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Inteset’s 15 TB NAS Optimized for Home Media Storage, Sharing

TeraRAID XV-NAS is only 18 inches deep, quiet, and includes applications for simple management and sharing of TV content, photos and movies.


Julie Jacobson · July 8, 2008

Inteset, developer of high-performance Media Center servers, clients, storage devices and software for whole-house media and control, is introducing a mega-storage system, the XV-NAS.

The latest in its TeraRAID line, the new 15-terabyte networked attached storage server (NAS) is a 5U solution that is only 18 inches deep. According to Inteset, the form factor makes it the “only high-capacity NAS unit on the market uniquely designed for an A/V rack.”

Traditional enterprise NAS devices—often used by integrators for the home market—can be 25- or 28-inches thick and noisy.

Furthermore, the server is preconfigured to work with Inteset’s Media Library application for movie, music, picture, and recorded TV content.

“Typical NAS systems when purchased have no volume, folder structure, shares, or permissions configured,” says Inteset’s Jeff Lloyd. “Inteset preconfigures this before shipping so that it will work out-of-the-box with our media servers (no complicated, time-consuming configuration needed).”

The 15-bay, hot-swappable RAID 6 server ships with Seagate hard drives that Inteset says are high-speed, low-power, quiet and “geared specifically for multi-streaming video applications.”

The XV-NAS uses enterprise-level, CPU, RAID, and gigabyte Ethernet to support multiple high-bandwidth video streams.

Via Inteset’s Heartbeat Monitoring Service, installers can opt to receive email alerts if there is any trouble such as a failing hard drive or bad fan. Inteset will automatically ship a new drive overnight if a bad one is detected.

The headless unit can be managed from any browser client using the included management software.

The TeraRAID XV-NAS units are available in two configurations: 15 TB ($14,995 retail) and 7 TB ($10,995). Single drives can be purchased for hot swap spares as well.

XV-NAS Specs

  • Hot Swap Drive Bays: 15 drives
  • Maximum Drive Size: 1 terabyte
  • Maximum Drive Capacity: 15 terabytes
  • Maximum Usable Storage: 13 terabytes (N-2 [RAID 6])
  • Drive Type: Seagate - low power, low noise, 7200rpm, SATA II, 3Gbps, 32mb cache (optimized for video streaming)
  • Hardware RAID Levels: 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD Note: Inteset provides RAID configuration support for RAID 6 configurations only
  • OS Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4Ghz
  • OS Memory: 2Gb
  • Hardware RAID Processor: Intel IOP341 800Mhz
  • Hardware RAID Memory: 256Mb with battery
  • NIC: Gigabit Ethernet: RJ45 Connector, supporting TCP/IP offload
  • PWS: 500W, silent
  • Operating Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
  • Operating Sound Level: 18dB @ 6’ in A/V rack
  • UPS support: APC (American Power Conversion), USB or Serial (RS-232) connection
  • System Dimensions: 18” x 17.5” x 8” (L x W x H)

NAS Features

Instant Media Library Storage
Connect the NAS to your network and turn it on. You will instantly have access to up to 13 terabytes of movie, music, videos, pictures and recorded TV storage. Connects to the network via DHCP. A static IP address can be assigned later if desired.

Media Library Replication
If you have more than one XV-NAS, you can easily replicate your media library across NAS units over the Internet. Now you can have a matching library in all of your homes. (Requires an Inteset TeraRAID XV-NAS in each home. Due to Internet bandwidth limitations, it is recommended that replicated content be limited to music and picture. Flagged recorded TV content (DRM protected) cannot be played back on devices that did not recorded it.)

Web and FTP Access
Access your media library over the Internet. Listen to your music, show friends and family your pictures anywhere.

Dynamically Increase Storage
Dynamically increase Media Library storage capacity simply by adding disks to the NAS device.



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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at jjacobson@ehpub.com

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