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NEC Computers (UK) Launches the NEC Storage NS160 for value conscious professionals

Prices Start From: £1,199 ex VAT

Leading manufacturer NEC Computers (UK) has launched the latest addition to its NEC Storage NS-Series family. The NEC Storage NS160 is a single processor Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance, designed for customers with little or no IT resources seeking easy deployment, manageability and solid data protection.

“The NS160 is perfect for price conscious business users who require a high performance, reliable solution to fulfil all their file serving needs,” commented Paul Evans, business development director of NEC Computers (UK). “The NEC Storage NS160 can be seamlessly integrated into existing networks and provides simple installation, deployment and management.”

The NS160 provides 480GB of available storage and offers RAID 1 hardware and snapshot functionality with Persistent Storage Manager for increased data availability and protection. Additional RAID 5 software configurations of the NS160 are also available. NEC’s new storage solution features an Intel Pentium 4 processor and offers optional AIT-1 tape integration for backup and restoration processes.

For simple deployment and the elimination of software per-user licensing costs, the NS160 is pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 2000 for Network Attached Storage (NAS) Server Appliances. As standard, the NEC Storage NS160 comes with a 3 year on-site next business day warranty. For further information please visit http://www.nec-online.co.uk


At-a-Glance Specifications

NEC Storage NS160

CPU Intel Pentium 4 , 2.4GHz processor, 400MHz FSB

Memory Up to 2GB DDR266 SDRAM, 3DIMM slots

Storage 2 or 4 120GB ATA EIDE hard disk drives, optional AIT-1 tape drive, 1.44MB floppy disk, 1x
CD-ROM drive and optional CD-RW

RAID Support Hardware RAID 1 or software RAID 5

Controller 2xEIDE controllers onboard

Network Connectivity Embedded 10/100 Mbps plus Gigabit PCI Ethernet

I/O Expansion Slots 4 free PCI slots

Ports and Connectors 2x USB ports, 2x PS/2 ports, 1x parallel port, 1x serial port, 1x SVGA video port,
1x Audio port

Software Microsoft Windows 2000 for Network Attached Storage (NAS) Server Appliances,

Persistent Storage Manager, ESMPRO, Norton AntiVirus

Dimensions 445x175x455mm, 13-18kg

Form factor Tower or 4U rack mountable

Power 300W with PFC

Environmental 10 to 35 degrees Celsius, 45 to 70% relative humidity
Warranty 3 years on-site next business day, extended 3 years on-site 4-hour response 8x5, 3 years on-site 4-hour response 24x7

About NEC Computers (UK)

NEC Computers (UK) Limited, a division of NEC Computers International, supplies NEC servers, desktops and notebook computers, designed and manufactured for the business user. For the small to medium sized enterprise purchaser, NEC Computers (UK) Limited has distinguished itself from other direct operations by offering a true business partnership. The NEC philosophy is to ensure that the customer receives unbiased advice about requirements backed by trustworthy service and support. NEC Computers (UK) Limited operates throughout the UK and Ireland. With sales offices in Maidenhead and its own state of the art manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland, NEC Computers (UK) Limited is able to serve its customers with prime efficiency and speed. According to IDC, NEC Computers (UK) Limited was the third largest PC vendor in 2002 and achieved a higher growth rate than its major competitors. Throughout 2002 NEC continued to improve its market share and demonstrated growth of double the market average for notebooks and 6.5 times the market average for servers.

About NEC Computers International

NEC Computers International (NEC CI), one of the major consolidated subsidiaries of the NEC Corporation and part of the operation of NEC Solutions, is Europe's sixth largest manufacturer of personal computers (Source: Gartner Dataquest / February 2003).
NEC CI supplies the consumer market with the Packard Bell brand and the professional market with the NEC brand in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia (except Japan and China).

NEC CI owns two R&D centres (France, Malaysia) and three factories (France, Malaysia and Scotland).The company employs 3,000 people worldwide.
Its headquarters are located in Wijchen, The Netherlands.

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