I had been bugging Buffalo for awhile to get me either the TeraStation Pro II or Live so that I could see how the switch to a Marvell-based NAS platform affected performance. Looks like it helps quite a bit.
Check out the NAS Charts, which include data for 100, 1000 and 1000 w/ 4k jumbo LAN connections and RAID 0, 5 and 10 modes. Enjoy!
NETGEAR today announced four new wireless and wired network infrastructure products, new NAS line and a VoIP partnership.
The NETGEAR ProSafe Smart Wireless Switch (WFS709TP) is a wireless controller supporting up to 16 wireless access points and 256 users per switch. Roaming is supported across multiple access points without the need to re-associate and re-authenticate with access points as they move from location to location.
The WFS709TP integrates RF management and planning capabilities including automatic self-configuration of transmit power level, channel, load balancing and interference avoidance. The switch also incorporates enterprise-class security features including RADIUS and AAA Server support.
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 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 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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