With the increase connected cars and supporting services, the need for these cars to store, analyse and exchange data is set to increase exponentially; the industry is expecting by 2020 connected and autonomous car data traffic to reach over 280 petabytes per vehicle each year. This potential market is attracting manufacturers with diverse solutions. Western Digital, which many know as a storage solution provider for computers, has released an embedded storage device specifically for connected automotive applications and the infotainment sector.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) manufacturer Asustor has upgraded its NAS software platform the Asustor Data Master (ADM) to version 2.0. New Apps added include Mission Backup, FTP Explorer and Searchlight search engine. App Central has also been updated and two mobile Apps have been added. The user interface optimized to allow you to upload your own desktop wallpaper, pin frequently used Apps to the ADM menu bar and arrange the order of your Apps.
Media storage solutions for the home have come a long way from the days of floppy disk, burning CDs, USB flash drive or just leaving your data on your computer. So now you want to buy a NAS drive but not sure where to start. The first thing to is that a NAS drive is a long-term investment and therefore, need lots of thought before you go out and buy one. I would not recommend you popping out to the shop and buy a NAS drive as you would a case of CDs. Like a business you might have to think about how your data is going to grow, because we are downloading and saving than we used to.
NAS (Network Attached Storage) drives have grown in space, functions and features over the last couple of years. It is no longer only for business use, A NAS is now an essential digital storage device for homes. USB sticks, CDs and DVDs are too small for the amount of data we want to store and they lack the features that make a NAS more convenient.
I don’t think you will need to buy another NAS Drive after this one. The AS 6 Series has three models to suite your current and future data needs. You can get an 8-bay down to a 2-bay: 8-bay (AS-608T), 6-bay (AS-606T), 4-bay (AS-604T) and 2-bay (AS-602T). The features of the AS 6 Series extend into the commercial use as well so depending on your need for a NAS there is one here for you.
Do you need to store your files and access them wirelessly, then this new NAS drive from Synology is a possibility. The DiskStation DS213air 2-bay NAS server comes with built-in Wi-Fi for easy connectivity and access. It is an ideal library for you photos, music and videos. Its sleek design makes it suitable for any home office or a small desk.
With the growing popularity of home cloud solutions such as Apple’s iCloud and and Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. ZyXEL said they are entering the home cloud solution market with a new solution that does not require a third-party cloud service. They will leverage Polkast’s cloud solution on their platform to allow users to access personal data on any device that has an Internet connection.
Like the Cloud Engines PogoPlug Mobile; LaCie has launched a new device that lets you share your USB storage device. The LaPlug allows you to access your storage device on your home network (wired or via Wi-Fi) or remotely through an Internet connection. LaPlug connects to your home network via its Ethernet port and is then accessible, wirelessly; it supports Wi-Fi b/g/n access points. LaPlug can stream multimedia content and back up multiple computers to one central location. Or connect a USB printer to the LaPlug and make it wirelessly available to all computers on the network.
Cloud Engines has launched a mobile focus version of their PogoPlug range called Pogoplug Mobile. Schedule for general release next month; Pogoplug Mobile offers a new look with an emphasis on ease of use and mobility. It is optimized for Android and Apple’s iOS based devices; and offers the flexibility to share and access your photos, music, movies and other digital content from anywhere and anytime.
D-Link has released an advance home network digital media storage solution: ShareCenter Pulse (DNS-320). ShareCenter Pulse is the first from D-Link’s new storage range and is available in the UK from amazon, dabs and ebuyer. The ShareCenter Pulse is packed full of features for those who need to centralised their digital media storage plus the flexibility to share, access, stream and protect these medias.