LaCie recently announced its latest network storage system, the 5big Network. Available in capacities up to 7.5GB, the 5big Network features five hot-swappable disks and supports seven RAID modes including RAID 5 and RAID 6. The system can also be expanded by connecting external hard drives via its USB 2.0 and eSATA ports.

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LaCie today announced the 5big Network, the most complete five-bay RAID solution for small and medium workgroups or offices that need large storage and backup capacity, improved performance and advanced security. Offering capacities of up to 7.5TB* (7500GB) and a versatile hot-swap feature, the 5big Network supports seven RAID modes including RAID 5 and RAID 6 for more flexibility and superior data protection.

“The LaCie 5big Network delivers the best storage RAID value for workgroups and medium-sized offices,” said Edin del Mar, LaCie Product Manager for SOHO NAS Solutions. “Now small companies can benefit not only from huge capacities and extra security, but also from a complete backup solution for their business.”

Responding to the expanding storage needs of small and medium workgroups or businesses, the 5big Network’s huge capacity can be expanded by connecting external hard drives via its Hi-Speed USB port or three eSATA ports. Users can also easily set up scheduled incremental backups onto external disks to protect the 5big Network’s data.

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Western Digital sent out a press release this morning, announcing its WD ShareSpace high-speed network storage systems. These new 4-bay storage systems provide up to 4 TB of storage capacity and offer multiple RAID configurations for data protection and speed. The WD ShareSpace systems also features a built in FTP server, Active Directory support and software for remote access and network backups.

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WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new WD ShareSpace high-speed network storage systems that provide cost-effective, centralized storage for small office and home networks. WD ShareSpace represents WD’s first entry into the small-office network storage market, where it plans to bring to a new class of users the ease-of-use, design and value enjoyed by millions of WD My Book® and My Passport™ customers.

Traditionally, available only in large companies with big IT departments, centralized storage helps businesses improve collaboration, while protecting their digital assets. The WD ShareSpace storage systems now bring those large-company benefits to small offices in an easy-to-set-up, small-footprint design. The 4-bay storage systems with Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) interface provide up to 4 TB of storage capacity and multiple RAID configurations.

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Sans Digital sent out a press release today, announcing its new 2-bay NAS enclosure. The AccuNAS AN2L offers support for RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD and spanning. Along with the usual data sharing, the enclosure includes built-in backup, web, FTP and BitTorrent servers. To top it off, the AN2L allows direct playback of multimedia files via the PS3, PSP and Xbox.

The Sans Digital AccuNAS AN2L is a high performance network attached storage with unlimitedpossibilities. It not only supports digital file sharing over the network in Windows, Linux and Macenvironment, it also allows playback of digital multimedia directly via PS3/PSP, XBOX and otherdigital media player using UPnP and DLNA. Images and photographs could be easily shared viathe web using the Photo Station feature, with automatically creates thumbnails and web pages forthese files. The AN2L supports iTunes Server by allowing automatic MP3 detection and display inPC or MAC’s iTunes software. Its Web Hard Drive feature allows off site file access, where datacould be retrieved from various locations. Its Network Recycle Bin prevents accidental filedeletion by saving deleted file in a temporary location.
The AccuNAS AN2L is available now and can be purchased directly from Sans Digital's website. Prices start at $362 for a diskless unit and go up to $1252 for one with a pair of 1TB drives. If you'd like to read more, San Digital's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
LG announced this week that it will be unveiling its new N4B1 network attached storage (NAS) at IFA 2008. The N4B1 accepts hard drives as large as four terabytes and can be configured for RAID 5, 0, 1, 1+0 and JBOD modes. 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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LG Electronics, global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, announced that it will unveil its new N4B1 network attached storage (NAS), which provides integrated data management, at IFA 2008. This NAS targets home and small business users, going beyond just data sharing to offer advanced data management features including a built-in Blu-ray drive and version management.