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Network attached storage (NAS) gives organizations file-based storage flexibility. Since NAS is simple to install and configure, it's easy for storage administrators to add new NAS boxes when they need more storage. Unfortunately, that simplicity of installation often leads to a proliferation of NAS boxes that storage administrators cannot manage effectively. As a result, NAS is often a target for storage consolidation. The following cross-section of NAS appliances were selected based on input from industry analysts and SearchStorage.com editors. The specifications, which were provided by the vendors, are current as of January 2008. They are periodically upgraded. Vendors are welcome to submit their updates and new product specifications to SearchStorage.com editors. Go to the first product snapshot, or select the desired product below: Adaptec Inc.; Snap Server 520 Adaptec Inc.; Snap Server 550 Agami Systems; Agami Information Server (AIS) 3000 & 6000 series BlueArc Corp.; Titan 2200 NAS Buffalo Technology; TeraStation Pro NAS 2.0 TB Dell Inc.; Dell PowerVault NX1950 Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE840 Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE2900 Dell Inc.; Dell Storage Server PE2950 EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage; NS20 EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage; NS40 EMC Corp.; EMC Celerra IP Storage; NS80 Hewlett-Packard Co.; HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Storage Server Hitachi Data Systems Inc.; Hitachi NAS Blade for TagmaStore IBM; N7000 Modular Disk Storage System Iomega Corp.; StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 750 GB Iomega Corp.; StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 1.5T Intel Corp.; Intel Storage System SSR212MC2 Network Appliance Inc.; StoreVault S500 appliance Network Appliance Inc.; FAS270c ONStor Inc.; Pantera Series Clustered NAS Sun Microsystems Inc.; StorageTek 5220 NAS Appliance Sun Microsystems Inc.; StorageTek 5320 NAS Appliance Return to the beginning Product Snapshot #1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adaptec Inc. Snap Server 520 Raw storage capacity: Up to 2 TB Usable storage capacity: Available in base configurations of 1 TB or 2 TB. Users can add up to 4 SANbloc S50 JBODs for maximum capacities of 43 TB or 44 TB. Total number of disks: 4 x 250 GB 7200 RPM hot-swappable SATA drives (1 TB raw capacity); 4 x 500 GB 7200 RPM hot-swappable SATA drives (2 TB raw capacity) Disk types supported: Hot-swappable SATA disk drives (250 GB and 500 GB) Data throughput: 589.502 Mbps RAID support: RAID 5; RAID 1; RAID 0 Onboard Cache: 512 MB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM standard; 4 DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM Management tools: Snap Server Manager software consolidates the management of multiple units into a single console; CA eTrust antivirus software; browser-based UI for remote administration; Snap Server Manager client-based setup utility (platform-independent); SNMP (MIB II and Host Resource MIB); user disk space quotas for Windows, Macintosh and Unix/Linux; Group disk space quotas for NIS groups; environmental monitoring; Email notification alerts; Network Time Protocol Support Key data features: Integrated snapshot technology; optional StorAssure Personal Edition client backup software; optional Snap EDR software for cross-platform data management, movement and protection; optional S2S v2 software for replication between Snap Servers; local backup: integrated BakBone NetVault Workgroup Edition; Network backup: includes an upgrade to a 500 GB VTL for disk-to-disk backup; supports Veritas NetBackup/Backup Exec, CA BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise, Legato NetWorker, BakBone Netvault and Microsoft backup software for Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP; compatible with Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh; UPS support: APC brand UPS with network management cards are supported for graceful shutdown File systems supported: Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB); Linux/Unix (NFS v2/3 over TCP and UDP); Apple (AFP v2/v3); Web (HTTP 1.1/HTTPS); File Transport Protocol (FTP) Network protocols supported: TCP/IP; UDP/IP; AppleTalk; iSCSI target support; iSCSI software initiator support; iSCSI hardware initiator support Connectivity: Dual-gigabit Ethernet ports (autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T, dual RJ-45 network connectors); support for stand-alone, failover and load-balancing modes Form factor: 1U, 1 TB to 44 TB NAS solution Base cost: Starts at an MSRP of $4,595 Detailed specs: http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/nas/snap_servers/Snap_Server_520/index.htm Go to beginning ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Snapshot #2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adaptec Inc. Snap Server 550 Raw storage capacity: 1.2 TB raw capacity Usable storage capacity: 1.2 TB capacity; scales to 43.2 TB using SANbloc S50 JBODs Total number of disks: 4 x 300 GB 10K RPM hot-swappable SAS drives Disk types supported: Hot-swappable SAS and SATA-II disk drives Data throughput: 699.3 Mbps RAID support: RAID 5, RAID 1, RAID 0 Onboard cache: 1 GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM standard; 4 DIMM sockets support up to 4 GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM Management Tools: Snap Server Manager software consolidates the management of multiple units into a single console; CA eTrust antivirus software; browser-based UI for remote administration; Snap Server Manager client-based setup utility (platform-independent); SNMP (MIB II and Host Resource MIB); user disk space quotas for Windows, Macintosh and Unix/Linux; group disk space quotas for NIS groups; environmental monitoring; Email notification alerts; Network Time Protocol support Key data features: Integrated snapshot technology: optional StorAssure Personal