Western Digital's 8TB ShareSpace NAS is One Beast of a Storage Hub

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Western Digital's new 8TB ShareSpace NAS is a monster of a storage system for you media hoarders who want to share your good between multiple computers.

The new 8TB model is available as of this week for $1,700, which is a lot of money for a networked storage device until you do the math: 12 cents per GB. That ain't too shabby.

The ShareSpace is DLNA Certified for media streaming to devices like the Xbox 360 and PS3, and features improved read/write speeds of up to 30% for large media files. Current ShareSpace owners can download a firmware patch to get these improvements for themselves.

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It's pricey, yes, but if you get this thing configured as a RAID array and load it up with all of your music and video, it'd be the ultimate centralized streaming storage box for your home. I want one. [Western Digital]

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kingoftowns
kingoftowns

that $0.12 per GB is accurate if you take into account the sharespace itself. since you are not talking about buying just the drives here; the enclosure is not free.

and the smaller one is more cost effective because you can just but 2 of those for $1400, same amount of storage, $300 less