New D-Link DSM-602H Central Home Drive

At the heart of the digital home, the D-Link DSM-602H delivers the industry’s first Universal Plug-n-Play (UPnP) network attached storage device that is designed specifically for the home user. Withan easy to use graphic user interface, the D-Link home centralized drive integrates a robust 20GB embedded slim hard drive for consumers to share and store information, play music, and archivedigital photography. The high performance, low power Intel XScale core within the Intel IXP420 network processor provided ample headroom for D-Link to include advanced multimedia networkingcapabilities in their new centralized networking attached storage device.

The UPnP interface on the D-Link Storage Media Central Home Drive provides a true consumer out-of-the-box solution that is immediately available to the user by introducing a folder that can be simply accessed by double clicking the mouse. The D-Link DSM-602H features cross-platform support for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP, Apple Mac OS and Linux operating systems. The high-speed 5400rpm hard drive delivers quick access to MP3s, digital images and other content from the network. The 20 Gigabit drive can handle approximately 250 CDs of audio content or 20,000 jpeg images.

“The highly integrated Intel IXP420 network processor provided the architecture and LAN/WAN capabilities that D-Link required for the latest home networking product,” said Doug Davis, general manager, Intel Network Processor Division. “We are pleased to be working with D-Link to support standards-based home multimedia connectivity for home networking devices such as their new Central Home Drive.”

“The digital home can really benefit from centralized seamless storage in the home for sharing of large multimedia files, and the D-Link Central Home Drive delivers that in one easy to install device,” said Steven Joe, President of D-Link. “With Intel’s high-performance XScale microarchitecture application processor, we are able to develop a powerful, seamless and affordable device that can be the cornerstone for storing digital content in the home.”

Price and Availability

The D-Link DSM-602H Storage Media Central Home Drive will be available in mid October through authorized retail, reseller and distribution partners at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Price MSRP of $249.99. The D-Link DSM-602H comes with a One Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware updates.

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