Small to midsize businesses have a new tool from Buffalo Technology--the TeraStation Pro II--a four-drive NAS (network-attached storage) array with Gigabit Ethernet and Gigabit Jumbo Frame capability. It comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities and, according to Buffalo, is capable of data transfer rates of up to 35MBps. Two onboard USB ports let you attach hard drives for additional storage capacity.
The four Serial ATA drives are easily swappable and can be arranged in a variety of RAID arrays, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10. For data backup, Buffalo bundles Memeo Autobackup for Windows, though the drive is Mac-compatible as well.
The drive should be available at the end of the month for $1,000 for the 1TB version and $1,700 for the 2TB version.