We've written about the upcoming ZERO before so it's not exactly a state secret anymore... But there have been some further developments...
What's it all about? Promise Technology, purveyors of all good things pertaining to NAS and storage solutions, recognized that some people (most people??) just don't get this whole configuration business when it comes to setting up RAID or NAS systems. And if they do, most would really appreciate an even simpler solution.
So how about "Zero Configuration, Zero Frustration and Zero Hassles"?
That's the promise of the ZERO indeed.
Personally, not that I'm sceptical about the aim of realizing that, but can Promise really pull this off?
I know how hard that is but if they can they'll break open a whole new market for these boxes.
Talking of which: the ZERO was going to be based on the reliable 2 bay workhorse, the NS2300 but has now been upgraded to the NS2600. Bigger numbers are always better, right? Well, we'll see if that's the case when they send the demo model used at CES straight to us after the Show.
Anyhow: the picture on the left is the new unit. And a nice looking one at that. Will be relegated to the top of my desk rather than below deck...
And here's some more details on he ZERO: