MicroNet Delivers High-Value NAS For The Masses With New G-Force Megadisk Network Attached Storage Solution

September 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
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 Devices.

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 hours.

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 respectively.

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 www.micronet.com