Archive for the ‘storage drive’ Category

New Arrival: Synology 12-Bay Tower Storage DS2422+ & DS3622xs+

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Synology is unveiling its newest 12-bay NAS units, the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (S$4,599) and DS2422+ (S$2,939), as well as the DX1222 (S$1,799) companion expansion unit. All three models are now available from Synology resellers and partners.

The company's two biggest desktop form factor products - the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (in this photo) and DS2422+ - boast computing power to match their storage potential.

The company’s two biggest desktop form factor products – the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (in this photo) and DS2422+ – boast computing power to match their storage potential.

The DS2422+ promises reliable mass storage and efficient data protection for a wide range of scenarios.

Specifications for the new Synology NAS models

Specifications for the new Synology NAS models. Click to expand.

Expandable to 24 bays, the DS2422+ is suited for serving and protecting large data sets in multi-user environments.

A new processor gives it an edge over its predecessor.

A step up in capabilities, the DS3622xs+ boasts processing and ample built-in connectivity to support heavy duty applications, including as networked surveillance or backup server, or storage for virtual machine storage and direct video editing.

More details below from the press release.

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Giveaway: Join Synology Online Quiz to win Google Pixel 4A 5G

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Synology is having a campaign in the form of an online quiz.

Stand a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A 5G if you participate in an online quiz by Synology. Link here.

Stand a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A 5G if you participate in an online quiz by Synology. Link here.

Stand a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A 5G if you complete an online questionnaire by Synology.

Campaign ends 31 May 2021.

Review: Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD with Synology DS918+ NAS

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

With the growing demand for storage space at home, I’ve set up an NAS (Network Attached Storage) with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS HDD (Hard Disk Drive) in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation. Just in time for World Backup Day 2021 today.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD freshly unwrapped (lower photo) and just prior to installation into the Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS.

With the exponentially increasing demand for storage space, businesses and home users constantly find themselves exhausting whatever storage they have – be it to store text documents, databases, photos or huge video files.

 

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The NAS sitting pretty alongside the Linksys E9450 router, all set up with RAID5 in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs within.

And with the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are working from home and students are doing home-based learning – resulting in large increases in demand for storage needs at home eg. if you’re a creative pro who now have to do your video-editing at home instead of at the office.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs and Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS just prior to unboxing.

Having gotten by with a desktop expansion HDD connected to my work laptop, I’ve decided to set up an NAS at home – to not only increase storage capacity but also to share that storage with all members of the family.

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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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Review: Trek iSSD 4-in-1 Portable Wireless Storage Server cum Power Bank

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Once in a while, you come across a device that does it all – and does it well. When it comes to a mobile storage companion, Trek iSSD ticks the check boxes of all the functionalities that I’ve always wanted in a single device.

In the box: Trek iSSD, USB Type-C data cable, user manual, microSD card adaptor, pouch.

In the box: Trek iSSD, USB Type-C data cable, user manual, microSD card adaptor, pouch.

Three of biggest problems holding back a mobile worker on the move are: storage space, battery power and the ability to share.

With the limited storage space on notebooks, tablets and mobile phones, workers on the move quickly run out of storage space on their mobile devices, especially if their work require huge media files that they have to present at meetings and discuss with their clients.

 

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The Trek iSSD measures 120 x 75 x 15mm and weighs 230g. It has an aluminum alloy frame with glass cover.

At home, the easy solution is to buy a desktop hard disk drive (HDD) with a huge capacity eg. 6-12TB – but it is not something you can bring on the road.

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New Arrival: Synology 3.84TB SAT5200 2.5-inch SSD

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

The new Synology 3.84 terabyte SAT5200 2.5″ solid state drive is designed for users requiring high capacity and reliable storage arrays that can sustain high performance low-latency operations for mission critical work. Price & Availability TBA.

The Synology 3.84 terabyte SAT5200 2.5

The Synology 3.84 terabyte SAT5200 2.5″ SSD is designed for reliability in high-capacity all-flash arrays.

With the increasingly demanding environment in storage, the SSD is created with enterprise grade endurance and reliability to help businesses and users tackle intensive workloads with robust data protection.

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New Arrival: Western Digital Unveils SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Western Digital has launched its enhanced line of SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro portable SSDs that offer both speed and portability. Available in Singapore from 10 October, 2020. Prices below.

The new SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SSDs from Western Digital offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

The new SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SSDs from Western Digital offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

Western Digital Corp. has released the SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs for high-speed, high-quality content demands – targeting professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts.

With capacities up to 2TB, the new NVMe drives are suitable for creating content or capturing and moving 4K and 8K footage with ease.

The flagship SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD features a forged aluminum chassis made to stay cool under the pressure of a heavy workload and a durable silicone design to withstand the rigours of production.

The drives also help keep content safe with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Synology Disk Station DS220j Backup & Streaming

Monday, March 16th, 2020

The new DS200j (S$269) is an entry-level 2-bay network-attached storage (NAS) unit built for data consolidation and management.

Personal cloud storage made simple, with easy data backup and multimedia streaming.

Personal cloud storage made simple, with easy data backup and multimedia streaming.

The new Synology Disk Station DS220j enables automatic photo backups on your mobile device for easy management of content.

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New Arrival: Pure Storage Takes on Cloud-Native Applications

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Pure becomes first leading storage provider to deliver NVMe-oF RoCE with DirectFlash Fabric.

With this announcement, Pure becomes the first mainstream enterprise storage provider to widely support NVMe-oF RoCE, which enables enterprises to get flash media closer to applications for more real-time access and greater consolidation.

With this announcement, Pure becomes the first mainstream enterprise storage provider to widely support NVMe-oF RoCE, which enables enterprises to get flash media closer to applications for more real-time access and greater consolidation.

Pure Storage, the all-flash storage provider today announced it has added powerful new DirectFlash™ Fabric capability for end-to-end NVMe and NVMe-oF support in Purity 5.2, the software-defined engine of its FlashArray//X products.

“The future is delivering applications and services at the speed of thought. To do this, applications can no longer live within barriers, they must interact, intercommunicate and share datasets in real-time. Architectures must converge alongside the data, and break down the barriers that exist today. DirectFlash Fabric is a key component for helping enterprises unify their cloud,” said Chadd Kenney, Vice President of Product and Solutions, Pure Storage.

The new capability further extends Pure’s leadership in empowering customers to approach hybrid cloud with a new level of unified infrastructure – to run apps anywhere and protect data everywhere.

DirectFlash Fabric enables customers to improve performance of enterprise mission critical applications as well as new web-scale applications that traditionally have relied on direct attached storage.

Modern enterprises are challenged to deliver innovations and services that can keep up with a constantly fast-moving society — with no downtime allowed.

According to Google, 53 percent of mobile users will leave a site that takes over three seconds to load. Applications must be available and accessible at all times.

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Pure Storage Unveils Data-Centric Architecture at Pure Live Singapore

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

MIT Technology Review Survey reveals that most business and technology leaders in Asia Pacific and Singapore agree that data is a key competitive advantage.

To view the full report for the MIT Tech Review Survey, please click here.

To view the full report for the MIT Tech Review Survey, please click here.

The all-flash data storage platform will be announcing at Pure Live Singapore its vision for the future of infrastructure design — a data-centric architecture.

The company doubled the number of net new customers over the past 12 months and continues to lead in its industry segments according to Gartner and IDC.

With the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, data has shifted from an informational asset to the core of innovation.

It’s no longer enough to just be data-driven – organisations must be data-centric.

Modern organisations operate in a world of rapidly evolving applications, where future success is predicated on deriving intelligence from data to achieve competitive advantage and growth.

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