Netgear, who I’ve long associated with routers and other networking products, has introduced a NAS enabled hard drive that should make sharing your social media all that much easier.

Called the Stora, the 1TB hard drive connects to your home’s Internet connection using its built-in Ethernet plug.  Once you’ve done that, any computer connected on the network can easily upload photos, videos and music to the hard drive.  If you want to share your photos, from say a Safari trip (I just got back from one) just upload the photos to the hard drive and instead of uploading them to a Flickr or Picasa, you can simply provide your friends with the URL, which allows them to access the drive’s contents.  Keep in mind you’ll have to designate the users, though.

The drive also boasts RAID mirroring – you’ll need to buy another hard drive – and is DLNA compatible.  The Stora is available now for $229 and includes a 1TB drive.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."