Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

Introduction

Tritton Simple NAS

Tritton Simple NAS
Summary BYOD enclosure to turn a 3.5" IDE drive into a SAMBA-based NAS drive

Hawking Net-Stor Network Storage Center

Hawking Net-Stor Network Storage Center
Summary BYOD enclosure to turn a 3.5" IDE drive into a SAMBA-based NAS drive

I've looked at a number of disk-included Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices lately, but this time I'm going to take a look at a couple of "bring your own disk" (BYOD) boxes.

After my last review of Maxtor's Shared Storage Drive, a reader pointed out an issue that I had not considered. With some of the devices that include a disk, if the disk fails out of warranty, the device becomes useless. The consumer can't replace the disk with a new one because often the disk itself contains part of the operating system.

But with a device where the drive is not included, the consumer can always replace or upgrade the disk because by definition, the firmware has the ability to initialize a new disk. BYOD devices can also help you save a few bucks, especially if, like many of us, you have a spare IDE drive (or two) lying around or salvageable from a retired PC.

In this review, I'm going to compare two inexpensive BYOD devices - the Tritton Simple NAS and the Hawking Technologies Net-Stor. Both of these companies sell these products either with or without an included disk. But for my review, I'm going to look at the versions that don't include a disk.

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I currently have an Asus RT-AC86U running Merlin 384.7 and that combination works great for me.However, I am having difficulties with a device on my n...
Hi all,Other than the convenience is there any huge difference between AIMesh and Repeater/AP Mode? thanks kindly.
I have a small home network using this router with Merlin installed. I have a VPN setup with ExpressVPN using OpenVPN on the router. I have done the V...
HI I am having wifi stability issues on Asus RT-68U using Aimesh. One primary router and one node both running latest version of Asus stock firmware. ...
I saw an add for Alexa to control light bulbs using home wiring. The ad went away before I could click on it. How do you find accessories which work w...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3