Ads in the current version of PC World provide a peek at some of the products
that Linksys may announce during CES. The Cisco division won't be present
in any of the show's venues, but will hold private meetings in an offsite hotel
LaCie has updated its single-drive NAS with a speedy new CPU, gigabit Ethernet and SATA drive. Tim Higgins found much improved network performance, but for USB attached, not so much.
Craig Ellison finds that Trendnet's TS-I300 is a decent, but a tad expensive entry-level NAS.
Jim Buzbee brings us up to date on the state on what's happening with one of Linksys' most popular hacking platforms.
Infrant Technologies today announced a Network Attached Storage (NAS) product for the SMB market. The ReadyNAS 1100 is packaged in a compact 12" deep 1U chassis, enabling back-to-back mounting in a four-post data rack. Typical power consumption is 75 watts with four hard drives.
Other hardware features include dual gigabit Ethernet ports, full-hardware RAID (0, 1, 5, X-RAID), support for up to four hot-swappable SATA hard drives and sequenced hard drive power on to protect against "start-up surging."
Thecus suggested we retest its N2100 dual-drive NAS with new firmware that Thecus said provides a nice performance boost. We did and found that, indeed, it does.
Iomega today announced the next generation of its Iomega StorCenter network-attached storage (NAS) devices. All models feature the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system, optimized for file and print services across the network and SATA-II hot-swappable hard drives.
Networked Storage Vendor Anthology Solutions, maker of the Yellow Machine Storage Appliance appears to have ceased operations in September.
Visitors to Anthology's website are redirected to a support forum (http://yellowmachinecommunity.org/smf/).
HP's entry into the consumer NAS market might take the prize for size. But Jim Buzbee found it has award-worthy performance and features, too.
Given all the stuff you've got squirreled away on your NAS, maybe you should be thinking of stepping up to RAID for a bit of storage insurance. Craig Ellison looked at D-Link's DNS-323 and liked what he saw.