Addonics Technologies has unveiled a second generation of the small and portable NAS adapter, which provides a transfer rate of approximately 15-20MBps when connected to a gigabit network.
The company said that NAS 2.0 adapter supports both SMB (Server Message Block) and the open source Samba network protocols and allows cross-platform access of all shared data for most versions of Windows, Mac OS X and various Linux distributions. It provides FTP access for up to eight simultaneous users for remote users who are not connected over a LAN.
According to Addonics Technologies, the NAS 2.0 adapter can also be used as a bit-torrent downloading appliance for direct download to the attached USB storage device. It has the ability to convert any USB 2.0 hard drive or SSD into a network attached storage device, and has two USB 2.0 ports; one for connecting USB 2.0 / 1.1 mass storage devices and one for connecting USB printer to share over a network.
The new adapter can be set as an UPnP AV server to share photo/music files stored on the file server with XBOX 360 video game consoles connected to the LAN.