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Netgear debuts 1TB Stora consumer NAS; $229

Netgear on Monday announced the new 1TB Stora, a $229 consumer NAS device for home multimedia.

Netgear on Monday announced the new 1TB Stora, a consumer network-attached storage device for home multimedia.

Acting as a central hub for photos, music, movies and files, the Stora offers a user interface designed for non-technical users via an online portal where users can designate access to others.

Files can be shared over the web, shared between home computers and media players, played through iTunes, integrated with remote photo frames and social networking sites such as Facebook, and served to other networked devices (such as DLNA-enabled photo frames, XBox 360and PlayStation 3, and iPhone and Blackberry mobile phones).

Inside you'll find two standard drive bays that automatically mirror data, plug-and-play protection and automatic backup utilities for PCs and Macs.

The Stora is compatible with Mac, PC and Linux.

Netgear's Stora (MS2110) comes with a 1 TB disk drive and one extra drive bay that can be used to insert an optional disk for mirroring. The product is available now in North America and will be available in Europe and Asia/Pacific in two weeks.

The Stora will retail for $229 and is backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.