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NetGear 1TB Stora NAS

Posted in NAS by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2009

NetGear 1TB Stora NASNetGear has now jumped into the consumer NAS market with a 1TB offering dubbed Stora. It’s basically a “dumbed down” version of their business NAS devices, compatible with Mac, Linux and Windows platforms. It should work pretty good as an iTunes or DLNA server.

It’s also ships with a two-bay configuration which is auto-set to mirror data. The NetGear Stora MS2110 will retail for $229 and comes with a 1TB drive.

LG N2R1 Wi-Fi NAS

Posted in NAS by Conner Flynn on September 10th, 2009

LG N2R1 Wi-Fi NASLG’s latest N2R1 NAS device is set to arrive this fall in 1TB and 2TB capacities and should prove to be a good alternative to the Time Capsule from Apple since they occupy the same price points as Apple with the same amount of storage.

The difference is that LG’s version is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac, which makes drive swapping easy. It should be DLNA-compliant, with a network-sharable DVD player/RW. It uses 802.11g instead of 802.11n. They will cost you $299 and $399 respectively.

Buffalo intros 4TB TeraStation NAS

Posted in NAS by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2009

Buffalo intros 4TB TeraStation NASYou had a long wait if you were waiting for Buffalo to get around to a new TeraStation, but here it is at last. Buffalo’s latest TeraStation NAS integrates with Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 for up to 4TB of storage. It also features support for Raid 5/0/1 and VSS, and packs in four hot-swappable drive bays.

The WS-Q2.0TL/R5 (2TB version) is available for about $1,658. The WS-Q4.0TL/R5 (4TB) will cost you about $2,077. Hopefully this bad boy fits in your budget.

Xtreamer e-TRAYz NAS

Posted in NAS by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2009

Xtreamer e-TRAYz NASXtreamer is launching a new ultra compact NAS that supports up to 4TB of storage across two bays. And if you purchase last year’s model by November 1st, 2009, you’ll be able to pre-order this one for €59 ($84) when it becomes available.

After November 1st, 2009 it will cost you €99. If you don’t have the current Xtreamer you might want to pick up both for a €198 price.

Data Robotics 8-bay DroboPro, 16TB of data

Posted in NAS by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2009

Data Robotics 8-bay DroboPro, 16TB of dataIt’s been a while since Data Robotics had some new hardware. But now they are sharing a larger, tougher DroboPro that’s as easy to use as its predecessor. The 8-bay NAS is aimed at small businesses and creative professional types, but everyone can get in on loving it.

The price is $1300 and it connects to your network via iSCSI, Firewire 800 or USB 2 and supports up to 8 3.5-inch SATA drives for a maximum of 16TB of storage. It’s rack mountable as well if you like. It will only take up about a square foot of desk real estate, while standing five inches tall.

Buffalo NAS device doubles as USB 2.0 drive

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on September 22nd, 2008

Buffalo FlexNet

Buffalo Technology has unveiled a hybrid device which marries an “external USB drive and a network attached storage solution.” It is called the DriveStation FlexNet and it will be available around $150 for the 500GB (HD-CE500LU2), $170 for the 640GB (HD-CE640LU2) and $260 for the 1TB (HD-CE1.0TLU2) storage models.

Buffalo says the FlexNet lets one toggle between USB 2.0 and NAS via a single button. It features a 10/100 Ethernet interface and makes use of Buffalo’s USB technology to offer up to “20 percent” faster transfer rates over standard USB drives.

LaCie puts designer touch on new NAS device

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on August 27th, 2008

LaCie Network Space

LaCie’s got itself a new designer external hard drive today which is networked for NAS duty. It is called Network Space and you’ll find this drive offering 500GB or 1TB of storage when it becomes available next month.

The LaCie Network Space, which starts pricing around $150, is the latest design for the company by Neil Poulton. It has a black mirror-polished finish, fanless operation and blue LED strip. LaCie says it is usable right from the box by just plugging into an Ethernet port.

D-Link debuts four-bay NAS enclosure

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on July 10th, 2008

D-Link 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343)

D-Link is targeting small and mid-sized businesses seeking a network area storage solution which is relatively easy to use and stores lots of data. Its offering to this segement is the new D-Link 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343), priced at around $520.

The D-Link 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343) is designed “to accommodate up to four SATA drives that can be inserted without any tools or attaching cables.” It can, according to D-Link, “operate in a variety of drive configurations including Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, and 5.”

