Data Sheet
Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage
Cisco Small Business
Protect Business Data and Increase Your Peace of Mind with a High-Performance,
Versatile Storage Solution
As in other small businesses, your company's electronic information is probably growing at a rapid rate. Protecting
this data is important to business continuity, as well as to meeting any regulatory requirements that may apply to your
business. A network-attached storage (NAS) device is the most efficient and manageable way to centralize, protect,
and share information. When you know that your business-critical data is securely stored and easily accessible for
business use, you enjoy greater peace of mind.
Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage
®
Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage is a series of 2-bay, 4-bay, and 6-bay desktop network storage solutions that
combine class-leading performance with affordability and ease of use. High performance means shorter backup times
and faster file sharing across multiple users. The devices are easy to set up, configure, and manage, with a simple,
browser-based interface that helps save you time. Cisco Smart Storage is designed specifically for small businesses,
with business-class features such as data encryption to protect critical data (Figure 1).
Further setting it apart from other storage solutions, Cisco Smart Storage features built-in and add-on applications
that extend usage beyond storage, giving you more value for your money. And to protect your investment, we offer
the Cisco Small Business Pro Service, an affordable, comprehensive service that provides peace-of-mind coverage.
Figure 1.
Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage
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Features and Benefits
High-performance system speeds backup and facilitates information sharing
Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, Cisco Smart Storage delivers class-leading performance. The fast,
efficient backup allows more users to access Cisco Smart Storage simultaneously and enables you to schedule
backups at convenient times for your business.
Built-in and add-on applications extend usage beyond storage
Your Cisco Smart Storage comes with built-in applications and the ability to add new applications in the future. Builtin applications include a user-configurable web server with an integrated WordPress publishing platform that allows
you to create and run blogs, forums, and internal websites from your Cisco Smart Storage device, and built-in syslog
and RADIUS servers that help simplify user authentication and management of your entire network. Running
applications like these on a Cisco Smart Storage device helps ensure that they are available at all times and can
eliminate the need for additional devices on the network, enabling your business to be more efficient.
Security features safeguard your stored data from unauthorized access
Cisco Smart Storage helps prevent unauthorized access to the device, and enables highly secure remote and web
access. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit on-disk data encryption helps protect critical business data,
even if the hard drives are stolen, a business-class feature most other storage solutions do not provide.
Simplified configuration and management saves time
Cisco Smart Storage is easy to set up, configure, and manage. You can set up the device in minutes and configure it
with a straightforward, browser-based interface. To save time on account setup, you can use user account
information from your Windows Active Directory server, allowing employees to access Cisco Smart Storage with their
existing login name and password.
Flexibility supports the way you work
Cisco Smart Storage supports file sharing across Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms. Choose from multiple
backup modes, including PC to Smart Storage using any Windows backup client, Mac to Smart Storage using Apple
Time Machine, and server to Smart Storage or Smart Storage to Smart Storage using remote replication. You can
also use Cisco Smart Storage as an iSCSI target for virtualized and clustered environments.
Reliable, high-availability design means worry-free operation
Cisco Smart Storage offers Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0, 1, 5, and 6 configurations, which helps
safeguard your data, and a hot-swap design that allows you to replace a failed drive without turning off the device.
You can upgrade a disk configuration to a higher RAID level, or move data to newly installed hard drives, while Cisco
Smart Storage is running.
Energy-efficient operations save on operating costs and support green initiatives
Cisco Smart Storage incorporates energy-saving features that save money and support energy conservation
initiatives. You can schedule the device to power on and off according to your working hours and use the Wake on
LAN feature to power on your Cisco Smart Storage device remotely. Conserve power with an Energy Star V rated
power adapter and hard disk drives that spin down on inactivity. Integrated applications help save energy by reducing
the number of network-based devices your small business needs.
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Product Specifications
Table 1 and 2 give the product specifications for Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage.
Table 1.
Device-Specific Information
Description
NSS322
NSS324
NS326
Max Number of Internal Hard Drives
2
4
6
Dimensions (H x W x D)
150 x 102 x 216 mm
177 x 180 x 235 mm
175 x 257x 235 mm
Net Weight
1.74 kg
3.65 kg
5.2 kg
Power Supply
External 84W
Internal 250W
Internal 250W
System Fan
1 x 7 cm
1 x 9 cm
2 x 9 cm
Disk Management
Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0/1
Single disk, JBOD, RAID
0/1/5/6/5+hot spare
Single disk, JBOD, RAID
0/1/5/6/5+hot spare/6+hot spare
Table 2.
General Device Specifications
Description
Specification
Hardware
CPU
Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz (Dual Core)
RAM
1GB DDR II
Flash
512MB
Internal Hard Drives
Network
Ports
● Hot Swappable
● Supports 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives
Dual Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet
● 5 USB 2.0
● 2 eSATA
● 1 VGA (recovery only)
Status LEDs
Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, HDD
Buttons
Power, Reset, USB One Touch, LCD Select, LCD Enter
Power Supply
AC Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, Energy Star V Rated
Operating Temp
0-40C
Operating Humidity
0-95% RH (non-condensing)
Lock
Kensington security slot
Software
Operating System
Linux 2.6
Protocols
CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, FTPS (explicit), HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, SMSC
File System
● Internal: EXT3, EXT4
● External EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32
Networking
● TCP/IP IPv4 & IPv6 Dual Stack
● Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
● Multi-IP Setting, Port Trunking, Failover, 802.3ad
● DHCP Client, DHCP Server
● UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
File Server (or File Sharing)
● Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, FTPS, WebDAV, HTTP, HTTPS
● Web File Manager
FTP Server
● FTP over SSL/TLS (explicit)
● Max. Concurrent connections 256
● FXP Supported
● Passive FTP Port Range Control
● FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
● Unicode Support
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Description
Backup Server
Specification
● USB One Touch Copy
● Apple Time Machine Support
● Block-level remote replication
● Rsync server & client
● Encrypted replication
● External storage devices
Security
● AES 256-bit volume based data encryption
● IP Filter
● Network access protection with auto-blocking
● HTTPS connection
● FTP with SSL/TLS (explicit)
● Encrypted remote replication (rsync over ssh)
● Importable SSL certificate
● Email and SMS alerts
Disk Management
● Online RAID capacity expansion
● Online RAID Level Migration
● HDD S.M.A.R.T.
