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Removable Storage: Buying Guide

Removable storage devices, such as USB Flash memory and portable hard drives are very common storage devices available in the market. These devices have led to data mobility because they have been advanced to have large storing spaces. With the advanced technology, several gigabytes of data can be compressed to these devices and be carried in the pockets. However, back up of the data you carry in removable storage devices is needed as they can be easily misplaced or stolen.

It is good to encrypt you data as these storage devices are at risk of getting lost. There are different ways you can use to ensure these devices are sage. Before you go to purchase one, there are some important things to keep in mind.

Security for existing storage devices

If you already have removable storage devices, then you should now encrypt with security software so that you give them protection. There are several software that come with the windows you can use to ensure the information you store in these removable storage devices is safe. You can also buy commercial encryption software products that will ensure the security of your removable storage service devices.

Know the benefits of storage devices that allow encryption

It is good to buy removable storage devices that can be easily encrypted for the safety of the information you will store. Buying a new flash drive device which has hardware-based software that can encrypt is a good thing as you will use it to secure even the removable storage devices you have at the moment.

Consider Operating System compatibility

It is good to know if the device you are going to buy will be compatible with the operating system of your machine. This device will require software so that it is installed in your machine. So get the software before you purchase the removable storage device.

Before you purchase removable storage devices, it is good to consider your existing devices, the compatibility of your computer operating system and the security of data you are going to store in this device. These are the major things to keep in mind.

 
ZyXEL NSA-325

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ZyXEL Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet

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1 review - 1 feedback - 8 videos - 7 photos
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Netgear ReadyNAS 102

Netgear Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet - eSATA

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1 review - 4 news - 4 videos - 4 photos
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D-Link Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet

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1 review - 1 video - 2 photos
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Shuttle Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet - SD

1 news - 2 videos - 1 photo
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Synology DiskStation DS214+

Synology Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet - eSATA

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1 review - 1 news - 1 video - 7 photos
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Western Digital Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet

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6 reviews - 6 news - 1 video - 12 photos
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Synology Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet

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3 reviews - 4 news - 2 photos
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QNAP Removable Storage
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Synology Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet

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1 review - 4 news - 3 videos - 7 photos
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Synology DiskStation DS214se

Synology Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet

1 video - 1 photo
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Synology DiskStation DS214Play

Synology Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet - eSATA

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2 reviews - 2 news - 8 photos
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Thecus N2560

Thecus Removable Storage
NAS - USB 3.0 - Ethernet

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2 reviews - 7 news - 1 video
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QNAP TS-259 Pro

QNAP Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet - eSATA

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6 reviews - 1 feedback - 4 news - 13 photos
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D-Link Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet

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1 review - 3 user opinions - 6 news - 5 photos
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Iomega Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet

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5 reviews - 10 user opinions - 23 news - 27 photos
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Linksys Removable Storage
NAS - Ethernet

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4 reviews - 5 user opinions - 3 news - 1 forum - 1 video - 3 photos
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Patriot Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet - eSATA

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Linksys NSLU2

Linksys Removable Storage
NAS - USB 2.0 - Ethernet

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2 reviews - 16 user opinions - 14 news - 1 video - 19 photos
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Thermaltake Removable Storage
External Enclosure 5.25" - USB 2.0

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1 review - 10 user opinions - 2 forums - 4 photos
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Netgear SC101

Netgear Removable Storage
NAS - Ethernet

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3 reviews - 46 user opinions - 1 news - 2 videos - 33 photos
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