|Joining the party of next generation Kirkwood based NAS is the Kuro-Sheeva device. This appears to be essentially the same as a Sheevaplug but with an eSATA port also available.
The question is when we can get them in Europe/USA at a reasonable price – hopefully Revolution will stock them (they appear to be available here but with a high mark up!). You can find more information and pictures at kuroutoshikou.com.
To allow for a more centralised and simple method of reporting news to the NAS-Central wikis we have made some changes to the news system for the wiki front pages:
- News from all wikis moved to blog and categorised
- We made a custom RSS feed merger that runs hourly to build the news feed
- Wiki feeds each contain NAS-Central, NAS Community News the and manufacturer specific category for that wiki
- We wrote a MediaWiki plugin that works the way we want it to to display it!
If you want to report news subscribe to this blog so you have an account then contact us!
Debian installers for the Marvell Kirkwood based QNAP TS-119, TS-219 and TS-219P are available now at cyrius.com.
Today we are announcing that foonas.org will be joining NAS-Central officially. This will mean the following changes over the coming months:
- Sites and services reorganised across servers (ie where they are hosted) for better security and lower management overhead
- foonas blog merged into the NAS-Central blog
- Possibly merge the bug trackers
- NAS-Central will be providing git access for developers
- foonas.org git will be moved to NAS-Central repo
- foonas forum area at the general NAS-Central forums
Apart from these changes foonas.org and NAS-Central sites and domains will remain as is. NAS-Central is happy to welcome any useful resource to our communities!
Iomega have announced their latest new SMB targeted device the ix4-200d coming in various sizes up to 8TB.
The ix4-200d supports various different RAID levels, features dual gigabit ethernet ports, USB and has a LCD display on the front.
This NAS has lots of great features including supporting Time Machine, Active Directory, IP security cameras, UPNP/DNLA and much more.
Read the Linux For Devices article for more information.
Xtreamer have posted information on their upcoming e-TRAYz device in their forum. This device at first glance appears to include the standard features you would expect in a typical NAS and features a pretty low price tag for a two bay NAS!
Initially you will need to own one of their media streamer devices to order one of these babies. Also one bit of information for NAS-Central readers from the FAQ:
“Q. Will the eTRAYz be based on open source ?
A. No. The community will not be able to write code to this product nor it will be released.”
QNAP have a new Kirkwood based NAS device available – the TS-219P. This features the new 1.2 Ghz Marvell Kirkwood processor, 512 MB RAM and QNAPs new AJAX GUI and promises to be significantly faster than the older, slower Orion based models.
QNAPs products previously came with one of the best manufacturer supplied firmwares for home NAS devices and have good build quality but usually come out a bit more expensive than competing products. Read the review over at The Register and check out the TS-219P product page to see if they are keeping their standards high!
Update: For the curious pictures of the disassembly and internals of the TS-219P and the TS-219 are up at the Debian section of Martin Michlmayrs site.
The 2009-1 competition came to an end this weekend! Following receiving some fine entries and the results coming in from you, the community and a panel of senior judges from NAS-Central we have decided the winners.
Many thanks to all those who took part and all the hard work you put in. Check out the results page in the main portal for more information!