by Adam Armstrong

Netstor Releases New 2.5” Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage

Netstor has released new 2.5” Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage device, the NA338TB. The NA338TB is a follow up the larger 3.5” NA333TB and NA381TB, both of which were well received by video editors and digital content creators. The NA338TB is designed for on-site video editing and supports both 2.5” SSDs and HDDs.

The NA338TB is compact in size (a 2U height and 42cm depth) making it portable enough to carry while fitting a transportable rack. Professionals won’t have to worry as much about energy use, as the NA338TB uses 2.5” drives that draw less power than their 3.5” counterparts. The NA338TB provides 3 full-height, full-length PCIe expansion slots to continue to scale past its 16 bays. Another interesting function is the built-in integrated plate drawer for Apple Mac mini installation. Combing a Mac mini with the NA338TB through the Thunderbolt 2 connection makes it a powerful mobility workstation. The NA338TB can connect to any workstation that has a Thunderbolt port for editing in the studio or the Mac mini can be connected to network to share the data.

NA338TB specifications:

  • Form Factor: 2U/16 Bay
  • Drive Support:
    • 3/6/12 Gb/s SAS, 3/6 Gb/s SATA 2.5" HDD and SSD
    • Supports any mix of SAS and SATA drives simultaneously in the same enclosure
  • External I/O Ports: two Thunderbolt 2 ports, supporting daisy-chain up to 6 devices
  • Voltage:
    • Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ
    • Output: +5V and +12V
  • System Support: New Mac Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and iMac with Thunderbolt port
  • PCIe card Size Accepted: full-length and full-height PCIe card
  • Operating Temperature: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 20 to 80% (non-condensing)

Availability

The Netstor NA338TB is available now.

Netstor NA338TB

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