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HP, Microsoft delay MediaSmart Server shipments

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HP
and Microsoft have decided to delay shipment of the first product to use Microsoft's Windows Home Server operating system.

An HP spokesperson today said that the company and its partner Microsoft had decided to rework the MSS's software to make it more "user-friendly" to general consumers.

Iomega adds low cost, dual-mode NASes

Iomega today announced its low-priced Home Network Hard Drive product line.

The single-drive NASes come in 320GB, 360GB and 500GB capacities and connect via a 10/100 Ethernet port. All versions can also function as a directly-attached external USB 2.0 drive.

Other features include a built-in XBox 360 media server and two client licenses for EMC Retrospect HD backup software.

The 320GB and 500 GB models are available now at MSRP's of $149 and $199, respectively. Note that the 320 GB model is available only direct from Iomega. The 360GB model is expected to be available in late September for $149.

Newer Tech announces NAS line

Newer Technology today announced its miniStack NAS product line.

The miniStack NAS can support up to 20 simultaneous users, includes a built-in UPnP AV media server and can also be used as an external USB hard drive.

The products are based on Ximeta's NDAS technology, which does not use TCP/IP and requires an application to be run on each NAS client. Clients are available for Windows ME, XP, 2000 and Vista and Mac OS 8.6 and up.

miniStack NAS is available in seven models with capacities from 80GB to 750GB and priced starting at $119.99 MSRP. A 0GB “Add Your Own Drive” kit is also available for $79.99 MSRP.

Iomega rolls out new NAS line

Iomega today added new members to its StorCenter Network Hard Drive product line.

Available in 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB capacities, all members of the new line feature feature a journaling file system, Active Directory support and come bundled with EMC Retrospect Express backup and disaster recovery software. Other features include Apple Bonjour support and integrated UPnP AV and print services.

MicroNet adds new RAID NAS

MicroNet Technology recently introduced the PlatinumNAS Plus with an integrated iTunes music server.

The new NAS is based on an Intel IOP RISC network processor platform with four hot-swappable SATA drives, dual gigabit Ethernet LAN, support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and JBOD modes and SMB/CIFS and WebDisk network services.

Other features include Active Directory and UPnP support, FTP and USB print servers, integrated file download manager supporting BitTorrent, FTP and HTTP and NSYNC support.

The PlatinumNAS Plus line is available immediately with suggested list prices from $799 for a 1 TB configuration to $2999 for the 4 TB model.

Thecus updates N5200 NAS

Thecus today announced an updated version of its high-performance five-bay RAID NAS.

The N5200PRO doubles the processor speed and memory of its predecessor, using a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron M processor and 512MB of DDR memory.

The N5200PRO features up to 5TB of capacity with five 3.5" SATA drive bays and supports multiple RAID levels, allowing multiple RAID volumes on a single system. The N5200PRO also supports iSCSI initiators, enabling users to access the N5200PRO as an iSCSI target device over the Internet or LAN.

QNAP expands BYOD NAS line

QNAP recently launched a new BYOD SATA NAS.

The TS-109 Pro Turbo Station is a single drive BYOD SATA NAS capable of supporting 1 TB drives. Storage can be further expanded via USB 2.0 and eSATA ports. A single 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with jumbo frame support handles LAN connection.

The Turbo station features a web server with PHP, MySQL and SQLite support. Media serving options include a UPnP/DLNA Media Server with TwonkyMedia and Internet radio and well as an iTunes server.

NETGEAR Completes Infrant Acquisition

NETGEAR today said that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Infrant Technologies.

On May 2, 2007, NETGEAR executed a definitive agreement to acquire Infrant, a provider of networked attached storage products. With the completion of the acquisition, NETGEAR adds Infrant's team to focus on hardware, software and technology for networked storage devices under Paul Tien, former President and CEO of Infrant and NETGEAR's new Vice President and General Manager, Networked Storage Products.

Thecus spiffs up RAID5 NAS

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Thecus Technology today announced a "completely updated" version of its N4100 RAID NAS.

The N4100+ supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD modes with hot-swap, hot spare and auto rebuild capabilities. The hardware platform is powered by a 600MHz Intel 80219 CPU, has 128MB of DDR memory, four hard drive bays for 3.5" SATA drives and dual gigabit Ethernet ports.

Supported services include FTP, USB print, iTunes and Mediabolic DLNA. An integrated download manager enables BitTorrent, HTTP and FTP downloading without requiring a PC. Server-to-server backup is provided via Thecus' integrated Nsync service while Windows clients can be backed up using the included Thecus Backup Utility.

The street price will be about $460 when the product is available next month.

Buffalo announces 3TB NASes

Buffalo Technology today announced the 3TB versions of its TeraStation RAID NASes.

The TeraStation Live is aimed at consumer multimedia applications as well as backup and file sharing and includes iTunes and DLNA servers.

The TeraStation Pro II if intended for small business use and includes UPS compatibility and Active Directory Support.

Both TeraStation product lines are Windows and Mac OS compatible, feature two USB 2.0 ports, a gigabit Ethernet with jumbo frame LAN port and support RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 modes.

The 3TB TeraStation Live (HS-DH3.0TGL/R5) and 3TB TeraStation Pro II (TS-H3.0TGL/R5) are available now at estimated street prices of $2,499 each.

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