Iomega NAS offers rack mount, print server

Iomega on Thursday announced its StorCenter Pro NAS 450r series — a rack-mountable series of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices that feature capacities up to two terabytes (TB) and print server capabilities. Prices start at $3,999.

Mac, Windows and Linux-compatible, the StorCenter Pro NAS 450r employs Windows Storage server 2003 R2 for an operating system. Under the hood is a dual-core Xeon CPU, hardware-based RAID support, hot-swappable 7200RPM Serial ATA (SATA) II hard disk drives, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and other capabilities.

The StorCenter Pro NAS 450r features four disk drives and hardware-based RAID Level 0 (striping), Level 1 (mirroring) or Level 5 (striping with parity) support. An Ultra 320 SCSI port is also included, for high speed direct backup.

The StorCenter Pro ships with a five-client license of EMC Retrospect Express backup software. Also included is Windows Print Server, which provides centralized support and management for up to five network printers.

The StorCenter Pro NAS 450r costs $3,999 for a 1TB system (incorporating four 250GB drives). A 2TB system (using four 500GB drives) costs $4,999. Iomega plans to ship a 4TB model once 1TB drives are available later this year.

Iomega’s Web site was not updated with information about the 450r model as Macworld posted this article.

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