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QNAP TS-269 Pro review: A fast and powerful NAS box with a steep learning curve

While pricey, excellent performance, copious software features, and state-of-the-art connectivity render this two-bay NAS box a good deal for small offices and work groups.

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Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

Is your PC still relying on an old-school hard drive? Installing a solid-state drive is the best upgrade investment you can make.

Velocity Solo X2 review: Teach an old PC new SATA 6-gbps tricks

If your PC doesn’t have a SATA 6-gbps interface, this device will add it and let you attach one drive (it also has a second interface to host another drive).

Linksys EA6500 review: A user-friendly 802.11ac router with decent performance

The Linksys EA6500 is a very good consumer router for mainstream users who don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, but the Asus RT-AC66U remains the absolute best 802.11ac Draft 2.0 router for now.

Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS: A pretty performer

A very capable two-bay NAS box with high-end performance. Buy one empty unless you really need enterprise-class hard drives.

10 must-see USB drives for swapping files in style

Transferring data from machine to machine may be mundane, but that doesn't mean your flash drive has to be. Here are 10 of the niftiest thumb drives around.

Review: WinZip 17 stays fresh with cloud storage and social sharing features

WinZip 17 lets you archive, encrypt, convert, and share your files across multiple services. New integration with cloud storage services and social networks keep this venerable compression utility relevant.

Storage on the go: We test five fast portable hard drives

Think all portable drives are the same? We discovered some compelling differences—both in features and in performance—when we evaluated this batch.

Review: Intel's Series 335 delivers more SSD for less money

Intel’s faster NAND flash renders the Series 335 a step up from Intel’s earlier solid-state drives, but the aggressive pricing is probably the better news for consumers.

Hybrid hard drives: How they work and why they matter

Meet the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of the storage world: Hybrid hard drives promise to deliver the speed of an SSD plus the capacity of a mechanical drive. We explain how they work, and evaluate their performance.

DriveImage XML An Effective, If Not Polished, Imaging Program

The interface is logical and easy to use, though the program stumbles in the operational error-checking.

Store Photos Online--Without Losing Your Rights to Them--With Free OpenPhoto

OpenPhoto lets you host your own photos online, using Dropbox or Amazon S3, for free.

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The Best Encrypted Flash Drives

Secure flash drives are convenient and more reliable than ever, but their performance doesn't keep up with the times. Still, they'll keep your data safely in your pocket.