August 05, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Once you pass having 100 or so DVDs, it’s hard to find a place for the cases. Imagine if you had 3,000+ DVDs? VidaBox has a solution.
Instead of displaying that massive movie collection, the company wants you to pack them into the RACK24. With up to 22TB of storage, the unit can pack in approximately 3,350 DVDs or 880 Blu-ray movies, as well as music and pictures.
Of course, if you don’t need a media monster, you can choose your own storage options. The unit is available with as little as 2TB of storage; you can add on later, if needed. It also has RAID6 protection, in case of power interruptions. If a hard drive fails, it will keep running, but also alert your installer via email.
“We take downtime prevention very seriously here at VidaBox,” says Steven Cheung, president of VidaBox, “and to minimize downtime due to hardware & mechanical failures, the RACK24 also features a redundant power system with three removable modules, eliminating system failure due to power supply issues. Furthermore, running all of this hardware is a choice of two operating systems—Windows Server 2008 or Linux—both known for their uptime and reliability.”
Other features include video scaling, a built-in media card reader, TiVo-like video features, and the ability to surf the web and check email.
Pricing wasn’t announced, but VidaBox’s RACK24 will be available starting August 15.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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