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Do you need a backup drive capable of being both fireproof and waterproof? Would you like some data recovery services thrown in just in case? Then look no further than the SoloPRO from ioSafe.

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Who are ioSafe?

From their website:

ioSafe is the technology leader of disaster proof hardware. Since 2005, our patented technology provides unparalleled physical security protection against fire, flood and theft for thousands of homes and businesses. Like an aircraft black box, ioSafe adds physical security and protection to irreplaceable data.

Encryption and network security are often used to protect data. Wildfires and hurricanes care little about whether the data is encrypted. Firefighters won’t ask your permission before hosing down your entire computer system. Any offsite vaulting strategy will have vulnerability for the most important data in your business – the data you just created – not the data from last week. Backing up even one terabyte of data to the cloud could take up to 10 months with the typical business or home connection.

Physical security of data is often overlooked. Nearly every business, large or small has vulnerabilities. ioSafe specializes in hardware to help protect vulnerable data wherever it may reside. Designed to be bolted to the floor, survive building collapse or padlocked to anything immovable, our steel outer casings combined with fire and flood protection are designed to provide the ultimate physical security for external data storage.

According to IDC, over 100,000 external desktop hard drives are sold every day. By 2014 digital content in an average US home could total almost 12 terabytes according to Coughlin Associates! The higher download speeds and slower upload speeds have made it impractical to perform online backup for anything more than a few gigabytes. To upload a terabyte, nevermind 5 or 10TB to the cloud anytime soon will be impractical for all but the largest of businesses.

ioSafe high security technology gives you the choice between a pretty red unprotected drive and a fireproof, waterproof external hard drive starting at less than $150 and storing up to 2TB. Which drive do you want protecting your business data or your family photos and videos? How much are they worth to you?

Specifications

Operational Details
  • Single 3.5 SATA disk: 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB capacities available1
  • Quiet forced air cooling
  • Multi-platform compatibility with Mac & PC/Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Server & Linux (fully supported with eSATA)
  • USB 3.0 or eSATA/USB 2.0 Interface

1 3TB support limited to Windows 7, Server 2008, Linux and Mac

Disaster & Security Specifications
  • Fire protection – 1550°F, 1/2 hour per ASTM E119
  • Flood / Submersion protection – to 10 feet water depth, 72 hours
  • Proven data protection and recovery
  • Tested per UL, FCC and CE Standards
  • Physical theft protection
  • Cable lock or floor mount
  • Kennsington® Lock Compatible
Support
  • 1 Year Data Recovery Service (DRS) Standard (3 and 5 year plans available)
  • 3 Year manufacturer’s warranty for defects Standard (5 year available with purchase of 5 year DRS upgrade)
  • Up to $2500 included for forensic recovery service
  • Advanced Replacement included for warranty/DRS exchanges
  • Expedited shipping for DRS support
Inside The Box
  • ioSafe SoloPRO External Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • eSATA Cable (eSATA model only)
  • Power Supply
  • Owners Manual and Warranty
Electrical
  • Electrical — AC input
  • Voltage: 80 ~ 264 VAC at 50/60 HZ
  • Typical Power Consumption: < 25W
System Requirements
  • Intel Pentium II 350 Mhz-compatible or Mac G3 processor & greater
  • USB for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS 8.6 & greater or Linux based NAS devices
  • eSATA for full support of Windows Server or Linux Server systems
  • For USB 3.0 or eSATA/USB 2.0 speeds, the system must support applicable specifications
Operating Environment
  • Operating: 0-35° C (95°F)
  • Non-operating: 0-1550°F, 1/2 hr per ASTM E119
  • Operating Humidity: 20% – 80% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating Humidity: 100%, Full water immersion, 10 feet, 3 days
Physical
  • Size: 5.0″W x 7.1″H x 11.0″L
  • Weight: 15 lbs

The ioSafe SoloPRO Data Recovery Service

The ioSafe SoloPRO Data Recovery Service (DRS) provides a one time use, no questions asked data and hardware recovery service. For any loss, no matter the reason. Whether your business is a victim of a drive failure or a natural disaster — we’ve got you covered.

With the ioSafe SoloPRO DRS you get to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your data is protected by the best data recovery service in the industry.

