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Iomega comes a long way from the ZIP drive to bring 1-terabyte NAS devices to the market

Iomega, a name we have all come to recognize in the external storage industry since the Zip drive days, has recently announced availability of its updated StorCenter line of network storage devices.

The StorCenter Wireless Network Storage product has a capacity of 1-terabyte and features wireless network connectivity. The new wireless model will feature WEP and WPA security encryption as well as a gigabit wired Ethernet interface aside from the 802.11g standard implementation. The total physical capacity of the wireless device is 4 PATA drives. It is not clear as to what model and capacity of drives are used to bring it to 1-terabyte; four 250GB drives or two 500GB drives, but hopefully the unit can accommodate larger drives in the future.

Additionally, the wireless model will feature USB 2.0 ports, a media and print server, support for UPnP devices and backup and security capabilities as well as RAID 0, 0+1, and 5 array support.

A 500GB model will also be available for those that do not require as much networked storage space or wireless connectivity. The unit will still have gigabit ethernet connectivity and all other features including UPnP capabilities, but will only support 2 hard disk drives in RAID 0 or 1 as opposed to the 4 drive capacity of the 1-terabyte model.

For those who need even more storage, Fujitsu has a 1.36 petabyte server for sale.

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i wonder
By MIKEMIKE on 4/24/2006 10:40:46 PM , Rating: 2
i wonder how many years it would take to fill up the FULL 1T of data, with one user, and a poor to good wireless connection over a regular, SOHO wireless router :D

RE: i wonder
By ksherman on 4/24/2006 11:34:08 PM , Rating: 2
not too long if you are a heavy newgroup user... I have a 400GB drive which i got in November of 05, its about 75% full now... I also do a lot of video editing stuff too...

RE: i wonder
By Ralph The Magician on 4/25/2006 1:13:54 AM , Rating: 3
A little over 9 days @ 24/7 by my calculation.

Roughly speaking:
1TB x 1000 = 1,000GB x 1000 = 1,000,000MB x 8 = 8,000,000Mb

A good to poor connection will give you around 10Mbps of actual throughput, so...

8,000,0000Mb / 10Mb/s = 800,000s / 60 = 13333.3m / 60 = 222.2hr / 24 = 9.3 days

I mean, that's not too bad. ROFL!

By Devil Bunny on 4/24/2006 9:58:13 PM , Rating: 2
It would be cool to have, but it would take a while to transfer files to and from the NAS.

By sintaxera on 4/25/2006 8:46:45 AM , Rating: 2
I gave up on Iomega years ago. Doesn't anyone remember the "click of death", or the Buz which was an awesome piece of video hardware for its time but Iomega dropped updates and support for it almost immediately after it's release? I won't be fooled a 3rd time. Learn from my mistakes and steer clear of this company!

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