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What Network Attached Storage do you recommend? (Part 2)

Netgear ReadyNAS

Episode 936

Judy from San Jose, CA

Many routers now will allow her to plug in a large hard drive to the router using USB, making that storage available to the network.

Leo says if she wants to use RAID 5 to make sure the data is redundant and protected, then he recommends NetGear's ReadyNAS or Synology. She'll need to get a 4 or more drive array to run RAID 5.

What Wi-Fi router would you recommend? (Part 1)

Episode 936

Judy from San Jose, CA

Leo says an 802.11n router would be good. If she has DSL now, she probably has a router already, but the question is does she have a Wi-Fi enabled one? Usually the router that comes with broadband is pretty basic. Leo says that Wi-Fi routers are a commodity now and there's not much difference from one to the other. That being said, Leo likes D-Link and NetGear. He's not so fond of Linksys. If money is no option, the Apple Aiport Extreme is the best.