ZyXEL Launches Personal Cloud Storage Solution

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Latest NAS326 and NAS542 devices allow users to store, share and stream content from any device

ZyXEL Communications has today announced the release of two new Network Attached Storage (NAS) models, the NAS326 and NAS542. The devices come bundled with the latest ZyXEL zCloud app and zDrive mobile app, enabling users to create their own personal cloud storage. We constantly see threats to the privacy and safety of consumer data with a continued rise in the number of cyber-attacks on cloud services. By utilising RAID technology, the ZyXEL NAS portfolio keeps data safe when stored or shared between family and friends through the ZyXEL Drive mobile App. 

The ZyXEL Drive mobile app gives you the freedom to remotely access and share files from the NAS326 or NAS542 using iOS or Android devices. You can also provide your cloud space for friends or family members via private and safe P2P (peer-to-peer) connections when you share folders via the mobile app. They don’t need to purchase an additional NAS – they just install the ZyXEL Drive mobile app on their mobile device.  

With the ZyXEL zCloud app v2.2 you can play your favourite videos, music or photos on the big screen with TV streaming devices such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV, or with Samsung and LG Smart TV. With ZyXEL FindMe, it takes only four easy steps to discover your NAS on the home network and get in control within 15 seconds. There’s no need to install a NAS utility and you save ten minutes performing the installation process. The ZyXEL NSM5.1 intelligent desktop also brings personal cloud to mobile devices, providing a rich feature set of tools with an easy-to-understand user interface to get things done quickly. The multitasking capability through the multi-window interface enables you to quickly get applications up and running. 

“According to IBM, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. With the majority of today’s smartphone users creating content on a daily basis, they need good quality, fast hardware to store their data, accessible from any device,” said Martin Bratičák, Head of Channel CEE at ZyXEL. “The ZyXEL solution breaks the technical barriers that frequently stop people from creating a personal cloud – which is in fact more secure and economic due to full ownership and no recurring fees. The ZyXEL NAS range offers an easy and simple to use personal cloud system which consumers will be able to access at all times. With a balance between convenience and security, our portfolio allows users to reap all benefits of cloud storage.”

Product spec NAS326:
- 1,3Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM, up to 2x6TB HDDs (single core, dual thread)
- RAID 0/1 read/write performance at 105/105.8 MB/s
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- One Gigabit Ethernet

Product spec NAS542:
- Dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, up to 4x4TB HDDs
- RAID 1/5/6/1+0
- 3x USB 3.0 ports
- One SDXC card read
- Two Gigabit Ethernet