LG announced this week that it will have its new Blu-ray equipped Network Attached Storage (NAS) device on display at CES 2009. Originally unveiled at IFA 2008, the N4B1 has four bays and can be configured for up to 4TB of storage. It also comes with built in Blu-ray drive which allows users to archive their data and create a virtual library by storing and sharing disc images.

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Designed for the sophisticated tech consumer and the small office-home office (SoHo) user, LG’s CES Innovations Award-winning NAS device combines a secure storage option for large amounts of data with the capability to read and write in high definition. LG’s full line of information technology (IT) products is on display at the 2009 International CES (Booth #8214, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

“Safe and secure storage of digital content is a top priority for techies and SoHo users alike,” said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing and strategy, LG Electronics North America. “LG’s NAS device is the perfect complement to our award-winning optical disc drive line as it not only provides data security but also offers large storage capacity and gives users the flexibility to read and write Blu-ray.”

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Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced the Addonics NAS (network attached storage) adapter, a low-cost way to add USB storage devices onto a local area network.

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Once on the network, USB storage can be shared by any network user just like any NAS device. In addition, the new solution allows users to custom build their own NAS appliance with unlimited expansion and RAID capability by using Addonics family of drive enclosures, port multipliers and IO converters. When used with Addonics storage towers or racks, users can instantly add to any LAN multi-tera bytes of storage with RAID capabilities.

The NAS adapter supports both SMB (Server Message Block) and the open source Samba network protocols. This allows for cross-platform access of all shared data for most versions of Windows, Mac OS X, and various Linux distributions. The adapter comes with a USB 2.0/1.1 connection and a fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps connection.

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NETGEAR has announced the availability of the industry’s first six-bay desktop network-attached storage solution (NAS). Designed for small and medium-sized businesses, the ReadyNAS Pro is available in 1.5TB, 3TB and 6TB capacities and offers support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6 and NETGEAR's auto-expandable X-RAID2 technology.

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NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, today announced worldwide availability of the industry’s first six-bay desktop network-attached storage solution (NAS) for small- and medium-sized businesses. Designed specifically to meet the centralized network storage needs of up to 200-user SMBs, NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS® Pro Gigabit Desktop Storage family delivers high availability, high performance, expandability, and serviceability in a cost-effective unit that is easy to use and quick to deploy. The ReadyNAS Pro product line is available in storage capacities of 1.5TB (RNDP6350), 3TB (RNDP6310), and 6TB (RNDP6610) – broadening the company’s already successful, award-winning ReadyNAS product portfolio that has established NETGEAR as one of the fastest-growing players in the NAS market.

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Seagate sent out a press release this morning, announcing its new Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition dual-drive network storage server. The Central Axis Business Edition provides two, 1TB hard drives in a RAID 1 (mirrored) configuration, delivering up to 1TB of protected storage. The storage server also provides automated backup for up to 20 networked computers as well as secure remote access from any web browser.

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Seagate (Nasdaq: STX - News), the world leader in storage solutions, today introduced the Maxtor® Central Axis(TM) Business Edition dual-drive network storage server, a storage solution designed to satisfy the long-term business continuity needs and growing storage requirements of small businesses. The Central Axis Business Edition network storage server takes the guesswork out of network storage management by providing simple, automatic backup with solid data protection and secure remote access to business critical information from any web browser. Available in early November, this small-business network storage solution will help companies keep their competitive edge by delivering access to, and protection for their business critical information while in the office or on the road.

Regardless of a company's size, its business information is its most valued asset. As small-office/home-office (SOHO) and small businesses continue to grow, so do their stores of digital information. The Central Axis Business Edition storage server makes managing and safeguarding this information easy with automated backup for up to 20 networked computers to one central, safe location. Central Axis Business Edition also allows people to save up to 10 historical versions of information and schedule incremental backups.

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Plextor Europe has launched a new series of two-drive NAS devices. Available in capacities up to 2TB, the Plextor StorX Duo-HDD NAS comes equipped with hot-swappable hard disks that can be configured for performance (RAID 0) or redundant storage (RAID 1). The StorX unit also features built-in print and FTP servers as well as a one-touch USB backup button.

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Personal storage expert Plextor announces a new range of NAS [Network-attached Storage] drives comprising two HDDs which are hot-swappable for maximum flexibility. PC and Mac-compatible, the Plextor StorX Duo-HDD NAS drives are available in three capacities – offering up to 2TB of storage. They are high-speed, easy to use NAS devices providing an excellent data storage and sharing solution for your Small Office or Home Office (SOHO) or even for home users.

As storage requirements are ever-increasing, critical for SOHO users is the ability to easily store, share, secure and back-up important data over the network. The Plextor StorX is designed to do just that. It supports a 2-drive solution that can be configured for performance (RAID 0) or redundant storage (RAID 1). To ensure optimum data integrity, the drives are hot-swappable/hot-pluggable. The device is easily configured via a user-friendly Web-based interface and includes NAS backup software Backup4all.

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