Hitachi have announced a new range of simple USB hard-drives, together with a basic NAS adapter which can connect two external drives to a network. The SimpleDRIVE Mini and SimpleTOUGH portable USB drives are available in 250, 320 and 500GB capacities, with the former adding ruggedness and the latter basic colors.
Careful where you pour that hot water: on the right is a 12oz coffee cup, while on the left is Synology's latest NAS, the 4-bay Disk Station DS409slim. Squeezing up to four 2.5-inch hard-drives into a 120 x 105 x 142 mm box, the DS409slim still offers up to 2TB of storage or various levels of RAID secure data redundancy.
Western Digital have updated their My Book World Edition II NAS, boosting the dual-drive device to a total of 4TB. Two models will be available - 2TB and 4TB -each offering either RAID 0 or 1 setup for a choice of mirroring or striping.
QNAP have announced their latest network-attached storage device, the four-bay SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS. Capable of establishing various levels of RAID array for up to 2TB of total capacity, the SS-439 is based on Intel's Atom N270 processor and offers media server, backup, print and web server functionality. Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports, which can be used to add more storage plus make removable backups, together with two gigabit ethernet connections.
LaCie have announced two new storage servers intended for small workgroups. The LaCie Big Disk Network and d2 Network can each support up to 50 users (15 simultaneously), with the Big Disk having dual RAID 0 drives for up to 4TBs capacity, while the d2 Network has 1.5TB of its own storage plus an eSATA port for adding external high-speed drives.
With more people amassing vast collections of digital media, the demand for a straightforward way to pipe that out through an HDTV is only increasing. Emtec's Movie Cube S800 not only offers video streaming, but expandable local storage, internet radio and dual TV tuners for recording fresh content or pausing live TV. SlashGear hooked it up to see if our home entertainment prayers had been answered.
Iomega have announced an update for their StorCenter ix2 NAS, bringing torrent downloads, remote access with optional custom domain names, folder quotas and native support for the Apple File Protocol (AFP). The StorCenter ix2 NAS itself is a compact storage device with gigabit ethernet, dual USB 2.0 ports and up to 2TB of capacity via a pair of SATA-II hard-drives.
D-Link now shipping its new DSN-1100, a 5-Bay iSCSI Network Area Network (SAN) Array enclosure, offering up to a total of 7.5 Terabytes storage capacity for SMB Budget.
The DSN-1100 is housed in a compact desktop chassis, built on the same System-on-a-Chip technology from company’s DSN-3000 family SAN arrays. It implements 4 one-gigabit ports and supports IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for full offload capability; all four ports can be grouped together, totaling up to 425MB/s bandwidth, to increase throughput and redundancy. The unit supports SATA-II drive and a host of Raid configuration from 0,1,1+0 and 5.
As well as netbooks, ASUS also brought along an Eee-branded backup device to CeBIT this week. The EeeNAS PC is billed as a 2TB network-attached storage device mated to a PC, with control via a 3.5-inch touchscreen on the front panel.
As well as their new Mac range, Apple have also updated their Time Capsule backup device. The new Apple Time Capsule 1TB has more storage than before, but also supports simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi n.