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Plextor joins NAS market with PX-NAS2 server

Plextor introduces its first NAS server, the PX-NAS2, a dual-bay server that offers up to 4TB of storage.

The new PX-NAS2 server from Plextor. Plextor

The network storage market has just gotten a little larger. Plextor, a maker of optical drives, announced Monday its first NAS server, the PX-NAS2.

According to Plextor, this is a dual-bay NAS server that works with both Macs and PCs and is designed for home and small office environments. The server can house up to two SATA hard drives, with a total storage space of up to 4TB.

The company says the new NAS server is DLNA-compliant and has the capability to upload photos and videos to the social sites such as Flickr or YouTube. It comes with auto backup software tool Memeo, with a one-touch backup feature.

The PX-NAS2 has built-in support for Apple's Time Machine and uses BitTorrent for it self-downloading features.

Other than the Gigabit port, the new NAS server has only two USB 2.0 ports to host additional storage or for printers. It doesn't have a high-speed eSATA port and it's unclear if it supports RAID configurations.

The new Plextor PX-NAS2 NAS server is available this month and costs $225 without any storage included. Its also comes as a 1TB and 2TB version, which cost $355 and $565, respectively.