Hard drives die. That’s a fact. What happens to your NAS once your drives go bad? The drives aren’t always user replaceable. But if you have something like the LaPlug, when a drive dies, you’re not completely without NAS powers. The last time I used a Pogoplug, however, it was cripplingly slow. I’m hoping these types of products have gotten faster since then. $US75. [Lacie via Engadget]
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