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Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug has launched a new WiFi adapter, the Pogoplug Wireless Extender, which allows users of the home NAS adapter to get online via a wireless network rather than stringing ethernet cable to their router.  Up for preorder at $29, the Wireless Extender supports WiFi b/g/n.  Meanwhile Pogoplug are also slashing the price of their eponymous device, down from $129 to $99.

Find out how to get a free Pogoplug Wireless Extender after the cut

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Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate has outed its latest addition to the GoFlex family of removable storage, the Seagate GoFlex Home, a media and backup NAS designed for domestic use.  Coming in a choice of 1TB or 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home's storage can be easily upgraded since it uses the same SATA port connector as other drives in the range; you simply pull out the preinstalled drive and slot in a newer, bigger example.

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Synology DiskStation DS411+ and RackStation RS810+ promise superlative speed

Synology DiskStation DS411+ and RackStation RS810+ promise superlative speed

Synology has announced its latest network-attached storage offerings, the standalone DiskStation DS411+ and the rack-mounted RackStation RS810+ and RS810RP+.  Targeted at high-end home users or SMBs, the new products prioritize speed of data access: Synology reckon owners will see average 112MB/sec read rates and around 106MB/sec write rates in RAID 5 configurations.

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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 400 backup & media server unveiled

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 400 backup & media server unveiled

Seagate has outed its latest NAS, the BlackArmor NAS 400, and they're quite excited about the possibilities its four hard-drive bays offer to homes and small businesses.  The compact, unassuming box can be outfitted with regular 3.5-inch SATA II HDDs or, Seagate suggests, their Momentus XT hybrid, with RAID 0/1/5/10 & JBOD configurations possible.

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Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and Ultra 6: TiVo streaming, RAID and more

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and Ultra 6: TiVo streaming, RAID and more

Netgear has outed a pair of new NAS boxes, the ReadyNAS Ultra 4 and ReadyNAS Ultra 6, packing up to 12TB of storage together with TiVo and Orb compatibility.  The new media functionality means that TiVo owners will be able to use the new ReadyNAS Ultra units to stream content stored on the mini-server, together with Orb and DLNA compliant kit.

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Pogoplug Introduces Ability to Email Files to Your Own Pogoplug

Pogoplug Introduces Ability to Email Files to Your Own Pogoplug

It's become one of the most popular gadgets out there, and not just because it comes in a bright pink color, either. Its usefulness is pretty well known, but that's not stopping the company from adding two incredibly useful features, making sure their customers are well taken care of. Announced today, Pogoplug has made it possible for you to email attachments to your very own Pogoplug, as well as the ability to view any document file from within the Pogoplug environment.

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Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 portable hard drive unveiled

Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 portable hard drive unveiled

Silicon Power has unveiled a new external portable hard drive called the Armor A80. The new HDD uses a USB 3.0 interface and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well. The HDD is rugged, meets US military standards for drop survivability, and is water resistant to IPX7 standards.

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Clickfree C2N Review

Clickfree C2N Review

Backup - we've called it an ugly, boring chore before and it remains a necessary evil. We've also called Clickfree's products an ideal way to address that chore before too, and with their latest drive - the Clickfree C2N - the company reckon they've managed to make running backups on all your home or small office systems even more straightforward. At the risk of sounding like a bad X-Files plot, that's something we want to believe; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Pogoplug v2 Review

Pogoplug v2 Review

Network-attached storage is seldom eye-catching, rarely interesting and not normally cheap, and in that sort of market the Pogoplug is guaranteed to stand out. Currently in its second generation - with a fair few software upgrades along the way - the bright pink box promises to take regular USB hard drives and have them shared across a network for both local and remote access within minutes. Too good to be true? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Drobo FS “File Server” is NAS version of Drobo S [Video]

Drobo FS “File Server” is NAS version of Drobo S [Video]

Only yesterday we were singing the praises of the Data Robotics Drobo S, perfect if you need local, redundant storage for your workstation, and today the company have outed their NAS version.  The Drobo FS - or "Drobo File Server" - takes the Drobo S and swaps that model's USB/eSATA/FireWire for an gigabit ethernet port on the back, meaning you can share files protected using its BeyondRAID system across your network.

Video demo after the cut

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Pogoplug add Xbox 360 & PS3 media streaming, remote backup

Pogoplug add Xbox 360 & PS3 media streaming, remote backup

Pogoplug are pushing out a new update for their plug-and-play HDD sharing system, improving media streaming functionality and adding in the ability to set automatic copy jobs.  The new Pogoplug firmware allows for streaming to PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, presumably using DLNA, while Active Copy can be set to automatically copy files to a remote Pogoplug unit for offsite backups.

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Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station Review

Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station Review

Sharing files - whether a central document store, a single place for backup or a huge multimedia library - is becoming more popular, and we're seeing an increasing number of devices promise to take your regular USB storage and make it network-friendly. Latest to the SlashGear test bench is the Iomega iConnect, a compact box that can share both drives and printers to local and remote users. Cheaper and with more features out-of-the-box, can it unseat the Pogoplug? Check out our full review after the cut.

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