IO-Data has unveiled its LAN DISK XR which is currently on schedule for an early February release. This new NAS is capable of holding up to a quartet of 3.5″ hard drives, boasting a maximum of 1TB of storage space. Since hot-swapping capability is supported, you will be able to change a faulty disc without having to shut down the entire NAS operation. Other connectivity options provided with the LAN DISK XR include a couple of Gigabit Ethernet ports, an equal number of USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA port. It will retail for a rather hefty €599 sans hard drives (you’ll need to provide your own), where it plays nice with a whole host of Windows operating systems (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/Server 2008) and Mac OS X 10.4.

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