MicroNet Technology has announced its Platinum NAS 3.0, a desktop network attached storage (NAS) system with 3 terabytes of combined storage capacity. It’s available for $3,700.
The Platinum NAS system uses four individual Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive mechanisms, and can support 750GB drives — for a total combined capacity of 3TB. Each drive can be hot-swapped using a lockable drive tray. The drive is Mac OS X, Windows and Unix-compatible.
The Platinum NAS uses Web browser-based administration. It supports SMB/CIFS, UPnP and Webdisk network services. The Platinum NAS is designed to work from a desktop, rather than a rack system, aimed primarily at small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) looking for fast, redundant network storage capabilities without the added complexity of a full-blown file server.
The Platinum NAS uses an Intel Xscale 64-bit network storage processor and features dual-channel gigabit Ethernet connectivity and 256MB of error-correcting cache memory. Drives can be set up in RAID 0, 1 and 5 configurations. The Platinum NAS will automatically rebuild drives in the event there’s a failure or expansion of the system’s capacity.