures are necessary, no network expertise is required, and it helps users to quickly finish installing their NAS just like operating a PC,” added Kuo.

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ASUSTOR Adds 4 New Tower Models To 50T/51T Enterprise-Class Series

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ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of 4 new NAS devices primarily aimed at prosumers and small to medium business users. These new high capacity tower models consist of the AS5008T, AS5010T, AS5108T and AS5110T. All new models feature flexible hardware expandability, the ability to quickly upgrade the built-in memory to a maximum of 8GB and are equipped with 4 high speed gigabit Ethernet ports which allow business users to conveniently adjust their network bandwidth usage. Additionally, all models come equipped with 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports allowing users to maximize the use of peripheral equipment and providing users with a cost-effective and reliable enterprise-class cloud storage server.

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The AS5008T and AS5010T models are powered by the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and 1GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory while the AS5108T and AS5110T  models come equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory. All models also support hard drive hot swapping and the creation of RAID volumes (Single, JBOD, RAID 1/5/6/10 + Hot Spare) providing secure protection for all system data. The AS5108T and AS5110T also feature LCD panels with configuration keys that allow users to execute system initialization and quickly view basic system information. Additionally, the AS5108T and AS5110T feature disk tray locks in order to help users avoid accidentally pushing disk tray buttons and releasing hard disks during operation. The lock's flat-head design ensures that users will not need any special keys or tools to unlock it, only a simple flat-head screw driver. Users can now rest assured with this additional layer of security for their data.

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MSI First To Support NVM Express Storage On All X99/Z97/H97 Motherboards

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MSI, world leading in motherboards, is the world's first motherboard brand to fully support the next generation in storage control, NVM Express.

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MSI's R&D fine-tuned the BIOS to fully unleash all the power NVMe has to offer while supporting the majority of devices available on the market without any hassle. With the latest BIOS, MSI X99/Z97/H97 motherboards can support NVMe devices as primary storage under Windows7 64bit and Windows8.1 64bit and fully support NVMe booting. The BIOS updates can now be downloaded from msi.com. The table below describes all supported models and BIOS version.

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High-Rely Debuts NetSwap Mini+E Backup NAS

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high-rely netswap minie backup nasHighly Reliable Systems, Inc., the innovative American-made backup and disaster recovery hardware experts, today announced immediate availability for their state-of-the-art 2-bay NetSwap Mini+E backup NAS server appliance, which includes versatile replication, two highly-removable drive trays, and hardware-based encryption.

The High-Rely NetSwap Mini+E backup NAS series comes equipped with a powerful 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3-4130 processor, capable of block-level AES-256 data encryption. All NetSwap Mini backup NAS appliances offer Gigabit Ethernet network attachment, which supports CIFS network shares, NFS Linux/Unix/Vmware shares, or iSCSI block level drive access that allows backup speeds of 300 Gigabytes/Hr. This enables NetSwap Mini to transfer at 75% the speed of a locally attached SATA drive, thus minimizing downtime and restoring productivity.

NetSwap Mini backup appliances are superior to consumer NAS products, especially when SATA hard disk drives will be repeatedly removed and replaced into the system. Two durable drive bays deliver daily hot-swap capability for rotating 3.5″ High-Rely Classic or 2.5″ MPac media, which are rated for thousands of removal cycles and can be configured as a mirrored RAID-1 array or combined JBOD set with up to 12TB of storage capacity. All models feature an ultra-fast internal SSD, which boots the Linux O/S on NetSwap Mini and enables instant-on functionality.

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QNAP Announces Energy-Efficient TS-x31+ Series Turbo NAS

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for small and home offices. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more.

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"For home & small businesses, a powerful, secure yet affordable cloud storage solution is becoming a key investment for improving everyday business workflow," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. "With the TS-x31+ series, users can build a cost-efficient private cloud with ensured security and comprehensive business applications, " added Hsu.

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Transcend Releases JetFlash 880 USB 3.0 Flash Drive For On-The-Go Storage

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of the JetFlash 880 OTG (On-The-Go) Flash Drive. Designed to transform the way Android users carry, transfer and exchange personal digital content, the JetFlash 880 features a USB 3.0 interface for even faster transfer speeds between computers to boost efficiency.

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Besides a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface which provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0, the dual access JetFlash 880 also features a micro USB 2.0 interface for Android devices that support USB On-The-Go. This allows users to move or copy files to and from their device's memory card via a steady USB connection that is faster and more reliable than Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile internet 3G/4G. Combining two interfaces into one high-capacity flash drive up to 64GB, the JetFlash 880 focuses on the portable storage needs of mobile device users and eliminates dependence on computers, cables and adapters.

