Buffalo Technology shattered the $1,000 barrier for a terabyte of shared storage back in 2005. With storage prices continuing to drop, that same $1,000 today can buy a 4T or even 5TB network-attached storage (NAS) device with RAID 5 disk redundancy, plus additional features, like backup storage licenses and indexing capabilities.
We tested eight units, each suitable for workgroups in large enterprises or as an entry-level server for small businesses. Our test group included Buffalo TeraStation III, Iomega StorCenter, Netgear ReadyNAS, Western Digital ShareSpace, Seagate BlackArmor, LaCie 5big Network 2, Verbatim PowerBay, and the QNAP TS-459 Pro II. We tried to get a unit from Cisco, but its NSS 300 Series Smart Storage units are undergoing a major refresh, and won't be available until 2011.
This story, "Best NAS boxes for less than $1,000" was originally published by Network World.
Some of today's 'desktop' mini-PCs make laptops seem downright bulky in comparison.
President-elect Trump has assembled a 16-member team of CEO-level executives to advise him on job...
The creator of C++ sees concepts in generic programming as key to more efficient, reliable code
President Donald Trump has named Commissioner Ajit Pai, an outspoken opponent of the FCC’s net...
Samsung Electronics said its profit rose almost 20 percent in 2016 despite nearly flat sales and the...
Microsoft is expanding the free services it offers to help enterprise customers adopt its products. The...