WD ShareSpace Offer Up to 4 TB of Network Storage

Posted by at 8:35 pm on September 30, 2008

Western Digital today released the ShareSpace line of network attached storage aimed at the home small office space. The ShareSpace has four drive bays, a built-in iTunes server for sharing content over the local network, support for Microsoft Active Directory,  Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)  and backup software with  licenses to  backup 3 computers.  

RAID Modes

All ShareSpace units can run in a  RAID 0  stripe for sheer space or a  RAID 1  mirror for simple redundancy. The 4TB model can also run RAID 5 – striped disks with parity to  protect data against loss of any one disk.


Remote Access and Expansion  

ShareSpace NAS can act as  an FTP server for sharing files outside your local network and carries three USB ports with different roles.  MioNet remote Web access service (for PC and Mac) that lets users access the drive from anywhere in the world.  The download manager supports scheduled downloads through FTP and HTTP.  

Plug a USB drive into the front-mounted USB 2.0 port and push a button to transfer automatically all the data on the drive to the ShareSpace system.

The unit also had E-mail alert system that monitors drive and system health and sends you an e-mail if a problem is detected.  

Price and  Availability  

ShareSpace storage system with 2 TB is $699.99; the WD ShareSpace storage system with 4 TB is $999.99. The 4T model fills all four drives bays and comes preset to run in RAID 5 mode. Both models come with a 3-year limited warranty and  are shipping now.

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