LenovoEMC rolled out more powerful four-bay small-biz desktop and rackmount NASes at CES 2014.
The company said its px4-400d NAS Performance Tower delivers 25% higher throughput than its previous px4-300d top-of-line four-bay model. The new platform is also available in 1U rackmount form as the px4-400r.
Both are based on a 2.13 GHz dual-core Intel D2701 Atom CPU with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and have one eSATA, four USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports for storage expansion. An HDMI port and PCIe expansion slot for optional analog video signal conversion are included to support video surveillance applications.
The px4-400d and r are powered by the Linux-based LifeLine 4.1 OS with features including remote access, virtualization, data replication, device-to-device copy jobs, advanced RAID support and solid state drive support. The updated OS now includes domain support and Active Directory enhancements, Transmission Torrent downloader, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) centralized security management and LenovoEMC Storage Connector (LESC). The latter enables Lenovo Think systems running Windows 8.1 to automatically discover LenovoEMC devices.
Third-party add-ins are also coming and include EMC AVAMAR backup client, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, ATI Lite from Acronis or the optional ($) Acronis Backup & Recovery for LenovoEMC NAS (ABR) and Milestone ArcusVideo Surveillance.
The px4-400d is shipping now in diskless ($729 MSRP) and diskful configurations using either server-class drives or standard drives in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific only.
The px4-400r is also shipping at MSRPs starting at $1399 for the diskless model. Both the Server Class Series and Pro Series are available with 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB HDDs.