● Bad block scan
● RAID Recovery
● Bitmap Support
iSCSI
● iSCSI Target
● Virtual Disk Drive (max 8)
● Stack Chaining Master
Server Virtualization & Clustering
● Supports VMware
● Supports Hyper-V
Power Management
● Wake on LAN
● Scheduled power on/off (max 15 settings)
● Automatic power on after power recovery
● UPS Support
Access Right Management
● User Accounts (4096 max)
● Groups (max 512)
● Shares (max 512)
● Batch user creation
● Import user list
● User quota
● Supports Active Directory Authentication
Administration
● AJAX-based User Interface
● HTTP/HTTPS connections
● Email and SMS alerts
● Smart Fan Control
● Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
● SNMP Traps (v2 & v3)
● UPS Support with SNMP & USB
● Resource Monitor
● Network Recycle Bin for CIFS/SMB
● Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connections)
● Real time online user list
● Syslog Client
● Backup & restore system settings
● LCD quick installation (NSS324/326 only)
● Web Based Quick Configuration Wizard
● CD Setup Wizard
● Works with Cisco Small Business network tools and services
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Description
Specification
● HTTP/HTTPS connections
● Supports WebDAV
Web Server
● importable SSL certificate
● Integrated WordPress
Network Applications
● Syslog Server
● RADIUS Server
● Download Station: PC-less FTP & HTTP downloads
Media Applications
● iTunes Server: Media Sharing, Smart Playlist
● Multimedia Station: web based viewing, sharing
Twonky UPnP Media Server
● DLNA 1.5 Certified
● Real time & background photo transcoding
● Supports UPnP & DLNA Media players such as Game consoles (PlayStation3, PSP, Xbox 360), Media
Adapters, Mobile Devices (e.g. iphone/iPod Touch/iPad with UPnP/DLNA Application)
● Supported formats: video (asf, flv, f1v, f4v, mp4, mpeg), audio (mp3, wav), picture (bmp, gif, jpg, png)
PKG Add-on Applications
Support for PKG applications
Supported Operating System
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2003/2008, Apple
MAC OS X, Linux & Unix
Supported Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox 3 or later, Safari 3 or later
Multilingual Support
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese
Ordering Information
Table 3 provides ordering information for Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage.
Table 3.
Ordering Information
Part Number
Description
NSS322D00-K9
NSS 322 2-Bay Smart Storage
NSS322D02-K9
NSS 322 2-Bay Smart Storage with two 1TB Hard Drives
NSS322D04-K9
NSS 322 2-Bay Smart Storage with two 2TB Hard Drives
NSS324D00-K9
NSS 324 4-Bay Smart Storage
NSS324D04-K9
NSS 324 4-Bay Smart Storage with four 1TB Hard Drives
NSS324D08-K9
NSS 324 4-Bay Smart Storage with four 2TB Hard Drives
NSS326D00-K9
NSS 326 6-Bay Smart Storage
NSS326D06-K9
NSS 326 6-Bay Smart Storage with six 1TB Hard Drives
NSS326D12-K9
NSS 326 6-Bay Smart Storage with six 2TB Hard Drives
Accessories
HDT020
HDT 020 Hard Drive Tray
HDT021
HDT 021 Hard Drive Tray with 1TB Hard Drive
HDT022
HDT 022 Hard Drive Tray with 2TB Hard Drive
NSS030
NSS 030 External Power Adapter for NSS 322 Smart Storage
Warranty
This Cisco Small Business product comes with a 5-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement.
In addition, Cisco offers software updates for bug fixes, telephone technical, and online chat support at no charge for
the first 12 months following the date of purchase. To download software maintenance updates, go to:
www.cisco.com/go/smallbizsmartstorage.
Product warranty terms and other information applicable to Cisco products are available at
www.cisco.com/go/warranty.
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Service and Support
Cisco Small Business Pro Service
Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage is backed by the Cisco Small Business Pro Service, which provides 3-year
affordable peace-of-mind coverage. Delivered by Cisco, this comprehensive subscription-based service includes
software updates, extended access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center, and next-business-day hardware
replacement as necessary. It provides community-based support to enable small businesses to share knowledge and
collaborate using online forums and wikis to help boost business efficiency, identify and reduce risks, and serve
customers better.
Built-in and Add-on Application Support
Open source built-in and add-on applications are available for Cisco Smart Storage solutions. Cisco supports built-in
application installation and basic configuration for the first 12 months of the Smart Storage warranty, and during the
Small Business Pro Service agreement period. Open source online community support resources are available for
customers who require additional support for built-in and add-on applications. For more information, visit
www.cisco.com/go/smartstorage-apps.
For More Information
For more information about Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/smartstorage.
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