Western Digital (WD) has announced an 8 terabyte (TB) version of its ShareSpace network storage appliance. It’s priced at $1700.
Inside the device are four 2TB WD Caviar Green hard disk drive mechanisms. “Green”-branded hard drives from WD consume less power — up to 33 percent less power, according to the manufacturer.
It has a USB 2.0 port mounted on its front that lets you plug in another hard drive; a button will automatically transfer all of the data on that drive to the ShareSpace. WD’s “MioNet” remote Web access service lets you access the device from anywhere, and the download manager supports FTP and HTTP connections. There are three USB 2.0 ports for further expansion.
The ShareSpace also comes in 2TB and 4TB configurations.