D-Link ShareCenter Pulse 2-bay Network Storage Enclosure £69.99 del @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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just order this an 2 2tb samsung hdd for £207 delivered. thought this was pretty good.

Product Features


2-bay Network Attached Storage for 3.5" SATA drives
Gigabit connectivity for fast transmission speeds
UPnP Media Server to stream media content to media players including Boxee Box
Built-in BitTorrent client to download directly from the Internet without a PC
D-Link Green™: energy-saving design


Manufacturer's Description


SAFELY SHARE DIGITAL FILES LOCALLY AND OVER THE INTERNET
The ShareCenter™ Pulse 2-Bay Network Storage, when used with internal SATA drives*, enables users to share documents, files, and digital media such as music, photos, and videos with other users on a home or office network. Remotely accessing files through the Internet is also possible using the built-in secure FTP server and web file server. Keep data safe by giving rights to specific users or groups and assign them to folders with specific read/write permissions. This function is ideal for the home, where children’s access can be restricted to only age-appropriate materials. STREAM DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT WITH BUILT -IN MEDIA SERVER

Back up your digital media files to the ShareCenter Pulse for safekeeping, and enjoy the benefits of the built-in UPnP AV media server. Stream digital content to compatible media players such as the PlayStation® 3, Microsoft® Xbox 360™, and Boxee Box by D-link. Access your personal files from anywhere

The ShareCenter Pulse includes a web file server which allows you to download your documents, photos, and other multimedia files from anywhere. Once configured, simply log into your ShareCenter using the friendly web user interface to view a listing of available files. A convenient USB port on the front of the ShareCenter can be used to attach external USB storage drives, USB printers, or an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for monitoring. ENJOY PERFORMANCE, PROTECTION, AND FLEXIBILITY

The availability of four different hard drive modes (Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1) allows users to choose the configuration best suited to their needs. Standard mode creates two separately accessible hard drives. JBOD combines both drives to create a single, easy to use volume. RAID 0 combines both drives in a “striped” configuration, which provides the highest performance when using a Gigabit Ethernet connection. RAID 1 creates a copy of your data on both drives, providing maximum protection; if one drive fails while configured as RAID 1, the unaffected drive continues to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced. The new drive will then be re-mirrored, allowing the ShareCenter Pulse to return to its full level of protection. *SATA drives are not included with the ShareCenter Pulse and must be purchased separately.


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DNS-320

Power Supply & Main Cord

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#1
Seems to be going around this price in most places, ok deal as free delivery but others not
#2
Interesting, much cheaper than a Synology or Qnap.
Very tempting.
#3
Cold - Its cheaper in DABS for the package you bought. I bought this along with 2 x 2tb Samsung disks for 187 +6 delivery last night.

The NAS itself was 65 only last week in Amazon and DABS, but both have put there prices up
#4
i must have missed them at 65, dabs adds £10 for delivery for me in northern ireland, never really bought much from dabs, and i have had good experience with amazon, including a return for a faulty item was simple. tink ill stick with amazon for these and hope it works out. £5 dearer for me is fine.

Ramit did you do much research on the product, why did you choose this package. im a computer techncian but this will be the first nas system for me, within the budget, the orginal system i was after was nearly £400 quid but settled with this.
#5
Did a bit of research on this, but only be reading the numerous links that people have posted on Hutukdeals about this. Most people who seem to have bought this have also bought the Samsung drives and all seemed to be impressed. Worst thing I've heard about it is that the manual it comes with is poor.

This thread has a few of them
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-nas-drive-79-99-at-dabs-plus/811728
#6
ramit
Did a bit of research on this, but only be reading the numerous links that people have posted on Hutukdeals about this. Most people who seem to have bought this have also bought the Samsung drives and all seemed to be impressed. Worst thing I've heard about it is that the manual it comes with is poor.

This thread has a few of them

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-nas-drive-79-99-at-dabs-plus/811728


It's a good runner from what I've heard...8)
#7
is this deal any better because of quality than this? http://www.kikatek.com/product_reviews.php?products_id=71404

I know this has been nearly £20 cheaper but the free drive promo is still running so its £175 for 2 x 1TB drives and a very highly rated Enclosure. http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2008/05/05/Netgear-ReadyNAS-Duo/p1 Any thoughts?
#8
Just a couple of questions...

Does this or any network storage able to stream audio and video to my iphone inside & outside the home network? I currently have my PC installed with air video to stream all my video content & zumocast to stream audio content.

Can my xbox 360's windows media centre use this for vids/pics/music without having to turn on my pc?
#9
This with 2x 2TB hard drives add a PS3 with CFW running XBMC and a hack that
enables wireless n dongles.... <3
1 Like #10
I wish I knew what these things were and if I need one!:p
#11
Has anyone experienced the supposed 4k sector issues with newer 2TB WD20EARS in this NAS device?

