What happened, though, when the folks over at Patriot Memory asked if we wanted to do a review of their new NAS GearBox? We knew from the pictures in the press release we weren’t expecting a full-on NAS of the normal variety costing well into the four figures, no… we were expecting a tiny little NAS device that could easily sit in the palm of our hands, weigh under one hundred grams and cost around $50 USD.
Patriot Memory’s NAS GearBox is a tiny little NAS gadget with 10/100 Ethernet LAN support and it comes with two powered USB 2.0 ports for easily adding and sharing media and files over your network. We were a little skeptical about this device, as we are now starting to see more and more routers come with a USB 2.0 port for simple adding of storage to your network. Some even come with some extra features such as built-in torrent downloaders, for instance.