Seagate Tries Wooing Small Business Customers With Five New NAS Boxes

With cloud solutions in one hand and localized storage solutions in the other, Seagate is bolstering its lineup of Networked Attached Storage products today with an array of new boxes. Aiming squarely for at-home and small businesses who need to keep a respectable, but not outrageous, amount of data available via the Web, the new Seagate NAS and NAS Pro ranges are sleek, expandable, and relatively affordable compared to others in the industry.

The portfolio contains five NAS units ranging from disc-free to 30TB in size, with 2/4/6-bay options available. On top of the new hardware is its NAS OS 4, a new software package that includes App Manager and Seagate Sdrive (a private cloud) for remote access. Essentially, it's a revamped software portal to access and manage all of the data you'll be storing on these. As for apps, it'll support antivirus, WordPress, Own Cloud, BitTorrent Sync, and Surveillance Manager.

The NAS and NAS Pro will begin shipping globally, with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a $299.99 starting point for the former; the latter gets a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and a $399.99 starting tag.