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July 3, 2012 by

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

September 16, 2009 by

Seagate debuts first consumer NAS with FreeAgent DockStar

If you want to turn a USB hard drive into a cheap and easy network attached storage unit, Seagate's new DockStar does the trick.The company's first consumer NAS offering is built to hold a FreeAgent Go drive in its cradle plus up to three other USB drives (for any brand of drive) via ports on its backside.

June 29, 2009 by

D-Link DNS-343

For sharing media files and other documents on a home network, the DNS-343 would be fine. For business use, the awkward permissions system makes management more difficult than it needs to be.

April 29, 2009 by

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

Although Seagate's BlackArmor 440 is not the easiest NAS server to set up and use, it's a good choice for small businesses and advanced users.

March 25, 2009 by

Seagate matches Western Digital with 8TB BlackArmor NAS devices

The NAS wars continue to heat up, with Seagate launching the latest salvo with an expansion of its BlackArmor line to cover small businesses (as well as those hardcore storage enthusiasts who don't mind dropping a grand for their own NAS unit). The model numbers are a bit deceiving as the 420 and 440 don't correspond to the number of drive bays—each has four—but the amount of bays that come filled from Seagate.

August 15, 2007 by

HP StorageWorks AiO600

The StorageWorks AiO600 will make your job easy if you need to migrate an Exchange or SQL Server as the wizards and ASM are very user friendly. If, however, you do not need all this then perhaps a NAS box with less bells and whistles may be a better bet.

June 25, 2007 by

Acer Altos easyStore

Acer's Altos easyStore is similar in capacity and specification to other small-business NAS appliances, but the bundled backup and recovery software make it worthy of serious consideration.

October 17, 2006 by

Seagate simplifies remote access for SMBs

Seagate has launched a free remote access service for the small business market that enables users to access files on their external storage device from any Internet-enabled computer.Just over a year after its acquisition of Mirra, Seagate has integrated the company's backup and remote access technology into a storage device that is designed for the small business and home user markets.

August 22, 2005 by

Archival survival guide

While tape remains a much safer bet for offsite/remote backup, the truth is that it isn't always the best or even the most convenient method for archiving data. In this special report, we review six options in the market.

August 20, 2001 by

Taking stock of your storage

Traditionally, IT shops turned to attached storage methods such as standalone hard disks, RAID arrays, tape media, and optical, which connected a single storage resource to a single host such as a server or workstation directly or through an I/O bus. The variety of methods presented an equally wide range of concerns, including cost of ownership, scalability, and manageability issues.


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