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Iomega Debuts 1-TB Wireless NAS Box


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This is realy cool, and a very nice looking product.

Iomega Corp. on Monday announced a terabyte-sized, network-attached external storage unit for the home, complete with a media and print server built in.

The Iomega StorCenter 1-TB Wireless Network Storage unit is now shipping worldwide for a suggested price of $899.95, while the Iomega StorCenter External Hard Drive, a 500-GByte unit, costs $499.95.

Both units include a Gigabit Ethernet interface. The two also include a pair of USB 2.0 ports, either for connecting even more storage or a USB printer, through which the unit can act as a print server or a media server, through the installed software. The Wireless Network Storage box, as the name suggests, includes integrated 802.1g wireless networking and uPNP capability, complete with either WEP or WPA security functionality.

The larger Wireless Network Storage unit houses four 250-Gbyte, 7,200-RPM hard drives, which can be arranged in a RAID 0 (data striped across all four drives) RAID 1 (data mirrored across two drives) and RAID 5 (striping plus parity). The smaller External Hard Drive houses just two drives that can be configured in either a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration.


"Network storage devices are gaining in popularity with small businesses and advanced home users for a simple reason: they meet a growing need for anywhere, anytime access to data," said Brett Schechter, senior product manager of hard drive solutions for Iomega, in a statement. "Iomega's StorCenter storage devices are easy to utilize, and they include sophisticated network features that save users time and money."

Both new StorCenter Network Hard Drives support Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X 10.2.7 or higher, and Linux distributions Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, and FedoraCore 3.

Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1953559,00.asp

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Might work for a home.. but wifi just doenst make sense!  802.11g.. maybe if they re-release it with 802.11n then it would make sense..  Looks like an interesting product.

802.11g would work for smaller files, but if you had to do the whole drive wifi is just too slow, even a 100mbps eathernet is would be slow. so eather way its not going to be very fast.

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