Newisys NA-1400

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The Newisys NA-1400 is an inexpensive, "toaster-sized," Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance with up to 2TB of storage. It features a low-power XScale processor, RAID, and room for four hot-swap drives.

The NA-1400 supports up to four hot-swappable drives, which can be configured in RAID 0, 1, or 5, using standard Linux RAID software, Barnes says. The drives mount behind a lockable front-panel door.

Supported NAS filesystems and transports include SMB, CIFS, XFS, HTTP, CIM Client, and anonymous FTP, and the device can support up to simultaneous 20 hosts, when equipped with its normal 256MB SDRAM memory.

NAS-1400 is actually designed to withstand fairly harsh operating conditions. Newisys lists operating temperature range as 32-122 degrees Fahrenheit (0-50 degrees Celsius). It can operate between 8 and 85 percent relative humidity (non-condensing). Shock tolerance is listed as 5Gs operating, and 30G non-operating. The unit can also withstand 1G vibrations between 5- and 500 cycles per second, the company claims.

ARM Core: Xscale based


  • Processor -- Intel XScale 80219 I/O processor, clocked at 600MHz
  • Memory -- 256MB DDR SDRAM with ECC (expandable to 512MB)
  • Host support -- supports up to 20 hosts, when equipped with the default 256MB SDRAM
  • Supported NAS filesystems and transports -- SMB, CIFS, XFS, HTTP, CIM Client, and anonymous FTP
  • Dimensions -- 8.7 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Weight -- 7.9 pounds
  • Embedded OS -- ApplianceWare Linux, based on 2.6 kernel

A web-based management interface includes features such as an ACL (access control list), and system monitoring and reporting tools. Optional features include a Win2000 active directory service, and a journaling filesystem.

Price: $1,000

Source: Newisys