Most home servers and NAS boxes end up tucked away in the corner of a closet, both for convenience and to maintain your room's decor. But Patriot Memory's put together a storage hub you may not want to hide from view.
Patriot's new Javelin S4 Media Server ships with a curvaceous white exterior that's anything but an eyesore. On the inside you'll find four 3.5-inch drive bays with support for up to 12TB of storage capacity (four 3TB SATA or SAS drives). For redundancy (or performance), the Javelin supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations, as well as a hot-spare drive.
"Media servers are gaining in popularity in households with multiple computers and streaming audio and video devices. With the popularity of digital music and video downloads, a central hub for all digital downloads is the perfect way to distribute media to multiple systems and devices over your home network and the Internet," says Patriot Memory Vice President of Engineering Les Henry.
Henry doesn't have to convince us on the merits of home servers, it's the feature-set and price that need pitching. The Javelin is Windows, Mac, and DLNA compatible and features an integrated iTunes server. Other goodies include UPnP compatibility, Internet sharing capabilities, a mobile phone app for Android and iOS devices, a BitTorrent client, automatic backups, and TimeMachine support.
Look for the Javelin S4 to ship in February 2011 for an as-yet unannounced price.