Storage & Networks

  • Samsung 850 Pro SSD review - 3D V-NAND is here

    samsung 850 pro 256gb ssd
    140
    inc VAT

    The 850 Pro’s large file performance is blisteringly fast, but its small file performance is relatively disappointing

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 256GB, Interface: SATA3, Claimed read: 550MB/s, Claimed write: 520MB/s

    Published 
    17 Oct 2014
  • Uros Goodspeed review

    198
    ex VAT. Additional fees per month and per day/territory, depending on configuration

    The Uros Goodspeed is an excellent international data hotspot for business travellers, but it's unlikely to prove the cheapest option

    Key specs 

    Modem: EDGE, GPRS, GSM, Wi-Fi standard: 802.11b/g/n, Stated speed: 21.1Mb/s download, 5.7Mb/s upload, USB ports: None, Wall mountable: No

    Published 
    29 Sep 2014
  • PKparis K1

    37
    inc VAT

    A tiny USB flash drive but the PKparis K1 has comparatively slow performance

    Key specs 

    Warranty: One year RTB, Details: http://www.pkparis.com/en/, Part code: 100303

    Published 
    28 Sep 2014
  • TP-Link M5350

    40
    inc VAT

    No wireless access for a microSD card, but otherwise the M5350 is a good portable 3G router and a bargain

    Key specs 

    Modem: 3G, Wi-Fi standard: 802.11n, Stated speed: , USB ports: 0, Wall mountable: no

    Published 
    21 Sep 2014
  • Buffalo MiniStation Air 2 review

    87
    inc VAT

    The MiniStation Air 2 is a good mobile NAS, although it’s a little expensive and file format compatibility needs work

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 500GB, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 0 (0), Networking: 802.11n, DLNA media server: yes, Print server: no, Dimensions (WXHXD): 84x18x140mm, Weight: 0.25

    Published 
    21 Sep 2014
  • Corsair Force LX 512GB

    181
    inc VAT

    The Force LX 512GB is a fast SSD at a reasonable price

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 512GB, Interface: SATA3, Claimed read: 560M/Bs, Claimed write: 450MB/s

    Published 
    19 Sep 2014
  • Corsair Voyager Air 2 review

    125
    inc VAT

    Corsair Voyager Air 2 is a good-quality mobile NAS let down by half-finished apps

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 1000GB, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 0 (0), Networking: 802.11n, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: No, Dimensions (WXHXD): 82x29x140mm, Weight: 0.3

    Published 
    5 Sep 2014
  • TP-Link TL-PA4220P Starter Kit review

    50
    inc VAT

    A pair of well-designed adaptors, but the software utility and Fast Ethernet ports let the kit down

    Key specs 

    Powerline networking standard: HomePlug AV, Stated speed: 500Mbit/s, Adaptors in box: 2

    Published 
    24 Aug 2014
  • Netgear EX-6100 review

    62
    inc VAT

    A user-friendly range extender, the Netgear EX-6100 has everything we want

    Key specs 

    Warranty: two-year RTB, Details: www.netgear.co.uk, Part code: EX6100-100UKS

    Published 
    24 Aug 2014
  • Western Digital Red 6TB review

    208
    inc VAT

    A fast, huge capacity internal hard drive with a long warranty

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 6TB, Price per gigabyte: 0.03, Interface: SATA3

    Published 
    20 Aug 2014
  • Thecus N2310 review

    100
    inc VAT

    The Thecus N2310 has good file transfer performance, but the frustrating user interface means there are plenty of better alternatives

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Bare drive, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 2(2), Networking: 1X 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: No, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 97x135x207mm, Weight: 0.8kg

    Published 
    18 Aug 2014
  • D-Link DNS-320L review

    63
    inc VAT

    The D-Link DNS-320L does the basics well, but its fiddly user interface means it's worth spending more money if you can

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Bare drive, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 2(2), Networking: 1x 10/100/1000, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 90x193.3x144.3mm, Weight: 0.63kg

    Published 
    17 Aug 2014
  • Seagate 4-Bay NAS

    707
    inc VAT

    Limited third-party apps, but the Seagate 4-bay NAS is excellent value and performs admirably

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 16TB, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 4(0), Networking: 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 120x170x218mm, Weight: 1.75kg (no disks)

    Published 
    15 Aug 2014
  • Devolo dLAN 650 Triple+ Starter Kit review

    120
    inc VAT

    A fast powerline adaptor kit with enough ports for both your smart TV and home cinema system

    Key specs 

    Powerline networking standard: HomePlug, Stated speed: 650Mbit/s, Adaptors in box: 2

    Published 
    15 Aug 2014
  • QNap TS-212-E review

    QNAP TS-212-E
    130
    inc VAT

    The QNap TS-212-E is a well-priced and easy-to-use NAS with excellent mobile apps and media streaming, but it's a little slow

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Bare drive, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 2(2), Networking: 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 85x165.5x218.4mm, Weight: 0.91kg

    Published 
    14 Aug 2014
  • Connected Data Transporter Sync review

    70
    inc VAT

    Easy to set up remote access, but fiddly to use and slow

    Key specs 

    Capacity: N/A, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 0 (0), Networking: 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: No, Print server: No, Dimensions (WXHXD): 100x50x100mm, Weight: 0.23kg

    Published 
    14 Aug 2014
  • Netgear ReadyNAS RN104 review

    Netgear ReadyNAS RN104 front
    160
    inc VAT

    The Netgear ReadyNAS RN104 has a cluttered user interface and patchy performance, which let down what is an otherwise decent NAS

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Bare drive, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 4(4), Networking: 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: No, Dimensions (WXHXD): 134x205x223mm, Weight: 4.7kg

    Published 
    13 Aug 2014
  • Synology DS214+ review

    Synology DS214+ lead image
    275
    inc VAT

    Speedy performance and an excellent user interface make the Synology DiskStation DS214+ a strong contender for small businesses' cash

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Bare drive, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 2(2), Networking: 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 103.5x157x232mm, Weight: 1.65kg

    Published 
    11 Aug 2014
  • LaCie 2big NAS review

    Lacie 2big NAS bays protruding
    249
    inc VAT

    Superb user interface and plenty of extra features make this a great entry-level NAS

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 4TB, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 2(0), Networking: 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 91x172x200mm, Weight: 4.4kg

    Published 
    10 Aug 2014
  • Toshiba THNSNJ512GCSU review

    Toshiba SSD drive
    272
    inc VAT

    The THNSNJ512GCSU slower and more expensive than its rivals; there’s little reason to buy this SSD

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 512GB, Interface: SATA3, Claimed read: 534MB/s, Claimed write: 482MB/s

    Published 
    9 Aug 2014