Archive for NAS

Iomega adds new home network storage products

Posted in Iomega,NAS by Nino Marchetti on August 27th, 2007

Iomega Home Network Hard DriveIomega is back in tech news today announcing a new line of network hard drives designed for network storage at home. The Iomega Home Network Hard Drives come in 320GB ($200), 360GB ($150) and 500GB ($200) storage sizes.

The Iomega Home Network Hard Drives make use of 10/100 Ethernet technology to enable network storage. A Windows utility is included to get the drive connected to each PC which will share the drive. The drives inside are 7200 RPM SATA-II hard drives with an 8MB cache.

OWC offers up new NAS device

Posted in NAS,Storage by Nino Marchetti on July 25th, 2007

OWC NASPerformOther World Computing is looking to offer you some pretty serious home or business network attached storage options with its new NASPerform device. This NAS offering is available in five pre-configured solutions up to 750GB maximum and has a starting price of around $128.

The OWC NASPerform, available for both Mac and Windows based machines, can connect to a local network through Ethernet to offer storage and sharing of photos, music, movies and other data with up to 20 users. The NASPerform also comes with a USB 2.0 port, allowing one to use it as a portable external USB hard drive.

HP MediaSmart Server

Posted in HP,Microsoft,NAS,Storage by Chris Weber on January 20th, 2007

hp media smart serverOne of the few notable moments in Bill Gates‘s yawn-worthy opening keynote address was the official introduction of Windows Home Server, a version of Windows designed specifically for devices like HP‘s MediaSmart Server. Added to a home network (which can include PCs and Xboxes), it will perform automatic backups, share files to every device on the network, and allow access to your stuff from any Internet-connected machine, all features previously reserved for high-end commercial networks, available in your humble abode later this year.

The HP MediaSmart Server uses Microsoft Windows Home Server as its operating system. As previously stated access to your network is easy to setup so you can get to your home files from anywhere. Want to share your photos with Grandma and Grandpa without posting them to a public web site? The MediaSmart server can do that. …

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Home NAS Device

Posted in Buffalo,NAS by Chris Weber on December 31st, 2006

Buffalo LinkStation Pro reviewThe Buffalo LinkStation Pro is a home network storage device that is more like a corporate file server than an external USB drive. This NAS unit comes with its own processor, Gigabit Ethernet networking and SATA drives. So in fact this little unit is a stand alone file server.

Speed issues with other models seems to have been alleviated with the usage of a Gigabit network connection and of course the inclusion of faster hard drives. Buffalo claims that the speed of this unit rivals a local USB drive. In practice this performance claim didn’t quite pan out but it is still by far the fastest unit like this that we have seen.

The unit comes in several different capacities; 250, 300, 400, 500 and 750 GB units are all available. The 250 GB unit …