Building a Gigabit Fiber Network Is Real Hard, Even for Google

The WSJ delves into the trials and tribulations of trying to build a gigabit fiber network out to even the 50,000 homes at the low ends of Google's goals for their trial network. It could cost up to $1 billion, and Google's already mentioning to people it's asking for help, like Case Western Reserve University's Lev… » 3/09/10 9:20am 3/09/10 9:20am

Buffalo's Petite LinkStation Mini NAS Has 1TB Storage, a DLNA Server

Fitting a 1TB into a box measuring 5.31 x 3.22 x 1.57 inches isn't all that easy (most NAS boxes we've seen would crush a squirrel easily) but Buffalo seems to have not only accomplished this but shoved in a whole bunch of other features as well. The Mini's got a Gigabit Ethernet port, support for RAID 0 and 1, Active… » 4/08/08 11:41am 4/08/08 11:41am

LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Streams Media, Acts As iTunes Music Server

Not only is this LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini capable of streaming fast video over its Gigabit Ethernet to a UPnP media player, it's got file backup, file synchronization, and iTunes server capabilities. It's an update to the Ethernet Disk Mini from two years ago, but offers 500GB of storage plus all those networking… » 9/26/07 6:30pm 9/26/07 6:30pm

Iomega StorCenter 1TB w/RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, UPnP, and USB Expansion

Iomega's StorCenter NAS devices are shipping in sizes from 500GB to 1TB with 7200 RPM SATA-II drives. The 1GB uses two drives, so can work in RAID 0, 1, or JBOD (one large drive). Each has Gigabit, but no WiFi, and has Active directory support and UPnP server ability. Interestingly, you can tether drives to this one… » 7/31/07 5:05pm 7/31/07 5:05pm

Netgear's Storage Central Turbo Is Finally Shipping

We heralded its coming at CES; now we can rejoice that Netgear's faster and thus aptly named Storage Central Turbo is now hitting stores. It lists for $200, but you have to supply your own pair of 3.5" drives. The combination of gigabit Ethernet networking and SATA disk support makes it speedier. Do you want to see how… » 7/09/07 9:17am 7/09/07 9:17am

Hammer Storage's 2TB Network Drives Are Big Like a Large Object

This Hammer (don't...) Storage myshare NAS seems to be one of the few home and small business units to offer up to 2TB of storage. The unit itself takes 2 hard disks to form anywhere between 320GB and 2TB of storage, with an extra USB expansion port in the back for printers or even more space. Best of all, the NAS has… » 3/22/07 5:01pm 3/22/07 5:01pm

Klingon Killer's Gaming Network Card Gets The 10,000-Word Review…


If you read just one more sentence in this post, read the next one: This $300 network interface card is powered by a huge fucking "K" that lowers ping, so gamers can track their quarry across the 'net more effectively. » 9/01/06 1:58pm 9/01/06 1:58pm

Way to bury the lead. You forgot to mention the Klingon knife, dude. Jump for the best excerpts from …