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.