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November 15, 2009

Addonics unveils Mini NAS

To provide cross-platform access of shared data

By CBR Staff Writer

Addonics Technologies has unveiled a small and portable network storage enclosure Mini NAS, which it claims to provide fast access to data across most platforms.

According to Addonics, the Mini NAS features ethernet 10/100Mbps connection and the ability to install any 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or solid state drive and make it sharable over the LAN. An USB printer can also be shared over the LAN simultaneously when attached to the Mini NAS. It is expected to weigh less than a pound.

The company said that the Mini NAS supports both SMB and open source Samba network protocols, and provides for cross-platform access of all shared data for most versions of Windows, Mac OS X, and various Linux distributions. It also provides FTP access for up to eight simultaneous users anywhere in the world with an internet connection and can be configured as a bit-torrent downloading appliance or as an iTunes media server.

In addition, the Mini NAS comes with features such as ease of installation; low power requirements; the ability to be set as a DHCP server or client; support of Samba servers for up to 64 clients; and the ability to be used as a print server and an UPnP AV server to share photo/music files stored on the file server with XBOX 360 video game consoles connected to a LAN.

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The Mini NAS also provides read/only or read/write access to folders and administrative management access via web browser with password security, the company added.

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