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Short Take: Quantum expands storage appliance line

Quantum has added two new models to its line of storage appliances, beefed-up hard disks that plug into a network. The 15-GB version costs $499, the 30-GB version goes for $799 and the 60-GB version costs $1,699. The company also has a rack-mountable 120-GB version for $1,999. Quantum and competing hard disk manufacturer Maxtor both make simple and inexpensive devices that fit into the "network-attached storage" category of stand-alone data storage devices that reside on primary computer networks instead of being attached to a specific server or to a separate network for storage devices.

Quantum has added two new models to its line of storage appliances, beefed-up hard disks that plug into a network. The 15-GB version costs $499, the 30-GB version goes for $799 and the 60-GB version costs $1,699. The company also has a rack-mountable 120-GB version for $1,999. Quantum and competing hard disk manufacturer Maxtor both make simple and inexpensive devices that fit into the "network-attached storage" category of stand-alone data storage devices that reside on primary computer networks instead of being attached to a specific server or to a separate network for storage devices.