The “cloud”, a mystical place where we can store and access information from almost anywhere with almost any type of device. The thing is, I have a few issues with the cloud or at least the commercial free service offered by several outlets. My first issue is the security and availability of the data I… Read More

The Gadgeteer was asked by the team at Buffalo Technology, makers of wireless networking, NAS, and all around good gadgets for the hi-tech home and business, to review one of their latest NAS products, the Buffalo TeraStation Pro Quad – TS-QVH8.0TL/R6.   The Buffalo TeraStation Pro Quad is positioned for storing and protecting the small and… Read More

Having reviewed Network Storage Devices for the home and small office I was asked by Cirago, a relatively unknown designer and manufacturer of storage and network storage devices to review their Network USB Storage Link+, 2000, or NUS2000.  This is an updated version of the same product that was released a few years ago aptly… Read More

In today’s connected home we take pictures digitally, listen to digital audio on our MP3 players, and download and watch digital movies on our HD TV’s.  All of these digital media files take up a copious amount of space and the growth of these files is outpacing our ability to store and protect them.  Thankfully… Read More

I saw over on Engadget that Seagate released a new BackArmor NAS 440… That has 12TB of storage in a 4-drive NAS for $1899.99 . No, that’s not a type-o : 12TB of storage in a 4-drive array. Somehow the BlackArmor team has snagged the 3TB drives that us regular people can’t buy at the… Read More

My backup strategy is quite a mish-mash of USB hard drives and an Apple Time Capsule. I have been intrigued by Drobo’s various offerings in the past, but leaned more to a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) solution. The only Drobo option was to purchase a network add-on to an existing box. Today, they announced the Drobo FS. This new box is… Read More

The Seagate FreeAgent DockStar is small network adapter made especially for Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drives. It’s compatible with both PCs and Macs and is a simple way to connect up to four external USB 2.0 storage devices (hard drives and/or flash drives) including a FreeAgent Go to the Internet so that you can… Read More

The SimpleNET from SimpleTech is a super simple (sorry, couldn’t resist) way to turn a USB hard drive into a NAS device (network attached storage). Just plug this small module into your wireless router and then plug one or two USB hard drives into the USB ports in the module and you’re done. It’s compatible… Read More