Its August - 8 months have passed since we published our recommendation of Top NAS devices for 2020. A lot of models have changed and new one introduced, here is our recommendations for Summer 2020.
Your screen size is indicated by a single diagonal size without indicating the aspect ratio. This makes choosing the appropriate sized filter for your screen a bit more work than just specifying the diagonal size
18TB Ultrastar SATA will available by 10th July
We look at various packings available in LTO Ultrium tape media and how each one is different from the other
SAT5200 is a 2.5" SATA SSD available in 480GB, 960GB and 1.92TB capacities. SNV3400 is an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD available in 400GB and SNV3500 is an M.2 2210 400GB SSD.
Synology Warranty Extension of 2 years can be had for selected devices within 30 days of purchase of middle east channel products.
Synology DSM 7.0 has many great features like Rapid Raid Repair, AI based Drive health monitoring and the new Contacts App. Its also rumored that Plus series will be refrshed in 2020
QNAPs QuTS hero OS has many new features like Data Integrity checks/Repairs, RAID Z, Multi Level Cache , Indline Data Deduplication and many more.
The 2 newly introduced QNAP enclosures can not only be used for NAS expansion, but also with Windows, MAC and Ubuntu PCs also as JBOD or Soft RAID.
What we know about the new SMR drives.
WD60EFRX vs WD60EFAX, what's the difference.
Capcity of the HDDs have been increasing thanks to Energy assisted recordings, and using multiple actuators can be a way to increase the read/write performance and IOPS.