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Promise Tech. Unveils SmartStor NS4600 Next Generation NAS and Digital Media Server

Affordable and feature-rich network attached storage and digital media server below $500.

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - May 28, 2009) - Promise Technology Inc., a leading supplier of cutting edge RAID storage solutions for enterprise, SMB, SOHO and consumer customers has announced the availability of the SmartStor NS4600 Next-Generation High Performance Network Attached Storage and Digital Media Server for Home, SOHO and Small Business. The SmartStor NS4600 boasts support for up to 4 SATA 3G Hard Drives (not included) and is built on Intel's EP80579 Processor running at 600 MHZ, includes 256MB of DDRII Memory, 1 Ethernet, 2 USB 2.0 Ports and 1 eSATA Port. With Jumbo Frames disabled consumers and end-users can expect sequential write performance to average in the mid 30's (MB/s) and sequential read performance to average in the mid 40's (MB/s).

The SmartStor NS4600 features a new ultra sleek aesthetic design with Blue LEDs and No Power Supply Fan. The internal Power Supply has been removed and replaced with an external Power Adapter that snaps into the bottom of the SmartStor NS4600 and is secured by a removable door. The SmartStor NS4600 is one of the quietest 4 Drive Network Attached Storage Devices on the Market today.

The SmartStor NS4600 packs tons of features under its slick design such as support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 0+1 which is accompanied by High Performance over Gigabit Ethernet. As with the SmartStor NS4300N and NS2300N, Promise Technology continues its comprehensive protocol support with AFP, DLNA, CIFS, FTP, NFS, NTP and SMB Protocols which allows customers to use a number of operating systems including Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft's Windows, Linux and Unix. Other features include Active Directory Integration, support for Apple's Bonjour technology, Download Station, File Sharing over Internet, Hot-plug, NAS to NAS Replication, One Click Configuration, One Touch Backup, Snapshot, True Hot-Swap, Remote Access Media Center, Scheduled Backup, User Quota Management, Wake-on-LAN and Web Server.

"Connected home and small office users are demanding more intelligent and versatile storage solutions at cost effective prices," said Seth Bobroff, general manager, Intel Server Platforms Group, Storage. "The Intel EP80579 processor enables Promise to deliver a high performance, energy efficient Network Attached Storage solution with rich multimedia and small business features to help customers more easily share, protect and manage the huge growth of digital content."

Digital Living Network Alliance -- DLNA is the leading standard for connecting consumer electronics devices in the home. Consumers can build their Digital Home around the SmartStor NS4600 by utilizing the SmartStor's DLNA capabilities to stream Music, Pictures and Video in the Home. As DLNA Certified Digital Media Server consumers can stream digital content from the SmartStor NS4600 using the hottest DLNA Certified Devices in the market such as Sony's Playstation 3, Samsung's 750 & 850 Series DLNA LCD TV, Sony's BRAVIA Z-Series DLNA LCD TV, Pioneer Elite KURO DLNA Plasma and much more. Consumers can also stream digital content using Microsoft's XBOX 360.

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