CES 2010 - On the 2nd day of CES 2010 we stopped by Netgear to see some of their new toys. The tag line for this year is "anywhere, anytime, any media, any screen" To this end Netgear was showing off a few new and very interesting products. The most interesting was the Stora.
This is a highly available and powerful NAS device. We were shown that regardless of the screen we could play media. At one point we were all invited to connect to Netgear's wireless network and to access the "mystora" web page. From there we could view all of the photos, and videos that were stored there, it was pretty cool and something that beats out traditional NAS devices in terms of functionality. The connectivity was not limited to the internal network either. Stora can be accessed over the internet as well.
Some of the features of the Stora are
High Performance home network storage and media server
Second hot-swap drive bay for on-the-fly RAID 1 protection whenever you decide
Gigabit Ethernet port for ultra-fast wired connections.
ReadyDLNATM - Embedded DLNA media server plays content on DLNA/UPnP AV devices like EVA2000, XBox360, PS3, DLNA compliant TVs.
Embedded iTunes Server
Smooth, powerful web interface with playback functionality