WD releases ShareSpace NAS
"GigaE connectiviy, 2&4TB capacities are just some of the selling points for this centralised storage solution."
Published: 30th September 2008 | Source: Western Digital |
Big-time storage without the need for a big-time IT department.
Aimed squarely at the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) market, Western Digital has released their new NAS solution, the ShareSpace, which comes in two configurations. Firstly, there's a two-drive, 2TB version with a RRP of $699.99. Secondly, there's a four-drive, 4TB version with a RRP of $999.99. The 2TB version is supplied with the two drives set to Spanning Mode, which acts like a single drive volume. The 4TB version is supplied with the four drives preset to RAID 5 mode but can be reconfigured to RAID 0 or RAID 1.
- A small-footprint, 4-bay storage system that takes up very little space and provides plenty of storage to go around
- GigE connectivity with data transfer rates up to one gigabit per second when used in a GigE network
- RAID 0/1/5 capabilities for data protection and speed
- WD's unique MioNet remote Web access service (for PC and Mac) that lets users access the drive from anywhere
- Automatic and continuous network backup software including licenses to back up 3 computers
- E-mail alert system that monitors drive and system health and sends you an e-mail if a problem is detected
- Microsoft® Active Directory® directory service support
- Plug a USB drive into the front-mounted USB 2.0 port and push a button to transfer automatically all the data on the drive to the WD ShareSpace system
- Equipped with WD drives using WD GreenPower technology, this system, with its efficient cooling architecture and power saving mode, consumes up to 33 percent less power2 and is reliably cool and quiet
- Download manager that supports scheduled downloads through FTP and HTTP
- iTunes server
- Windows Vista® operating system ready
- Built-in FTP server
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- 3-year limited warranty.