One time use, no questions asked, data recovery service

Up to $2500 for forensic data recovery

Free Advanced Replacement for expedited recovery

Direct access to ioSafe’s experts — one point of contact

Replacement hardware pre-loaded with recovered data

When we say “any reason” we mean it. It doesn’t matter what happens. We’ve got you covered.

Need a few examples? We’ve got that covered too :

  • Fire damage
  • Flood damage
  • Accidental damage
  • Human Error
  • Disk failure
  • External Enclosure failure
  • Accidental deletion
  • Viruses
  • Power failures
  • An intern dumps soda on your drive
  • Anything you can think of…

Today CloudBerry released an updated CloudBerry Backup add-in (v2.4) for WHS v1, WHS v2011 and SBS v2011 Essentials with the block level updates for all files.

Here is what CloudBerry say:

CloudBerry Online Backup is a powerful Windows program that automates backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 , Windows Azure, Google and other cloud storages. Cloudberry Backup is perfect for small and mid-sized businesses looking for simple and reliable online backup solution.

As always we are adding features to make it easier for our customers to use the functionality and the Block Level Backup has always been one of the sought after features. With the CloudBerry Backup release 2.3 we have added the functionality that would back up only the modified blocks of the files to the cloud storage making the overall backup process faster and more efficient. This feature had one serious limitation -you could only take advantage of it for files larger than 5GB.

With the new release v2.4 we are introducing Block Level Backup option for the files of any size. Moreover this feature comes with the ability to do encryption, compression and versioning which was also a limitation of the previous release.

Block Level Backup is useful if you want to backup large files such as SQL Server Backup files, MS Exchange Database, Outlook PST files and virtual machine images.

To use Block Level Backup for all size of files you should choose the Advanced Mode in the Backup Wizard. Also, check Use block level backup checkbox.

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Read the full article here.

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If you are a CrashPlan user, you can now use your iOS device or your Android device to retrieve any of your backed up data.

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CrashPan for iOS

If you’re already backing up with award-winning, cross-platform CrashPlan+, you know that it’s great to automatically and securely back up to multiple locations. You also have the peace of mind knowing that you can restore anytime, anywhere. But did you know that you can securely get your files on the go with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad?

With CrashPlan’s mobile app, you can retrieve anything that you’ve backed up online to CrashPlan Central. Just browse your online backup and tap the files to download to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. There’s no waiting for each file to finish before you select another.

After your files download to your device, you can use your compatible apps to open, view, edit, even share them via email. You can also save pictures to the Photos app. Best of all, One-touch Update lets you get the latest version of your downloaded files.

Features:
– Browse folders and files in your archive
– Download and view as many files as you want
– Securely access your files with your account password
– Learn of file updates at-a-glance and get the latest version with just a click
(NOTE: Files protected with the enhanced security options are not supported in this release.)

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crashplan/id462565520?ls=1&mt=8" style="download" window="yes"]Access the CrashPlan app in the App Store[/button]

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CrashPlan for Android

If you’re already backing up with award-winning, cross-platform CrashPlan+, you know that it’s great to automatically and securely back up to multiple locations. You also have the peace of mind knowing that you can restore anytime, anywhere. But did you know that you can securely get your files on the go with your Android phone or tablet?

With CrashPlan’s mobile app, you can retrieve anything that you’ve backed up online to CrashPlan Central. Just browse your online backup and tap the files to download to your Android phone or tablet. There’s no waiting for each file to finish before you select another.

After your files download to your device, you can use your compatible apps to open, view, edit, even share them via email. Best of all, One-touch Update lets you get the latest version of your downloaded files.

Features:
– Browse folders and files in your archive
– Download and view as many files as you want
– Securely access your files with your account password
– Learn of file updates at-a-glance and get the latest version with just a click

(NOTE: Files protected with the enhanced security options are not supported in this release.)

***** You need a CrashPlan+ subscription to use the CrashPlan mobile app. *****

Don’t have an account? Download a 30-day free trial to get started. You can use CrashPlan+ to back up an unlimited amount of personal files for as many as 10 computers at home. You can even back up to friends and family for additional protection (Note: Only the files backed up to CrashPlan Central are accessible from the CrashPlan mobile app).

