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Adaptec makes shared storage easy in a snap

Adaptec has debuted its newest network attached storage (Nas) solution,
the Snap Server 410, part of a family of systems aimed at small- to
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The rack-mounted Snap Server 410 has four SATA II disc drives and two
gigabit Ethernet interfaces. According to Adaptec, it provides RAID 0,
1, 5 data protection and customer-centric ease of use in a 1U server for
workgroups such as would be found in SMEs or the distributed
environments of larger companies.

Designed for use in situations with minimal or no IT resources, Snap
Server 410 supports optional enterprise-class applications for data replication,
disc-to-disc backup and disaster recovery.

It comes in three different capacity configurations: 640Gbytes, 1 terabyte
or 2 terabytes; and is based on the Guardian OSTM operating system. Adaptec's
Snap Server family, which includes the Snap Server 110, 210, 410, 520, 550 and S50 JBOD,

represents the industry's first Nas systems for SMEs that offer
unified block (via iSCSI) and file support in the same device.
 
"Adaptec now offers the industry's broadest range of Nas solutions for the
SME, which start at 160Gbytes and extend to 43 terabytes of capacity. These
solutions have been designed to simplify and make affordable the process of
sharing storage at SMEs as well as branch or remote offices of larger enterprises," said Ken

Claffey, Storage Solutions Group product manager at Adaptec.


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