5 Easy Network Attached Storage Solutions For Your Home

5 Easy Network Attached Storage Solutions For Your Home

Range Govindan
Jul 19, 2010

Network Attached Storage solutions allow many computers to access an external hard drive. These drives are accessed through your home network and sort of function like a backup solution for the whole family. It allows everyone to stash their photos and files onto a same hard drive and share it with everyone.

1. Seagate GoFlex NAS
This NAS solution is aimed at first time buyers and is easy to setup. Seagate promises that you'll be able to set it up in 5 minutes. It's basically a plug and play NAS that comes in 1TB and 2TB version. The good news is that it will cost $140 and $200 respectively. [via Gizmodo]

2. Black Dwarf DIY NAS
While this might be overkill for most users, it's still nice to have this amount of space available. Will Urbina built this NAS himself and he's got 16TB of space available.

3. Tiny RAID NAS
If space is an issue, then the Thecus NAS is an interesting choice. While not as big as some of the other solutions, it's got style and is easy to use.

4. PogoPlug NAS
While Pogoplug is definitely NAS made easy, it's nice to see that they are offering a wireless adapter for an extra $29 to make your PogoPlug access your WiFi. We would have preferred seeing this capability out of the box instead of paying extra for it. PogoPlug can connect your USB hard drive to the internet, allowing you to access it from anywhere. This basically converts any USB hard drive into a NAS hard drive.

5. LaCie Network Space Max NAS
This NAS drive looks good, and has some decent options. It's one of those external hard drives that you won't want to hide away.

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