NAS

  • Consolidation Heats Up In Subscription Economy, As Quarterly Buys Celeb-Endorsed Rival 12Society

    Consolidation Heats Up In Subscription Economy, As Quarterly Buys Celeb-Endorsed Rival 12Society

    Today, TechCrunch has learned that Quarterly.co, a subscription giftbox service that features monthly instalments curated by respected entrepreneurs, designers and organizations is buying 12Society, a rival startup with a similar, celebrity-endorsed approach to subscription commerce. Terms of the deal are not yet being disclosed, although a source tells us that it’s a small cash and… Read More

  • Backed By Rapper Nas, Urban Culture-Focused Media Company Mass Appeal Raises $1.2M

    Backed By Rapper Nas, Urban Culture-Focused Media Company Mass Appeal Raises $1.2M

    Mass Appeal, a joint venture that’s both reviving the Broolyn-based, graffiti-focused magazine of the same name and also moving into online content, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in funding. It’s backed by a mix of traditional firms and figures from the hip hop world. The rapper, (and one-time TechCrunch contributor) Nas announced last month that he had invested… Read More

  • 12Society: A Lifestyle Site Curated & Co-founded By Stars Like Nick Cannon, Nas And Tim Lincecum

    12Society: A Lifestyle Site Curated & Co-founded By Stars Like Nick Cannon, Nas And Tim Lincecum

    Since announcing its private beta in March, 12society has been in stealth mode, quietly building a star studded roster of co-founders and curators, one that now includes LA Clipper and Rookie Of The Year Blake Griffin, actor/comedian Nick Cannon, Tim Lincecum, former New York Giant Michael Strahan, Minnesota Timberwolves All Star Kevin Love, and rapper/actor superstar Nas. Today, the startup… Read More

  • Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

    Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

    NAS drives are getting smarter and smarter, and the Iomega ix2 is no exception. Priced at $400 for 1TB, this compact drive is actually more of a mini-computer and features “apps” that allow it to become more than just a storage dump. I installed the drive on my home network and found it obviously quite easy to install and run. The version I test, a disk-less case that costs about… Read More

  • Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices

    Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices

    Cloud Engines, Inc., makers of the Pogoplug line of devices and accompanying software, are launching a new hardware product today called Pogoplug Mobile. The device works like the company’s current Pogoplug product – you attach your hard drive or drives, plug it into your router and instantly have your own personal cloud.┬áIn short, it’s like a NAS (network-attached storage)… Read More

  • Review: Addonics NAS 3.0 Adapter

    We reviewed Addonics‘s first NAS adapter in early 2009, somehow missed the second version of the same, and now present our review of their NAS 3.0 Adapter. Like the previous iterations, the NAS 3.0 Adapter is an extremely small device. It sports two USB ports, an RJ-45 port, and a power socket. As with the original version, the power adapter is not a wall wart. Say what you want… Read More

  • PogoPlug Now With Less Plug

    PogoPlug, the host-it-yourself file sharing appliance, has a few new things for you. First there’s the PogoPlug Video, which adds easy streaming of videos from your location, without the need to transcode the source. Videos are streamable to the PogoPlug mobile apps on iOS and Android, as well as Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and “most media players and Internet-enabled TVs.”… Read More

  • Seagate Stuffs 12TB Into The 4-Bay BlackArmor NAS 440

    Do you need a lot of storage? I mean, an amount that can be officially described as a shit-ton? But the only requirement you have is that the device has to be the size of a toaster. Well, buddy, do I have good news for you. Let me introduce you to the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440. Read More

  • Seagate's GoFlex Home is a ever-so-slightly more convenient NAS

    You probably remember the GoFlex system, a recent Seagate innovation that adds some versatility to their drives at the cost of you having to buy adapters from them in order to achieve said versatility. Well, the family has a new member in the GoFlex Home, which is a GoFlex-type NAS. Read More

  • Plextor has a NAS of its own in the PX-NAS2

    Plextor, Plextor… Seems they have a new Network Attached Story for you to consider. It’s the PX-NAS2, and it’s the company’s first NAS. Two bays in this bad boy—that means you can slip two hard drives in there, if you please. Read More

  • Buffalo Japan to release four new SSDs, six HDDs and two NASes

    Buffalo announced a slew of new SSDs [JP], HDDs [JP] and NASes [JP] in Japan today, all of which might soon be available outside this country, too. Available with 32GB ($160)/64GB ($230)/128GB ($440) and 256GB ($840/build-to-order) on board, the four 2.5-inch SSDs are part of the Buffalo SHD-NSU2 series (pictured above). All of these SATA devices support Windows XP/Vista/7 andMac OS X 10.5… Read More

  • myDitto NAS designed to be simple, easy to use

    Technology can be difficult to use, particularly things like home servers. Dane-Elec plans to make setting up your own home NAS easy, using their myDitto home network server. Installation is intended to be quick and painless, utilizing USB keys to set up the drive rather then the standard CD. Read More

  • PogoPlug update adds new sharing and backup features

    The PogoPlug storage sharing solution sees a new firmware version release today, adding two major new features. First, XBox 360 and Playstation3 consoles can access media stored on a PogoPlug, making it easier than ever to enjoy media on your television without any new investments. Second, multiple PogoPlugs can now work together to offer remote backup functionality to ensure your data is… Read More

  • Review: Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station


    Short Version: We now have so much storage in our homes that we could probably, each of us, start our own Rapidshare service. But how do we get all that data to the other machines on our network or, better yet, out onto the Internet? Devices like the Iomega iConnect allow us to place storage space on our internal networks and expose that data to the world, as needed. However, the iConnect… Read More

  • Quick look: iOmega iConnect Wireless Data Station

    Ever since Iomega announced the iConnect Wireless at CES we’ve been thinking long and hard about our NAS usage. Do we really want a NAS with built-in drives? Why can’t we be free of NAS hegemony? Well, the $99 iConnect promises to break our shackles. It’s a NAS without a drive. Here’s a quick hands on and we’ll do a full review this week. The press release, for… Read More

  • Review: Netgear Stora

    Short Version: Hard drives that claim to do it all are a dime-a-dozen. Finally, however, I’ve found one that delivers on those claims. Read More

  • Review: Iomega ix4-200d

    Short version: Iomega has been making storage devices for years, and it shows. I’m a fan of NAS hardware and technology, and Iomega has created a product that not only stores data, but has enough value add to make it stand out from the dozens of other black boxes for storing your data. Read More

  • New PogoPlug adds four USB ports, and more


    The PogoPlug, reviewed earlier this year, is a simple no-fuss NAS solution. I enjoyed using the product, and so have many other folks. In just the few short months since my review, the crew at PogoPlug have updated the hardware and features, and are rolling out their latest iteration. The new PogoPlug features four USB ports, a new address book feature, global search across all the drives… Read More

  • World's smallest NAS: the Thecus N0204

    So this is kind of cool. It’s a NAS that uses 2.5″ hard drives, making for a much smaller form factor. In fact, it’s about the size of a standard USB hard drive enclosure. The best part? The price. The Thecus N0204 retails for just $150; you’ll have to provide your own drives, though. Read More

  • An AppleScript trick turns any NAS device into a Time Machine drive

    You can turn any network attached storage device into a Time Machine back-up drive with one simple step. Simply download this app package and drag your drive onto it. The script adds the drive as a Time Machine capable device and then you can simply add it under Time Machine System Preferences. Read More

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