Infrant released at the beginning of february a new NAS (Network Array Storage): the ReadyNAS NV

Infrant NSP IT3107
4 lockable hot-swappable SATA disk trays
Infrant Expandable X-RAID, RAID 0/1/5
Programmable backup button
One USB 2.0 port in front, two in back
Compact portable design (8”H x 5”W x 9”D)
Server-rated power supply
Powerful 92mm cooling fan
Low power consumption and silent operation
Compatible with Windows®, Mac, UNIX,   and Linux systems
Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo frame support
Simple setup wizard
Integrated Backup Manager
Compatible with leading network DVD players
  and UPnP AV streaming devices
Multi-lingual browser-based setup
Kensington lock compatible

This box is really attractive, because of its size, power consumption (50 watts) and design.
Price expected to be in the 500$ range without SATA disks.

Here is some technicals detail on the core board (may not be the one used in NV but show the inside of Infrant previous mainboard)

One major advantage is that  ReadyNAS boxes seems to have a strong community of users and an active forum

No word on performances yet, the processor is an intel clocked at 200Mhz (PLD) which realize a semi hardware XOR (a required operation for computing parity in RAID array of disks). A solution which is certainly cost effective but at the cost of pure IO performances. On the other side, a dedicated Raid 5 PCI board often cost more than 600$ alone...Someone has to do some concessions anyway.

Note there is no PCI slot inside the ReadyNas NV as in the ReadyNas 600. I already ask 2 shops in Switzerland, but it seems the box hasnt hit the shelves, even if it is already listed on Amazon.com

{mosgoogle center}
comments powered by Disqus

You might like also

Seagate Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive 500GB review
The Seagate® Momentus® XT drive enables laptop PC users to enjoy solid state-like performance without sacrificing storage capacity and affordability. The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive utilizes Adaptive Memory™ technology to dynamically optimize performance by aligning to user needs. This perfect balance of SSD and HDD delivers low heat, noise and vibration, and is available in capacities up to 500GB. Here is the drive I am testing, information you can easily found with drivedetect.exe (http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/utils/drivedetect.exe) Model: ST95005620AS, Serial: 5YX03VW9, …
3070 Days ago
My ZFS NAS is dead and status
I've made many errors when building my NAS server, and this force me to forget using SUN Zeta File System, at least for this year...In fact I have decide to build a NAS before even knowing the existence of ZFS, and bought following hardware components: 1 Promise Supertrak EX8350 with 8 SATA2 3GB port (RAID6)The cheapest integrated mainboard available: NFORCE4 IGPAMD64 3000+ …
4518 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
Before putting my monster NAS online (pictures will follow soon), I am playing a lot with NEXENTA under VMWARE player.I've found that excellent PDF (THE LAST WORD IN FILE SYSTEMS) which explain why ZFS may be the Saint Graal of file system, while if you want to learn how to administrate pool, I recommend YouThe ZFS admin guideHere is my first try, with 7 simulated disks (this example use files and not real devices even if I have 7 real …
4548 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
ZFS has so much promise that it sound to good to be true! I will make an extensive try of it soon.From ZFS: Threat or Menace? Pt. I.... In a storage industry where the hardware cost to protect data keeps rising, ZFS represents a software solution to the problem of wobbly disks and data corruption. Thus it is a threat to hardened disk array model of very expensive engineering on the outside to protect the soft underbelly of ever-cheaper disks …
4595 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
I am still testing my NAS system (seven 300Gb disks) and while testing OpenSolaris (under Belenix), and Googling I found that page: This blog is about the Google Summer of Code project "ZFS filesystem for FUSE/Linux" For all of You that do not know what FUSE is, FUSE is the Filesystem in Userspace Linux kernel module. This module allows nonprivileged users to create their own filesystems without writing any kernel code. While ZFS has many features which can benefit all …
4602 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
origin: WikiPediaSAMBAAn open source implementation of the SMB file sharing protocol that provides file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba allows a non-Windows server to communicate with the same networking protocol as the Windows products. Samba was originally developed for Unix but can now run on Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix variants. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License. The name Samba is a variant of SMB, the protocol from which it stems. As of version …
4627 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
4628 Days ago
NAS @ HOME part 7 Opensolaris ZFS raidZ install and benchmark
Putting OpenSolaris in a NAS server OpenSolaris is an open source project created by Sun Microsystems to build a developer community around the Solaris Operating System technology OpenSolaris express is the official distribution and can be download HERE but I will use a fork of that code. …
4628 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
in construction …
4628 Days ago
No Thumbnail was found
4628 Days ago