Don't-Miss Storage Stories
HP’s MediaSmart Server LX195 is a very cleverly designed home media server, but you need Windows to get it up and running and for continued maintenance.
The upgradeable, RAID-configurable, and feature rich SmartStor NS4600 is a high-end home media server ideal for home or office settings.
LaCie's d2 Network is surprisingly versatile, feature rich, and an easy to understand unit you can use to store media files so that they are available to everyone on your home network.
Users will enjoy the simplicity of the My Book World Edition. Its intuitive interface and stripped down menus make it a cinch to pick up and use as a home media server.
Home media servers like Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive are Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices that provide a centralized location on a network to store your videos, audios, and photos.
The My Book Mac Edition offers a roomy amount of storage space at an affordable price.
Data Locker ensures that your data remains secure from hackers and unwanted intrusions, though you’ll have to make some compromises.
BackupLoupe lets you browse your Time Machine backups, showing you exactly what was backed up, and how much data was copied, at each event.
The Thunder Drive’s comparatively faster transfer rates make it ideally fitted to back up large amounts of music, video, and photos.
Verbatim’s 1TB Professional Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drive is a speedy, chic, high-end desktop drive with an affordable price tag.
Because of Apple-imposed limitations, the iPhone can't currently function as a true thumb drive. Memory Stick approximates something pretty similar, but not without some frustrating flaws.
The G-RAID mini2 SSD portable solid-state RAID array promises reliability and speed, though at a high cost per gigabyte.
Apple's latest Time Capsules are what any good networking and backup devices should be: easy to set up, manage, and forget about. If you're replacing an older base station and want to use Time Machine to back up multiple Macs, the new Time Capsule is well worth it.