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MicroNet Technology has introduced a new network attached storage (NAS)solution that combines a multi-terabyte capacity, integrated print server, music server, and zero-touch automated backup.

MicroNet's new Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS appliance is the latest addition to the G-Force MegaDisk family of storage products, and the first NAS RAID solution in the G-Force MegaDisk product line. The MegaDisk NAS incorporates many of the features of MicroNet's higher-end Platinum NAS product line but with SOHO pricing and zero-touch backup technology.

MicroNet's newest NAS solution is based on a dual-core processor providing plenty of computing power to allow users to easily share digital photos, video, and even music from a centralized digital hub while enabling users to collaborate with painless cross-platform file sharing. The built-in iTunes music server enables sharing of MP3 and MP4 content. MicroNet helps ensure that data is fully protected by including a free five-user license of NTI Software's Shadow zero-touch backup software, a $150 value.

"Traditional backup solutions have ignored these (non-technical) customers by being too complex or too minimalist to have real value. Even the so-called "one-touch" backup options are one touch too many as they require the users to be proactive, stop what they're doing, and perform the backup. The zero- touch backup technology of NTI Shadow is the perfect software complement to the MegaDisk NAS," said Joe Trupiano, director of marketing at MicroNet.

Award-winning NTI Shadow offers real-time, continuous backup in addition to scheduled backup to virtually any storage device. Its powerful yet easy to use interface offers customers the ability to securely back up and safeguard their valuable data files. NTI Shadow also offers custom file type filtering, version control, drag and drop file restoring, and more. NTI Shadow supports Windows XP/2000, Macintosh OS X V10.2.8 or higher, and U3 Smart Devices.

The Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS supports Windows and Apple Macintosh cross-platform file sharing with support for Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X10.2 or higher and CIFS/SMB, NFS, and FTP file protocols. Each MegaDisk NAS unit incorporates dual SATA300 disk drives with Native Command Queuing technology to intelligently optimize read and write performance.

All MegaDisk NAS functions, including RAID options, are managed and monitored via a simple universal Web interface. The G-Force MegaDisk NAS supports robust RAID disk configurations including RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and SPAN. Dual USB 2.0 expansion ports allow quick-and-easy capacity expansion with the addition of external USB-based storage, such as MicroNet's Platinum, MegaDisk or Fantom Drives USB drive products, with the additional external capacity available as a network resource. USB expandability also enables the attachment of printers to the MegaDisk NAS with the integrated print server transforming USB printers into shared network devices, saving the cost of deploying laser or inkjet printers on every desktop. The MegaDisk NAS also features an unattended Bit Torrent download manager, allowing large bandwidth-hogging downloads to be scheduled for non-disruptive off-peak hours.

The Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS products are currently available in 1.0 TB, 1.5 TB and 2.0 TB configurations priced at $339, $579 and $999 respectively.

About MicroNet Technology

Based in Torrance, California, MicroNet Technology develops a full range of data storage solutions for creative professionals and IT managers. From the affordable Platinum Series of desktop products through enterprise-wide storage area networks, MicroNet Technology continues to lead the industry in quality, performance and value. MicroNet's award-winning storage solutions include SANcube FireWire Storage Area Networks, Omega Enterprise storage and SAN solutions, miniMate and the Platinum family of personal storage. For product and reseller information, contact MicroNet Technology, at phone: 310-320-7272, fax: 310-328-0202, or on the Web at Micronet.

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