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Energy-efficient NAS server shares USB drives

Oct 11, 2010, 12:44 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Synology began shipping a diskless network-attached storage (NAS) server designed for use with USB storage devices. The USB Station 2 incorporates an 800MHz processor, supports up to 4TB of external storage via dual USB 2.0 ports, includes gigabit Ethernet port, and offers file sharing and multimedia streaming via Synology's Linux-based, DLNA/UPnP-ready DiskStation Manager 3.0 software.

"The USB Station 2 enables the sharing of files and multimedia content among Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops, making it particularly suitable for mall office networks with multiple OS platforms, says Synology.

"Unlike Synology's many other NAS devices, such as the two-bay, DiskStation DS210+, the USB Station 2 has no onboard storage. However, it does run the same Linux-based DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.0 software as the DiskStation devices, offering a wide range of NAS features and servers (see farther below)."

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