Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
A beefy, well-designed piece of hardware, the Sentinel DX4000 constitutes a good effort by Western Digital, but it doesn't deliver on its promise in performance or features.
Eight drive bays and lightning speed highlight this unit, which is easily the fastest--and most expensive--network-attached storage box we’ve tested to date.
This box looks great on your desk, attaches via USB or ethernet, and handles all the basics well--at a very basic pace.
This NAS box has six bays and excellent software features, and it’s a strong performer, too.
This two-bay NAS box offers plenty of capacity for the buck, and it streams large files very well, but in other respects its features are limited.
Super performance, four bays, USB 3.0, and a wealth of software features make this box a dream for small and medium-size businesses, albeit a very expensive one.
Slow performance hinders this otherwise well-designed and capacious NAS box.
From early versions that cost thousands of dollars for 256KB to the capacious, fast drives that power MacBook Airs, SSDs have been on a meteoric rise.
Device offers undeniably simple combined NAS and offsite backup, but the 100GB local capacity is too limited, and it's a poky performer.
Easeus Todo Backup Free is the best free backup solution available...and close to being the best, period.
If you do have a recent Mac with Thunderbolt, especially a MacBook Air, then the Little Big Disk is the least expensive, smallest Thunderbolt drive, and fastest portable hard drive currently available.
Choose your own hard drives to add to these network-attached storage boxes.
This NAS box has nice features and a clever case design, but it's pricey given its mediocre speed.