Lovers of media - whether it be MP3s, Blu-ray rips, or photographers who enjoy doing it RAW - we have good news for you. Western Digital just announced they upgrading their ShareSpace network attached storage (NAS) server from an already mind-boggling 4TB to a whoppin' 8TB. And to think we were all drooling over 1TB less than a year ago.
Luckily, you can now kick back with that tiny netbook of yours and load as much media as you want onto an off-site data monster. You know, so you don't have to freak out in case the absolutely unthinkable just so happens to greet you one morning...
Capable of streaming all of your media with its built-in DLNA support, you'll be able to fully take advantage of the built-in Gigabyte Ethernet when you want to watch some 1080p videos lag free.
The server comes with a total of 4 slots for 3.5-inch hard drives, which can all be removed and installed on the fly. It also comes with the WD Anywhere Backup software that provides automatic and continuous protection for those who rather go about their daily lives without having to manually back up their data every few days (though we do hear it tends to lag your computer a great deal, so we suggest doing the backups at night while you're sleeping).
The WD ShareSpace NAS runs a relatively pricey $1700 and will be released later next week. You can also grab the original 4TB and 2TB flavors if you want, which should receive a sweet little price cut with the introduction of the 8TB model.