Date: October 15th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Norco
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NORCO DS-500 INTRODUCTION
With storage becoming cheaper by the day, now is a great time to take advantage of all the products out there to keep your data safe and sound. With business networks expanding and home networks becoming more common, there's a strong demand for extra storage and backup of files. This can be accomplished by simply adding more hard drives to a PC, but external storage has become increasingly popular due to its portability, ease of use and installation. Enter the DS-500 from Norco . It's a five-bay, external eSATA RAID enclosure that offers different configurations to appeal to a wide range of users. In addition to RAID capabilities, the eSATA interface provides much faster data transfers when compared to USB 2.0. Let's see how it stacks up.
NORCO CORPORATE PROFILE
NORCO , formed in 1991 through the merger of leading industry innovators, is the leading worldwide supplier of server rackmount, storage systems, network appliances, industrial PC parts and solutions distributed by 100 companies around the world. Headquartered in mainland China , NORCO has locations in the US , Canada , Beijing , Shanghai and Shenzhen, China .
We are a leading manufacturer of server rackmount, storage systems, network appliances, industrial PC parts and solutions in mainland China . The company also manufactures enclosures, primarily for industrial computers. Since its listing in 1990, the company has grown significantly in terms of revenues and profit. We now have a market capitalization of over $1 billion USD.
NORCO 's objective is to maintain our position as one of the leading manufacturers of server rackmount, storage systems and other industrial computer accessory. We also aim to successfully develop products and market for use in network communication and embedded system products. A number of strategies have been developed to attain this objective:
Develop strategic relationship with industry leaders - By working closely with top-tier chipset and bois companies, NORCO is able to predict market trends accurately and introduce new products ahead of our competitors.
Achieve further vertical integration - Further integration of the production process allows NORCO to exercise better control over the quality of our products.
Maintain technologically advanced and flexible production capabilities - This increases NORCO 's competitiveness relative to our peers and allows us to stay one step ahead of the opposition.
New products - NORCO leverages from our manufacturing expertise, and continues to move tirelessly into new areas of related business.