Quantum Corp.’s Network Attached Storage Division has announced the re-release of Snap OS 3.4, the latest version of the operating system for its line of
Snap Server products. The new version of Snap OS can be downloaded from the Snap Server Web site.
This new version of Snap OS is a re-issue of version 3.4, first introduced last week. Shortly after its release, Snap OS 3.4 was pulled from distribution — Quantum reported an issue related to the software’s
group Access Control List features which necessitated its removal.
“Thank you again for your patience during this process. As always, we are committed to making Snap Servers the easiest to use and most reliable network attached storage servers available,” said Quantum director of worldwide service and support, Thomas Zimmer, in an e-mail sent to registered Snap Server users.
The new version of Snap OS features performance improvements and now sports compatibility with the latest versions of Mac OS X. Also, Quantum’s technical notes on the Snap Server Web site suggested that with the upgrade to version 3.4, users would be able to install future upgrades from the Web-based administration console itself. Alas, getting to 3.4 will still require a Windows-based PC running Quantum’s own “Assist” application, or a trip for the file server back to Quantum Corp. to be upgraded there.
Snap Servers are network attached storage (NAS) devices — entirely self-contained file servers that attach to the network and can be configured in mere minutes, saving system managers hours and lots of money compared to a traditional file server. The devices come in a variety of capacities and with an assortment of different features, ranging from basic storage to advanced RAID systems. They’re available in desktop and rack-mounted configurations, depending on the model.