If you’re looking for some mammoth storage capabilities for your enterprise network, take heed of Maxtor Corp.’s latest product. Maxtor said the MaxAttach NAS 6000 is now shipping. The scalable network file server offers capacities up to 5.7TB (terabytes).
As a network attached storage (NAS) system, the MaxAttach NAS 6000 is a completely self-contained file server storage solution — you don’t need to add a separate computer to manage the system or interface it to your network. Maxtor claims that MaxAttach servers can be added to a network in less than 10 minutes while incurring no network downtime. The system is managed through a Web browser interface.
Although The MaxAttach NAS 6000 is Windows-based, the system features file sharing capabilities for Windows, UNIX/Linux, NetWare and Macintosh environments. Maxtor said the device is aimed at large enterprises, financial institutions, mid-sized engineering firms and medical imaging companies looking for a complete data management product equally capable of e-mail archiving, disc-to-disc backup and disk aggregation.
The MaxAttach NAS 6000 features hot-swappable drives, dual power supplies and redundant cooling fans. It also sports RAID 5 data protection and the “Persistent Storage Manager” snapshot feature enables administrators to instantly recover deleted or corrupted files. The system also sports multiple Ethernet ports, support for Gigabit Ethernet, a journaling file system and integrated UPS support. Maxtor offers 24×7 telephone-based tech support and one-year, next business day on-site field service — premium field service upgrades are available for businesses that need them.
The MaxAttach NAS 6000 carries a suggested retail price of US$29,999 for the 1.9TB base capacity server. You can find it through authorized Maxtor resellers or via Ingram Micro.