The demand for storage never ebbs and companies like EMC and NetApp are poised to benefit. EMC is the largest storage player in the enterprise and has key consumer assets such as Iomega and Mozy. Storage touches everything from the data center to that iPod in your pocket. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Other key players: Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.

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Synology Rack Station RS408

The Rack Station RS408 is an attractive NAS solution with plenty of performance, plus lots of extras to tempt the smaller business.

July 22, 2008 by Alan Stevens


Buffalo TeraStation Pro II Rackmount

Although it covers all the NAS bases and is very affordable, it's hard to see the TeraStation Pro II Rackmount having much of an impact on the business market.

July 22, 2008 by Alan Stevens


Snap Server 410

Nobody ever got fired for buying a Snap Server, and the 410 is no exception; it delivers performance and features to suit a wide range of uses.

July 22, 2008 by Alan Stevens


Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r

A generously-specified appliance running Windows Storage Server 2003, the StorCenter Pro NAS 450r scores on performance, but is pricey and lacks capacity.

July 22, 2008 by Alan Stevens


Linksys One NSS4100

A well-built storage appliance with good cross-platform file sharing facilities, the NSS4100 works best when deployed in Linksys One environments.

July 22, 2008 by Alan Stevens


Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8

Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 provides flexibility when creating desktop and laptop backups. If you have high value data stored on your computer, then we think $106.53 is a reasonable price to ensure it's protected.

July 13, 2008 by Michael Palamountain

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Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12 allows complete system recovery and concentrates on continuous file/data protection. Though AU$1,795 may seem a lot of money for an application, Backup Exec might be worth the investment if you're using it for irreplaceable and highly valuable data.

July 13, 2008 by Michael Palamountain

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NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

Netgear's ReadyNAS NV+ does its job neatly and unobtrusively, and is well worth considering by small businesses. Most home offices will find it too noisy though.

June 20, 2008 by Peter Judge



The old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to the QNAP TS-409, a silver and black cube whose small dimensions sport a raft of features.

June 3, 2008 by Steven Turvey

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HP StorageWorks EVA4400

The HP EVA4400 is a Storage Area Network (SAN) system that provides data storage and security on a much larger scale than a simple RAID or NAS system. We found it to be a reliable and scalable high-end data system.

May 21, 2008 by Michael Palamountain


Western Digital WD RE2-GP & WD Caviar GP

Western digital has released a range of hard drives purporting to save up to 40 percent in power consumption over comparable drives. We found the drives not only lived up to promised efficiency, but also were competitively priced.

May 13, 2008 by Michael Palamountain


Wiebetech Drive eRazer

Need an economical yet effective way to prevent your old files from getting into the wrong hands before you dispose of (or recycle) your old hard drives? Drive eRazer is a great place to start.

January 29, 2008 by Christian Harris


Freecom DataTank Gateway WLAN

Freecom's DataTank Gateway WLAN is a stylish and well-built network drive suited to individuals and small offices. However, business users concerned primarily with data protection and business continuity may be left wanting.

October 9, 2007 by Christian Harris


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