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TRENDnet Launches 2-Bay NAS Media Server

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TRENDnet launched on Wednesday the TN-200, a 2-bay NAS Media Server Enclosure that supports up to two 3.5 inch 4 TB hard drives (sold separately), totaling a maximum storage capacity of 8 TB. It can also serve as an iTunes server, letting users share their massive iTunes library across the local network.

If 8 TB of storage isn’t enough for your media housing needs, this new NAS solution also provides a USB 2.0 port for sharing external drives and USB sticks. A Gigabit Ethernet port maintains a high speed connection to the network, and an intuitive setup wizard gets the TN-200 up and running in minutes.

"The TN-200 has an intuitive interface which novice users can easily navigate," said Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. "It’s packed full of features to support efficient content storage and sharing."

Part of that interface includes the Advanced Management section where users can set the SATA 1/2 hard drives to JBOD (combines drives to appear as one large hard drive), RAID0 (increases drive performance), or RAID1 (zero-loss architecture mirrors all data from drive 1 to drive 2). They can also perform a S.M.A.R.T. test to verify their performance and health attributes, and scan the drives for errors. SMS notifications can even alert users when downloads are completed, or when key settings are changed.

TRENDnet said the new NAS solution is DLNA Certified, allowing users to stream HD movies and music to Smart TVs, media players and game consoles. Files can be uploaded and downloaded remotely over the internet using the built-in FTP server, whether they're shared openly or require restricted access. The Backup Center provides easy local, remote, and cloud backup options to safeguard your valuable content, and the Download Center enables scheduled downloads from a website, BitTorrent or an FTP site.

TRENDnet's new TN-200 2-bay NAS Media Server Enclosure will be available this month from online and retail partners for $169.99 USD. For a detailed list of specs and features, head here.

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    lostsurfer , June 7, 2013 12:01 PM
    I was curious about this cause I wanted to see the price point, but shoot for $40 more you could get a synology, which can do a whole lot more. Plus this thing looks like a desktop speaker from 94.
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    merikafyeah , June 7, 2013 6:44 PM
    Standalone NAS devices like these and those from QNAP, Synology, Drobo, etc, are way overpriced for what they do. The only reason why anyone would buy one of these is for the small size, but that's a hard sell. I turned an old Dell Dimension 3000 that's just been collecting dust into a gigabit NAS for about $40. I already had two older 1TB drives so in a matter of minutes I had a 1TB NAS with redundant storage. Loaded it with Windows 7, set up a few shared folders, set permissions, etc and voila, a high-performance NAS for dirt cheap. Best of all, if one of the drives fail, I can simply take the other one out and connect it to a Windows machine and just read the data easy as pie. No need to fumble around with tools like Explore2fs to convert linux ext2 to NTFS. Never going back to that again. When your household runs on Windows, it's very nice to have a cohesive ecosystem. Plus a Pentium 4 3.2GHz processor would smoke anything inside nearly any NAS that's not like $850.
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    tntom , June 7, 2013 8:21 PM
    I would like to have one of these. Currently have an old dual core AMD HP laptop sitting in a corner with two extenal USB drives formatted as NTFS and shared via SAMBA. Xubuntu Linux and low power CPUs running 24/7. Built-in battery backup too. but it could be quieter. It is more than fast enough to run multiple SHD video streams.
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    Shadowarez , June 7, 2013 8:43 PM
    Were is the usb 3.0 on these?its 2013 would think by now usb 2.0 would be back of the bus by now and usb 3.0 would take over as a standard.