|Western Digital Network Storage system|
Nic Rossmüller : May 28th 2006 - 14:03 CET
Western Digital Network Storage system : Western Digital Corp. today announced that its Western Digital NetCenter network storage system is now available in a half-terabyte capacity and with backup and system recovery software, providing users in homes or small offices a convenient way to store, share and back up their data. "Large corporations have efficiently shared storage resources for decades," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of Western Digital's branded products group. "Now, family members and small-office workers are connected via a network and working much the same way. With the Western Digital NetCenter network storage system, they can share a single high-capacity storage and backup repository.|
Western Digital NetCenter - Easylink|
Western Digital streamlined the steps required to install Western Digital NetCenter on either a PC or Mac. Each member of a home or office network uses EasyLink, an exclusive Western Digital setup wizard, to cut installation time to less than five minutes. EasyLink establishes the Western Digital NetCenter as if it were a local drive on any computer connected to the network. Individuals with network access then can store, share and back up their digital content.
Western Digital NetCenter - Data encryption
Western Digital's user-friendly interface of EMC Retrospect Express 7.5 backup and recovery software offers users peace of mind with its ease of setting up a comprehensive, automated backup procedure. The simple three-step installation wizard and extensive data protection feature set fits the needs of beginner and expert users alike. Users can choose complete or progressive backups and automatic or scheduled backups, and are assured that all their data is safe with the software's open-file and data encryption features. In the event a backed-up computer should fail, Western Digital NetCenter's disaster recovery feature creates bootable media from which owners can restore all files and system settings.
Western Digital NetCenter - Recovery software
Beginning immediately, all Western Digital NetCenter systems will come packaged with the backup and system recovery software. Current owners of Western Digital NetCenter models sold previously without the backup and system recovery software for a limited time can download the EMC Retrospect Express 7.5 software for free from Western Digital's Web site. The new half-terabyte capacity Western Digital NetCenter system offers multiple users the capability of storing up to 200 feature-length movies, 142,000 digital photos, 125,000 songs or hundreds of thousands of documents.
Western Digital NetCenter - Feature:
- Western Digital Caviar SE 7,200 RPM hard drive inside for quiet and cool operation
- 10/100Base-T Ethernet connection
- Common Internet File System (CIFS) for platform-independent file sharing
- Two hot-swappable USB host ports
- Western Digital EasyLink utility
- Western Digital NetCenter Manager software to easily view system status
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol client for automatic assignment of TCP/IP
- Automatic power management when the Western Digital NetCenter is idle
- Kensington security slot