TeraStation: Storage for the Masses (Almost)

You don't have to be a total geek to set up the Buffalo TeraStation media server, but it helps to have a little tech knowhow

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Relatively easy setup; a centralized media server for the home

The Bad: Add-on software dramatically slowed computer; confusing printed instructions

The Bottom Line: A good choice for moderately tech-savvy people who'd like to store important files and media on a network server that can be reached by any computer in the home

For years, network-attached storage (NAS) devices have been neither used nor understood by the vast majority of consumers. Such devices, which do not need to be connected directly to a personal computer to grab information, are great for backing up important information off all the PCs in your home to a central device. They also make it easy to share photos, music, video, and documents between multiple devices.

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