updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon July 9, 2007
Netgear Storage Central T
Netgear this morning officially shipped its Storage Central Turbo network storage device. Intended as much for the home and work, the device loads up to two desktop-sized Serial ATA drives of the user's choice and shares them across up to a gigabit Ethernet network. This lets it handle even live HD video streams in real-time, Netgear says. Specialized storage area network techniques let users upgrade relatively easily by just adding more of the SCT devices to the network, while SmartSync software allows redundant backups between drives and to guard folders against public access or for individual users.
NetGear offers the Storage Central Turbo solely as an empty device, with drives to be added later; it arrives soon at online and physical resellers for $200 and works with virtually any operating system that can access network drives.