Maxtor introduced the Central Axis as its flagship network-attached-storage (NAS) device a few months ago, and now it's trying to extend the brand to the small business segment with its Central Axis Business Edition, which will come packed with 2TB of storage and can automatically back up 20 computers on a network.
You've given the option of using the full 2TB for storage across the two included hard drive or to duplicate the data over the drives (a.k.a. RAID Level 1 support), which the Central Axis can handle automatically. It includes two USB ports for additional storage (or to save the device's files to an external drive for further security) or for connecting a printer to share on the network. It also comes with the usual assortment of features today's NAS units offer: remote access via the Web, pass protection for select folders, UPnP support for media streaming, Windows and Mac compatibility, and so on. It even has some green credentials, as it's packed in 100-percent recyclable materials.
The Central Axis Business Edition will sell for $479.99, and it's currently available for pre-order from Maxtor's online store.