“Shopping for a terabyte NAS box can be conflicting. You wonder: “Should I build my own? Hard drives are so cheap these days, and I am so gifted with technology! It would be a waste of talent not toâ€¦” Add up the cost of drives, a motherboard, case, RAID controller, gigabit Ethernet card, backup software, and the numbers might come out in your favorâ€”maybe by a wide margin. Then again, they might not. Companies like Buffalo Technologies have set their sites on the low-cost NAS market with the intention of changing our minds. They’re making their compact, quiet, and full-warranty NAS boxes cheaper, faster, and more tempting to even die-hard tech enthusiasts”
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Nine External Enclosures for 2.5′ Hard Disk Drives Roundup @ X-bit Labs
- Seagate 7200.9 160GB: The Highest Platter Density to Date! @ AnandTech
- Vizo Luxon Hard Enclosure @ Pro-Clockers
- Vizo Mirror Box @ Pro-Clockers
Extremetech has grabbed one of Buffalo’s TeraStation home servers, a NAS solution that bears a remarkable resemblance to a safe. It is home to 4 Western Digital Caviar 7200rpm 250GB EIDE hard drives, defaulted to give you a 700Gb RAID 5 setup, though there are other options.