Lenovo Iomega ix4-300d Diskless 4 Bay Desktop NAS
- respected product from well known manufacturer, cheapest I can find anywhere (go on, prove me wrong!)
Diskless in the sense you supply your own disks, not diskless meaning it contains some other means of providing storage, ie magic!
Says Lenovo through the Ebuyer site;
Lenovo Iomega ix4-300d Diskless 4 Bay Desktop NAS Product Description
The Lenovo® Iomega® ix4 Network Storage stores, protects and shares all of your important files, locally and remotely with cloud convenience -- perfect for small offices, workgroups or advanced home networks.
Based on enterprise-class LenovoEMC™ storage technology, the ix4-300d provides easy file sharing, iSCSI block access, and multiple RAID configurations for optimized data protection. LenovoEMC™ Personal Cloud technology offers unparalleled simplicity and versatility for data sharing and protection from outside of the office - and is self-owned. Protecting your home or business has never been easier than with built-in Mindtree® SecureMind™ software (1 free camera license included).
Business users will appreciate the robust data protection features such as UPS support, print serving, folder quotas, rsync device-to-device data replication, and user replaceable drives for business continuity and disaster recovery.
The easy-to-use interface provides no-hassle management. Active Directory support and remote access round out the comprehensive business features. Home users benefit from the advanced media features such as the PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol), torrent support.
512MB DDR3 Memory
(takes up to) 4 x 3.5" Easy-Swap SATA-II Hard Disk Drives
Desktop, compact, form factor
Have bought a bunch of disks I was going to put in a Linux machine, but frankly this offers all the bells and whistles and more for around half of what I anticiapted.
Shame it doesn't have the cashback from a couple of months ago, but still remarkable value.
Not everyone's favourite seller, but as I've said before, I've never had any hassle from them in several years custom.