D-Link has introduced the DNS-313 1-Bay SATA Network Storage Enclosure with the claim that it is both easy to set-up and to use.

It boasts a built-in UPnP AV media server to stream digital content to compatible media players and features support for iTunes – so that the user can find and play music directly from the D-Link box.

It accommodates one 3.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive of any capacity, and also accepts a USB connection, to serve as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for any computer. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to the network is included to maximise performance when used with a Gigabit switch or Wireless n router.

Backup software is included, allowing users to backup their files from a computer manually, in keeping with a schedule, or in real-time while downloads can be scheduled.

The DNS-313 is not tied to any particular operating system and is suitable for use in Windows, MAC or Unix

The DNS-313 will be available from mid-October for around £74.99.