With spacious NAS
drives rocking everything from WiFi
to fancy enclosures
, sometimes we forget the primary focus of such networked storage devices. Prestigio gets back to the basics with its Storage NAS-540 (which admittedly resembles a small safe), sporting four hot-swappable 3.5-inch half terabyte SATA hard drives, gigabit Ethernet, and the full suite of configuration options: RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD. Although wireless connectivity isn't built-in, it does support a mini-PCI WiFi upgrade, and touts its (uninspiring) abilities to automatically assign IP addresses, run scheduled backups, and receive administration solely from a web browser. To its credit, however, Prestigio did throw in a USB 2.0 port for those moments where quick, unplanned access is needed, and you'll even get automatic email alerts / event logs if anything traumatic should happen to your data. While information concerning pricing and availability has yet to be released, this shouldn't run you too much more than any other run-of-the-mill 2TB NAS device
whenever it drops.