Edition client backup software; optional Snap EDR software for cross-platform data management, movement and protection; optional S2S v2 software for replication between Snap Servers; Network backup: includes upgrade to a 500 GB VTL for disk-to-disk backup. Supports VERITAS NetBackup/Backup Exec, CA BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise, Legato NetWorker, BakBone Netvault, and Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP; compatible with Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh; UPS support: APC brand UPS with network management cards are supported for graceful shutdown File systems supported: Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB); Linux/Unix (NFS v2/3 over TCP and UDP); Apple (AFP v2/v3); Web (HTTP 1.1/HTTPS); File Transport Protocol (FTP) Network protocols supported: TCP/IP; UDP/IP; AppleTalk; iSCSI target support; iSCSI software initiator support; iSCSI hardware initiator support Connectivity: Dual-gigabit Ethernet Ports (autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T, dual RJ-45 network connectors); Support for stand-alone, failover, and load-balancing modes Form factor: 1U, 1.2 TB to 43.2 TB NAS solution Base cost: Starting MSRP is $9,995 for the Snap Server 550 (1.2TB SAS) Detailed specs: http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/nas/snap_servers/Snap_Server_550/index.htm Go to beginning ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Snapshot #3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agami Inc. Agámi Information Server (AIS) 3000 and 6000 series Raw storage capacity: Six models ranging from 3.8 TB to 24 TB raw capacity Usable storage capacity: 2.8 TB to 19.2 TB Total number of disks: AIS 3000 series: 24 disks, AIS 6000 series: 48 disks Disk types supported: Hot-swappable enterprise-class SATA disk drives ranging in capacity from 160 GB to 500 GB Data throughput: Streaming read performance: 1.08 GB/second (AIS6000) RAID support: RAID-5/ES (variation of RAID-5 with improved resiliency and performance) Onboard cache: AIS 3000 series: 6 GB read cache plus 1 GB NV write cache, AIS 6000 series: 12 GB read cache plus 2 GB NV write cache Management tools: Browser-based GUI for remote setup and administration; complete CLI for scripted administration; user-based and tree-based disk space quotas; complete environmental monitoring with alerts via SNMP, email and GUI Key data features: Space-efficient copy-on-write snapshots; supports NDMP-based backup; certified with NetBackup, Networker, Galaxy; (optional) agámiFSR live file system-level replication between AIS systems (synchronous or asynchronous), (optional) agámiHA shared-nothing high availability with automatic file system-level failover between AIS systems File systems supported: Microsoft Networks (over CIFS/SMB); Linux/Unix (over NFS v2/3) Network protocols supported: NFS v2 and v3 (TCP/IP; UDP/IP); CIFS, NDMP v3, iSCSI (multi-target and multi-LUN), SNMP MiB II, HTTPS (browser-based management interface) and SSH (command line-based management interface) Connectivity: AIS 3000 series: 8 autosensing 10/100/1000 base-T (independent or trunked), AIS 6000 series: 12 autosensing 10/100/1000 base-T (independent or trunked) Form Factor: AIS 3000 series: 4U rack mount fully integrated system, AIS 6000 series: 5U rack mount fully integrated system Form factor: AIS 3000 series: 4U rack mount fully integrated system, AIS 6000 series: 5U rack mount fully integrated system Base cost: $24,995-$99,995 Detailed specs: http://www.agami.com/products/ Go to beginning ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Snapshot #4 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BlueArc Corp. Titan 2200 NAS Raw storage capacity: 512 TB Usable storage capacity: 512 TB Total number of disks: Not limited to the number of disks, but instead to capacity. Disk types supported: Fibre Channel: 73, 146 and 300 GB Serial ATA: 250, 400 and 500 GB Data throughput: 800 MBps per Titan head RAID support: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 Onboard cache: 24 GB Management tools: Every Titan ships with a System Management Unit (SMU), which enables enterprise-class data management, virtualization and a clustered namespace. Additionally, Titan is designed to support all standard protocols, to act as a drop-in complement to the customers' existing infrastructures. Unit can be managed through a Web-based GUI, or via command line. Key data features: Snapshots; Remote volume mirroring; Incremental block replication; Incremental data replication; WORM File systems supported: Titans utilize a unique hardware-based file system. The file system's hardware implementation enables massive parallelization, increased performance and capacity. Network protocols supported: CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, FTP, HTTP, NDMP Connectivity: Titan 2000 systems are equipped with six 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports for client access and four 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel ports for SAN connectivity. Form factor: The Titan 2000 system is a 4U appliance. Base cost: Titan 2000 systems start at approximately $100,000. Detailed specs: http://www.bluearc.com/html/products/titan.shtml Go to beginning ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Product Snapshot #5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buffalo Technology TeraStation Pro NAS 2.0 TB Raw storage capacity: 2 TB Usable storage capacity: 2 TB Total number of disks: 4 disks Disk types supported: SATA/SATA II 250 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, and 1 TB Data throughput: 38 MB/s via network RAID support: RAID Spanning, JBOD, 1, 5 Onboard cache: 128 MB Management tools: NasNavigator Utility Key data features: Automatic RAID Checking File systems supported: EXT3, XFS, FAT, FAT32 Network protocols supported: TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, SMB, DFS Connectivity: (2) USB 2.0, (1) 10

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