Big Hard Drives Take Center Stage

At a Glance

One of the cheapest 1TB drives we've seen, but its lack of RAID and its use of passive cooling are downers.

Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • No RAID
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At a Glance

Slow performer's multiple drives are hard to replace, but handy extras include an eight-port router and FTP and Web servers.

Pros

  • Eight-port router, FTP and Web servers

Cons

  • Slow performer
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At a Glance

Blazing performance, quick-swap drives, and front panel access to RAID 0 and RAID 1 are pluses of this pricey eSATA unit.

Pros

  • Blazing performance
  • Quick-swap drives

Cons

  • High price
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At a Glance

This model's performance and backup software are impressive, but its drives are not readily accessible.

Pros

  • Good performance

Cons

  • Hard-to-access drives
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At a Glance

Inexpensive multidrive storage box lags behind others in performance, but it is user-expandable with easy-swap drive bays.

Pros

  • User expandable, easy-swap drive bays

Cons

  • Lags behind others in performance
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At a Glance

Superfast multidrive 1TB NAS has lots of features, but its RAID configuration limits usable capacity to 660GB.

Pros

  • Superfast

Cons

  • Only 660GB of 1000GB is usable
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At a Glance

This multidrive model lacks media server support, but it's easy to upgrade thanks to easy-swap drives.

Pros

  • Easy to upgrade

Cons

  • Lacks media server support
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