* If you’re already a CrashPlan PRO user, be sure to download the CrashPlan PRO mobile app instead.

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Do you use CrashPlan? What do you think of it?

One of the promises of Windows Home Server 2011 was the ability to backup your Mac to WHS 2011. Unfortunately that functionality wasn’t provided out of the box. There were hacks and workarounds to get it running, but Orbital Technologies have produced an add-in to get it to work. We previewed the add-in back in May, now it’s available.

Here is what was posted today:

Up until now, Mac users connecting to a Windows server had to either forego remote Time Machine backup altogether, or else resort to complicated set-up involving disk utilities and “sparsebundles”.

Not any more.

Orbital Technologies, which has a long-standing partnership with Microsoft, has created an add-in to ease the configuration burden of setting up an Apple Mac computer’s Time Machine to use a backup location on the server.

This free ‘Orbital Backup Configuration’ add-in can be used to quickly and effortlessly set up Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials as a target disk for Mac OS X Time Machine Backups.

The add-in is available as a .wssx file ready to be installed directly on the server. Simply double click the file and follow the installation instructions.

Once it’s installed an entry will appear in the Dashboard on the server.

The next time that Launchpad is run on the Mac, an alert will be displayed that an updated version is available. If the user chooses to accept this, Launchpad will re-open to reveal the new add-in.

Clicking on the add-in will launch the ‘Orbital’s Backup Configuration Utility’ screen (shown below).

Launch Pad Screenshot

Orbital Backup Configuration

The add-in will automatically detect the name of the server, however the backup location on the server needs to exist before running this utility.

To use the utility, enter:

  • A Username
  • A Password (both valid on the server)
  • A valid backup location on the server

That’s all that’s needed for the backup configuration to work.

The Time Machine configuration screen opens up by default after the initial configuration is done. The user also has the option to choose to start a backup operation immediately or set up automatic backups using the Time Machine configuration screen.
Actual backups will be managed by Time Machine and the configuration utility does not need to be re-run unless any changes are required.

Help and Support:

Help is available for the add-in by clicking the “?” help button at the bottom of the screen.

Orbital Backup Configuration Help

Supported Versions:

The Orbital Backup Configuration Add-In runs on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). It is not supported on Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) or earlier versions.

At this time there are some issues outside of Orbital’s control related to the naming of the Launchpad in Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and the Windows Operating systems that may prevent the Microsoft Launchpad from running on Lion. If you had the Microsoft Launchpad installed on Snow Leopard and upgraded your Mac to Lion, the Microsoft Launchpad will still be present, the Mac Launchpad will not be installed and therefore the Orbital Backup Configuration Add-In will run. If you have a fresh install of Lion or did not have the Microsoft Launchpad installed before upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion, the Microsoft Launchpad will not install and therefore the Add-In will not run.

Once the Launchpad naming issue is resolved we expect the Add-In will function on all Lion installations.

We are also very proud to announce that Using Windows Home Server was selected as one of two sites to host both the download site and the support forums.

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Let us know what you think of the add-in.

Today KeepVault have announced some new pricing for its backup service, along with some improvements.

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Here is the announcement:

KeepVault Pro

– new flat rate pricing of $0.15/GB/month (when paying yearly) and no per device/seat fees

– buy exactly the storage you need, eg no pricing tiers just buy what you need and upgrade at any time

– the new pricing and the increased flexibility makes KeepVault Pro very price/feature competitive in the Pro/Small Medium Business market

– enhanced backup reports web console showing details per device on the state of your backups

Both KV Pro and KeepVault

– web access available to both Pro and regular users

– new mobile enhanced website with WebApp for iOS users

– Live chat support in addition to our highly regarded email support

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One of the promises of Windows Home Server 2011 was the ability to backup your Mac to WHS 2011. Unfortunately that functionality wasn’t provided out of the box. There were hacks and workarounds to get it running, but Orbital Technologies have produced an add-in to get it to work.

Orbital have worked very closely with Microsoft to produce this add-in, and we have been using a beta all week and we can now share with you a preview.

Who Are Orbital Technologies?

From their website:

Orbital provides expert software development services to many of the world’s top software companies. We are a software outsourcing partner of choice for development on Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile device platforms.

