Synology Announces a New DiskStation DS214 NAS

Synology Inc., a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end network solutions, announces the release of a two-disk NAS, entitled DiskStation DS214. The storage is targeting budget-oriented home and small business customers who long for high performance and stability of system operation. This NAS comes with two 3.5-inch drives, each featuring 4 TB capacity. Herein, the drives are mounted without any tools, by means of rubber shims only.

The DiskStation DS214 is differentiated by a quite low power consumption index. The storage consumes not more than 20W on full load conditions, with the minimal index of 3.65W in sleep mode. This NAS model is based on a two-core processor, running at 1.06 GHz. Its layout also embraces 512 MB of DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet port, and a twain of USB ports (3.0 version). Moreover, the case is equipped with a set of LEDs for drives, network, and NAS activity.

To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer boasts some 111 Mb/sec Read speed …

Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.

Design and Layout

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

D-Link Boasts a Customizable Switch DES-1100-26 of EasySmart Series

D-Link Corporation, a world-known designer and provider of high-end network solutions, has released its new child-switch DES-1100-26 which belongs to EasySmart series. All products of this series are called to ensure advanced performance and scalability characteristics. DES-1100-26 is oriented basically for small and middle business networks and offers efficient corporate solutions for a moderate price. This switch supports the most asked-for options of L2 level necessary for foolproof employment. Moreover, it gives the possibility of setup and control via the user-friendly Web-interface.

In contrast to the previous models from D-Link, DES-1100-26 has got the gigabit ports for the connection with the servers or network backbone. The switch supports the static channel aggregation, bandwidth control, and other options like IGMP Snooping, 802.1p QoS, 802.1Q VLAN, Loopback Detection, etc. Static MAC option allows administering the network connection with devices by means of static …
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