Promise Introduces Next SmartStor

Scalable, all-in-one storage solution powered by Intel Atom processor.

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Promise Technology Inc., a supplier of RAID storage solutions, has released the next generation of its SmartStor network attached storage (NAS) line -- the NSx700 Series. The NSx700 Series is available in 6-bay (NS6700) and 4-bay (NS4700) configurations; both are powered by the Intel Atom processor and equipped with dual-Gigabit Ethernet ports. The NSx700 Series delivers a high-speed iSCSI NAS solution with up to 210MB/s throughput.

The SmartStor NSx700 series is equipped with Promise's advanced RAID engine, a legacy component for Promise's enterprise-level RAID storage subsystem products that is now available in the NSx700 series, bringing data protection features to SMB users. The NSx700 Series provides data protection services such as RAID 6, bad-sector error handling, PDM (predictive data migration), media patrol, redundancy check, online RAID migration, and capacity expansion.

The SmartStor NSx700 Series provides several options for SMB users to back up their computers and servers. SmartStor NSx700 supports Amazon's S3 Web Storage service, so users can set up their Amazon S3 accounts on NSx700 and perform scheduling backup from NSx700 to Amazon S3 space. Additionally, users can install a second unit of NSx700 at a remote site such as a RSYNC server and use the NAS to NAS remote backup for disaster backup and recovery.

For client backup, Promise also provides several ways to perform backups from Windows or Mac OSX clients to the NSx700, using Promise's SmartSYNC, Mac OS X's Time Machine, or third-party backup utilities from Acronis or Symantec. SmartStor NSx700 comes bundled with the Acronis Backup & Recovery software, allowing users to install the software via the CD inside the package.

SmartStor NSx700 Specifications

  • -- Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core 1.8 GHz Processor
  • -- NS6700/NS4700 up to 6/4 2TB SATAII 2TB HDD support
  • -- Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
  • -- 5 x USB 2.0 host ports
  • -- PROMISE RAID Inside
  • -- RAID Level: NS4700 RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10/ NS6700 RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50
  • -- PDM (Predictive Disk Migration)

For more information, visit Promise Technology's Web site at

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