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D-Link delivers a digital vault

Sharecenter Pulse 2-bay NAS aimed at home data hoarders
Mon Dec 06 2010, 15:45

ELECTRONICS BOX MAKER D-Link is offering consumers an easy to use vault for their digital content.

The firm said that its Sharecenter Pulse network storage box is primed for the home digital storage market and can act as a secure sponge for their precious musical, photographic, and video-based memories.

"The appetite for digital content today is already staggering and this will only grow as consumer behaviour continues to evolve," said Chris Davies, general manager for D-Link in the UK and Ireland.

"Our new Sharecenter products will provide home users with easy-to-manage, plug & play storage capability that will enable them to share and back-up their personal digital content. With our Boxee Box now on the market, Sharecenter Pulse is an ideal complementary product for users looking to access and share content over the network or the Internet."

According to the accompanying press release, which is as excruciating as you can imagine, the box is like a 'bank' for digital content, which can be added to, or withdrawn from, regardless of what location the withdrawer is in.

This means that digital content, such as music or movies, can be downloaded or streamed from the device and backed up. If you have ever struggled to manage your photographs or music, then rejoice, as D-Link has made that easier as well. Keep your fingers crossed and someone from the firm might come around to watch bloody Avatar with you.

The Sharecenter Pulse includes two 3.5-inch SATA HDD bays, direct media streaming, an FTP server for remote access, and a built in Bittorrent client for downloading.

Throw a rock in the direction of an IT firm these days and more than likely you will find someone sermonising about the green benefits of their hardware, and this is no different.

D-Link said that the box uses hard drive hibernation to reduce power consumption and extend the life of the device, while even the fan is smart and automatically adjusts itself depending on its internal temperature.

The device is available now and will set you back around £90. µ



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