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Netgear Stora 1TB home NAS arrives

Netgear Stora 1TB home NAS arrives

Netgear have unveiled their latest home storage device, the Stora, which the company is positioning not only as a NAS backup but as a media-sharing hub.  The Netgear Stora takes two 3.5-inch SATA drives and connects via gigabit ethernet; there are also two USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers or plugging in external drives.  What makes it special, though, is its social network and device integration.

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ASUS Home Server TS mini leaks: compact dual-drive NAS

ASUS Home Server TS mini leaks: compact dual-drive NAS

Details and fuzzy live shots of ASUS' upcoming Home Server have leaked, and while there's no official word from the company themselves this looks like the kind of compact storage we would happily find space for on our bookshelves.  The 9.6 x 3.8 x 8 inch ASUS Home Server TS mini packs twin 3.5-inch hard-drives together with a fulsome six USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports.

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LG N2R1 NAS saves “precious family memories”, packs DVD burner

LG N2R1 NAS saves “precious family memories”, packs DVD burner

LG have announced a new NAS (network-attached storage) which rather than positioning as a computer peripheral are instead suggesting would make a great place to back up multimedia files.  The LG N2R1 packs up to 2TB of storage and RAID data redundancy, and can function as a DLNA or iTunes media server in addition to backing up your family photos, videos of grandparents falling off chairs and other priceless clips.

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Lenovo out IdeaCentre D400 Home Server and Q100/Q110 nettops via Twitter

Lenovo out IdeaCentre D400 Home Server and Q100/Q110 nettops via Twitter

In a welcome change from reams of press release to wade through, Lenovo have tipped their upcoming home server and nettops via Twitter: 140 characters of spec-free mystery.  The IdeaCentre D400 home server and IdeaCentre Q100/Q110 nettops are yet to make an appearance on the Lenovo US site, but according to the company will get an announcement sometime this week.  However that hasn't stopped details from popping up across the web.

After the cut: details on the D400 specs and why the IdeaCentre Q100/Q110 are rebadged Pegatron nettops

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Synology Disk Station DS409slim ultra-compact 4-drive NAS

Synology Disk Station DS409slim ultra-compact 4-drive NAS

Careful where you pour that hot water: on the right is a 12oz coffee cup, while on the left is Synology's latest NAS, the 4-bay Disk Station DS409slim.  Squeezing up to four 2.5-inch hard-drives into a 120 x 105 x 142 mm box, the DS409slim still offers up to 2TB of storage or various levels of RAID secure data redundancy.

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.