Kool Tools: Addonics Secure NAS storage appliance series
Addonics Technologies' Secure NAS series of storage appliances combines the benefits of RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and hardware AES 256-bit encryption in one enclosure. It's a fine solution for storing large volumes of sensitive data, for securely transporting large volumes of data between different locations, or for any application that requires protection against data theft.
The Secure NAS can be directly attached to any system via high speed eSATA connection, which allows the quick transfer of large data volumes. The same data in the Secure NAS can be shared over a 1Gigabit network. The entire RAID volume, including the boot sector and partition table, is encrypted.
Data written onto or retrieved from the RAID is encrypted and decrypted on the fly by a FIPS certified AES 256-bit crypto engine. Encryption is activated via the simple insertion of a Cipher key when powering up the Secure NAS. There is no password to remember or the installation of any software.
The Secure NAS R5 model, the first in the Secure NAS family, accommodates up to five 3.5-inch SATA hard drives. All five drives are configured in a single RAID volume. By using RAID 5 configuration, a storage volume up to 16 TBs can be created by using five 4TB hard drives. Every Secure NAS enclosure includes 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and a USB port that allows attaching up to 15 USB drives to the LAN. The Secure NAS supports data throughput exceeding 85MB/sec over a 1Gigabit network.
The Secure NAS includes a built-In SMB/ Samba server for file sharing over LAN and a built-in FTP server for file access over the internet. Both models are operating system independent.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the Secure NAS R5 is US$499. Fo go http://addonics.com/products/sn535e1g.php for more info.