Storage & Networks

  • 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
  • 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