RaidSonic Icy Box IB-NAS3221 Dual Bay NAS Enclosure
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Network Attached Storage has been around since the 80’s but while then it was targeted at server based environments today more and more small but also advanced NAS devices come to light for home and small business use. Basically these small boxes are nothing more than little servers that you can hook onto your home/business network and then function as a file-print server and more. Combine that with an affordable price tag and tiny power consumption and you get the Icy Box IB-NAS3221.
RaidSonic was founded in Hamburg in 1999 and in May 2004 they moved to Ahrensburg due to the need for larger warehouse space. Ever since Raidsonic has grown into one of the best known corporations around especially in the PC market not only as a result of the high quality components and materials used in their solutions but also because of their permanent improving logistic and expanded technical support.
The Icy Box IB-NAS3221 is quite an interesting device since it combines RAID and web server support, dual 3.5" SATA HDD bays, IP Address LCD Display, Easy HDD Swap Mechanism and a very low price tag. What is really impressive though is that during testing the device was able to handle quite a few download requests without issue, something that i have found to be hard with even more costly models. On the downside however more expensive models do have support for 4-5 or even more HDDs and sport even more features.