Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

The folks at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH have shown off a brand new network-attached storage system by the name of OMNINAS KD20. This NAS is the first in its product range and is aimed directly at small offices, workgroups, and home use. You'll have 2-bays of storage power with solid aluminum and white plastic surrounding the whole construct. Both of the hot-swappable drive bays are able to work with up to 4TB 3.5" hard disks and SSDs.

This unit is able to work with 8TB of storage capacity over one single network. You'll be able to work with RAID-1 mode, RAID-0 mode, or as JBOD. With RAID-1 you'll be mirroring for high data security and with RAID-O you'll be high speed striping. Each hard disk's status can be monitored with the S.M.A.R.T. system that Shuttle offers up, and in RAID-1 you're able swap a defective hard disk.

This machine has 1 USB 3.0 port up front as well as 2 USB 2.0 ports and a card reader – for many types of SD cards. This device works with external hard disks as well as USB sticks and printers connected to the network. This system has AutoCopy, this allowing data to be copied automatically from USB media or SD memory cards straight to the KD20. You can also transfer to a USB-connected storage device besides with timed backups for additional data security.

This unit uses a dual-core processor with tested speeds of 75/55 MB/s (read/write) (under optional conditions) – and energy consumption has been found to only be up at 9W in sleep mode and 15.5W in full operation. Access to the NAS occurs via Gigabit Ethernet and switches and (WLAN) routers with 10/100/1000 Mbit/s data transmission are compatible as well. Topology discovery is also included for connections to your PC.

You've got integrated DNLA-compatible media server action here for media playback, an iTunes server and BT download function also able to be used. There are also free OMNINAS apps on the market for iOS and Android devices for mobile access to content on your KD20.

This device has a recommended retail price of EUR 129.00 (ex VAT) and it's available for purchase right this minute!. Have a peek here at a hands-on video provided by Shuttle to see the NAS in action!