updated 03:45 pm EDT, Thu June 4, 2009
MN2LP NAS server ships
Sans Digital has relaunched its dual-bay RAID network-attached server, the MobileNAS MN2LP - 2 Bay RAID NAS Server, featuring an LCD readout display. The new LCD provides RAID, system info and the IP address. The two-disk server is geared towards file sharing on a home or office network. It offers both RAID 0 striping for better performance or RAID 1 mirroring for redundancy and better backup. It works over Mac networks via Bonjour networking and is compatible with Windows via CIFS as well as Linux via NFS -- it can support all three platforms at once.
In addition to standard file serving functions, the MN2LP can be configured as an FTP server with built-in account management for data protection, managing read-only or full read/write permissions. It can also be set up as an iTunes server, allowing access for both Mac and PC users.
The MN2LP uses SATA II drives using fan-based cooling and offers both Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 connections. It is available in five configurations, from a driveless model to a dual 1.5TB model. The diskless model starts at $220 and the dual 1.5TB loaded drive costs $590.