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Akitio MyCloud Duo NAS Review - Akitio MyCloud Duo

NAS technology has taken to the web. Now you can let your portable devices be portable beyond the home network.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: May 9, 2012 1:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 52%Manufacturer: Akitio

Akitio MyCloud Duo

 

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The main unit looks the part. It is thin with a very small footprint. This design is possible since the power regulation unit is external. The drives are not easily hot swappable since you need to unscrew the front panel to get to the drives.

 

On the front we found a power button that lights up blue when the unit is on. A number of other LEDs light up activity and status lights. Also, you can easily copy data from a USB device with the Copy button on the front of the appliance.

 

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The side of the MyCloud Duo is brushed metal.

 

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A small fan keeps your drives cool. A second USB port is located on the back of the NAS, you can use this for a number of USB devices, but most will use this for printers since the NAS has built in print server functionality. The gigabit Ethernet port is located on the back, it also has status LEDs.

 

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The other side of the NAS is identical to the first side we looked at.

 

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Under the NAS we see the four rubber feet that keep the unit from transferring vibration from your drives to the desk. Here we also see the screw that must be removed to add or remove drives from the unit. The silver holes we see in the middle of the NAS are for securing your drive to the NAS.

 

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With the front cover off and drives installed we see how the drives fit inside the MyCloud Duo.

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