With the arrival of the Xbox360, there will soon be a buyer's market for its older sibling. Kevin Herring shows how to give an Xbox a new lease on life as a full-featured NAS.
Multi-function products can be attractive, if the right combination of functions and features are combined. But Jim Buzbee found that Anthology Solutions' Yellow Machine fails to hit the mark as either a RAID-capable NAS or small office router/firewall.
Up until now, NETGEAR has steered clear of the Networked Storage market. But Tim Higgins found that its long-awaited entry, the Storage Central, has some interesting features that might, or might not, make it the networked storage solution for you.
Sometimes you need more speed than most consumer Networked Storage products can deliver. Jim Buzbee takes a look at LaCie's dual-mode NAS that can also function as an external USB 2.0 drive.
Iomega's 200d series NAS products are aimed more at the small business than SOHO buyer. Jim Buzbee takes a look at a relatively new member of the 200d family and finds that its premium pricing and Windows Server 2003 core don't necessarily mean a superior user experience.
Low-cost hard drive enclosures have extended the useful life of many a spare hard drive by turning them into USB or Firewire-attached external drives. And now similar products are arriving to perform the conversion to Networked Attached Storage (NAS). Jim Buzbee takes a look at two low-cost offerings and finds sometimes you get what you pay for.
Sometimes all you need is an incremental tweak to a product to give it new appeal. Buffalo Technology has done just that with a gigabit Ethernet version of its popular LinkStation NAS line. Tim Higgins puts the Giga through its paces and finds some performance surprises.
ADS Tech recently added a NAS kit to its line of IDE drive enclosures. Jim Buzbee was intrigued by its built-in BitTorrent capability, but found it to be more like a BitTrickle
Consumer Networked Storage is hot and a logical product line extension for a hard drive maker. Or at least Maxtor thinks so with its Shared Storage Drive line. Jim Buzbee puts the MSS through its paces.
You can never be too rich, too thin, or have enough storage - especially if you're a digital media packrat. Buffalo Technology feels your pain and its TeraStation NAS can help ease it, but be prepared to be a little less rich if you go for it.