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Synology Announces RS815+ And DS2415+ NAS Servers For Small And Medium Businesses

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Synology America Corp., known for providing enterprise storage features at SMB price, announces its latest NAS storage solutions for SMB users - the RackStation RS815+ and the DiskStation DS2415+.  With the award-winning OS DiskStation Manager, the RS815+ is a 4-bay 1U server, expandable to 8 bays, when paired with the RX415 expansion unit.  It is available in both single and redundant power (RP) configurations to provide options for peace of mind.  The DS2415+ is a 12-bay desktop model expandable to up to 24 drives when paired with the DX1215 expansion unit, allowing up to 138TB usable storage in Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR).

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Designed to help users maximize their productivity, both models include quad-core CPUs optimized for embedded applications. Both offer read speeds in excess of 380MB/s and write speeds in excess of 360MB/s.  The new chipset includes an encryption assist allowing 256-bit AES encryption for sensitive data without a noticeable performance penalty on reads, and write speeds of 158MB/s (RS815(RP)+) and 198MB/s (DS2415+).

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Silicon Power Unveils Gaming-Grade Slim S85 And Velox V85 Solid State Drives

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silicon power slim s85Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today introduces the latest SATA III solid state drives - Slim S85 and Velox V85 with huge capacities up to 960GB. They have also proven to deliver amazing Read/ Write speeds during live tests which massively reduce boot time and enhance system responsiveness. In addition to increased work efficiency and gaming performance, the super slim 7mm height makes Slim S85 and Velox V85 easy to carry and use.

Engineered with a quality controller and the ultra-fast 6Gbps SATA III interface, Slim S85 and Velox V85 provide amazing Read/Write speeds of 560MB/540MB/sec for ATTO test and 530MB/510MB/sec for CDM (CrystalDiskMark) test. With such an extraordinary performance, Slim S85 and Velox V85 offer reliable and ultra-fast transmission especially for high-resolution photos, video and multimedia files. This is a comprehensive system transformation for professionals and gaming enthusiasts - instant boot times, incredible data transfer speeds, enhanced multitasking capability, and pro-level reliability. On top of that, 960GB high storage space enables users to move all data from an existing hard drive to the newly installed SSD. You won't be haggling over more room to store games, music, films and applications. Compared to a hard drive, S85 and V85 realize higher stability to be shockproof and vibration-proof for there's no moving part contained. Built with S.M.A.R.T. monitoring system and ECC technology, they offer safe data transmission; meanwhile, Wear Leveling technique promises prolonged lifespan and improved durability.

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QNAP Launches High-performance TVS-x71U Series Turbo vNAS With Intel Core i7 CPU

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new 10GbE-ready TVS-x71U series Turbo vNAS, including the TVS-871U-RP and TVS-1271U-RP. Delivering high performance, scalability options and a wide array of business applications, these models easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications. The TVS-x71U series supports QvPC Technology that enables users to directly access stored data, monitor live surveillance feeds, play multimedia content, and much more with an HDMI display.

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Available in 8 and 12-bay rackmount models, the TVS-x71U series is powered by Intel Haswell CPU with options including Pentium, Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors for users to flexibly choose based on their demands. These processors deliver high performance with over 3,300 MB/s throughput and 162,000 IOPS for CPU-consuming tasks such as running Virtualization Station, serving large numbers of simultaneous connections, and 4K video playback and transcoding. The TVS-x71U series also supports two on-board internal cache ports for users to install mSATA flash modules to further enhance NAS performance for IOPS-demanding applications. With a scalable design, users can gradually expand their total storage up to 1PB raw capacity (depending on model) on demand by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP). With this flexibility, businesses can be confident that these models will suit their storage requirements both now and in the future.

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QNAP Launches TVS-x71 Series Turbo vNAS With 4K Ultra High-Definition Video Playback And Transcoding

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the business-class TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS that supports 10GbE networks and provides a high-efficiency storage solution for 4K video playback, transcoding and on-the-fly editing.

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Besides incorporating comprehensive business-demanding applications and advanced virtualization features, the TVS-x71 series features the exclusive QvPC Technology that allows the NAS to be used as a cost-effective PC by allowing users to directly access stored data, monitor live surveillance feeds, enjoy digital entertainment, and much more.

Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower form-factor models, the TVS-x71 series is powered by the latest Intel® Haswell CPU with numerous options including Pentium®, Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors for users to flexibly choose based on their demands. These processors deliver high performance with over 2,300 MB/s throughput and 135,000 IOPS for CPU-consuming tasks such as running Virtualization Station, real-time 4K video playback and transcoding, and serving large numbers of simultaneous connections.

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