Silverstone show how NAS should be done with new SST-DC01 NAS
When it comes to NAS, we’ve seen aplenty, but they never look elegant, more like a very sleek toaster. Thus comes Silverstone, the specialist of aluminum PC chassis, quality PC fans, and solid power supply manufacturer, and not surprisingly their new NAS is fully aluminum, something that will outshine even the tiny Apple TV and Roku Media Player.
Their new network attached storage (NAS) is called SST-DC01, and it’s not just a simple NAS. Despite its sleeper and humble outlook due to the polished aluminum chassis that makes it looks so elegant, the features of this new NAS is mind boggling. Let’s just start with the hardware. There’s a dual-core ARM11 processor running at 750MHz each dedicated to handle your network traffic, along with 256MB of DDR2 RAM.
The NAS can only house one unit of 2.5-inch SATA drive (SSD, HDD, or HHD) but it shouldn’t be a problem as 2.5-inch drives are getting bigger capacity and 1TB of SATA drive should be easily available, and due to the size, you can expect the DC01 to be extremely slim and small. What’s more, the drive can be set to run on RAID0/1/JBOD, though the SATA port only runs on 3Gbps.
Connectivity wise, there’s Gigabit Ethernet port to make sure that file transfer from your computer to the NAS will be blisteringly fast. There’s also an eSATA port and two USB 2.0 ports to help you transfer files between your external hard drives should you need to. Sad thing is, they do not include USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt port, which will be rather handy. I’d prefer if there’s built-in WiFi 802.11n connectivity too if possible. By the way, the DC01 is IPv6 ready.
Now, to the features of this baby, the DC01 has its own UI which is based on Linux and as diskless support. They can easily be accessed with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux OS by using web browsers. Bit-torrent client and VPN support is a must in every NAS, and is present here. However, the feature does not stop there. There’s FTP service with limited user access over the Internet, and there’s even an app that’s over at iTunes App Store for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to access the DC01 anywhere using Internet.
And there’s more to come. SAMBA service, NFS Service, Bonjour Service, Web Service (WebDAV support), iTunes server, and even Printer server. The DC01 is also DLNA-compliant so you can easily use this as a media server for your DLNA-compliant Smart TV that is connected to your Local Area Network, be it through wired or wireless.
The Silverstone SST-DC01 is now available at $149.99 in both black and silver color.
SOURCE via Silverstone Tech