updated 03:25 pm EDT, Thu September 20, 2007
Iomega NAS, print servers
Iomega today unveiled new rackmount and desktop network attached storage devices designed for small and medium-sized businesses. The company's new four-drive rackmount models include the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB Server with and without print serving capability, as well as the new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 150d 3TB server. The StorCenter Pro NAS 150d offers SMB administrators add-on network storage with Active Directory support, and all of the new NAS servers use Gigabit Ethernet for fast connectivity to support up to four SATA-II hard drives that are configurable to RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring), or RAID 5 (striping plus parity) operation. Iomega's StorCenter Pro NAS 150d 3GB ($1,700) and 200r 1TB ($1,900) both work with Mac OS X 10.2.7 or later. The company's StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB server with print will ship later this month for $2,500.
Both the Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 200r 1TB (express edition) and NAS 200r 1TB with Print (workgroup edition) is powered by Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 with support for Microsoft's Encrypting File System as well as Volume Shadow Copy and Active Directory services. The 200r and 150d NAS devices also feature true hot-swappable hard drives with rebuild capability after a drive failure without any interruption or downtime.
The StorCenter Pro NAS 150d Server includes Iomega's Discovery Tool software for simple and automatic setup. The StorCenter Pro NAS 150d supports Mac OS X systems and includes built-in print server functionality via USB 2.0 connectivity.