One of the device categories I don’t know a lot about is NAS – Network Area Storage. One thing I do know about it is that LaCie is one of the top storage device manufacturers in the world and delivers some of those devices running XP Embedded.
Today I stumbled across one of their devices available on Amazon, the one pictured here comes in 1, 2 or 4TB versions. I’d love to have one of these to add to test on. 🙂 Two of the features I found more interesting are:
- Apple® Time Machine™ compatible
- Will store and share files with Mac®, PC, Linux, or Unix users
Here’s the rest of the product description:
The LaCie Ethernet Disk offers high performance storage with Gigabit Ethernet for sharing important files, storing web servers, backing up critical data, and archiving folders. The Active Directory support enables easy integration into your office’s networks. The Ethernet Disk frees up file servers by providing independent, stand-alone storage accessible to anyone on the network. Share it with as many as 25 users simultaneously and access your data remotely via the web.
The LaCie Ethernet Agent is included for automatic drive mapping and direct access to shares. The web-based management tool, which comes in multiple languages, makes for easy configuration. Use the four Hi-Speed USB ports for backup on external hard drives or capacity expansion. Its sturdy, slender aluminum design can be stacked or fit into a rack.