updated 05:55 pm EDT, Mon August 14, 2006
Storage solutions unveiled
FireWire Depot today unveiled new products for FireWire and SATA users, expanding the company's storage offering with six new models. The NSA-Pro6 is a Network Attached Storage Server based on Linux software and Intel hardware technologies that supports up to six hot swap SATA drives configurable as RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Drives). The FWBU2-IDE11-FWB is a bridgeboard for removable-media drives that connects IDE drives to a FireWire serial bus in a plug-and-play fashion. FireWire Depot also launched the SOHOTANK U7 dual-drive SATA enclosure, featuring a stackable design for easy expansion and various 5.25-inch IDE devices. The NSA-Pro6 is available now for $3,300, the FWB-IDE11-FWB ($80) is due to ship in the near future, and the SOHOTANK U7 is available for $150.