SOURCE: Promise Technology

PROMISE Technology

February 17, 2011 06:00 ET

PROMISE Introduces Next-Generation SmartStor -- NSx700 Series NAS for Entry-SMB Markets

Scalable All-in-One Storage Solution Powered by Intel Atom™ Processor

HSINCHU, TAIWAN and MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - PROMISE Technology Inc., a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, today announced the next generation of its SmartStor network attached storage (NAS) line -- the NSx700 Series. The NSx700 Series is available in either 6-Bay (NS6700) and 4-Bay (NS4700), configuration; both powered by the Intel Atom™ Processor and equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The NSx700 Series delivers a high-speed iSCSI NAS solution with up to 210MB/s throughput.

The SmartStor NSx700 series is equipped with PROMISE's advanced RAID engine. The field proven RAID engine, a legacy component for PROMISE's enterprise-level RAID storage subsystem products, is now available in the NSx700 series, bringing data protection features to SMB users. The NSx700 Series provides advanced data protection services such as RAID 6, bad sector error handling, PDM (Predictive Data Migration), Media Patrol, Redundancy Check, Online RAID migration and capacity expansion.

"As demand for storage space increases, storage demand from entry-SMBs is also increasing," says Alice Chang, CMO of PROMISE Technology. "PROMISE's SmartStor NSx700 Series provides an all-in-one solution to SMBs to fulfill all storage demands, including file sharing, multi-clients backup, cloud storage backup as well as performing web and ftp services. Moreover, the NSx700 is providing an initiative management interface, that even if the IT staff in SMBs are not IT professionals, they can easily set up the SmartStor with the web-based interface or GUI utilities on Windows or Mac OSX computers."

The routine backup from multiple clients has always been a critical issue for SMB users. The SmartStor NSx700 Series provides several options for SMB users to back up their computers and servers. SmartStor NSx700 supports Amazon's S3 Web Storage service, providing users with the ability to setup their Amazon S3 accounts on NSx700, and perform scheduling backup from NSx700 to Amazon S3 space. Additionally, users can install a second unit of NSx700 at a remote site such as a RSYNC server, and use the NAS to NAS remote backup for disaster backup and recovery.

For client backup, PROMISE also provides several ways to perform backups from Windows or Mac OSX clients to the NSx700, using PROMISE's SmartSYNC, Mac OS X's Time Machine or third party backup utilities from Acronis or Symantec. SmartStor NSx700 comes bundled with the Acronis Backup & Recovery software, allowing users to install the software via the CD inside the package; providing the ability to perform the backup from Windows based computers or servers.

"Backup & recovery has always been a major concern for SMB users. Both Acronis and PROMISE are committed on delivering reliable, cost effective and simple backup and recovery solutions," said Bill Taylor, President for Acronis APAC. "Acronis Backup & Recovery and SmartStor NSx700 combined will allow SMB users to ease their backup and recovery concerns significantly." 

The SmartStor NSx700 Series features an eco-friendly design to decrease the carbon footprint. Equipped with an 80 PLUS certified power adapter, the NSx700 Series delivers increased power efficiency. The NSx700 is MAID 2.0 compliant, allowing the hard drives to adjust the spinning speed or spin down when the system is not busy or idle, dramatically decreasing the unnecessary power wasted by the hard drives.

SmartStor NSx700 Specifications

  • Intel Atom™ D525 Dual-Core 1.8 GHz Processor
  • NS6700/NS4700 up to 6/4 2TB SATAII 2TB HDD support
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
  • 5 x USB 2.0 host ports
  • RAID Level: NS4700 RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10/ NS6700 RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50
  • PDM (Predictive Disk Migration)

About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
With a long history of innovation, PROMISE Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology's website at

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