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First look at the SilverStone DC01 tiny aluminum NAS (video)

Good (NAS) things comes in a small package?
By: Cameron Wilmot | Storage News | Posted: Jan 26, 2011 1:04 pm

Besides looking at the new TJ11 case from SilverStone, we also got pulled into a small meeting room to get an exclusive look at SilverStone's upcoming DC01 NAS.


The Taiwanese company is still finishing off the design and some other tweaks to the software, but the DC01 looks to have some potential as a small, light weight NAS. The hardware is protected by a stylish looking small aluminum casing measuring 123mm (W) x 123mm (D) x 33mm (H). It houses a single 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD along with the tiny little PCB inside. The system is powered by a 750MHz dual-core ARM processor.



Like other NAS devices, there is a web-based control panel you can go into and control various aspects of your storage. SilverStone made us of a Linux based operating system which allows you to do just that, but it has the feel of an operating system like the Apple Mac OS. You can do things like view photos and videos and listen to music. While we didn't see it in action, you can also get social with Facebook and others. I am not exactly sure why you would run Facebook through the web-based interface of the NAS, but it is there anyway.




Later down the track SilverStone also told us that they will be releasing an iPhone app to the App Store which will allow you to control the NAS from your phone. That is a pretty nifty idea. In the video above, Tony Ou from SilverStone gives us a quick rundown of the DC01. The demo we had was less than ideal, but it does give you a bit of an idea about what is ahead.


Apparently the DC01 will go on sale after Chinese New Year, which is towards the end of next month. At this stage we do not have any details on pricing. We are looking forward to putting it through the paces in a full review to see what it can really do and if it is worth your dollars.


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