updated 10:10 am EST, Mon November 13, 2006
NAS, SAN RAID Tower ships
FireWire Depot has begun shipping its new tNASi RAID 5 NAS/SAN Tower, a browser-based network storage distribution center offering NAS/SAN with Gigabit Ethernet featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6. Designed to deliver file-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) and block-based Storage Area Networking (SAN), the single unit offers support for 1.3U rack mount enclosures as well as more than 2TB of storage capacity. Fully hot-swappable disk mechanisms allow for up to eight SATA drives with extended modules, and the device ships with a three-year manufacturers warranty. The tNASi RAID 5 NAS/SAN Tower with four SATA drives and Gigabit Ethernet is available from $1,550 to $3,250, with extended modules optionally adding 4x SATA functionality with a SATA II host controller ($320) or dual Gigabit Ethernet ports ($400).