QNAP Launches Quad-Core TS531P NAS

The Annapurna Labs Cortex A15 1.4GHz Soc is stacking up a few NAS design wins, with this QNAP the first I’ve seen with 10GbE support. QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the brand new 5-bay TS-531P business NAS. A tower form factor NAS with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable […]

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QNAP Intros Android NAS

Color me confused. While I’ll be more than happy to be wrong on this, I’m not sure I see the point of running Android on a NAS. SNB has the skinny. QNAP’s new home NASes run two OSes. The TAS-168 and TAS-268 home NASes are powered by an ARM v7 dual-core processor with 2 GB RAM and 4 GB of […]

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AnandTech Reviews Asustor AS6204T NAS

AFAIK, Asustor is the first to bring Braswell NAS out to market. At the higher end of the consumer/SOHO NAS market this model looks quite interesting both as a NAS and a playback device. Asustor is one of the recent entrants in the NAS market. Over the last couple of years, they have tried to play in the same space […]

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NETGEAR Announces Quad-core A15 ReadyNAS 212/214

We recently reviewed NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS 202 finding it an excellent option for consumer NAS. Building on the device’s solid performance, NETGEAR announced the ReadyNAS 212 & 214 today bumping the spec from dual to a quad-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A15 for the 2XX family. The general feature set hasn’t changed; still offering all of the great backup and cloud goodness […]

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 202 2-bay Network Attached Storage Device

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 202 2-bay Network Attached Storage Device

CES 2015 introduced us to NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS 202/204, this network attached storage (NAS) was particularly interesting because by basing it around a 1.4GHz dual-core Cortex-A15, the underlying SoC should help alleviate once of the major concerns with ARM based devices – performance. With 2GB of RAM, two Gigabit Ethernet ports supporting various adapter bonding methods, easy “X-RAID2” setup, and a […]

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NETGEAR @ CES 2015

NETGEAR had a lot to show at CES this year besides routers, and we ended up skipping those because with the rapid release schedule (AC3200 & AC2400 launched earlier) there wasn’t anything new. That’s not to say that they’ve been standing still in the networking space with several new product to enable more bandwidth around the house.       […]

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Thecus N2560 2-Drive NAS System

Thecus N2560 2-Drive NAS System

Back in April, we took a look at the 5-Bay NAS N5550 from Thecus, which was one of their first NAS units including an HDMI port to allow hybrid functionality by combining the reliability of a NAS with some of the features of a dedicated HTPC (home theater PC).  With conventional hard drives reaching 6TB these days, support for five […]

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