Storage & Networks

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Asustor AS-202TE review

    Asustor AS-202TE NAS
    183
    inc VAT

    The Asustor AS-202TE is a powerful and fast two-bay NAS, with a well-stocked app store and HDMI video output

    Key specs 

    Capacity: Bare drive, 3.5" hard disk bays (free): 2(2), Networking: 1x10/100/1000, DLNA media server: Yes (optional install), Print server: Yes, Dimensions (WXHXD): 108x163.5x230mm, Weight: 1.87kg

    Published 
    8 Aug 2014
  • 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