Intest gives you 15TB of NAS goodness for your pirated videos

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on July 8th, 2008

Intest TeraRAID XV-NAS

Think about your home entertainment library for a moment. How many GBs of storage do you need for all of your digital media? Don’t have enough and need a few TB for your content? Intest seems to have a new 15 Terabyte NAS solution, called the Intest TeraRAID XV-NAS.

The Intest TeraRAID XV-NAS, priced at around $15,000 for the 15TB solution or $11,000 for 7TB, exists to host every illegally copied or downloaded movie and song track you’ve ever added to your collection. This monster of a NAS device includes 15 hot swappable bays in a RAID 6 configuration. The server is pre-loaded with Seagate hard drives designed for multi-streaming video applications.

Maxtor makes Central Axis your home NAS solution

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on June 25th, 2008

Maxtor Central Axis

Maxtor is betting your home network is bursting at the seams with data needing back up support and is therefore unveiling a new home NAS solution. It is called the Maxtor Central Axis and you’ll find it pricing at around $330.

The Maxtor Central Axis offers you a generous 1TB of NAS storage to fill with your travel photos and MP3s. The drive allows for each computer in the home to be automatically backed up and files can be accessed and stored from both Mac OS X and Windows operated PCs.

Buffalo drops 1TB into your palm

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on April 10th, 2008

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The folks over at Buffalo Technology want to put a massive amount of storage in the palm of your hand – 1TB to be specific. The computer equipment manufacturer is accomplishing this task through the release of its LinkStation Mini (LS-WS1.0TGL/R1), priced at around $700.

The Buffalo LinkStation Mini delivers 1TB of storage to you via its dual drive design. It can be configured for either RAID 0 or RAID 1, depending upon your data needs, and sports an auto-sensing Ethernet port so it can act as a network attached storage device. The drives themselves are 5,400 RPM, 2.5-inch notebook drives.

Ripfactory offers NAS device which rips CDS/plays music

Posted in NAS by Nino Marchetti on March 12th, 2008

ripserver.jpgA company by the name of Ripfactory which offers professional CD ripping services is adding a new piece of hardware to its product line. It is called the Ripserver and it will cost you somewhat above $1,400 for a 1 TB model.

The Ripserver from Ripfactory is a network area storage device with a built-in CD ripping solution. One inserts a CD into its slimline slot and lets the Ripserver do the rest. It automatically copies the CD’s music, ejects it and makes the music available on one’s network for listening or transfer to a digital music player.

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Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo RAID NAS

Posted in Buffalo,CES 2008,NAS,Storage by Darrin Olson on January 8th, 2008

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo NAS with RAID drivesBuffalo has recently added the LinkStation Pro Duo as one of the latest to their lineup of NAS products, targeting small or home businesses in need of an affordable and stable solution for large capacity data storage.

The Pro Duo currently comes in a 1TB configuration with the option of either RAID 0 or RAID 1 redundant 3.5″ SATA drives. It connects to your network via 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet as an Active Directory client and also has Buffalo’s Web Access technology allowing you to access data stored on the drive remotely from anywhere via the web. It even has included software that lets you start it up remotely.

LaCie gets busy with another 2TB NAS device

Posted in LaCie,NAS by Nino Marchetti on October 2nd, 2007

LaCie 2big NetworkThe people from LaCie never seem to rest. The latest product from the bowels of this storage device company is the LaCie 2big Network, available in November in various storage sizes up to 2TB.

The LaCie 2big Network is designed as a backup solution for small office environments. It sports a Gigabit Ethernet connection and two RAID modes for mirroring each other or providing larger storage capacity. A web-based administration page lets one offer customized access to various users both in the network and for remote access.

LaCie debuts home version of NAS device

Posted in LaCie,NAS by Nino Marchetti on September 26th, 2007

LaCie Ethernet Disk mini – Home EditionLaCie has really been busy of late cranking out new storage devices. Its latest product, announced today, is a home version of its Ethernet Disk mini NAS drive. The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini – Home Edition is priced at around $200 and will be available in October.

The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini – Home Edition is a 500GB personal media server which offers Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity. It allows users the ability to offer remote access to others for files stored on it and can also be used to back up and synchronize a home computer automatically. It also lets one stream multimedia files through DLNA-compatible UPnP media players and acts as an iTunes music server.