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Storage

Add a terabyte of network attached storage with the SMC TigerStore

Servers and services

The SMC TigerStore has several canned servers and services available, including an iTunes server, print server, and media server. Note the reference to Samba, apparently that is what the box is running to make all of these servers and services available.

Final thoughts
The SMC TigerStore is a wonderful example of simple design and function. As the need for large amounts of storage migrates from the enterprise to the small office and even to the consumer, the NAS is quickly becoming a common part of every computer network. The simplicity of the SMC design and configuration utility only reinforce this trend. The SMCNAS24 TigerStore (with four hard drives) is selling for $795. That is a little steep, but it has come down from a suggested retail of $999.

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.