There are great data storage solutions shipping out today. Be sure to take a look at Netgear's new wireless-N router capable of providing access to USB connected hard drives anywhere on the home network.
• Netgear's RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router won the award for "Best of Innovations" at the 2009 CES, and is now set to win over your internet-loving heart. The RangeMax operates on the 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum, effectively doubling the bandwidth while also avoiding some of the interference from other wireless devices.
One of the RangeMax's keenest features is ReadyServe which allows users to share and access their USB Hard Disks from anywhere on the network simply by plugging it in to one of several USB ports on the router. There is also a broadband monitoring feature that emits a warning if users are close to an ISP imposed data cap, useful for those who find themselves downloading a bit too much "media" every month. The router is capable of 500Mbps WAN to LAN and 350Mbps real-world max transfer rates, the RangeMax goes for $189.99. [PR Newswire]
• Reasonably priced 2TB hard disks have suffered from some awful read times due to the way data is spread out across the platters, but fret not—Western Digital is hoping to remedy the shortcomings with their new Caviar Black 7200RPM drive. The hard drive features a 64MB cache, dual processors and dual actuators to position the drive head more rapidly across four 500GB platters, and is compatible with both SATA I and II interfaces—the drive retails for $299. [Electronista]