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Make Your Own NAS Box

Choose your own hard drives to add to these network-attached storage boxes.

Synology DiskStation DS211+ 2-Bay NAS Packs in the Features

Synology's fast but pricey 2-bay NAS box is loaded with features and useful software.

QNAP TurboNAS TS-259 Pro+: A Speedy NAS Enclosure for Home and Office

This pricey 2-bay NAS enclosure packs in features for home and office use, and it's fast, too.

D-Link ShareCenter DNS-325-110: Solid Two-Bay NAS Box, but Slow Performer

This NAS box has nice features and a clever case design, but it's pricey given its mediocre speed.

Synology DiskStation DS411slim: Compact, Speedy 4-Bay Network-Attached Storage

This good-performing NAS enclosure is parsimonious in its power usage and fits in tight spaces.

Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives

The latest 3TB hard drives pack in the storage, but they're only partially plug and play. Here's what you can expect if you plan on upgrading your system.

The Storage Specs That Matter

Don't know what "no-touch ramp load technology" is? Don't worry. There are only a few things that are really important when you're choosing a hard drive or NAS device and they're pretty easy to understand.

Which Specs Deserve Your Respect?

When it comes to buying a new computer, printer, camera, HDTV, phone, tablet, or storage drive, there are some specs you can safely neglect. Here are the features to ignore, pay attention to in some contexts and actively seek out.


Seagate GoFlex Satellite: A Wireless Hard-Drive Tablet Companion

This first-of-its-kind portable hard drive is designed to interact with mobile devices, but using the associated iOS app is unsatisfying.

D-Link PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch (DHP-346AV)

A simple, inexpensive way to extend your network

The D-Link DIR-651 Wireless N 300 Gigabit Router

Great performance and extensive features in an affordable package

D-Link DAP-1522 Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point

Connect your Ethernet-enabled devices to wireless networks.

CRU DataPort ToughTech Duo: Data Mirroring on the Go

Nifty, compact dual-bay hard drive provides RAID functions in a portable package.