Monday, September 26, 2011
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:00 PM
"We're going to take a look at four of the top NAS devices currently on the market. All the products we tested support up to four SATA drives in the standard RAID levels (0/1/5/10), providing exceptional performance and reliability. These devices are geared toward small businesses and home offices, and they include features and performance that extend above and beyond what the typical home user will require. But then again, we've always felt that overkill is just another product feature."
Network Attached Storage (NAS) is still an important consideration for many small businesses and homes. I say "still" because the possibility of cloud storage shades the picture somewhat, making things less clear. At the end of the day many people need large file stores available for holding ever expanding media libraries, or for backing up multiple computers. Having that storage physically located in your own home or business and not dependent on an Internet connection for access may be a very good thing. Maximum PC has tested four of the latest NAS solutions, and provided their perspective on their relative merits. If you think you need a NAS, read this article for some good insights.