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#1 Brian

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

 

The Seagate NAS line is a small desktop NAS that is easy to use right out of the box, and has enough power and capacity for most SOHOs.

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#2 housewares

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:19 AM

They've abandoned the USM implementation throughout their products -- lack of a cross-platform filesystem probably didn't help. Meanwhile their "SDrive" thing, sold as some kind of storage target, VHD-over-SSL-type-of-who-knows-what (is data encrypted on-the-fly? at time of writing? mixture of both?) is functionally Google-proof


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#3 Brian

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:01 AM

I don't think anyone really cared about USM really...did you? I'd be curious to hear form an active user as to how valuable that was. 


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#4 housewares

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

Cyclical backups off a VM or cloning from a mirror take forever using USB 2.0. Option of faster passthru interface = better

 

When away from the office & requiring read-only or read-mostly access to the main online volume there's no trendy Amazon cloud f/s solution which practically substitutes for a current physical copy.


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#5 housewares

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:36 PM

And btw, with the BadUSB headlines somebody like, oh, say, Dropbox could probably make a few bucks off a robust, portable, encrypted container for removable media... It might not impress the Sand Hill Road set but clearly the wonderful cloud nirvana is taking its time to reach some users


#6 Brian

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:23 PM

Well, this is a home unit, no VM backups taking place, but yes, get your point on the SMB units. 


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#7 ChrisMcPole

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:48 PM

Are you doing the Pro line review soon for comparison?


#8 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:40 PM

Got the Pro 4-bay in right now for testing





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