It’s an essential component of nearly every device that we use, but one that few of us give serious thought until we run short. Storage, both internal and external, has always been a major focus in business, from major corporations that rely on data storage farms and networked devices to smaller organizations looking for a secure and reliable solution for maintaining company and customer data.
Consumers today are also giving some serious thought to storage options and alternatives, especially as more individuals look for ways to keep and archive growing collections of pictures and videos. The demand for external storage devices is expected to soar over the next few years as businesses and consumers make use of IP-based cameras and higher-resolution imaging devices, notes UK-based IMS Research.
In our 2012 Storage Special Report, we take a look at how users back up their data across a network, how mobile users can access their data from anywhere in the world, and even how to keep your data up and running when the lights go out.
– J.R. Nelson
Iomega has come a long way from the days of the old Jaz storage drives. No, the company now makes some high quality – and high storage – devices to keep your data safe. The new StorCenter ix2 can even keep your home secure! Small and sturdy, this network attached storage (NAS) device packs a potent feature set, making it a great choice for home users and small businesses alike. Read more
If you’re looking for a 240+ GB solid state drive for your notebook then we’ve got four contenders from OCZ, HyperX, and Verbatim that deserve your consideration. Read more
The APC UPS Pro 1300 safeguards your PC or NAS in the case of a power loss, offering features such as a green mode, dataline surge protection, and an alarm when the UPS’s power conditions change. Providing an extra hour of useful productivity, this device can save you a lot of stress – by saving your data. Read more
When you travel, do want to carry along lots of video and audio files — more than there is room for on your tablet? You can, thanks to a handy accessory called the Kingston Wi-Drive. Read more
Some of us are blessed with good photography workflow habits. Some of us need a little help. The good people at Wolverine make backing up your photos one step easier with an all-in-one card reader/storage device. Is it the single device you need to keep your workflow working? Read more