Author: Bob Buskirk
Plextor introduced the PX-NAS4 quad-bay network attached storage device late last year to augment its PX-NAS2 dual-bay device and break into a market with larger storage needs. The dual gigabit Ethernet PX-NAS4 can house up to 8 TB of storage in several RAID configurations and sports volume encryption and low power consumption among other standard enterprise and business features. ThinkComputers takes a look, and finds that while the PX-NAS4 provides the basic features, it leaves something to be desired for users with more. Read on for the review.
- Dual Gigabit LAN ports provide substantial bandwidth up to 2Gbps data access to support the increasing data demands
Energy Star Compliance
- Low power consumption design reduces the energy demands to 58 Watts in full access mode (25 Watts in standby).
- PX-NAS4 requires only 60% of the power of a typical 200 Watt NAS, saving electricity and running costs.
- Protects confidential business data through secure volume encryption using an AES 256-bit algorithm, allowing only authorized users’ access through Passwords
- Provides RAID stability and reliability through a hot spare bay with the capacity to take over the role of any failed HDD without any valuable data loss or operation disruption
The Plextor PX-NAS4 arrived to us in a non-descript cardboard box. This is a business unit, not something one would find on the shelf. There’s no need for fancy packaging. It was well-packed in foam and includes some manuals, a software CD, an Ethernet cable, and a power cable. There are also some screws to fasten the hard drives in, but our review unit already had drives populated with said screws.