Western Digital sent out a press release this morning, announcing a new version of its WD ShareSpace network storage system. Along with a whopping 8TB of storage, the new WD ShareSpace system is 30% faster when reading and writing large media files and offers DLNA media streaming capabilities.

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WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions, today announced that WD ShareSpace™ network storage systems now offer 8 TB (terabytes) of capacity, up to 30 percent faster transfer speeds, and DLNA media streaming capabilities. Combined with its ease-of-use and small footprint, WD ShareSpace is now a more compelling solution for small offices and digital media enthusiasts who want to store, protect and share massive amounts of content.

Responding to small-business customers' needs for increased shared storage, WD incorporated its industry-first 2 terabyte WD Caviar® Green™ drive into WD ShareSpace's flexible four-bay design, creating a massive 8 TB's of storage in a small footprint.

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qnap ts-439 pro turbo nas.jpgQNAP Systems, Inc. today announces the next gen Intel-based network attached storage TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS for business users. Featuring low power Intel 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB DDRII memory, and stylish industrial design, the TS-439 Pro supports dual Giga LAN, five USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports, RAID 0/1/5/6/5+spare configurations, Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration, and offers advanced functions such as iSCSI target service with Thin Provisioning, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, automatic policy-based IP blocking, instant SMS and email alert, and SSL secure certificate etc.

"The TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS presents a new definition of high scalability, high redundancy, large storage capacity and high stability NAS in the current market. The 4-bay NAS supports up to 6TB storage capacity which can be further expanded by connecting external hard drives to the five USB ports and two eSATA ports. Yet, the NAS is able to maintain low power consumption by the energy-saving Intel CPU which allows 24x7 operation in the business environment," says Troy Lin, Product Manager from QNAP. Moreover, the TS-439 Pro supports a wide range of business-class features such as iSCSI target service with Thin Provisioning and AES 256-bit volume-based encryption. Up to 8 iSCSI devices can be created for storage expansion or backup destination of the existing application servers on the network.

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Optical and hard disk solutions manufacturer Plextor announces a new range of wireless Networked Attached Storage (NAS) drives and media players. The company is responding to the ever-growing demand for wireless products from both professionals and consumers based on their need for more installation flexibility.

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Capitalising on the success of its previous range, Plextor has re-engineered its popular single NAS drives to give them wireless capability. These new drives present the perfect solution for more storage capacity by making it easier to store, share and back-up data over a network.

The wireless PX-WNAS500L (500GB) and PX-WNAS1000L (1TB) models are designed for competent small office business users.

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iomega storcenter pro ix4 nas.jpgIomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the latest addition to its network solutions portfolio with the worldwide launch of the new Iomega® StorCenter™ Pro ix4-100. Based on enterprise-class EMC® storage technologies, the StorCenter Pro ix4 NAS is up and running in just four mouse clicks, providing small businesses and remote offices with up to 4TB* of networked storage that easily integrates with existing infrastructure for expanded storage, file-sharing and backup of critical business data.

The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 is a four-drive NAS powered by the acclaimed EMC LifeLine™ software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment and suite of applications that protects your data and performs valuable business tasks above and beyond simple storage, all designed to make it easy to securely store, protect and serve up data when you need it and where you want it. EMC LifeLine software is designed for cross-platform computer support and has the added bonus of allowing for secure, downloadable feature upgrades.  Add a comment

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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