NAS (Network-Attached Storage)

General: Network-attached storage (NAS) is the name given to dedicated data storage technology that can be connected directly to a computer network to provide centralized data access and storage to heterogeneous network clients.

Benefits: Availability of data can potentially be increased with NAS because data access is not dependent on a server: the server can be down and users will still have access to data on the NAS. Performance can be increased by NAS because the file serving is done by the NAS and not done by a server responsibile for also doing other processing. The performance of NAS devices, though, depends heavily on the speed of and traffic on the network and on the amount of cache memory (the equivalent of RAM) on the NAS computers or devices. Scalability of NAS is not limited by the number of internal or external IO interfaces of a server as a NAS device can be connected to any available network jack. NAS can be more reliable than DAS because all the other things that can bring a server down do not affect the NAS device dedicated to file serving.

Features:
1. Vary easy to use: Anyone can setup his own File Server without engineering work, computer hardware, and softwares. The user don't need any detail knowledge about computer operation system.
2. Cost effective: Only 10% cost of PC based web server.
3. Realiable: Embedded system works very smooth and reliable.
4. Security: No damage from virus attack
5. Small size: Only pocket size
6. Green: Few power consumption, less than 1W power
7. WAP: Support Wireless LAN
8. Multilanguage: Support Chinese, English, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian
9. Web based controll: Very user friendly user interface
10. Flexible: More option application functions: Printer Server, BT Client, Router, WAP, Web Server, Mail Server, ...
11. Powerful hardware: More powerful option hardware: Giganet, Wireless LAN, RAID, Printer, .....


Software Modules:
OS Kernel
< Embedded Linux Kernel
< Support DOS, OS/2, MAC, Linux, Windows 98/NT / 2003 / XP/Vista
 
Support Languages
< Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), English, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian
Application Modules
< Web Server
< USB HDD Extented
< Photo Book
< Data Bank
< Media Center
 
Application Modules
< Windows File Server (Samba)
< FTP
< Printer Server
< BT Client
< One Touch Copy
     
Hardware Platforms:
     
Support CPU
< RDC 8610/3210/8611/3211
< AMD GX1/GX2/LX800
< VIA C3/C7
< Intel x86 Compatible
< ARM Based CPU
 
Support HDD
< IDE HDD Up to 4
< SATA HDD Up to 5
< USB HDD/Flash
< Support RAID (0,1,0+1,5,6,10)
Support Printer
< Up to 9 USB Printers
 
Network
< 2 10/100 MB Ethernet
< Option One Giga Net
< Option One 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN
Support PCI/USB
< Option PCI Bus
< Option Mini PCI Bus
< USB2.0x2
 
Others
< SDRAM: 16MB
< Flash: 2MB
< WDT: Watch Dog Timer
     
Modles:
 
Item Model Description
1. N300-I NAS with one IDE HDD
2. N300-S NAS with one SATA HDD
3. N300-U NAS with one USB HDD
4. N360-I2 NAS with two IDE HDD supporting RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD
5. N360-S2 NAS with two SATA HDD supporting RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD
6. N360-I4 NAS with 4 IDE HDD supporting RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD/5/6/10
7. N360-S4 NAS with 4 SATAHDD supporting RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD/5/6/10
8. N600-I NAS+Wireless AP+1xIDE HDD
9. N600-S NAS+Wireless AP+1xSATA HDD
10. N600-I2 NAS+Wireless AP+2xIDE HDD+RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD
11. N600-S2 NAS+Wireless AP+2xSATA HDD+RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD
12. N600-I4 NAS+Wireless AP+4xIDE HDD+RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD/5/6/10
13. N600-S4 NAS+Wireless AP+4xSATA HDD+RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD/5/6/10
All above models support option Giganet, Printer Server & BT Client
   
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