May 30, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
Storing music on a media server not only makes selecting and listening to audio convenient, but it allows you to box up all of those CDs and keep them in their own storage area. But if you’ve spent countless hours ripping your music to a server or paying an installer to do it for you, the last thing you want is for something to go wrong with the system and lose all of that data.
To ensure its customers need not worry about losing their music and metadata, ReQuest has introduced its Echo backup system that allows consumers to automatically protect their stored music on a daily basis.
ReQuest’s Echo backup systems are slim, 1U rack-dimensioned components available in capacities of from 200 to 1,200 CDs. Each Echo system complements all of ReQuest’s S.Series, N.Series, and F.Series music servers, as well as its iQ server based multiroom system, the company says, with removable hard drives making real-time replacement quick and convenient.
The Echo system installs via a USB cable. On initial connection, the Echo backs up the entire media collection and subsequently updates changes (if any) once per day with no intervention, by or even the awareness on the part of the owner, ReQuest says. Because all ReQuest music servers feature removable hard drive components, in the event of failure the owner can be immediately up and running, fully restored via the Echo archive, the company adds.
Pricing is between $750 and $2,500 MSRP depending on capacity. Visit www.request.com for more details.
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