Plextor just released the PX-NAS4, its latest network-attached
storage (NAS) device.
Aimed at small and medium sized business environments, the
PX-NAS4 promises to offer performance, massive storage capacity,
high data reliability and security.
The device has dual LAN ports to provide a bandwidth of up to
2Gbps and has the capacity to store up to 8TB of data across
four hot-swap drive bays. Also the PX-NAS4 has a storage
expansion option available via built-in eSATA and USB ports
which allow for the connection of additional external hard
The PX-NAS4 offers the convenience of iSCSI, making its storage
available as consolidated network storage over existing low cost
networks. Data stored in the PX-NAS4 is protected with an
advanced volume encryption using an AES 256-bit algorithm.
The PX-NAS4 offers multiple disk configurations: JBOD, RAID0,
RAID1, RAID5 or RAID10, with a hot spare bay provided for
immediate drive replacement if a drive fails (RAID 1 & 5 only).
The PX-NAS4 also features Snapshot Backup Utility, a method of
backup that takes a picture of the current state of the NAS, to
protect and safeguard precious data.
A low-power consumption design makes the PX-NAS4 Energy Star
compliant and reduces the energy demands to 58 Watts in full
access mode (25 Watts in standby). The device requires 60
percent of the power of a typical 200 Watt NAS, saving
electricity and running costs.
The PX-NAS4 will be available end of November with an MSRP of