RipNAS

    

 
Rip, Store & Stream    CD Ripper, Windows Home Server, Network Attached Storage & Media Streamer in one small near silent box.
 
RipNAS combines and perfects Audio CD ripping, Network Attached Storage and Media Streaming in one easy to use small (high 'partner acceptance factor') box. Audio CDs are ripped and stored losslessly and securely through multi-drive mirroring [multi-HDD models only]. Audio files are shared for streaming through the network to a multitude of Network audio players available. Windows Home Server is the OS of choice, offering complete home network backup for all family Windows PCs.

RipNAS is pre-configured to work right out of the box, no computer, keyboard, LCD or computer skills are required. Say goodbye to audio CD clutter and move your media into the convenience of the digital age.

Audio CD Ripping Simplified

Easier than 1  2  3, RipNAS manages CD Ripping in just 1 step: Insert Audio CD, metadata is retrieved from 4 metadata providers (AMG, GD3, MusicBrainz, freedb) with quality album art, spelling mistakes are automatically corrected using PerfectMeta™. CD is ripped using the respected dBpoweramp ripping engine to a lossless format of choice, audio files are automatically shared for streaming. Around 3-4 minutes later the CD is ejected, ready for the next disc.

Secure RipNAS models check ripped files for errors against AccurateRip, re-ripping the track if errors are detected and potentially recovering the error (scratches, etc), in-accurate tracks are separated to a different folder. Secure Ripping overview and CD drive quality testing.

Perfect Partner

RipNAS comes preconfigured to stream media to:
 


Sonos Logitech Squeezebox (Duet, SB3, Transporter, etc)

uPNP (DLNA compatible devices):  Linn DS, etc. iTunes DAAP
 

So Much More...

The operating system behind RipNAS is Windows Home Server, this secure operating system is designed to be the centre of a digital home: easily access, store, share all your families digital media.

Home Windows PCs are backed up automatically to RipNAS every night, allowing simple restoration of lost files or whole systems. Windows Home Server has been designed to be expandable, add-ins are a plenty from FTP servers to Bittorrent clients. RipNAS integrates into WHS allowing status and settings editing (encoder used, setting up two simultaneous encoders) from PCs on the network through the Windows Home Server Console:

Expandable

  RipNAS is available in a variety of base sizes: 320GB, 640GB and 1TB.

RipNAS grows with your digital library over the years through the adding of USB HDDs, new drives are added to the storage pool, one large storage area.

A range of matching RipNAS storage boxes are available and are placed under RipNAS, a 7TB RipNAS (1TB base, 2x3TB storage) in an impressively small 24 x 25 x 19 cm / 9.4 x 9.8 x 7.5 inches form factor.

Storage Capacities:
 
Model Albums Tracks
320GB ~ 850 ~ 10,000
640GB ~ 1800 ~ 21,000
1TB ~ 2800 ~ 34,000
7TB ~ 20,000 ~ 240,000

Based on 330MB per album (FLAC) and 12 tracks per album. Including 20GB system partition. If RipNAS is used for PC backup, storage capacity will be reduced. If drive mirroring is enabled storage capacity will be half shown amounts.

More Information

  RipNAS Manual
     
  RipNAS DataSheet

In The Box

RipNAS (ready to work), Mains PSU (5A 12V DC 60W), Network Cable, Manual, Software CD/DVDs

World's Quietest ++


Fan-less design: incorporates ultra quiet 2.5" laptop HDD(s) & heat pipe technology.
(16-19 dBA)   ++ 1TB WHS Box
 
  
World's Smallest ++

 
Less than half size than the competition**
++ 1TB WHS Box. ** RipNAS is 58% size of MediaSmart
Dimensions taken from official sites Oct 2008
 
 
Green Credentials
 

 
Eco-friendly Intel ATOM CPU & 2.5" HDD(s), RipNAS does not cost the earth to run.
(20W total idle power consumption, 320GB model)
 

Winning Combination
 
 
Case:  Stylish Intel Award Winning Design
Ripper:  Respected dBpoweramp CD Ripper
OS:  Secure Windows Home Server (WHS)
Drive:  Quality Teac Slot Load CD/DVD Drive
 
 
Technical Details
 

Base Storage Capacity**:  320GB (1x320GB),
          640GB (2x320GB), 
          1TB (2x500GB)
Audio Encoders:  FLAC (default: lossless),
          Apple Lossless,   
          WMA Lossless,
          mp3 (Lame)
Music Services:  SqueezeCenter (Logitech),
          SMB / CIFS (Sonos etc),
          iTunes (Apple),
          uPNP (100's of devices)  
Metadata:  AMG, GD3, MusicBrainz &
          freedb (for product life-time)
Optical Drive:  Teac Slot Loading DVD/CD
Secure Rip Model: 
AccurateRip & c2 pointers
Rear: 
4x USB v2.0, 10/100/1000++ Network
Colors:
  Silver/White, or Black
Memory:  1GB / 2GB (secure model)
CPU:  Intel Atom 1.6 GHz [dual core]++
Environmental:  16 - 19 dBA (fan-less design)
Size:  24 x 25 x 8.9 cm   9.4 x 9.8 x 3.5 inches
Weight:  5 KG   11 lbs  (Nett)
Construction:  Aluminium, Steel, Acrylic
Power:  110VAC - 240AVC, 20W idle usage
Warranty:  1 year RTB
     
** HDD is 1,000,000 bytes per MB, 20GB reserved for WHS
++ 1TB model only

 

Requirements 
 
Wired connection to home network (broadband router, etc) with Internet access (live metadata).

Media streaming device (Sonos, etc) for audio playback.
 

 
 
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