MicroNet Technology, an innovator in storage solutions, today unveiled a
new Network Attached Storage solution for the masses, combining
multi-terabyte capacity, integrated print server, iTunes music server and
zero-touch automated backup starting at less than $350.

MicroNet’s new Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS appliance is the latest
addition to the G-Force MegaDisk family of storage products, and the first
NAS RAID solution in the G-Force MegaDisk product line. The MegaDisk NAS
incorporates many of the features of MicroNet’s higher-end Platinum NAS
product line but with pricing and zero-touch backup technology that make
the products ideally suited for home and SOHO customers.

MicroNet’s newest NAS solution is based on a dual-core processor, providing
plenty of computing power to allow home users to easily share digital
photos, video and music from a centralized digital hub, while enabling SOHO
customers to collaborate with painless cross-platform file sharing. The
built-in iTunes Server enables sharing of MP3 and MP4 content, including
content purchased from the iTunes Store that is properly authorized.
MicroNet ensures that irreplaceable family videos and photos, as well as
business data, are fully protected by including a free five-user license of
NTI Software’s Shadow zero-touch backup software, a $150 value.

“The strong growth in home networking combined with the explosive growth in
digital content contained on those networks makes consumer-class NAS the
perfect storage solution for these customers,” said Joe Trupiano, director
of marketing at MicroNet. Trupiano also noted that the target users
historically have not been vigilant about backing up at-risk data on their
PCs, an increasingly dangerous issue given the vast amounts of data at risk
across multiple user desktops. “Traditional backup solutions have ignored
these customers by being too complex or too minimalist to have real value.
Even the so-called “one-touch” backup options are one touch too many as
they require the users to be proactive, stop what they’re doing and perform
the backup. The zero- touch backup technology of NTI Shadow is the perfect
software complement to the MegaDisk NAS.”

Award-winning NTI Shadow offers real-time, continuous backup in addition to
scheduled backup to virtually any storage device. Its powerful yet easy to
use interface offers customers the ability to securely backup and safeguard
their valuable data files. NTI Shadow also offers custom file type
filtering, version control, drag and drop file restoring, and more. NTI
Shadow supports Windows XP/2000, Macintosh OS X v 10.2.8+, and U3 Smart

The Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS supports Windows and Apple Macintosh
cross-platform file sharing with support for Windows 98SE, Windows Me,
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X10.2 or higher and
CIFS/SMB, NFS, and FTP file protocols. Each MegaDisk NAS unit incorporates
dual SATA300 disk drives with Native Command Queuing technology to
intelligently optimize read and write performance. All MegaDisk NAS
functions, including RAID options, are managed and monitored via a simple
universal web interface. The G-Force MegaDisk NAS supports robust RAID disk
configurations including RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and SPAN. Dual USB 2.0
expansion ports allow quick-and-easy capacity expansion with the addition
of external USB-based storage, such as MicroNet’s Platinum, MegaDisk or
Fantom Drives USB drive products, with the additional external capacity
available as a network resource. USB expandability also enables the
attachment of printers to the MegaDisk NAS with the integrated print server
transforming USB printers into shared network devices, saving the cost of
deploying laser or inkjet printers on every desktop. The MegaDisk NAS also
features an unattended Bit Torrent download manager, allowing large
bandwidth-hogging downloads to be scheduled for non-disruptive off-peak

The Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS products are currently available in
1.0 TB, 1.5 TB and 2.0 TB configurations priced at $339, $579 and $999

About MicroNet Technology

Based in Torrance, California, MicroNet Technology develops a full range of
data storage solutions for creative professionals and IT managers. From the
affordable Platinum Series of desktop products through enterprise-wide
Storage Area Networks, MicroNet Technology continues to lead the industry
in quality, performance and value. MicroNet’s award-winning storage
solutions include SANcube FireWire Storage Area Networks, Omega Enterprise
storage and SAN solutions, miniMate and the Platinum family of personal
storage. For product and reseller information, contact MicroNet Technology,
at phone: 310-320-7272, fax: 310-328-0202, or on the World Wide Web at