Computer enthusiasts who love building their own machines from scratch and throwing in the kind of specialized parts in order to maximize the performance of a desktop while spending as little as possible would surely have come across the name of Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, or Shuttle for short. Shuttle happens to be one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions including the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, and this time around, they are not rolling out a ‘skeleton’ per se, but rather, launching the KS10, which is a storage solution for NAS entry-level users.
The Shuttle KS10 happens to be a network-based one-bay storage solution that is suitable for storing files that would normally comprise of documents, music and photos on the local network, paving the way for location-independent data backup or for setting up your own private cloud. Just in case you have worries that your monthly electricity bill is going to go through the roof, fret not – it will feature a consumption of less than 6 W in standby mode and 12 W during normal operation, hence making it a particularly frugal machine.
The KS10 will not come with any kind of fan built-in, but nevertheless, it will be suitable for 3.5 hard disks up to at least 4TB in size, and will also feature additional USB ports for external storage devices and to accommodate a printer. Devices that are connected by USB cable in addition to memory cards in the built-in SD card reader can also be shared over the network. As for the Gigabit Ethernet network connection, it would pave the way for data transfer speeds of up to 80MB/s when reading and up to 60 MB/s when writing. Last but not least, there is also a built-in, access-protected WiFi hotspot can be enabled for communication with wireless devices. The asking price for the Shuttle OMNINAS KS10 stands at 81 Euros before taxes if you would like to pick one up.
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