Home and small business networking vendor Linksys has released a network attached storage (NAS) appliance aimed at consumers.
Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, says digital photos, music and videos are driving demand for more storage capacity among consumers.
The two-bay Linksys NAS200 is designed to enable consumers to share, utilise and secure content over home networks, while providing affordable, expandable and easily accessible storage, the company says.
The NAS200 is a stand-alone network appliance and does not need special software or a PC to operate, and can be set up for access directly from the internet through a web browser or FTP client.
It features two 3.5-inch SATA drive bays, which means users can install any size hard drive that meets their storage requirements. External hard disk or flash drives can also be connected through two USB ports.
Content stored on the NAS200 can be streamed to PC or UPnP (universal plug and play) compatible devices, such as AV digital media adapters and gaming consoles, through a built-in media server.
Files can be backed up with the touch of a button using the bundled backup software.
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