Network attached storage is quickly becoming a mainstream, small office, and dare I say it, consumer device. With the growing popularity of digital music and video comes a growing need for safe redundant storage. NAS devices like the SMC TigerStore are now available at a fairly affordable price and with their emphasis on simple configuration and operation, these devices are quickly becoming commonplace in small offices and homes.

The benefits of having terabytes of storage in a small breadbox-size device are overcoming user-level apprehensions about installing what was once perceived as an enterprise appliance. As you can see in the TechRepublic photo gallery, setting up and configuring the SMC TigerStore is straightforward and hassle-free. NAS devices seem destined to be a hot item this year, whether you are medium to small company or a technophile in need of storage for your digital movie collection.