Shuttle has released its first NAS system OMNINAS KD20: Review & Specs

Company Shuttle, known as a manufacturer of compact computers and barebone-systems, announced the release of its own network attached storage (NAS). The first model in the new series of devices targeted for use in small offices, workgroups and home.

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20

Introduced new product, called Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS, manufactured in colored casing, which is made of aluminium and plastic. This device allows you to install two 3.5-inch hard disk drive or solid state drive interface SATA. It supports hard drives up to 4TB, which provides an aggregate storage capacity of up to 8TB. Also claimed to support the hot-swap drives. Drives can be organized in a RAID-1 (for data security), RAID-0 (for maximum speed performance of work), or JBOD. In the RAID-1 is available hot-plug the damaged drive. The status of each of the drives controlled by the SMART

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20

In Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS there is an 80-mm fan, which is activated only when the temperature exceeds the storage limit. However, according to the manufacturer, through the use of an aluminium housing, which effectively removes the heat, the fan is inactive under typical operating conditions. You can connect this NAS to a LAN by using the interface Gigabit Ethernet. Additionally it is equipped with a new single-port USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports and a slot for memory cards format SD. On the USB ports you can connect external drives and printers for providing public access. Among other Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS features indicated a built DLNA-compatible media server, iTunes server, and support the function of downloading BitTorrent. All settings can be made via the web browser interface. Energy usage is 15.5 watts in active mode and 9 watts in sleep mode.

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS is now available for a suggested retail price of € 130 excluding taxes.