Apple picked a bad time to discontinue its line of wireless routers

Apple picked a bad time to discontinue its line of wireless routers

If Apple is indeed discontinuing its line of wireless routers, including its Time Capsule, it may have picked a bad time to so do. A new report from Beige Market Intelligence says the global consumer and enterprise NAS market will be worth $44 billion by 2021. What’s more, Apple is the market leader in the U.S. in the consumer segment, and Dell is the leader in the large enterprise NAS user segment.

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The Synology DiskStation DS416j is a great basis for a camera security system

The Synology DiskStation DS416j is a great basis for a camera security system

Synology is well known for their NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. Over the past week I’ve had the chance to review a NAS that Synology is going to be selling packaged with two IP cameras. The Synology DS416j will be packaged with two Amcrest Pro/HD cameras and four Seagate Ironwolf hard drives. They are packaging and promoting this as an entry level home security camera system.  

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Drobo adds secure remote access with myDrobo, Drobo Access

Drobo adds secure remote access with myDrobo, Drobo Access

Owners of Drobo devices already know just how powerful the BeyondRAID boxes are, but until now, it’s been difficult to access all of that storage securely from a remote location. Today, Drobo announced myDrobo and DroboAccess, two services for Drobo 5N and Drobo B810n Network Attached Storage (NAS) that provide secure remote data access to data and DroboApps that are running on the devices.

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Drobo launches new B810n NAS for SMB market

Drobo launches new B810n NAS for SMB market

Drobo today launched a new addition to its impressive lineup of BeyondRAID storage arrays. The Drobo B810n (US$1,599) is targeted at the small to medium business (SMB) market, supplying a huge potential for up to 64TB of network-attached storage.

The B810n is an 8-bay array built on the tried-and-true Drobo platform. As with the other devices, the B810n uses a carrier-less drive mechanism, meaning that standard 3.5-inch HDD and SSD modules slide right into a slot with no special trays or screws required. Once up and running, indicator lights show the health of the array at a glance. 

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Apple patent hints that the company is considering a network-attached storage device

Apple patent hints that the company is considering a network-attached storage device

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,118,642) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that hints at an Apple NAS device/home server I've long wanted. The patent is for "asset streaming." NAS — or network-attached storage — is a computer data storage server connected to your computer network that provides access to a wide variety of data.

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