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Personal Cloud Storage Solutions and Options

Personal Cloud Storage Solutions and Options

Recognizing that cloud storage has become a big part of our lives, a host of new devices aimed at allowing users to have their own personal cloud has emerged. Here's an overview of the devices out there that can enable you to have your own personal cloud.

Big Storage at Computex 2013

Big Storage at Computex 2013

A quick roundup of some new NAS boxes consumers can expect to see on retail shelves in the coming months.

Promise SmartStor NS4700 - More Than Just a Box of Hard Drives

Promise SmartStor NS4700 - More Than Just a Box of Hard Drives

Equipped with the Intel Atom D525 processor with 1GB of DDR2 memory, the 4-bay Promise SmartStor NS4700 offers five USB ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Priced competitively at S$1,049, find out if it works as fine as it looks.

Thecus N4100EVO - A Storage Box for the Download Junkies

Thecus N4100EVO - A Storage Box for the Download Junkies

Priced at S$550, the 4-bay Thecus N4100EVO NAS runs on a a 600MHz dual-core Cavium CPU (ARM-based architecure) and includes dedicated hardware for the business of building (or rebuilding) RAID arrays. We take it to the labs to see if this one will stand out from its competitors.

QNAP TS-459 Pro II - If You Want Storage Potential, This Box Has It

QNAP TS-459 Pro II - If You Want Storage Potential, This Box Has It

Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor running at 1.8GHz, the TS-459 Pro II comes with 1GB of memory as standard. How will this one stack up against other network storage boxes? We find out.

Iomega StorCenter px4-300d - Bring Home Your Personal Cloud

Iomega StorCenter px4-300d - Bring Home Your Personal Cloud

These days most NAS are powered by Intel Atom processors, and the only way to identify each NAS box is through its aesthetics or software within it. We find out if the StorCenter px4-300d can differentiate itself from its peers.

QNAP TS-419P II Turbo NAS - An Excellent NAS Box for the Home

QNAP TS-419P II Turbo NAS - An Excellent NAS Box for the Home

Other than looking a lot like the TS-419P+, the QNAP TS-419P II and its predecessor also have a lot in common in the hardware department. A major difference is that the latter sports a speedier Marvell 2.0GHz processor. Let's find out if this 4-bay NAS delivers.

Thecus N5200XXX - Extreme Backup

Thecus N5200XXX - Extreme Backup

Powered by an Intel Atom D525 dual-core processor running at 1.8GHz and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, the Thecus N5200XXX has five bays for up to 15TB of storage capacity. If you're looking for a NAS to last you for a long time, this could be it.

Synology DiskStation DS1511+ - A Beast of a Network Storage Solution

Synology DiskStation DS1511+ - A Beast of a Network Storage Solution

How will the five drive bays DiskStation DS1511+ supporting up to 15TB of storage stack up against Synology's range of NAS solutions? Also, is it worth the cost? We find out.

Data Robotics DroboPro FS - A Specialist Like No Other

Data Robotics DroboPro FS - A Specialist Like No Other

Designed to protect your data, the DroboPro FS is an 8-bay business storage solution featuring Data Robotics' BeyondRAID technology. It has a 3U form factor and is rack-mountable too. We dive in to find out if it truly performs.

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