Leveraging our expert development team, we design and develop a wide range of commercial-grade software products for many of the world’s foremost software companies, such as Adobe, Microsoft and others.

We specialize in developing innovative software for other software and technology companies, working as an outsourced extension of our clients’ in-house development teams. We have a vast technical skillset and extensive experience developing custom software solutions across a range of platforms and technologies, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, .Net, J2EE, J2SE, J2ME, Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, Windows Phone, Palm webOS, Symbian OS and other mobile embedded systems.

We provide solutions to extremely complex software problems that others cannot solve. We connect with our clients by understanding their needs and supporting them during the entire lifespan of a product. We believe that anything is possible and work with our clients to help them achieve their software objectives.

Installing the Add-in

Installing this add-in is no different to installing any other add-in with Windows Home Server 2011. You just start the install and follow the steps.

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If you already have the WHS 2011 Mac Connector installed on your Mac, then you will see a message telling you that an update is available, just click the button to update. If you haven’t yet installed the connector, now is the time to do so.

Do you have a PC that needs a Restore from Windows Home Server 2011 but the PC cannot find the network or the server? If you have another computer on the network, and a USB enclosure, you can perform the Restore and then put that drive in the PC that needed the new hard drive. Check out our video on the process!

Client Restore Wizard

Background

Fellow BYOB podcaster Michael Faucher called me a few weeks ago saying his new Sandy Bridge PC was not finding the network during a PC Restore. We had performed Restores before with the Client Restore Wizard in WHS v1, but he had backed up this PC to his Windows Home Server 2011. Since the motherboard was so new we figured there was an issue with drivers. Whatever the reason, it did not work. What’s a boy to do?

Again, Faucher and I had performed Client Restores before with WHS v1 but we had not done one with 2011. Since we could not locate the 2011 Wizard on the client we tried a Restore with the Dashboard. It failed. No System Reserved partition access. The disk was not bootable. Ugh.

As of 12-APR-2011, I have still not been able to create a bootable Restored disk with the 2011 Dashboard. If you have had the same results, a bug has been filed so vote it up!

https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/feedback/details/658491/restore-using-dashboard-does-not-create-bootable-system-disk

 

Client Restore Wizard Location

With Windows Home Server v1 the Client Restore Wizard was on the actual client PC. With Windows Home Server 2011 the Wizard is hidden on the Server. Thank you to WHS MVP Grey Lancaster for telling me the folder location!

Mental Note: You must copy the entire folder to your PC so you can perform the Restore. You must also copy the folders to a PC that is already “connected” to the WHS 2011.

Client Restore Wizard

Check out the short video to see how easy the process is.

Windows Home Server 2011 Client Restore Wizard

 

How Do I Connect A Hard Drive?

I have performed this type of Restore before with a Windows Home Server v1.

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It is an easy Restore with either version and I would strongly suggest that anyone interested in doing a Restore this way buy an enclosure ahead of time BEFORE you really need it!

One of the easiest and cheapest 2.5” enclosures I found is at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817816015

Client Restore Wizard

Of course you can perform a Restore with a SATA dock or even by connecting the new hard drive directly to your motherboard.

 

Windows Home Server 2011

The installation of Windows Home Server 2011 has only a few basic requirements.

Windows Home Server 2011 is a 64-bit only operating system.

You can install the server software either manually or unattended.

System Requirements

  • 1.6 GHz (or higher) x64 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • At least one 160 GB (or larger) hard drive
  • NTFS is the only supported file system

Supported networking configuration:

  1. Your server computer must be connected to a router via a network cable
  2. Windows Home Server works best with a UPnP certified device, but it is not required
  3. The router works best in the 192.168.x.x subnet, but it is not required

Our friends over at CloudBerry Labs have been in touch to tell us some news about their CloudBerry Backup product supporting new languages.

Tokyo AWS Region support

We are glad to announce that the newer version of CloudBerry Backup v 2.0.1 supports the new Tokyo region. Besides, CloudBerry Backup is now fully translated to Japanese.

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Other Languages Supported

Currently CloudBerry Backup is available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Norwegian, Polish and Russian. To select the language you like just go to Tools | Languages:

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If you are using Windows Home Server Edition of CloudBerry Backup you can go to Settings, then CloudBerry Backup and click Options.

