The NAS box. It's not particularly sexy or groundbreaking, but network-attached storage is an obvious solution for a common need. And here's the very best of the bunch.
Recently the manufacturing trend in mainstream network storage has been to eschew using Microsoft's Windows Home Server packages, which is basically a low-powered PC, and coming up with their own proprietary machines. Seagate's? Basically just a hard drive.
So, you just plunked down for some network attached storage. 500GB? 2TB? Doesn't matter! Even the most cavernous NAS is just a dumb brick—if you don't know what to do with it.
The good people at MobileMag got a chance to review the new Addonics pocket NAS 2.0 NAS2XU2, and they report that for the price and the size, it's worthy of your attention.
I hear a lot about those damned netbooks as hot buys this season, but Prof. Dealzmodo suggests getting something that's actually, you know...useful. HTPCs baby. There has never been a better time:
I haven't made the jump to setting up network-attached storage. But with the Addonics Mini NAS being the size of a VHS, it's hard to keep resist giving up a small corner of my desk.
I can't think of another product category less served by the ol' "world's smallest" tag that gadget-makers continuously foam over than network storage drives. But, of course, here we have the "world's smallest" NAS.
Think about it—an inexpensive Linux PC crammed inside a wall-wart plug. Something like this SheevaPlug could open up a whole new framework of managing and sharing data that could be accessible to the masses.
PogoPlug is a little conduit box that plugs into your router on one end via ethernet, and mates with your hard drive via USB on the other.
Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive comes in 500GB and 1TB packages for $160/$230 repsectively—a good look, especially when considering the drive's AFP/SMB support, UPnP/iTunes servers and Gigabit Ethernet.
LaCie's newest ethernet disk isn't only cool because it stores up to a whopping six terabytes in its stack. According to the company, it's also a NAS that's compatible with Apple's Time Machine.
For only $55, Addonics claims that this tiny gadget can easily turn any USB storage device into a full-fledged Network Attached Storage (NAS) server with support for both SMB and FTP access.
Sony appears to be making a consumer-server play, introducing the $400 80GB HDMS-S1D "photo album" for the high-def enjoyment of up to 50,000 still images. You can import photos via Memory Stick slot—but also SD, CF and xD! (Way to go, Sony!) You can connect the HDMS-S1D to your TV via HDMI, and navigate slideshows…
This morning, Iomega pushes hard to make network-attached storage more common in the home by launching a couple of Ethernet-equipped drives that are priced close to their USB-only siblings. There's a 320GB drive that lists for $149, and a 500GB drive going for $199. (A 360GB version should be available next month for…
With the Mac Mini-styled exterior, the miniStack NAS from Newertech lets you share up to 750GB of your junk over the network with other computers. It's got a USB 2.0 port, a 10/100 Ethernet port and the ability to service up to 20 simultaneous PC or Mac users. All this for a low price of $79 for an empty add-your-own…
Time marches on, drives get bigger, and Buffalo rolls out another TeraStation network attached storage (NAS) system, and now it's called the TeraStation Pro and inches up to 3TB. Last time we looked, Buffalo's biggest dick was 2TB long, and ran a cool $1999. Fast forward 10 months, and this 3TB model is $2183. Not too…
Planex has increased the max capacity of its NAS-01G network attached storage from 500 gigs to 750 gigs. The NAS supports BitTorrent downloads but isn't wireless; you'll have to make do with plain ol' Gigabit Ethernet. It also works with pretty much every protocol ever invented for use on the Internet, including the…
Ok, so it's not as exciting as the gaming router we saw earlier, but if you're looking for a home to stash all your pr0n, Linksys debuted its entry-level NAS drive at CES tonight. And, since it's built on a Linux OS like their infamous Linux based router, it'll be hackable, too. The NAS200 can house two 3.5-inch SATA…