shared storage

Dropbox Facebook integration goes live

Dropbox Facebook integration goes live

It is now possible for users who have both a Facebook account and a Dropbox account to send files and folders to one another in a seamlessly integrated social capacity. In other words, users can choose to share their Dropbox files with friends and colleagues through a newly implemented Facebook integration platform. This comes after the cloud-based company hired former Facebook executives.

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Space Monkey puts your cloud on other users’ desks

Space Monkey puts your cloud on other users’ desks

The cloud is getting complicated: Space Monkey wants to give you all the benefits of a hosted cloud-storage account, like ease of access and data security, but with pricing more akin to a local drive. An apparent hybrid of DropBox, Pogoplug and BitTorrent, Space Monkey is an oversized external 2TB drive that offers half its storage for you and the rest for hosting tiny chunks of other users' encrypted data. Rather than storing a copy of your content in some random server somewhere, it's distributed among other Space Monkey users' boxes.

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MegaUpload’s takedown by the numbers

MegaUpload’s takedown by the numbers

Believe it or not, it was and is possible to track the traffic that MegaUpload and the rest of the piracy-laden file-sharing groups out there have compared to the rest of the web. A series of studies have been conducted by a few sources we're checking out today and the results are staggering, depending on how you look at it, with the first giant being the one hour following the January 19th raid of MegaUpload. In that one hour, the entirety of the Internet lost between 2 and 3 precent of its total volume in traffic.

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Pogoplug storms Best Buy and Wal-Mart, inks Softbank partnership

Pogoplug storms Best Buy and Wal-Mart, inks Softbank partnership

Pogoplug will be pushing its personal cloud devices in front of many more people, it's been announced, with the Pogoplug Series 4 headed to every Best Buy store in the US in May, while the Pogoplug Mobile will go on sale in Wal-Mart from April. Meanwhile, a deal with Japanese carrier Softbank will see a co-branded Pogoplug Mobile - which we reviewed here - offered, along with a 20GB cloud storage account.

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Iomega EZ Media and Backup Center revealed

Iomega EZ Media and Backup Center revealed

When it comes to digital storage of files from your computer and for your home network, Iomega is the name you really ought to be thinking of this week due in part to their announcement of the new Iomega EZ Media & Backup Center line of drives. What you've got here is a network storage solution that allows you to have one central point for all the devices in your home network. To make this solution work, it's a simple process which include CD-less, simple, online backup - dive in!

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Pogoplug Mobile Review

Pogoplug Mobile Review

You can hardly click on the internet these days without stumbling across cloud storage, with seemingly anybody with some spare server space offering it up for offsite storage. What if you're more interested in hosting your own little cloud, though, with no monthly subscription fees but still access when you're on the move? Pogoplug has been helping set up self-hosted shared storage for some time now, but the Pogoplug Mobile promises to do it with an even smaller footprint and in a way that works seamlessly with your smartphone. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Pogoplug Cloud offers free 5GB cloud with local sync

Pogoplug Cloud offers free 5GB cloud with local sync

Pogoplug has launched a cloud storage service, Pogoplug Cloud, offering 5GB of free online storage space and seamlessly integrating with the company's personal cloud storage devices. The new online store - available through the desktop as well as via iOS and Android apps - can be used to stream photos, music and video from, create shared document folders, or act as an automatic backup of photos and video filmed on your smartphone. Those wanting more capacity can either pay for a bigger space on Pogoplug's servers or throw in a home unit instead.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Backup is, for many of us, a guilty topic. Even the geekiest of computer-addicts can find themselves blindsided by data loss, and while cloud services like Gmail and Spotify may be rescuing us from having to keep local backups of our mail and music, there's still plenty of pain when a drive unexpectedly fails. Synology's DiskStation DS411slim offers a somewhat unique take on the home and small office NAS market, using notebook-sized HDDs to pack quad-drive redundancy into an device with a smaller footprint than the average router. Can it save us from drive death disaster? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 launch

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 and NV+ v2 launch

Netgear has revealed its latest two home network-attached-storage devices, the ReadyNAS Duo v2 and ReadyNAS NV+ v2, offering two or four bays of redundant storage, backup and media streaming. Building on the original ReadyNAS models, but packing 1.6GHz processors and 256MB of RAM for what Netgear reckons is twice the performance, the two units will be available as diskless chassis or with up to 4TB of preloaded storage.

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Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

So you've got a business in the works that needs to share files that are potentially gigantic across the ocean and through the woods, but you don't exactly want to be transferring these files by mailing iPods back and forth - what do you do? How about Dropbox for Teams? That's what Dropbox is essentially saying this week as it launches the new service which has plans starting at $795 for a total of five users. The differences between this and Dropbox's free service might seem slight to the lay user, but for the small business owner - features here are great.

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