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This applies to CloudBerry Backup 2.0.1 and later.

Proxure have quietly released version 4 of the KeepVault Backup software for Windows Home Server V1, 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.

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This new version includes:

  • Backward compatible with existing KeepVault storage accounts
  • New platform support for Windows Home Server 2011 (code name Vail), Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (code name Aurora) and Windows Storage Server (code name Breckenridge)
  • Protect multiple versions of files (pro version only).  Retain, at a minimum, the most recent 5 versions of your files.  KeepVault will automatically prune, and free your storage space, of older file versions.  KeepVault will never automatically prune a file younger than 24 hours old.
  • 256bit encryption (pro version only, the standard version continues to use 128bit encryption)
  • Updated web.keepvault.com download portal.  Easier navigation.  Faster downloads.  Restore multiple versions of any protected files from any browser on any network connected device.
  • Administrate your storage pool.  Allocate storage “sub-buckets” for family, friends, and co-workers (pro version only).  Log into the KeepVault portal administrate your storage http://business.keepvault.com
  • Optimized file deletion process.  Much quicker to delete old files and folders from your storage account
  • File queue viewer.  Prioritize your files.  View, order, and delete files before they are protected
  • New OSX Mac Client for KeepVault Connector
  • Small bug fixes and updates

We will be running a giveaway later this month with Proxure, so watch this space.

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We announced the launch of the iomega SuperHero device back in January at CES and we have been using it for a few weeks now, so we thought it was time to post our review.

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Here is how iomega describe it:

Your favorite people – family, friends, and business contacts and their photos are all stored on your iPhone®. What happens if it gets lost or stolen? The Iomega® SuperHero™ Backup and Charger for iPhone lets you secure your contacts and photos plus recharge your phone while you relax.

This compact device sits easily on your counter or desktop and plugs into your wall outlet. Just insert your phone at a convenient moment and it will automatically backup your contacts and camera roll photos and recharge your phone battery at the same time. A progress bar lets you know when your backup is complete.

It’s made for Apple iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, and iPod touch (4th generation) so you know it will work seamlessly. If your iPhone is lost or stolen, you can easily restore your contacts and photos from the SD card (4GB capacity) included in the Iomega SuperHero and put them on your new iPhone. Plus, it charges & backs up contacts and photos from the latest generation of the iPod touch too!

SD card is upgradeable if you need more capacity.

The Iomega SuperHero is protected by a 3-year limited warranty when you register your product.

Features:
  • Secure—Backup your contacts and photos with 4GB of SD card capacity; Restore them to a new iPhone if yours is lost, stolen, or destroyed
  • Easy to Use—Just place your phone in the dock to backup and recharge your phone at the same time; When backup is included as part of your routine, your contacts and photos are more protected!
  • Convenient—A progress bar lets you know when your backup is complete; Set reminders so that you back up & recharge on a regular basis; Upgrade your SD card to a higher capacity if you need more backup storage in the future; Use with the iPod touch (4th gen) too!
  • Compact and Portable—So compact you can take it with you when you travel for business or pleasure
  • 3 Year Warranty—with product registration
Specifications:
  • Apple 30-pin connector
  • Supports iPod Touch® (4th generation) and iPhone® 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G
  • Mac OS 4.0 (to backup photos)
  • SuperHero Backup Application (free via download)

During the course of the review I tested it with both an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4.

What’s in the Box?

  • Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger
  • Power supply and Cable
  • 4GB SD Card
  • Free iPhone Application (via download)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Information Booklet

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The charger comes with a removable connector which just unclips.

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Earlier today we announced the launch of Synology’s new little DS411slim NAS box – now we have our hands on review of it.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim is designed to provide users with a compact yet feature laden solution for easy file sharing and backup. Snap-in 2.5” hard drives design brings low power consumption, quiet operation, reliability and easy disk replacement in a compact size. The operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager 3.0, delivers rich features for multimedia enjoyments, Internet sharing, worry-free data protection and energy-saving options.

