Kool Tools: Addonics Internal GigaNAS Adapter
Addonics Technologies' Internal GigaNAS Adapter is a solution for custom building your own high capacity network attached storage system, including private cloud storage. It's compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux 2.6.x and higher.
The new adapter is designed to mount into a PCI slot of a desktop computer, server or a storage chassis with a centronic 50 connector cutout. With two SATA ports and one USB port, the new adapter allows you to share up to 16 hard drives over a LAN with as much as 16TB per drive volume and up to 85MB/sec. transfer rate over a 1G network.
The adapter includes convenient features such as full disk sharing of existing content in any drive or sharing of existing folders from drives created by other systems. The sharing can be set up for access via SMB or FTP connection by various users with different READ/WRITE privileges. This allows users to create content on a drive directly from a PC and then attach the same drive to the Internal NAS adapter to have the content shared over the LAN or WAN without reformatting the drive as commonly required by other NAS storage product.
The new full disk sharing and existing folder sharing features are also available with firmware upgrades on the Addonics NAS 4.0 adapter, NAS Tower and Secured NAS family of products. The Internal GigaNAS Adapter supports storage devices with multiple partitions, with each partition appearing as a share folder on the network. A large storage in excess of hundreds of terabytes storage capacity can be easily built by attaching multiple drives or RAID volume via combination of Port Multipliers or USB hubs.
The Internal GigaNAS Adapter is priced from $95. Go to http://www.addonics.com/products/nas4rm.php for more info.