Gizmodo has a new review of the Western Digital Sharespace 4TB personal NAS product that just came out, and it’s absolutely glowing:
Western Digital’s ShareSpace Storage is a steely, cubular vault of NAS with fast Gigabit ethernet that brings enterprise-level centralized storage down to the small business and deathcore nerd space.
For $999 you get 4TB of storage (2.66TB actually free w/ RAID5), sluggish transfer speeds (10.5MB/s writing and 12MB/s pulling data), three USB ports, and Gigabit ethernet. You could get a faster Drobo for $100 more. And, in my tests, the better looking Drobo gets 16MB/s, and is also hot-swappable. You can buy the enclosure and put in 1.5TB drives to get a 6TB rig if you are so inclined, something that’s less possible with the prepackaged WD NAS solution.
I’ve had bad experience with Western Digital internal/external hard drives; they just die on me (and all the friends I know) a lot. But, I don’t own a WD NAS, so if you have one, let me know your thoughts!
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