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General

Manufacturer Drobo Cisco
Model DRPR1A21 NSS324D04-k9
Lowest Price $1,495.00 Compare Drobo DRPR1A21 prices $1,430.99 Compare Cisco NSS324D04-k9 prices
Warranty 1 year limited 3 years limited

Ports

RJ45 Ports 1 x 10/100/1000M 2 x 10/100/1000M
USB Ports 1 x USB2.0 5 x USB2.0
eSATA Ports Yes Yes
Other Ports iSCSI (utilizes Gigabit Ethernet) 1 VGA (recovery only)

Storage

Drive Bays 8 4
Hard Disk Interface 8 x 3.5" SATA I / SATA II 4 x SATA
Hard Disk Size Diskless System 4TB (4x1TB)
Rotational Speed 7200RPM 7200RPM

Features

Small Footprint
Flexible RAID Data Protection
Cross Platform File Sharing & Backup
DLNA Certified Media Server
Cool and Quiet
Power-Saving (9W~16W)
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It can be set up in minutes, and is easy to configure and manage with a straightforward, browser-based interface.

Built-in and add-on applications extend usage beyond storage, giving you more for your money.

To protect your investment, Cisco Small Business Pro Service is available, offering you afforable 3-year peace-of-mind coverage.

File System
- Internal: EXT3, EXT4
- External EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32

Networking
- TCP/IP IPv4 & IPv6 Dual Stack
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
- Multi-IP Setting, Port Trunking, Failover, 802.3ad
- DHCP Client, DHCP Server
- UPnP & Bonjour Discovery

AES 256-bit volume based data encryption

Support for PKG applications

DLNA 1.5 Certified

Real time & background photo transcoding

Supports UPnP & DLNA Media players such as Game consoles (PlayStation3, PSP, Xbox 360), Media Adapters, Mobile Devices (e.g. iphone/iPod Touch/iPad with UPnP/DLNA Application)

Supported formats: video (asf, flv, f1v, f4v, mp4, mpeg), audio (mp3, wav), picture (bmp, gif, jpg, png)

Form Factor

Dimensions 12.17" x 5.46" x 14.1" (W x H x L) 6.97"(H) x 7.09"(W) x 9.25"(D)
Weight 16.19 lbs. lbs 8.05 lbs. lbs
Form Factor Desktop 4-Bay

Networking

Data Link Protocol
Network Interface Controller
DLNA Certified No Yes

Hardware

Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Supported Protocols CIFS
AFP
FTP
WebDAV
iSCSI
Telnet
SSH
NFS
SNMP
CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, FTPS (explicit), HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, SMSC
Processor 1.6GHz Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz (Dual Core)
Memory DDR3 256MB RAM: 1GB DDR II
Flash: 512MB
RAID Synology Hybrid RAID

Max iSCSI Target: 10

Max iSCSI LUN: 10

Volume Type: Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10

RAID Migration: from Basic to RAID 1, Basic to RAID 5, Basic to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 1 to
Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/5+hot spare
Online RAID capacity expansion
Online RAID Level Migration
RAID Recovery
LEDs Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, HDD Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, HDD
Power Idle system (standby, drives off): 13 watts

Typical idle system - idle, drive spin down mode
AC Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, Energy Star V Rated
Temperature 5°C - 35 °C 0°C - 40 °C
Humidity 5-95% R.H 0-95% RH (non-condensing)

Software

Operating System Operating System Support
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 2003 Server
Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
Mac OS 10.5 or later (Mac OS 10.5.6 or later required for iSCSI)
Mac OS Server 10.5 or later (Mac OS 10.5.6 or later required for iSCSI)
Linux using EXT3

File System Options
Windows: NTFS
Mac OS X: HFS+
Cross-Platform: FAT32
Linux: EXT3
Linux 2.6
Management File Sharing Capability
- Max User Accounts: 2,048
- Max Groups: 256
- Max Shared Folder: 256
- Max Concurrent Connections(SAMBA, FTP, AFP): 128

Windows Access Control List (ACL)

Windows ADS Domain Integration
- Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station

Backup Solutions
- Network Backup
- Local Backup
- Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3 or Apple Time Machine backup application)
- Time Backup - Max task number: 2
- USBCopy
- 3rd-Party Backup Support

Security
- FTP over SSL/TLS
- IP Auto-Block
- Firewall
- Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
- HTTPS Connection

Management
- DSM Upgrade
- Email Notification
- SMS Notification
- Customized User Quota
- DDNS Support
- IPv6 Support
- PPPoE
- Resource Monitor
- UPS Management
- Scheduled Power On/Off
- Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports

HDD Management
- HDD Hibernation
- S.M.A.R.T.
- Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping

Utilities
- Synology Assistant
- Synology Download Redirector
- Synology Data Replicator
Internet Explorer v6 or other Java-enabled Browsers
5 Different Hard Drive Configurations
Scandisk
E-mail Alerts
Drive Quotas
Power Management

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