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Plextor Reveals Consumer-Based NAS

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

Plextor's first NAS device was developed for the home, home office, and small business user.

Monday Plextor LLC said that it is entering the consumer market with the release of the new PX-NAS2 2-Bay network-attached storage device (NAS). The PX-NAS2 is actually Plextor's first NAS device, compatible with both the PC and Mac.

The company designed the NAS for home office users and small businesses that need a data backup device or a multimedia server on a local network. The PX-NAS2's strong security features will also keep personal files and confidential data under wraps while sharing other files across the network.

Starting April, the PX-NAS2 will come in three flavors: an empty two-bay NAS for $225 (BL1), the 2 x500 GB version for $355 (1T1), and the 2 x 1TB version for $565 (2T1). All three models will come packed with Memeo's backup software, and a one-touch backup feature for yanking content from USB drives, digital cameras, and other external devices.

In addition to the backup software, the PX-NAS2 also provides a utility for the PC or Mac that detects the NAS and automatically shares, downloads, and transfer files "with minimum configuration effort." The device is ideal for social network bugs, allowing them to upload videos and photos to sites such as YouTube and Flikr.

"The PX-NAS2 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 compliant which ensures connectivity and compatibility with a wide range of other digital media devices such as media player, the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3," the company said.

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    gsacks , April 13, 2010 8:27 PM
    I saw Plexor, and immediately assumed this would be overpriced. I am somewhat surprised that it has a reasonable price.
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    doncmorris , April 13, 2010 8:57 PM
    No Blu-ray writer? Is LG the only one going to put a media write in a NAS. Come on guys get with the times.
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    perpetual98 , April 13, 2010 9:06 PM
    And they're only charging $170 each for $85 drives. Mighty nice of them.
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    buckinbottoms , April 13, 2010 9:10 PM
    perpetual98And they're only charging $170 each for $85 drives. Mighty nice of them.

    Empty NAS boxes with these capabilities cost ~$150+, so other than not having a clue wtf are you on about?
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    perpetual98 , April 13, 2010 9:20 PM
    buckinbottomsEmpty NAS boxes with these capabilities cost ~$150+, so other than not having a clue wtf are you on about?


    Let's go through the math, shall we? $225 for the empty NAS. A little spendy, but not terrible. You want 2x1TB drives in that from them? $565. $565-$225=$340. $340/2=$170. The last two 1TB drives that I bought were $85. To quote you, "other than not having a clue wtf are you on about"
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    buckinbottoms , April 13, 2010 9:31 PM
    perpetual98Let's go through the math, shall we? $225 for the empty NAS. A little spendy, but not terrible. You want 2x1TB drives in that from them? $565. $565-$225=$340. $340/2=$170. The last two 1TB drives that I bought were $85. To quote you, "other than not having a clue wtf are you on about"

    Hey genius, these probably aren't "Green Line" entry hard drives. RE3's and ES.2 drives are about $150 a piece for 1TB. We are talking Plextor here, not Netgear or DLink NAS's.
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    aneasytarget , April 13, 2010 10:24 PM
    Where can we buy them?
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    perpetual98 , April 13, 2010 10:39 PM
    buckinbottomsHey genius, these probably aren't "Green Line" entry hard drives. RE3's and ES.2 drives are about $150 a piece for 1TB. We are talking Plextor here, not Netgear or DLink NAS's.


    You really are a tool, aren't you?
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    smokinu , April 13, 2010 11:29 PM
    I purchased WD Black 1 TB drives for $89 aprox 4 months ago so I would have to agree that they are over charging for the drives. With that being said however, Just purchase the empty NAS box version.