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CWWK X86 P5 Dev Board is an Alder Lake-N router board (4 x M.2 2280 slots optional)

Chinese mini PC maker CWWK’s X86 P5 mini PC is a small fanless computer powered by an Intel Alder Lake-N low-power processor and featuring two 2.5 GbE LAN ports, and two HDMI 2.0 ports. It first launched in late 2023 and is available from AliExpress or the CWWK website for around $149 and up. Now […]

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Maiyunda M1 is an Alder Lake-N mini PC with four 2.5 GbE LAN ports and four NVMe SSD slots

The Maiyunda M1 is a small, cheap, low-power computer that looks like it’s designed for home networking and storage applications. Available in China with prices starting at 1,380 CNY (about $190) for barebones models, the little computer has an Intel Alder Lake-N processor and support for up to 32GB of RAM, the little computer has a few […]

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UGREEN launches Kickstarter campaign for the NASync line of network-attached-storage systems with 12th-gen Intel chips

PC and mobile accessory maker UGREEN is entering the network-attached storage (NAS) space in a big way. The company’s new NASync line of products includes six different models at launch, including systems with support for up to 8 hard drives. First unveiled earlier this year, these NAS systems are basically small, purpose-built computers designed for […]

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QNAP TS-216G is a 2-bay NAS with 2.5 GbE LAN and an NPU for image recognition

Network Attached Storage company QNAP has unveiled a system that it’s positioning as its cheapest dual-bay NAS with a 2.5 GbE port for high-speed data transfer over a local network. The new QNAP TS-216G is also likely to be the company’s cheapest dual-bay model with an integrated NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for hardware-accelerated AI features […]

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This mini-ITX motherboard has a Ryzen 7 7840HS processor, four 2.5 GbE LAN ports, and up to 9 SATA drives

The Chinese PC makers behind that build-your-own NAS motherboard with an Intel Alder Lake-N processor and a lot of networking and storage options are back, and this time they’re selling a higher-performance model powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS processor and featuring support for even more storage. The Topton N11 mini-ITX motherboard is available now from AliExpress for […]

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UGREEN’s NAS devices have 12th-gen Intel chips and M.2 SSD support (crowdfunding begins March 12 for $240 and up)

Earlier this month PC and mobile accessory maker UGREEN announced plans to enter the network-attached storage (NAS) space with an impressive looking line of products that look pretty competitive when it comes to processing power and storage capabilities. Now the company has revealed that a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the UGREEN NASync line of devices will […]

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AOOSTAR R7 Review: An affordable 2-bay DIY NAS with Ryzen 7 5700U and PCIe NVMe support

Routers and Network-attached-storage (NAS) devices are basically small, purpose-built computers that run software designed to provide some of the core functionality used in networking and data storage respectively. Many users prefer to buy routers from established brands like Linksys, Netgear or Asus and NAS hardware from companies like Synology, QNAP or Asustor. But, despite being […]

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UGREEN’s network attached storage (NAS) devices feature 12th-gen Intel processors, M.2 SSD support, and DDR5 memory

UGREEN is a company that’s best known for making USB chargers, hubs, docks, and power banks. But now UGREEN is branching out into network attached storage (NAS) hardware. The company is showing off the first models in the UGREEN NASync lineup at CES 2024, and plans to launch them soon with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. […]

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Build your own NAS with this Alder Lake-N motherboard (Up to 6 hard drives and 2 SSDs)

Several Chinese mini PC maker including SZBox and Topton are selling a mini ITX motherboard that combines an Intel Alder Lake-N low-power processor with support for up to 32GB of RAM, four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, and support for a lot of storage, thanks to six SATA 3.0 connectors and two M.2 2280 slots, making […]

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AOOSTAR PRO is a 4-bay NAS with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Intel N100, or Core i3-N305 processor options

Chinese mini PC maker AOOSTAR has unveiled another upcoming solution aimed at folks who’d like to build their own network-attached-storage (NAS) system. The company already sells several models with room for 2 hard drives, and recently shared some details about an upcoming model with support for 6 hard drives and 6 NVMe SSDs. The new AOOSTAR PRO […]