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Buttered With Btrfs – Synology DS1618+ 6-bay SMB NAS Review

by Robert Tanner on August 7, 2018 in Networking, Storage

Storing data is easy, but storing data reliably is a fair bit harder to pull off. Sure, RAID protects against a disk failure, but is not a safe backup solution in of itself, nor does RAID offer protection against data corruption. Synology’s DS1618+ solves this by offering a combined Btrfs & RAID solution in a 6-bay NAS that can be upgraded to meet practically any home or business need.

ADATA Ultimate SU900 SSD

A Look At ADATA’s SU900 512GB SSD

by Robert Tanner on May 3, 2018 in Storage

While ADATA has a wide variety of budget SSDs on offer, it also has a growing number of more premium offerings. Under review today is one such drive, the SATA-based SU900, an MLC drive with a five-year warranty. Let’s see how it performs compared to other drives in the same budget range.

Seagate Barracuda Pro 12TB Feature Image

Seagate Barracuda Pro 12TB HDD Review

by Jamie Fletcher on March 15, 2018 in Storage

With games getting bigger and movies switching to 4K resolutions, the amount we need to store for our digital lives is forever increasing. While cloud services help, sometimes you need something local to keep everything on. We take a look at one of Seagate’s highest density drives on the market, the Barracuda Pro 12TB.

Samsung Portable SSD T5 Stock Shot

A Look At Samsung’s Ultra Small, Ultra Fast & Ultra Portable SSD T5 500GB

by Rob Williams on February 11, 2018 in Storage

When you need ultra-fast storage on-the-go, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a drive like Samsung’s T5. It’s not the least-expensive offering out there, but it has a lot of good going for it. It’s small, looks good, has a shock-resistant design, and best of all, sports internal SSD-like speeds over USB 3.1 gen2.

Crucial BX Series SSD

Crucial BX300 240GB SSD Review

by Robert Tanner on February 1, 2018 in Storage

You might find it hard to be impressed with a SATA based SSD in a world where PCIe SSDs exist, but despite their speed-capped interface, companies like Crucial continue to optimize, and use new tricks, to eke as much performance as possible out of those flash chips. The BX300 is a great example of where we stand today.

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