Highlights:

● Small Footprint
● Flexible RAID Data Protection
● Cross Platform File Sharing & Backup
● DLNA Certified Media Server
● Cool and Quiet
● Power-Saving (9W~16W)

The Synology DS411slim is designed to work with 2.5” hard drives. The low power consumption characteristic of 2.5” hard drives will lower your electricity bill, as well as reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, 2.5” hard drives have reduced vibration, increased MTBF (mean time before failure), and shock tolerance. It not only extends hard drive’s lifespan, but also provides better reliability. The smart fan design keeps the DS411slim’s fan off under normal operations and spinning up at a very low speed only when needed, thus minimizing the noise level.

Synology DiskStation is designed for data storage and sharing among Windows, Mac, and Linux. Seamless file sharing across different operation systems is an effortless process. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server, the web-based File Browser and File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.

The Synology DS411slim offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC Users can back up their data to the Synology DS411slim using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine integration.

A web-based backup wizard is provided for backing up data in the Synology DS411slim to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission, or to an external hard drive via USB or eSATA connection. In addition, backing up to the cloud using Amazon® S3 service is also supported.

Download Station functions as a 24×7 BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB download center without a PC. The eMule download engine allows search-n-download capability with a web-browser without installing additional desktop applications.

Audio Station supports music, Internet radio stations, and iPod playback with the optional speakers.

An optional direction-free Synology Remote allows you to freely enjoy your music. Streaming mode allows your music to be shared with multiple users over the Intranet or Internet.
DLNA/UPnP Compliant Media Sever allows you to stream multimedia files with an UPnP Digital Media Adapter (DMA) to a stereo system or a TV-set. Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox360 are also supported.

iTunes® Server is an easy way to share music with other iTunes clients over the network. Password protection prevents unauthorized sharing.

Synology DiskStation is designed and developed perpetually with the concept of energy saving. Compared with average PC counterparts, Synology DiskStation consumes a relatively low amount of power and hibernates when not in use. This not only helps to save energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disk.

Synology DiskStation truly earns the title of “green product” because of the unique Scheduled Power On/Off feature.

Finally, all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology recognizes its responsibility as a global citizen and is continually working to reduce the environmental impact of the products we create.

Specifications

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Today Synology have added another NAS box to it’s line up – this time it’s the DS411slim.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim is designed to provide users with a compact yet feature laden solution for easy file sharing and backup. Snap-in 2.5” hard drives design brings low power consumption, quiet operation, reliability and easy disk replacement in a compact size. The operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager 3.0, delivers rich features for multimedia enjoyments, Internet sharing, worry-free data protection and energy-saving options.

Highlights:

● Small Footprint
● Flexible RAID Data Protection
● Cross Platform File Sharing & Backup
● DLNA Certified Media Server
● Cool and Quiet
● Power-Saving (9W~16W)

The Synology DS411slim is designed to work with 2.5” hard drives. The low power consumption characteristic of 2.5” hard drives will lower your electricity bill, as well as reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, 2.5” hard drives have reduced vibration, increased MTBF (mean time before failure), and shock tolerance. It not only extends hard drive’s lifespan, but also provides better reliability. The smart fan design keeps the DS411slim’s fan off under normal operations and spinning up at a very low speed only when needed, thus minimizing the noise level.

Synology DiskStation is designed for data storage and sharing among Windows, Mac, and Linux. Seamless file sharing across different operation systems is an effortless process. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server, the web-based File Browser and File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.

The Synology DS411slim offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC Users can back up their data to the Synology DS411slim using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine integration.

A web-based backup wizard is provided for backing up data in the Synology DS411slim to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission, or to an external hard drive via USB or eSATA connection. In addition, backing up to the cloud using Amazon® S3 service is also supported.

Download Station functions as a 24×7 BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB download center without a PC. The eMule download engine allows search-n-download capability with a web-browser without installing additional desktop applications.

Audio Station supports music, Internet radio stations, and iPod playback with the optional speakers.

An optional direction-free Synology Remote allows you to freely enjoy your music. Streaming mode allows your music to be shared with multiple users over the Intranet or Internet.
DLNA/UPnP Compliant Media Sever allows you to stream multimedia files with an UPnP Digital Media Adapter (DMA) to a stereo system or a TV-set. Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox360 are also supported.

iTunes® Server is an easy way to share music with other iTunes clients over the network. Password protection prevents unauthorized sharing.

You can learn more from the Synology website, and watch out later today for our hands-on review.

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