QNAP Users: New Ransomware Threat

This weekend, multiple security researchers and QNAP announced a new ransomware security advisory. Following on the heels of previous ransomware attacks targeting QNAP NAS units, the latest is called AgeLocker and can encrypt your entire NAS, holding your files hostage for ransom payment. There’s an important point to be made here: like nearly all prior … Continue Reading

September Drobo Availability Updates

For creatives waiting to buy a new Drobo, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news: units are being manufactured and shipped. Drobo’s suppliers are coming out of pandemic-related lockdowns and working hard to fulfill orders. The bad news: supply is still extremely short for most units, and pent-up demand means inventory is … Continue Reading

Demystifying DiskStation Naming

As we said way back in 2014, Synology makes a great series of NAS units — but the sheer size of the product line can get a little confusing. We frequently hear from creatives and power users that are interested in a Synology NAS but just aren’t quite sure how to make heads or tails of … Continue Reading

Canon launches imagePROGRAF PRO-300

It’s been a hot minute since the 13″ (A3+ or Super B) printer market has seen much action, but Canon was playing some cards close to their chest: alongside the introduction of the Canon EOS R5, they also announced the new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300. Like its larger siblings, it uses Canon’s excellent LUCIA PRO ink … Continue Reading

Drobo units on indefinite backorder; service replacements remain available

While we know fewer of you are using Drobo units now that high-performance NASes are more widely available, we also know Drobo’s USB-C and Thunderbolt direct-attached storage (DAS) still hold a valuable place in many workflows. For our customers using or considering Drobo units (whether direct-attached or networked), it is extremely important to know that … Continue Reading

And on the G-Technology front…

One of the more interesting G-Technology products that’s crossed my desk lately is the new G-DOCK ev. Part of their new “ev”, or evolution, line of drives, the G-DOCK does something unusual: It accepts USB 3.0 ev drives and connects them via Thunderbolt to your computer. The G-DOCK can be configured for your choice of … Continue Reading