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.
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.
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.
Private file sharing company drop.io, inc. has just announced a very simple file sharing solution that allows professionals in businesses or organizations to centrally manage and share large data files. Many people already use the drop.io service as a central hub for project content.
The drop.io Manager extends the core sharing functionality by providing users with the ability to organize multiple drops from a single interface with many administrative, customization and privacy options. drop.io Manager is available in three different subscription options including Professional, Business and Enterprise.
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.
HP's first-generation MediaSmart EX475 was the poster-child for Windows Home Server. Now, HP are back with their second-gen version, the MediaSmart EX487; the hardware looks the same, but what's under the hood has seen some serious improvements. Is this the best backup option for Windows and Mac users? SlashGear set to finding out.