Snap Boosts Speed in Midrange NAS - 2

Snap Appliance last week announced an upgrade to its midrange product, the Snap Server 4400, focusing on speed.

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.