Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge development board, following the http://96boards.org size but with larger ports than the initial 96boards spec, it that can be configured to be used in many applications such as mobile NAS (network-attached storage), IoT gateways, home cloud server etc. The board features the 64bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3700 processor, PCI-E 2.0 support, a USB 3.0 port, a SATA 3.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, WiFi 802.11ac built in, 8GB of eMMC memory, and Bluetooth 4.2.
JCG Hacker H3 is the smart home gateway combine with wireless router, Android TV Box and NAS. It is 1200Mbps dual-band WiFi rounter with signal rate 2.4G up to 300Mbps, 5G up to 865Mbps. It is Android TV Box powered by 64bit Amlogic S905 ARM Cortex-A53 with 5-core Mali450 GPU, runs Android 5.1 support 4K@60fps H.265 hardware deocding. It also support build-in 2.5''HDD up to 6TB, then you can use JCG Hacker H3 as a home NAS.
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Synology Router RT1900ac with deep packet analysis and throttling and Annapurna ARM Cortex-A15 based Synology NAS DS715 and DS215+ with fast encryption support
Synology Router RT1900ac enables deep packet analysis with the Synology Router Manager web-based user interface that allows you to select and manage apps being used on devices, for example block facebook or youtube or throlle bandwidth available for each device and for each app. RT1900ac supports 802.11b/g/n/ac and dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless connectivity for a combined data transfer speeds up to 1.9 Gbps, on a 1GHz dual-core Broadcom CPU, 4GB of internal flash storage, Beamforming, Wake-on-LAN, and remote access with QuickConnect. Synology DS215+ NAS uses the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.4GHz or the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 Quad Core 1.4GHz and the Synology DS715 NAS runs on the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.4GHz supporting extremely high NAS speeds. Synology DS715 can deliver read and write speeds of up to 216.1 MB/s and 142.5 MB/s respectively under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Powered with hardware encryption engine, DS715 also delivers fast encrypted data transmission speeds of up to 205.58 MB/s reading and 77.62 MB/s writing.
KSY Company is a producer of accessories for storage devices. Many of their product can operate without the usage of computer or with one if you so choose. They sell around 5,000 pieces a month for each unit.
Hard Drive Closing device for 130 USD.
Storage raid for an unspecified price.
5 Bay raid storage enclosure with an unspecified price.
4 Bay raid storage device for 50 USD for 1,000 pieces. A similar no raid configuration for 55 USD.
This new Pogoplug Mobile is designed to be cheaper, with just 1 USB host connector, 1 SD card slot, one Ethernet port and the power charger. The idea is that you connect this at your house, with a 2TB external hard drive or whatever other storage you want, and you can then stream it to your smartphone, tablet, laptop wherever else you are in the world. There is also a hacking community at http://pogoplugged.com that may do things like BitTorrent RSS downloads work on this device. This device may still have about the same performance using the same Marvell processor as the previous Pogoplug, but that is to be confirmed. Please post in the comments if you know anything more about the actual performance of this processor to download from BitTorrent RSS, stream HD video files over the local network and other of the processor intensive tasks that can be envisionned from such Internet connected NAS system.
Gigabyte is launching this dual-hard drive NAS product, powered by a Marvell ARM processor, it has dual-LAN and a bunch of embedded software features.
Marvell is developing awesomely cheap network attached storage and home cloud computing terminals called Pogoplug and Sheevaplug. Those are most often $99 or cheaper, based on open source hardware designs, manufactured by several manufacturers, they are probably the cheapest most cost effective ARM Powered NAS and media streamer home cloud computing solutions. You can buy one of those, plug them to your electricity, connect them to the web using ethernet or WiFi and run some Linux software on it from an SD card and access and do stuff such as hosting and media streaming with the files on a USB hard drive or flash drive.
Amahi is now releasing an open source software, with components from Fedora for ARM and a bunch of other stuff. It can run free software such as web-chess, gallery, wikis, blogging software, groupware that can be installed in a one-click install process. You might not really be able to do this kind of easy one-click Applications marketplace thing using some of the more expensive NAS devices on the market by companies like Synology, Qnap and Netgear.
Data Robotics have just announced the release of the new faster gigabit-connected Drobo FS NAS storage device. Check my video interview with Drobo at CES 2010 where I asked them about Ethernet NAS features: http://armdevices.net/2010/01/08/drobo-at-ces-2010/
It supports up to 5 SATA hard drives, hot-swappable, 1 or 2 drives can fail in their special RAID configuration and all files stay intact, different sized hard drives are supported automatically (when you buy new larger drives, just replace the oldest smallest ones with those). Now also with some Gigabit ethernet local and remote file sharing features.
I am eager to find out how this new Drobo FS NAS performs as it's said to have a new faster processor. Reaching super fast data transfer, data copy, data backup performance using the newest fastest ARM Processors, keeping very low power consumption especially when the hard drives are idle (which they would in most cases), and especially providing all this at lower prices. I do believe that the Home Server NAS market is potentially going to grow very rapidly. Even though Cloud Computing is revolutionizing storage, 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB Hard Drives are getting cheaper every day, it makes perfect sense to store a huge amount of data at home as a buffer and cache to the cloud hosted in people's homes. Also, cloud storage at places like Google and Amazon still costs about 16 times more per terrabyte per year compared to buying TB hard drives on the open market and hosting it oneself using a clever ARM Powered NAS in the home (not including cost of NAS and power consumption). As consumers create and download more and more video, audio and high resolution photo files, I believe we all need solutions to manage all those cheap hard drives at home.
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Here is one of the cheapest NAS and home networked computer system available on the market. For less than $100 you get a Marvell powered plug computer which functions not only as a NAS, it can host a bunch of applications and runs on open source embedded Linux software.
Drobo is a smart NAS storage hard drive management system.