Jim Buzbee found that Maxtor's second-generation Shared Storage NAS has what it takes to compete with the new generation of higher-performance networked storage.
Qnap has aimed its TS-101 "9-in-1" NAS squarely at Synology's DS-106e. But Jim Buzbee finds that Qnap still has some work to do if it wants to claim top honors.
Slim Devices has bundled its Squeezebox and Infrant's ReadyNAS NV to go after Sonos in the high-end, whole-house audio market. Jim Buzbee looks at the odds of their success.
Jim Buzbee found that this media adapter covers the basics, but lacks UPnP AV and wide format support.
Jim Buzbee found that Synology's latest disk station does just about everything that you'd want a single-drive NAS to do.
Jim Buzbee finds a lot to like in D-Link's HD digital media player, despite reoccurring hassles with MP3 files that have album art.
RAID Level 1 isn't as robust as RAID5, but requires only two drives and can cost significantly less. Jim Buzbee took Thecus' two-SATA drive N2100 for a spin and found a lot to like.
Sonos takes a great product and makes it more affordable. Reviewer Jim Buzbee has finally found a wireless audio player that he will be sorry to part with.
Jim Buzbee tries to build a notebook-based PVR using USB products from ADS - and is reminded of why he gave up on DIY projects.
A $100 networked media adapter handling music, photos and video sure got our attention. But Jim Buzbee found that Buffalo made too many compromises to get under that magic hundred dollar mark.
Manufacturers continue to play with NAS configurations in their fight for marketshare. Jim Buzbee takes a look at a D-Link NAS that aims to please with a combination of media serving, gigabit Ethernet, wireless and BYOD features.
Iomega's StorCenter Network Storage Drive sports a nice feature set, including a built-in UPnP AV server. But Jim Buzbee found that its file system performance while good, doesn't quite live up to the promise implied by its gigabit Ethernet port.
In Part 2 of our series, Jim Buzbee describes what works and doesn't for his version of networked home video.
After a false start, AOL rebranded and relaunched its VoIP service late last year, in the process making it available to not only AOL customers. Jim Buzbee checked it out and found a few rough edges...
Home entertainment systems using digital media are still in their infancy. In Part 1 of this series, Jim Buzbee describes how he handles his digital music.
There are many choices for buyers in the market for an inexpensive NAS. Jim Buzbee takes a look at a new entry from TRENDnet that has some attractive features, but unfortunately doesn't make the grade in the speed department.
Multi-function products can be attractive, if the right combination of functions and features are combined. But Jim Buzbee found that Anthology Solutions' Yellow Machine fails to hit the mark as either a RAID-capable NAS or small office router/firewall.
Sometimes you need more speed than most consumer Networked Storage products can deliver. Jim Buzbee takes a look at LaCie's dual-mode NAS that can also function as an external USB 2.0 drive.
What PVRs did for TV program time-shifting, Sling Media's Slingbox hopes to do for "place-shifting" any video content to anywhere there's an Internet connection. Jim Buzbee takes a look.
Iomega's 200d series NAS products are aimed more at the small business than SOHO buyer. Jim Buzbee takes a look at a relatively new member of the 200d family and finds that its premium pricing and Windows Server 2003 core don't necessarily mean a superior user experience.
Low-cost hard drive enclosures have extended the useful life of many a spare hard drive by turning them into USB or Firewire-attached external drives. And now similar products are arriving to perform the conversion to Networked Attached Storage (NAS). Jim Buzbee takes a look at two low-cost offerings and finds sometimes you get what you pay for.
ADS Tech recently added a NAS kit to its line of IDE drive enclosures. Jim Buzbee was intrigued by its built-in BitTorrent capability, but found it to be more like a BitTrickle
Consumer Networked Storage is hot and a logical product line extension for a hard drive maker. Or at least Maxtor thinks so with its Shared Storage Drive line. Jim Buzbee puts the MSS through its paces.
Jim Buzbee is back with his latest adventures in hacking Linksys' NSLU2. This time, he turns it into a UPnP-based media server - just the ticket if you'd like to free your PC from streaming media duties.