updated 09:45 am EDT, Fri July 16, 2004
Kano X-Spand storage tower
Kano has introduced the desktop-storage tower system, available in two- or four-bay versions that can house up to 1TB of disk space. The X-Spand features FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 connectivity; the company says that it features FireWire 800 transfer rates up to 50% faster than first-generation FireWire 800 drives. It ships with Dantz Retrospect Express automatic backup software and is available in the following configurations: 2 bay, 160GB ($455), 240GB ($500), 500GB ($800); and 4 bay, 320GB ($835), 480GB ($950), 1TB ($1,545). PCI FireWire 800 host adapters start at $70.