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GeekPi’s $60 Raspberry Pi NAS tower offers improved cooling and M.2 storage expansion

GeekPi offers tons of different kits and add-ons for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts. Their latest offering is a compact tower that’s designed to turn the Pi into an affordable desktop computer or network storage device. The new GeekPi Raspberry Pi Mini Tower NAS Kit is available for $60 from Amazon. It’s also available from AliExpress with […]

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Topton NAS N1 is a dual-bay home storage server with AMD Athlon 3050e and 4 Ethernet ports

Chinese PC maker Topton has been selling compact desktop computers for years. But one of the company’s newest devices is a different kind of small form-factor PC. The Topton NAS N1 is a network-attached storage device that you can use as a home media server, file backup system, or to set up your own private […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi-powered storage server, Android 12’s new Internet tile, and Palm’s new earbuds

A company called KubeSail is introducing a compact network-attached storage device called the PiBox 2 mini which, as the name suggests, is powered by Raspberry Pi hardware. Up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for $250 and up with an expected ship date of March, 2022, it’s designed to work with up to two […]

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QNAP NASbook TBS-464 is a compact NAS with room for up to 4 NVMe SSDs

Most Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are basically purpose-built computers designed to let you store large amounts of data on one or more hard drives. But the new QNAP TBS-464 is a compact model that measures just 9.1″ x 6.5″ x 1.2″ and doesn’t really have enough room for a bunch of hard drives. It still […]

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Argon EON is a 4-bay NAS with a Raspberry Pi for brains (crowdfunding)

The company behind the Argon ONE case for Raspberry Pi 4 computers (the one that puts all the ports on the same side), are launching a new Raspberry Pi-based device. But this time it’s not just a case: it’s everything you need to build your own network-attached storage (NAS) device powered by a Raspberry Pi. […]

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QNAP TVS-675 NAS (network attached storage) is powered by a Zhaoxin x86 processor

Intel and AMD aren’t the only companies making x86 processors. A Chinese organization called Zhaoxin has been designing its own x86 chips for the past few years. Up until recently those chips have only been available in computers designed for Chinese market. But now network attached storage company QNAP has introduced a NAS device powered […]

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Lilbits: Next-gen iPad mini leaked, next-gen Samsung everything leaked too

Apple’s next iPad mini could have a bigger screen, slimmer bezels, and a much faster processor. Samsung’s next-gen foldable smartphones could debut in August, along with new smartwatches (running Wear OS rather than Tizen), and wireless earbuds. Leak season is upon us. Oh, who am I kidding, every season is leak season. But the sources […]

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reServer is a compact edge server, NAS, or IoT device with Intel Tiger Lake

Seeed Studio’s new reServer is a compact computer that can be used as a server, network-attached storage device, or for other IoT applications. Powered by an 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-U processor, DDR4-3200 memory, and a PCIe NVMe SSD, the reServer has the horsepower of a decent laptop. But it’s designed more like a server or […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s iMessage lock-in strategy, Surface Laptop 4, and Verizon’s hotspot is TOO hot to handle

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised when something called a “hotspot” overheats, but Verizon has issued a recall on 2.5 million mobile hotspots that may pose a fire hazard after receiving 15 reports of devices overheating. Meanwhile, as Apple and Epic prepare to duke it out in court, Epic is building a case that Apple’s practices […]

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ODROID-HC4 is a $65 2-bay network attached storage device

Network attached storage (NAS) devices can be useful for folks looking to back up data from multiple computers, set up a home media server, or even a self-hosted alternative to Google Drive, Dropbox, or Office 365. But a good NAS from companies like QNAP or Synology can be rather expensive, typically costing hundreds of dollars […]