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If you're in the market for a multimedia-friendly NAS that also plays nice with OS X, ASUSTOR's latest network-attached storage servers have what you're looking for, and are now available with a wireless remote control and other goodies.
Network-attached storage (NAS) may not be the sexiest hardware purchase, but for serving up media content or sharing files across a network, such investments can be a godsend. Asustor's Apple-friendly NAS lineup combines attractive hardware powered by dual-core Intel Atom processors with its own innovative ADM (Asustor Data Master) operating system for cross-platform support across Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Storing your data in the cloud makes for easy and convenient backup, but it does come with a downside. Where is all your stuff actually going? And what happens when today’s hot new cloud storage service goes belly-up and its hardware gets sold to whoever wants to buy it? Pogoplug lets you roll your own network-connected storage, giving you online access to your data and turning spare external USB drives into network attached storage (NAS) devices. And it manages to do all this -- and more -- while still being simple to use and quick to set up.
As more homes become networked for modern Wi-Fi technology, having centralized storage that can be shared by the entire household makes good sense. Thankfully, network-attached storage (NAS) is plentiful and cheap -- and with a few caveats, can even be used to get your iPhoto collection off your computer and onto your network.
A massive iTunes library is great for pumpin' up the jams at home, but what if you want to take those tunes out on the road with you? If you've got two main Macs, but only your desktop is loaded with all those awesome b-sides, maybe it's time to consider setting up a NAS to get your iTunes library synced across all your systems. While Apple does include a Home Sharing feature, it doesn't work when you're far away from your headquarters.
And that’s where MediaRover comes in: this little piece of software enables you to have your iTunes library sync across your entire home network. So, when you bring your MacBook home, MediaRover will automatically sync with any NAS device on your network.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are often expensive and tough to set up. While centralized, always-on network storage is a huge win, collecting everything from all your various USB drives to stash on a NAS can be a royal pain. Fortunately, the storage masters at Iomega have come up with a user-friendly solution that will appeal to both networking geeks and newcomers: the iConnect Wireless Data Station, a simple device that allows you to attach up to four USB storage devices and then access them via your home network.