At CES, D-Link showcased a couple of storage products so new they don't even have names yet. Both are part of the MediaLounge family of digital entertainment devices. The NSE-1701 is a gigabit storage enclosure that lets you install two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives of your choice. The enclosure comes fanless, as the chassis is made of heat-dispelling aluminum, though buyers can opt for the fan if they like. The drives can be arranged in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array and the resulting drive is a UPnP A/V server. The enclosure should be available sometime in Q1, likely for less than $150.
The other product, the MediaLoung NSE-2151 is a sub-$150 NAS unit with audio outs for connecting directly to a speaker system. Though the drive lacks an LCD on the case, D-link will provide an HTML interface for sorting through your music. The NSE-2151 will also emerge during Q1.