It’s coming: GIGABYTE has revealed the follow-up to their beautifully-designed AMD Ryzen motherboard for creators! The brand new B550 VISION D-P takes all the great features and clean looks of the original B550 VISION D, and brings them up to the next level: Upgrades to 2x 2.5GbE Ethernet LAN ports Updates a rear USB port … Continue Reading
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
Can I Really Edit Video from a NAS?
As more still photographers move into motion, and as more video teams look at networked storage, one question comes up over and over: Can I edit video from a NAS? And to the delight of creators everywhere, the simple answer? Yes! Now, with that out of the way, let’s throw a wet blanket on it. … Continue Reading
QuTS Hero and ZFS: What does it mean for creative workflows?
If you’ve been following storage news, one of the items to hit the hype mill is QNAP’s wider rollout of their QuTS Hero operating system, supporting ZFS storage. This week’s release of the 6-bay TS-h686 and 8-bay TS-h886 marks the first time ZFS has been available in a QNAP desktop product — or, to my immediate memory, any entry-level … 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 availability expected in September
Quick update from Drobo: production’s going and units are moving again, and wider availability is expected in September. Backorders at mega-retailers like B&H are being filled first, so if you need a unit quickly, we’d recommend starting there.
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
Announcing WD Red and Red Pro
It’s a fantastic time to be a storage hog: WD has just expanded their NAS offerings in exciting new ways. First up are enhancements to the existing WD Red line. In response to growing storage needs, WD has developed both a 5TB and a 6TB drive. So for all you digital packrats pushing up against … Continue Reading