Maxtor has announced the shipment of the MaxAttach NAS 4100, a network-attached storage (NAS) file server. Although the server itself is based on Microsoft’s Windows 2000 operating system, the MaxAttach NAS 4100 sports interoperability with Windows, UNIX/Linux and Macintosh operating systems.
Maxtor indicated that the MaxAttach NAS 4100 is the first server to support the latest enterprise directory services from Microsoft and Novell.
According to Maxtor, the MaxAttach NAS 4100 is compatible with backup and device-management tools from vendors including Veritas, Legato, Computer Associates and Hewlett-Packard. The MaxAttach also sports support for RAID 0, 1 and 5, and incorporates a SCSI port for direct tape backup. The new MaxAttach server incorporates dual 10/100baseT Ethernet ports; the 320GB MaxAttach model also sports a Gigabit Ethernet interface.
Installation, according to Maxtor, only takes about 10 minutes and incurs no network downtime. The installation and management of the MaxAttach NAS 4100 is done through Maxtor’s MaxNeighborhood software, a Web-based application.
Suggested retail pricing for the MaxAttach NAS 4100 starts at US$3,299 for a 160GB configuration. The 320GB model weighs in at $4,999. The MaxAttach NAS 4100 is available from leading distributors and retailers.