Posts Tagged 'nas'

Netgear bolsters NAS lineup

The ReadyNAS NVX (NAS and iSCSI support) a storage system for SOHO. Features file sharing, remote access, easy backup and data recovery for users with limited IT knowledge. Windows, UNIX/Linux and Mac operating systems. Perfect for server storage email, SQL, and other databases. Support for Time Machine (Mac), Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), Bonjour software (device auto discovery) attached to the LAN. Multiple PCs backed up to a single destination for quick recovery from data failures. Bi-directional backup using SMB or CIFS, HTTP, FTP, NFS and rsync. Three 2.0 USB ports, RAID 0/1/5, encryption/SSL, quiet sync and smart sync resume, FAT32, Ext2, Ext3, and NTFS.

4 drive bay storage available now for $1,500 for 2 TB of storage capacity. Full 24/7 technical support and a 5 year warranty. Free 30 day online backup service for all ReadyNAS systems ($5.95/month for end users, $19.95/month commercial). Netgear ReadyNAS

Thecus N3200PRO NAS

I’m sure you’ve seen NAS (network attached storage) before so what’s so different about the N3200PRO? It’s powered by an AMD Geode™ CPU. It supports 3 SATA drives, RAID 5, a little lcd keeps you in the loop of your drive status. Connect a USB wireless adapter and you won’t even have to worry about network cables. Share photos and even set up an iTunes music server or, for the security conscious, plug in a webcam and keep tabs on the babysitter. A simple data solution for the home user. Never have to worry about data recovery with a RAID set up protecting your data. Now, what was that nanny wearing again? (link)

Iomega StorCenter ix2 making data storage simple

The new Iomega StorCenter ix2 is easy and simple NAS storage unit for the home or office. It currently comes in 1TB and 2TB data storage capacities which should be enough for most home users and small businesses. Set up is simple, within a few mouse clicks you are off and running. It’s not much to look at, plain looking really but it’s not an appliance you show off to guests, it’s purely functional. Plus it has bluetooth capabilities! Set it up to back up your photos, or business reports, OR even set it up as an iTunes mp3 music server. Inside there’s 2 SATA drives, which, if you’re more technically inclined can be replaced to store even more data. Gigabit network connection, 2 USB 2.0 connections, Bluetooth, Windows/Mac/Linux support. Now there’s no excuse not to have a NAS at home. (more)

Seagate offers up new Maxtor 1 TB NAS

To address the growing consumer need for storage in the home, Seagate today announced the Maxtor Central Axis network drive, a network storage drive that can be used by the whole family. This latest drive from Seagate provides a terabyte of storage that every computer in the home can back up to. In addition to media streaming capabilities for video, photos and music, the new Maxtor Central Axis network drive also includes an easy-to-use remote access service that allows people to easily and securely retrieve content stored on their network drive through any Internet browser.

A concept once only reserved for the small business and enterprise space, networked storage is increasingly becoming a viable option for multiple-computer homes. According to Yankee Group’s 2008 Device Survey, of those who purchased network routers for the home, 75.9% did so with the intent of providing multiple computers with access to the Internet. The challenge of these multi-computer households is the ability to share and back up files from each computer. Maxtor Central Axis network drive allows for each computer in the home to be automatically backed up, so important files and precious memories are sheltered from virus infections or disc drive failures. Sharing files from computer to computer is easy when there is one repository for any file that you would like to share. Additionally, since the storage device is connected to the router and not formatted for an individual computer, files can be accessed and stored from both Mac OS X and Windows operated PCs. (link)

Fastest non-pc NAS?

Synology’s new SATA NAS servers offer up to 4TB storage capacity and Synology is claiming they’re the fastest non-PC RAID 5 NAS servers there are. The desktop Disk Station DS508 takes five hot-swappable drives, while the rack-style Rack Station RS408 fits in four drives for up to 3TB RAID 5 capacity. (Gizmodo)

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