Subject: Storage | April 16, 2014 - 07:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: asustor, AS-204TE, NAS, xmbc
The Asustor AS-204TE is an Atom powered Linux Network Attached Storage device for home use which comes with a respectable amount of applications. uTorrent will run on the device, it is capable of communicating with the XBone Media Centre as well as iTunes as well as FTP transfers and even PLEX to allow it to connect to your mobile devices. You can install up to 16TB of storage on four 3.5 or 2.5" disks which will run at SATA II and can be set up as single disks, JBOD and RAID 0, 1, 5, 5 + Hot Spare, 6 or 10. All of those features do come with a cost, the NAS will run you almost $500 without any disks included; if the sticker shock doesn't scare you away you should read techPowerUp's comprehensive review.
"Asustor is hard at work to establish itself as a good name on the NAS scene, and they are on the right track. Today, we will take a look at the AS-204TE, which Asustor says to be the best multimedia and storage-center solution for your home because it comes equipped with all typical NAS functions, an HDMI port, and XBMC support."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Synology DS414 High Performance 4-bay NAS Server for SMB & SOHO Review @ Madshrimps
- Thecus N5550 5-Bay NAS Server and XBMC Home Theater Computer Review @MissingRemote
- ADATA AE800 DashDrive Air Review @HiTech Legion
- Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Review @ Legit Reviews
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable HDD Review @ Techgage
- Should You Select MBR Or GPT When You Install A New Drive? @ TechARP
- Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SED 4TB SATA III HDD @ NikKTech
- Keep your SSD Healthy ADATA SSD Toolbox @HiTech Legion
- MyDigitalSSD Pocket Vault SSD @ The SSD Review
- Samsung XP941 Native PCIe M.2 SSD @ SSD Review
- Plextor M6S SSD @ SSD Review
- Plextor M6e 512GB PCI Express Solid State Drive @ eTeknix
- Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Intel 730 Solid State Drive @ X-bit Labs
- OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD @ eTeknix
Subject: General Tech | April 23, 2014 - 01:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: mcs, ULLtraDIMM, diablo, PCIe SSD
Memory Channel Storage is exactly what it sounds like, non-volatile flash storage that is placed into DIMM slots to take advantage of the low latency connection between the CPU and more traditional DIMMs. This may not help gamers to rack up higher scores but for server applications which have large queue depths resulting in very large IOPS. This setup also allows for workload to be shared across memory channels, as opposed to a PCIe solution which is only able to connect to the lanes accessible to that particular slot. There is a link to the white paper on The Register for those who wish to delve deeper.
"Diablo provides Memory Channel Storage (MCS) technology to SanDisk’s subsidiary SMART Storage. It’s OEMed on to Supermicro and also IBM (soon to be Lenovo) for its x86 servers as ULLtraDIMM technology."
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- How LG Took WebOS from Mobile Phones to TVs in Under a Year @ Linux.com
- PAPAGO P2Pro Full HD DashCam @ NikKTech
- iOS 7.1.1 lands on iPhones and iPads with SSL bug fixes, Touch ID improvements @ The Inquirer
- The TR Podcast 153: 4K ascendant, CodingHorror resplendent
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