The two new NAS lines are the Seagate NAS and Seagate NAS Pro. The Seagate NAS family is available in 2- and 4-bay configurations, comes with a Marvel Dual core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and runs in capacities from 2TB to 20TB.
The Seagate NAS Pro line meanwhile is available in 2-, 4-, and 6-bay configurations, debuts Intel's latest dual-core 1.7GHz C200 Series processor, 2GB of RAM and runs in capacities from 2TB to 30TB. Both NAS lines use a new operating system, NAS OS 4.
Given the fact many small-business owners don't have the resources or means to employ a full-time IT administrator, Seagate said itdesigned NAS OS 4 to be user-friendly and simple to use, placing all of the storage system’s functionality in a single location.
Users can access all of their apps and system information from the redesigned Device Manager, with additional features including App Manager and Seagate Sdrive added to allow for remote access to data. With their latest OS and storage solutions, Seagate is aiming to give users a “plug and play” experience so that setting up their individual arrays is fast and easy.
“We understand that today’s small businesses can benefit from a storage solution that is easy to manage and provides 24/7 secure access to the information that drives their businesses,” said Scott Horn, vice president of Global Marketing at Seagate, in a statement.
Seagate's App Manager supports add-on apps from both Seagate and third parties. The Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines come equipped with the following apps: Seagate Antivirus, Seagate Surveillance Manager, WordPress, Own Cloud, and BitTorrent Sync. While the list of third party apps is small today, Seagate said it anticipates rapid growth in the ecosystem as the platform matures.
Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines are wholly developed and supported by Seagate, while each NAS is populated with Seagate NAS HDDs in capacities up to 5TB.
Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines are now available; the Seagate NAS line runs in capacity from 2TB to 20TB and has a price range from $300 to $1,500.
The Seagate NAS Pro line runs in capacity from 2TB to 30TB and has a price range from $400 to $2,500. Check out the range here.