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MicroNet PNAS2000P 2TB PlatinumNAS Plus Dual gigabit ethernet Network Attached RAID Storage

  • Tower
  • 2TB
  • 2 x 10/100/1000M
  • 2 x USB2.0
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It says that it's Network Attached Storage, but it really wants to be a server when it grows up. With two terabyte of storage, 256 MB of DDR memory, an Intel IOP RISC processor, an iTunes music server, an unattended download manager for disk and printer sharing, this is not just a hard drive stuck on a network.

It's a 10/100/1000 Mbps network device, handling RAID 0,5, and JBOD, with hot-swappable drives and automatic RAID re-build, this system is great for protecting your computer with backups, or archiving your video and audio sources until they're needed, sharing data between several computers. pretty much anything you can use network storage for, this one will handle it.

USB printer sharing, USB external drive sharing, web-based and FTP-based access make this a network storage system to admire.

  • newegg SATA Drives with 2TB Storage The MicroNet PlatinumNAS Plus PNAS2000P features four SATA hard drives with a maximum storage of 2TB to suit your growing network storage needs.
  • newegg 10/100/1000Mbps Fast Ethernet Connection The MicroNet PlatinumNAS Plus PNAS2000P features dual 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports to provide up to 10X the speed of most 100Mbps network connections and excellent usability for office and home networks.
  • newegg RAID Support The MicroNet PlatinumNAS Plus PNAS2000P supports multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 5 and JBOD to ensure data integrity.
  • newegg Two USB 2.0 Ports With the MicroNet PlatinumNAS Plus PNAS2000P's two USB 2.0 ports, add additional external USB hard drives for expanded networked storage or backup and share a USB printer over the network, too.
  • newegg Enhanced Server Functions The MicroNet PlatinumNAS Plus PNAS2000P offers robust protocol support to serve as an FTP/HTTP/ Bittorrent server, iTunes server, or Webdisk server.

Learn more about the MICRONET PNAS2000P


IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab


Port RJ-45
2 x 10/100/1000M
Port USB
2 x USB2.0
HDD Interface
4 x SATA (4 x Bay)


Form Factor
Default/ Max. Memory
256MB High Speed DDR DRAM memory
16MB Non Volatile Flash memory for OS and user settings

Hard Drive Performance

Included HDD Capacity
Background RAID creation
Insertion detection/automatic RAIDSet rebuild
RAID 0 5 and JBOD support


Autoranging 100V-240V universal power supply


Easy Installation Wizard for PC and Mac
State of the art Intel IOP RISC processor Network Storage Processor
Security Lock Slot
USB Printer sharing
iTunes Server
Unattended download manager (FTP HTTP Bittorent) with scheduler
Scheduled power on/off (green feature)
Native Active Directory Support
Embedded Synchronization\Backup Utility (NSYNC)
Fully hot swappable disk mechanisms
Simple web browser based administration
Client platforms supported: MacOS >10.2 Windows >98 Unix/Linux via CIFS
Supports FTP AFPSMB/CIFS UPNP and Webdisk network services

Installed Modules (Qty) : 4
Platform : PC, Mac, Universal
OS Support : SMB Support: Windows, Mac, nix. Webdisk Support: Universal

Package Contents

Package Contents
4 x 500G Hard Drivers
Resource Disk
Power Cord
2 x RJ45 Cable
Other Accessories

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  • Hope C.
  • 11/11/2007 8:36:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I have been using net filers for the last two years, manly commercial size units at my job. I bought this to store all my personal items, movies and music. I have been quite impressed with it. I have tested out copying lots of items while watching movies and playing music from the platinumNas. I thought the setup was very easy and lets you have a lot of control, with the ACL, active directory support, and Raid configuration. It has the nSync feature which allows you to automatically backup files from another platinumNas or ftp server.

Cons: I wish it had snap shot capability so you could roll back to a previous version on you folders, incase someone accidently deleted or modified a folder. This is a lifesaver when your boss is missing his entire folder, and you can retrieve it in the matter of seconds. I know it advertises automatic raid reconstruction, although I have tested this out and have not been able to get it to work. When I remove a drive with raid 5 it continues to work, but when I put the drive back in it does not automatically rebuild the raid. It shows up in the disk menu, but it will say degraded in the raid menu and will not reconstruct. When I have had a spare drive selected and done this test the raid reconstruction has worked.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 10/28/2007 2:28:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Decent form factor.

Hot swappable (at least advertised, I haven't tried this).

Supports RAID 5.

Cons: Keys shipped with the device to lock drives in place don't fit.

Itunes music server is hit or miss; sometimes it shows up in itunes, sometimes not, tried rebooting the drive and client, etc... the drive seems to advertise the service randomly (I'm sure there is some logic, but it isn't obvious to me).

I wouldn't use this in a business, only in a home. The device appears incapable of doing two tasks at once. Writing a large file while watching (reading) a DVD backup from it stutters (this over wired gigabit ethernet).

Device appears limited by it's processor as there is really no reason the performance should be so slow.

Other Thoughts: System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.4.10 (8R2218)
Physical RAM 3072 MB
Model MacBookPro2,2

Uncached Write 1.76 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 5.23 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 2.66 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 26.42 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Write 2.32 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 4.89 MB/sec [256K

Uncached Read 2.95 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 18.93 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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