Sure, you can now get a terabyte of networked attached storage for under $1,000. But will that price buy you RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, and 5? Or an 8-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN switch? Or built-in proxy server, firewall and HTTP, NFS, FTP and Telnet services? Okay, maybe it will (though we doubt it). But one thing it definitely won't buy you is a bright yellow case, which is one reason the $1,299 Yellow Machine P400T from Anthology Solutions stands out. (And we suspect that the built-in server capabilities are pretty handy as well.) XYZ Computing checked out the bright yellow box and liked its RAID and security features, but found the lack of any form of USB connectivity disconcerting. Still, if you're looking for a powerful RAID storage system that can run as a server out of the box and won't look out of place in a home office (though it might seriously stand out in a data center), this could be worth a look.
[Thanks, Tomas and Mike]