For this year’s Black Friday Week, Amazon has offered great deals on a few Networking & Storage products for Monday, November 23, 2015.
Here they are, with a short introduction.
#1. Entry-Level NAS (Network Attached Storage): WD 4 TB & 8 TB MyCloud Personal NAS ~
Western Digital NAS appliance is hard drive + NAS case + Wired Network port. This is a stand-alone storage appliance, connect to the network. A NAS is a better/safer option to storage data, compared to storing data on laptops or external hard-drives. Users can backup all data or critical data to the NAS over their network, automatically. Continue reading Black Friday Week: Networking & Storage Deals (23rd Nov)
FreeNAS Mini is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) unit targeted at small & medium businesses and high-end homes. This NAS is built on ZFS file system that provides exceptional reliability and many enterprise-grade features like compression, snapshots, encryption, RAID-Z, etc. It protects against data corruption and disk failures.
ixsystems, the creator of the popular FreeNAS open source NAS software, is the manufacturer of this unit. Since the manufacturer has identified the appropriate hardware and configuration to run their software, you can be assured the system will work well on FreeNAS OS. Continue reading FreeNAS Mini NAS with ZFS – Advantages & Limitations
A general Connectivity Architecture diagram for a Network Switch.
The Hp 1410 Series Unmanaged Gigabit Fanless Network Switches are a good choice for small businesses and homes that want reliable and durable switches from a popular company with good support history. These switches come with lifetime warranty and next business day replacement. Although there are many inexpensive unmanaged switches in the market, the difference in performance and reliability justifies the price difference. Continue reading Hp 1410 Series Network Switches – Advantages & Limitations
What is a PoE Splitter?
PoE refers to Power Over Ethernet. A network cable coming from a PoE-enabled port of a PoE Switch (or) from a PoE injector carries both data and power. When this cable connects to a PoE-enabled device on the other side, both data and power can be provided using just one cable. Continue reading Gigabit PoE Splitter: TRENDnet TPE-104GS
If you want to buy an affordable/low-cost NAS to back up your files and media safely, if you want to enable multiple users to access your data over the network and over the Internet, if you want to stream music and movies to network connected devices, the Synology DS215j NAS unit might be what you need. This NAS is an overkill for a home, but it doesn’t hurt to have more. Continue reading Affordable 2-Bay NAS: Synology 215j, for Centralized Storage/Backup
If you are looking to buy a low-cost diskless 4-bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) server for your home, and want the reliability of a good brand, the Qnap TS-431 is a good option.
What is a NAS and Why do I need one?
A NAS is an external centralized storage device that connects to all the computers, display units, mobiles, tablets, etc. over the wired/wireless network (LAN). You can store data, files & media on the NAS device and these will be accessible to everyone connected to the network. A NAS takes regular automatic backup of important data, files and media, and can stream music and videos to devices across the network. Continue reading Low-cost 4-Bay NAS: Qnap TS-431 & TS-431+