Promise Technology Apollo 8TB 2-Bay NAS Server

Promise Technology Apollo 8TB 2-Bay NAS Server

Promise Technology Apollo 8TB 2-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • Dual Drive Bays
  • 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM v7 Cortex-A0 CPU
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • Supports Up to 40 Clients
  • Easy Backup Functionality
  • Share Content Privately or Publicly
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Promise Technology Apollo Cloud 2 overview

  • 1Description

With the Apollo 8TB 2-Bay NAS Server from Promise Technology you can control your content. This dual-bay NAS server comes equipped with two 4TB hard drives for a total storage capacity of 8TB.

In addition to the dual storage bays, the Apollo features a single Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and a single USB 3.0 port making it easy to connect this NAS server to the Internet as well as connect additional USB-compatible storage drives directly to it.

Once configured, the Apollo supports up to 40 clients so you can share your stored files with family and friends. Albums can be automatically organized by both facial recognition and location, sync photos from your camera roll with a single swipe, and even back up your content from both Mac- and Windows-based computers.

Take Control of Your Content
The all new Apollo Cloud App lets you share, backup and sync your content from multiple devices and multiple platforms. Add up to 40 members to create a private social sharing cloud with no monthly fees.
Albums Based on Facial Recognition and Location
The Apollo Cloud App automatically creates albums from your images and places traveled.
Simple Setup
  • Use your smartphone to scan QR code.
  • Enter your email address and password.
  • Start using your Apollo Cloud.
One-Click Camera Roll Sync
With the swipe of a finger, all the images from your device will be uploaded to Apollo, giving you the freedom to create space on your device for more photos and videos.
Backup
With Apollo, there should be no excuses why you did not backup. Whether you are on a Mac or PC, Apollo makes it easy. It is so easy you can even backup to your Apollo from anywhere in the world over the Internet.
Share Content Privately or Publicly
Share your files with family, friends or co-workers. Apollo allows for up to 40 members per Apollo or share files publicly to an unlimited amount of people with time-limited links.
UPC: 704118122998
In the Box
Promise Technology Apollo 8TB 2-Bay NAS Server
  • AC Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Promise Technology Apollo Cloud 2 specs

    Computing
    CPU 1 GHz ARM Cortex A (Maximum Boost: 9 GHz)
    Total Installed Memory 1 GB DDR3
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity 8 TB
    Included Drives 2 x 4 TB 3.5" HDD
    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Security
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 36 W
    Physical
    Dimensions 4.8 x 5.4 x 8.4" / 123.0 x 137.0 x 213.0 mm
    Weight 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 10.2 x 6.7"

    Promise Technology Apollo Cloud 2 reviews

    Apollo 8TB 2-Bay NAS Server is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A great NAS Server, but hardly intuitive B&H was flawless ... but opening the package was where the fun ended. �This unit has many beta-ish qualities, the least of which is the sparse documentation and un-narrated You-Tube videos which make up the bulk of online support. I wound up rebooting my unit twice before it would reliably mount; transferring an initial backup (about 330GB) took almost 20 hours. �I have still not been able to get an attached USB drive to work, although the Promise unit apparently sees it. I'll accept the word of other reviewers that the Apollo 2-Bay is a big step up from Promise's previous products. �Since it is marketed largely to Apple users who don't have time to waste and require the hardware to 'just work,' I would hope the company would listen to complaints and provide an intelligent support source. �The silent videos are an embarrassment.
    Date published: 2018-03-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs a bit more documentation for setup Seems to work well but NOT really easy to set up. �All seems to go OK but then glitches and have to start again. �Information is available online but not easy to use format so questions go unanswered. �It would be better to have a manual included with the device which had a detailed index for specific questions. �An online FAQ is too cumbersome.
    Date published: 2017-12-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Apolling! Its difficult to know where to begin when describing the short-falls with this device. Lets start with the feature which is likely to be the most reliable... USB transfer. You can connect a USB drive directly to the Apollo to transfer data. Great for large numbers of photographs or videos. Because youre connecting via USB, any network problems should not get in the way. I have never managed to transfer more than a handful of files. After many failures, I contacted Promise support and eventually they connected to the drive (without asking or telling me this was happening) and somehow enabled the one transfer that actually worked. The USB transfer speed is glacially slow. It takes days, not hours... many many times slower than the initial transfer to the USB drive and normally fails. Thats the first and last transfer I have done which worked reliably. On a Mac, the file system built into the Apollo has many faults. For example, if you upload a library from something like Aperture, all the thumbnails of pictures stored in the library are shown as files making finding the original a nightmare. Its impossible to sort by size or date. The face recognition is woeful compared with say an iPhone and Photos. I have had no response from Apollo when asking for a refund. My recommendation would be to avoid this product. Look on the Promise forum first in any case.
    Date published: 2018-10-31
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