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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Shuttle Adds More Dual-bay NAS Models to OMNINAS Product Series
Shuttle is expanding its NAS product family with two new network storage solutions.
The OMNINAS KD21 and KD22 models are powered by ARM-based processors running at 1.0 ~ 1.2 GHz and their increased memory enable data transfer speeds of up to 110 MB/s (read) and 75 MB/s (write). All KD21 and KD22 server services can be activated at the same time.
New features also include a power on/off schedule, online firmware updates and
direct image transfer from an attached digital camera to the NAS.
Initial setup has also again been considerably simplified. Experienced
users will appreciate the Wake-on LAN and integrated FTP server. For
the first time two hard disks can operate in single mode, if desired
- ideal for subsequent expansion of disk capacity. To reduce light
interference in the home environment, the LEDs on the KD21 and KD22
can now be disabled at the press of a button.
A particular feature of the flagship KD22 machine is the integrated
wireless LAN function which allows notebooks, smartphones and tablets
to have wireless access to the NAS server. Since this creates an additional WLAN network, the network coverage (range) should extend as terminal devices now have access to more than one networks.
Overview of the technical differences between the different members of
the product family:
- Shuttle OMNINAS KD20: 75/55 MB/s (R/W), 2x 750 MHz, 256 MB RAM
- Shuttle OMNINAS KD21: 100/70 MB/s (R/W), 1.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM
- Shuttle OMNINAS KD22: 110/75 MB/s (R/W), 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM,
wireless LAN access point
All OMNINAS models support both 2.5" and 3.5" drive formats. Shuttle is offering almost any HDD or SSD with 3 Gbit/s or 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. The machines also come with Acronis True Image backup software.
Shuttle's recommended retail price is EUR 133.00 (ex VAT) for the KD21
and EUR 156.00 (ex VAT) for the KD22. The KD21 shown here is available
now from specialised retailers Europe-wide. The European launch of the
KD22 is expected at the beginning of November 2013.