Snap Appliance last week announced an upgrade to its midrange product, the Snap Server 4400, focusing on speed. The new version, Snap Server 4500, uses a Pentium 4 instead of the Pentium 3, officials said.
To further increase the Linux-based network-attached storage units performance, the 1U (1.75-inch) device comes with 512MB of double-data-rate memory or with 1GB as an option, officials said.
Other features from the spinoff of Quantum include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, RAID protection and hot-swappable hard drives. The 4500 costs $4,295 for 480GB of storage or $5,795 for 720GB; both versions are shipping this month.