More in store from Zappiti NAS drive
We reviewed the Zappiti 4K player favourably last issue, and we are most impressed with the recent announcement of a Zappiti NAS drive, quite the storage device with eight bays to hold drives and with the top two models having an onboard Blu-ray player and ripping system. If used with 6-terabyte drives the total space might hold 1200 Blu-rays or 7200 DVD titles.
The four versions are split between ‘N’ and ‘S’ models — the ‘S’ versions are noted as operating more quietly than the ‘N’ drives (think ‘S’ for silent, ‘N’ for, er, let’s say ‘Normal’ rather than ‘Noisy’). The ripping software will inevitably be controversial, and Zappiti cautiously refers to the system as “back-up”. Also importantly the company notes that “RIP function is working with 95% of Blu-ray discs. Indeed, the Zappiti Player 4K can only play the biggest M2TS file in the ISO structure. But on some BD ISO, the biggest M2TS is not the movie file.”
A new ‘Zappiti Transfer’ system is also available in beta to simplify the loading to Zappiti players from Windows computers. More information: www.avation.com.au