ODROID-HC4 is a $65 2-bay network attached storage device

Network attached storage (NAS) devices can be useful for folks looking to back up data from multiple computers, set up a home media server, or even a self-hosted alternative to Google Drive, Dropbox, or Office 365. But a good NAS from companies like QNAP or Synology can be rather expensive, typically costing hundreds of dollars […]

FreeNAS and TrueNAS are merging (open source operating systems for network-attached-storage)

FreeNAS is a free and open source operating system designed for network-attached storage (NAS) devices. For much of the past decade, the project has been led by the folks at iXsystems, which has also produced an enterprise version of the software called TrueNAS. Now iXsystems has announced that FreeNAS and TrueNAS are merging. Moving forward […]

Kobol Helios64 open source NAS coming in March (network attached storage)

Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices like those offered by Synology and QNAP are basically specialized computers that are designed to let you do things like back up your data or set up a home server. But for the most part they run proprietary software. But Kobo’s upcoming Helios64 is designed to be a more open […]

Synology DiskStation adds Chromecast support for streaming media to your TV

Synology offers a line of Network Attached Storage systems under its DiskStation brand. Hook one up to your home network, add a few hard drives and you can backup the files from all your computers and stream audio, video, or other files to your TV using AirPlay, DLNA, or Bluetooth. Now Synology has added Chromecast […]