Cracking open the SMC NAS TigerStore storage device

SMC TigerStore NAS teardown

NAS storage is quickly becoming a common component of small business networks as well as the home office. Not too far behind will come the day where many home networks will have a NAS device for serving media files.

It is with this prospect in mind that manufacturers like SMC are marketing what can be considered consumer-friendly NAS devices. To understand what goes into such a device, TechRepublic has cracked open the SMC NAS TigerStore and is sharing what was found with you in this gallery.


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,, and TechRepublic.