San Diego-based Sabio Digital has introduced a consumer level storage device capable of storing one teraByte and up worth of data. The Sabio Storage CM-4 box sports an Intel Xscale 400 MHz processor and four hard-drives. The box runs on an embedded Linux operating system and is compatible with either PCs or Macs.
The CM-4 is about the size of a big toaster and weighs around 20 lbs. Four drives with up to 500 GB of storage each can be inserted for up to 2 TB of total storage. RAID 0 striping, RAID 1 mirroring or fault-tolerant RAID 5 can be set up. Total storage goes down by one-fourth for RAID 5 because one drive’s worth of storage is used to construct parity information.
Two USB 2.0 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port are offered for connectivity. Users can set up folder shares and even FTP access to the box. Backup software is included which allows users to set up scheduled backups.
The CM-4 is currently available for $1000 for the 1 TB version.