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Infrant ReadyNAS offers 3TB storage

Infrant Technologies on Monday unveiled its ReadyNAS Network Attached Storage (NAS) server with up to 3 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity. It fits into 1U of rack space. It costs $999 to $3,395 depending on storage capacity.

The ReadyNAS 1100 is 12-inches deep and has a typical power consumption of 75 watts when equipped with four hard disk drives. It features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, full hardware RAID (Levels 0, 1, 5) support, and support for Serial ATA (SATA)-based hard disk drives. The ReadyNAS 1100 provides sequenced hard drive power on, which protects the system from “start-up surging,” according to Infrant.

Using an embedded Linux operating system kernel, the ReadyNAS 1100 supports journaling and has native support for Mac OS X Apple File Protocol (AFP), Windows SMB/CIFS, and NFS. It also support’s Infrant’s X-RAID technology, which provides expandable RAID storage capability. The device comes with a five-user license of EMC Retrospect network backup software.

The ReadyNAS 1100 comes in a “core unit” (without hard drives) for $999. Pre-loaded 1TB, 2TB and 3TB systems cost $1,575, $2,495 and $3,395 respectively.

Infrant’s Web site had not been updated with information about the ReadyNAS 1100 as Macworld posted this article.

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