Buffalo Technology has added a flexible four-bay storage appliance to its line-up of network kit aimed at small to medium businesses.
Available now from Buffalo's UK distributors, the TeraStation 4400 provides highly customisable network attached storage (NAS) for small companies, with space inside the enclosure for up to four drives in capacities up to 4TB. Pricing for the TeraStation 4400 is £420, not including drives.
Like other such NAS kit, the TeraStation offers redundancy to protect customer data via Raid when configured with more than one disk, and its hot swap functionality enables users to change disks without suffering downtime.
Paul Hudson, Buffalo sales director for Northern Europe, said the new unit had several benefits for businesses: "The beauty of the Enclosure device is that it enables companies to add or remove data capacity as their storage and backup requirements grow," he said.
As well as acting as a basic Windows file share, the TeraStation 4400 can be configured as an iSCSI target and can integrate with Active Directory in a Windows domain. It supports failover, replication, and scheduled backup options and comes with 10 free NovaStor NovaBACKUP licenses, enabling customers to use the TeraStation as a target for backing up their computers.
Along with other NAS kit from vendors such as Synology and LenovoEMC, the TeraStation supports surveillance camera applications, with IP camera recording direct to the device and the Buffalo Surveillance Video Manager, powered by SolaraTec Phoenix software.
The TeraStation 4400 sports two Gigabit Ethernet connections, plus USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for connecting extra storage. It also features Buffalo's WebAccess app, which enables remote access to files via iOS, Android and Windows devices.
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