NAS TS-219P II from QNAP Review

The choice of NAS for home use is frequently accompanied by the dilemma: the necessity to acquire a high-end device with multifunctional facilities at reasonable price. As usual, quality and good performance cost pretty penny, especially when it comes about innovative technologies; however, there are some NAS designers which provide their products at moderate cost but do not save on quality. Thus, QNAP company has released its new NAS solution TS-219P II designated as for home so for small business use. This model isn’t notable for outstanding design or ergonomics but offers efficient solution of any dedicated home assignments due to wide functional capabilities and good performance.



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1. External design. QNAP TS-219P II goes in standard design with typical casing peculiarities. All internal components are fixed on a solid metallic framework, while the external casing is made of dull plastic. The faceplate is equipped with a plastic wafer which contains five …

WD Showcases My Cloud EX2 Home-Based NAS

Western Digital is ready to launch another representative of My Cloud series – the EX2 targeting home-based systems. This NAS might be characterized by an expanded functional and the availability of two drive bays. The user is free to choose between various models: without HDDs and with pre-installed WD Red drives of 4, 6, 8 TB overall capacity. The latter are already adjusted to operate in RAID 1 array to provide for an ultimate performance.



The WD My Cloud EX2 is an ideal solution for a wide spectrum of tasks. First of all, it might serve the needs of a file server, offering all connected desktop/mobile devices access towards the saved data. Dedicated WD My Cloud software ensures that all iOS and Android products could receive unimpeded access towards the data. Second of all, the model can be employed as a part of a home-based multimedia center; cooperating with DLNA/UPnP-compatible devices, the NAS secures a correct operation with Smart TV.


Thirdly, the new-comer is …

Xtreme Gaming XC700W Chassis from Gigabyte

The Gigabyte Company has launched a new product, an ATX full-tower Xtreme Gaming XC700W chassis.



This chassis is made in black and silver colours out of steel, aluminum and tempered glass. The framework stands on rubber feet constructed to absorb vibration and foster heat transfer. RGB LED lighting adds originality to this model and can be controlled with the help of the brand Xtreme Engine utility. The dimensions are 593.5*240.5*546.6 mm, net weight equals to 15.4 kg. The front-end interface is represented with two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and HD Audio ports.


Xtreme Gaming XC700W possesses 3 x 3 (2.5)" SSD, 3 x 2.5" Driver Bays and supports mini-ITX/m-ATX/ATX mother boards with 8 expansion slots. The 170 mm high CPU, 430mm long VGA and 220 mm long PSU can be installed into this framework.


Dust Filters are detachable and easy to clean with the help of wash liquid. There’s a lot of space for a pump and reservoir. At the top there’s enough room for three 120 mm …
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