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.
As the name implies, the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive is essentially a NAS device with media hub abilities, intended to back up and playback multimedia files across your home network. Where it stands slightly out from the crowd is in its support of UPnP for DLNA-certified devices and iTunes, allowing the NAS to store and stream music, video and pictures to a variety of PC, laptop, home consumer electronics and Apple products.
It's been almost 18 months since we reviewed the Drobo, and now Data Robotics are back with their latest model, the DroboPro. Aimed at small businesses and professionals with huge quantities of data, the Data Robotics DroboPro has a full eight SATA I/II bays each happy with up to 2TB drives for a maximum of 16TB storage. It also features the company's intelligent monitoring and management system.
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.
Images of a so-far unannounced VIA NAS have emerged, the VIA NSD7200. A compact desktop unit with three USB ports and what's likely to be a gigabit ethernet connection, the NSD7200 was promised for launch at the Embedded World 2009 conference back in March, but nothing has been heard regarding it since.
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.
Today’s external backup drives aren’t simple as it used to be, many are trying too hard to incorporate as a media server, or media hub with remote sharing as a networked-attached storage. A straightforward and affordable one-click, plug-n-play achieve solution has turned into a high dollar multimedia server with complicate setup. If you know your way to around t a backup scheduling and don’t mind extra steps to attach an external drive, there are plenty of cheap solution available; otherwise, check out this newest WD’s MY-BOOK World edition NAS server with many promises to deliver simple setup at reduced power.
Addonics NASU2 NAS Adapter promises to be an easy, low-cost way to take a USB hard-drive and turn it into network-attached storage. The compact box, with a USB 2.0 port on one end and a 10/100 ethernet port on the other, was announced back in December; now Register Hardware have flipped it onto their review bench to see if it really is the $55 Holy Grail of simple networked storage. The good news? In many ways, it really is.
We're starting to see a lot of devices wearing multiple hats, so to speak, and the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 is no exception. Not only is the DIR-685 an 802.11n Wi-Fi router, it also packs network attached storage (NAS) and D-Link's SharePort Technology, which allows printers, scanners and other devices to be shared over the network via USB.