26 Feb '15, 6pm

Review: Is Your Data Worth a RAID from Western Digital?

Review: Is Your Data Worth a RAID from Western Digital?

Hearing someone tell you that you should backup your data is, in the words of one IEEE Spectrum editor, "about as impactful as your dentist telling you to floss." It's not fun, it's not exciting, and the short term consequences are usually nonexistent, so we often don't do it. You know what, though? Teeth are replaceable. Your data aren't. Back your stuff up. And if you're looking for a place to start, Western Digital has some ideas, just announced today. Western Digital is announcing four new NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems today: two are designed for prosumer "experts" (you've got a lot of data that you take seriously), and two are designed for small businesses (you have a bunch of users inside and outside your network and need to run apps and stuff). A NAS is a box that has a hard drive inside it that lives on your network (you plug it into your router with an et...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/geek-life/reviews/wds-...

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