We're gradually moving to a world where devices that used to have hard drives in them are now sporting solid-state drives instead, but it's still quite a hit on the wallet.
Take Buffalo's latest device which it claims is a world first -- a solid state Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that can be used to store all your multimedia files, is compact, reliable, has low power consumption, and is extremely quiet...
Freecom has launched the Network MediaPlayer 350 WLAN featuring up to 500GB of storage, and aimed at the consumer with a lot of digital content to share between various devices on a wireless home network.
Featuring a 3.5-inch hard drive, the MediaPlayer is PC and Mac compatible, and can be connected directly to a TV using a HD-DVI or video connection, and to a hi-fi using its standard audio outputs.
LINDY has launched its latest enclosure designed to complement and sit underneath a Mac Mini, but usable by any home network configuration. It's a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) device which is compatible with standard 3.5-inch ATA hard drives (which you supply yourself).
It features a built-in FTP (file transfer) server allowing up to five consecutive users on a network connect, plus support for Samba server, and a password-protected browser-based user interface to allow configuration.