updated 11:20 am EDT, Wed July 18, 2007
4TB network storage
MicroNet Technology has introduced the PlatinumNAS Plus, its latest SMB NAS (Network Area Storage) device that integrates with Apple's iTunes software to serve as a centralized repository for storing up to 4TB of digital content. "With the addition of embedded iTunes server software, MicroNet provides a turnkey SMB NAS solution that allows all Windows and Macintosh network users to easily access and view digital content, including product and company training content, podcasts and other digital media," the company said. The PlatinumNAS Plus consolidates file and digital media services into a single easy-to-use Web-based management utility, and utilizes an Intel IOP RISC network processor optimized for network file services. The device includes four independent SATA drive channels, while automatic RAID set rebuild and background RAID creation help to keep data online during a drive failure. USB 2.0 expansion slots support further external storage, and an unattended download manager with a built-in scheduler enables users to run bandwidth-intensive downloads during off-peak hours. The PlatinumNAS Plus is priced from $800 (1TB) to $3,000 (4TB).