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LaCie 6Big

LaCie 6Big Thunderbolt 3: Fast, Glamourous, and Expensive DAS

6Big is a direct-attached storage (DAS) device sporting six drive bays and a very appealing external design. The Neil Poulton imagined sharp edges, shadowy recesses and large blue power...
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What is Adware?

Adware is the intrusive and unsolicited display of adverts to computer users. And clicking on them can lead to infection by even worse malware. What is adware? Something that...
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What is the QSnatch QNAP Malware?

QSnatch is malware that has infected 62,000 QNAP NAS devices. It steals files, compromises credentials, and is difficult to remove. What is QSnatch? It’s a sophisticated and tenacious enemy. What...
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What is Spyware?

Spyware is malware that watches what you do on your computer---down to each keystroke---and tells the threat actors what you did. What is spyware? It's the threat actor's man...
Terra Master F5-422

Terra Master F5-422 NAS Review: 5 Silvery bays, 10GbE, middling read performance

I'm pretty familiar with Terra Master products which generally offer good value as basic storage. Hence, I was expecting more of the same from the $600 F5-422, a 5-bay...
FreeNAS Mini XL+

iXsystems FreeNAS Mini XL+ Review: 8-bay ZFS Power for Pros

I've always wondered about the concept of an extra-large mini. But hey, if BMW can do it with cars, iXsystems can make hay with its FreeNAS Mini XL+--a powerful,...
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How to Find Your QNAP NAS

When you purchase a new QNAP NAS, the first step is connecting it to, and finding it on, the local network. Once found, you can then begin setting it...
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What is a Green Hat Hacker?

A green hat hacker is young, focused, ambitious, and anxious to gain the approval of established hackers. They’re also misguided. What is a green hat hacker? They’re the threat...
iSCSI QNAP

What is iSCSI and What Do You Do With It?

I SCSI'd, you SCSI'd, we all SCSI'd (pronounced Scuzzy). In the days of ribbon cables, SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface) was the end-all of storage and peripheral interfaces. Everyone...
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How to Set Up Your ASUSTOR NAS

If you just bought your first ASUSTOR NAS, and you're new to the NAS game in general, getting set up may seem a bit daunting--but it doesn't have to...
QNAP's T310G1S

QNAP T310G1 Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Adapter Review: 10-Gigabit Network Speed for Expansion-Challenged Computers

QNAP's T310G1 enables 10GbE network speeds on computers that don't have PCIe slots, but do sport a Thunderbolt 3 port. That shouts Mac, of course, but the adapter will...
Zyxel XGS1210 switch

Zyxel XGS1210 10GbE Switch Review: Affordable Faster Networking

Products such as Zyxel's excellent and extremely affordable ($179) XGS1210-12 are changing the high-bandwidth networking equation for the home and small business users. This transitional (it has gigabit as...

QNAP QSW-308-1C Gigabit/10GbE Switch Review: Transition to Faster Networking

The QNAP QSW-308-TC combo gigabit/10GbE switch is a transitional product that allows SOHO and SMB workgroups to leverage their newer, faster networking devices while maintaining ties with older gigabit...
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How to Make Your ASUSTOR NAS More Secure

Your ASUSTOR NAS, like any other device, is susceptible to security breaches. Practicing basic cyber security hygiene is the first step in securing your NAS. Here's what you need...

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