To facilitate file sharing between different users or platforms, the ZyXEL NSA-2401 network storage appliance meets the need of small business users with outstanding performance and massive capacity designed for mission-critical storage management. Its 800MHz-grade CPU, 256MB DDR II memory and dual Gigabit LAN ports empower data reading/writing and network transmission performance outperforming the competition with the best price/performance ratio.
In addition to typical RAID functionalities, the NSA-2401 provides “hot spare” features (RAID1+Spare, RAID5+Spare) to reduce down time and therefore further sustain the system. If any HDD failure occurs, a spare pre-loaded HDD in NSA-2401 will automatically take over from the failed one and continue to function without either corrupting the files and database, or interrupting.
Regular NAS operations.
NSA-2401 can also collaborate with an optional UPS device to protect files and databases from sudden power failures or surges. With NSA-2401 monitoring the power level from the UPS (via USB) port, the IT staff can be informed of power failure or low UPS power level via e-mails in order to backup/save important data or shutdown the system safely in time. All these features ensure NSA-2401 to serve with high availability.
Easy capacity expansion.
The IT staff can install cost-effective, low-capacity HDDs on NSA-2401 first for applications that require only a smaller capacity. When demand grows, the RAID5/JBOD online capacity expansion feature will allow capacity addition through simply installing extra HDDs.
Energy saving for the environment.
More energy consumption means more carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. To better protect the environment, the NSA-2401 consumes less power (only 58W in access mode, 25W in idle mode) with no compromise on performance. Compared to traditional NAS and storage servers (normally consuming 200W), the NSA-2401 uses 60% less power to save energy as well as the electricity cost.