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Storage & Networks

  • OneDrive

    2
    per month for 100GB

    This super-cheap Cloud sync service is just pipped by Google Drive, but OneDrive remains a must-have product for Microsoft fans

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.7.3+, Storage space: 57GB, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    20 Jul 2014
  • Synology DS415play

    Synology DS415play
    398
    inc VAT

    It's expensive, but this 4-bay NAS is quick and will transcode media on the fly

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Enclosure only, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 4(4), Networking: 1x 10/100/1000, DLNA media server: Yes, Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WxHxD): 203x165x233.2mm, Weight: 2.03kg

    Published 
    16 Jul 2014
  • MozyHome

    Mozyhome desktop
    5
    per month for 50GB

    Limited storage space, but the free sync service and excellent backup software are a bonus

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6+, Storage space: 50GB, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    15 Jul 2014
  • Netgear R6100

    78
    inc VAT

    Easy to use with some good features, but its Wi-Fi speeds are disappointing

    Key specs 

    Modem: ADSL, Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac, Stated speed: 867Mbit/s, USB ports: 1x USB, Wall mountable: no

    Published 
    11 Jul 2014
  • ADrive

    1.50
    per month for 100GB

    A bargain Cloud backup and sync package, but software issues and tricky file recovery count against it

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6+, Storage space: 100GB, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    4 Jul 2014
  • Box

    Box logo
    3
    per month for 100GB

    This powerful all-round sync package may be overkill for some, but its web interface and mobile apps are highly polished

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6+, Storage space: 100GB, Mobile device support: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    2 Jul 2014
  • Copy

    Copy iPad
    6
    per month for 250GB

    A well-designed Cloud sync package with generous free and good-value paid options

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.7+, Linux, Storage space: 250GB, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    30 Jun 2014
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB flash drive

    SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 128GB flash drive
    104
    inc VAT

    This USB3 flash drive has the speed to match its capacity

    Published 
    29 Jun 2014
  • Dropbox

    Dropbox logo
    6
    per month for 100GB

    A well-oiled Cloud sync product, but the lack of extra features for the price means it's falling behind the competition

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.4+, Linux, Storage space: 100GB, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    28 Jun 2014
  • Livedrive

    5
    per month for unlimited storage

    A robust platform with unlimited space puts Livedrive ahead of the Cloud backup competition

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6+, Storage space: Unlimited, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    27 Jun 2014
  • Google Drive

    Google Drive web
    1.20
    per month for 100GB

    Lashings of storage for very little money combined with brilliant mobile and web offerings puts Google into a comfortable lead

    Key specs 

    Operating system support: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6+, Storage space: 100GB, Mobile device support: Android, iOS, Sync support?: Yes

    Published 
    26 Jun 2014
  • Western Digital My Passport Pro 2TB

    Western Digital My Passport Pro 2TB main
    236
    inc VAT

    A cheaper but slower alternative to a Thunderbolt SSD

    Key specs 

    Capacity: 2x 1TB, Price per gigabyte: £0.12, Interface: Thunderbolt

    Published 
    20 Jun 2014
  • Linksys WRT1900AC

    Linksys WRT1900AC
    230
    inc VAT

    It's expensive, but this router's blistering wireless performance means you could leave cables behind forever

    Key specs 

    802.11n dual band, 4x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

    Published 
    16 Jun 2014
  • Synology DiskStation DS414j

    Synology DiskStation DS414j
    216
    inc VAT

    This low-cost four-bay NAS is a great buy if you need a storage server for your small business

    Key specs 

    4 disk bays, N/A storage supplied, 1x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

    Published 
    9 Jun 2014
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials review

    Intuit QuickBooks
    19
    inc VAT

    Manage, file and share your accounts with this slick web-based service

    Published 
    3 Jun 2014
  • Crucial MX100 review

    Crucial MX100 SSD
    160
    inc VAT

    A fantastic-value SSD with great speed; a real Best Buy

    Key specs 

    512GB sata solid-state disk

    Published 
    2 Jun 2014
  • Qnap HS-210 review

    Qnap HS-210
    239
    inc VAT

    A sleek and quiet NAS, but expensive and slow

    Key specs 

    2 disk bays, N/A storage supplied, 1x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

    Published 
    25 May 2014
  • Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU-B1 review

    Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU-B1
    232
    inc VAT

    This well-made screen provides a game-friendly high refresh rate without breaking the bank

    Key specs 

    24in screen size, 1,920x1,080 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: no, HDMI:

    Published 
    22 May 2014
  • OCZ Vertex 460 240GB review

    OCZ Vertex 460 240GB
    130
    inc VAT

    OCZ is back, but its latest SSD is outclassed by the competition

    Key specs 

    240GB sata solid-state disk

    Published 
    19 May 2014
  • Crucial M550 1TB review

    Crucial M550 1TB
    370
    inc VAT

    A very fast SSD at a great price, but the Samsung 840 Evo is just a bit faster

    Key specs 

    1TB sata solid state disk

    Published 
    6 May 2014