I was going to grab this box as a simple NAS in JBOD (4TB), but I read that there might be issues with some newer disks, which is a shame, as the functionality is superb. I ended up with a Netgear Stora and 2xWD20EARS (Idle 3 timer removed) as a very basic device for XBMC movie rips in our home which is a similar price, but IMO, looks less 'cheap' (the plastic fascia on the D-Link isn't that nice).

Edited By: thesilverfox on Jan 15, 2011 14:16
#12
Got one of these when they came out. Apart from not being able to figure out the torrent setup, they're stellar. Nice to be able to access all my info in one place across a number of PCs, Xbox and phones.
#13
I'm not knocking this deal, but I'd urge anyone to consider paying the £105 odd pounds for the HP proliant microserver (after the cashback). You're getting a full blown server rather than a NAS - much more bang for the buck.
#14
thugmasta
I'm not knocking this deal, but I'd urge anyone to consider paying the £105 odd pounds for the HP proliant microserver (after the cashback). You're getting a full blown server rather than a NAS - much more bang for the buck.

we use pounds here
#15
Rupz
thugmasta
I'm not knocking this deal, but I'd urge anyone to consider paying the £105 odd pounds for the HP proliant microserver (after the cashback). You're getting a full blown server rather than a NAS - much more bang for the buck.
we use pounds here

punch for the pound?

Edited By: thugmasta on Jan 15, 2011 15:43
#16
lol thought this was a dishwasher from looking at the pic :D
#17
Bogart
I wish I knew what these things were and if I need one!:p
Its a device that connects to your network router, where you store all your data. Its ideal if you have multiple computers in your house all requireing storage. You can also store your media (video and music) on here and stream to devices such as PS3s and XBOX 360s.
#18
Would an iPhone/iPad beable to play media directly from this NAS similar to how ORB does on my PC?

Also can you access your data outside of your home network?

Just want to check before buying
#19
yes iv read that this can be accessed outside of your network, so say your at your mates and want to show him something, you can access it over the internet in a web browser and download from that, that is counting on that it is turned on (sleep mode will allow you to wake it up) and your router is on also. mines due for delivery on wed, getting excited, I have 3 tb externals that all just decided to die on me at once, and they have everything on them, movies, music, docs and client back ups. so aint even looked at them since so i can run recovery software on them,

a question im looking to know is the one touch back up and usb functions, can this work from adding an external hard drive to the usb and copy from the external or is that not a possibility.
#20
thugmasta
I'm not knocking this deal, but I'd urge anyone to consider paying the £105 odd pounds for the HP proliant microserver (after the cashback). You're getting a full blown server rather than a NAS - much more bang for the buck.

I'll second that. Although it's a bit more work to set up. However, from the HP Proliant Microserver thread, it appears that although that £100 cashback offer has been extended to the end of January they are now pretty much all out of stock since HP have discontinued that model and replaced with a new model identical in all respect aside from the 250GB HDD (vs 160GB) and a (crucially) a new part number.
#21
I have one of these and other than one or two niggly issues with the web based management software, it's brilliant. Definitely recommend it - good price
#22
Looks good, may purchase one in the near future.

I've never had much luck with NASes/ Servers in the past all have either been unreliable or too noisy but the reviews on this look really positive
#23
Where is the Hp proliant micro server available at that price? (£105 after rebates)
I'm interested in this device...
#24
motorheadache
is this deal any better because of quality than this? http://www.kikatek.com/product_reviews.php?products_id=71404

I know this has been nearly £20 cheaper but the free drive promo is still running so its £175 for 2 x 1TB drives and a very highly rated Enclosure. http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2008/05/05/Netgear-ReadyNAS-Duo/p1 Any thoughts?


Hello - I have the Netgear readynas duo. It's a mini-media streamer and can use to stream, backup and download (bittorent). Works a treat, my current setup of 750Gb and 1TB hard drive allows me to stream to my WD Live TV and also have my iTunes Library on it. At the same time I backup my documents folder each evening. Can't fault it. The bittorent downloads are good too - just upload the torrent file and leave it running overnight (much efficient than a pc).
#25
Wiggy Stardust
Where is the Hp proliant micro server available at that price? (£105 after rebates)
I'm interested in this device...


Don't think its available any more. Since the VAT rate went up the price is closer to the £250 mark (£150 after the £100 cashback) and there are very few 160GB model left in inventory that qualify for the cashback.
#26
Any info on whether this can easily be accessed from an iPhone or iPad?
banned 1 Like #27
thugmasta
I'm not knocking this deal, but I'd urge anyone to consider paying the £105 odd pounds for the HP proliant microserver (after the cashback). You're getting a full blown server rather than a NAS - much more bang for the buck.

But if you only need a NAS you going to pay a load extra in electricity for no benefit, a device that remains on 24x7 will cost around £1 per W per year, computer systems generally burn 20-400 W more than a NAS for the same number of drives/capacity. Which is why I switched my 24x7 systems to a decent NAS, from a 4 disk server. Over 3 years it will more than pay for itself, and you get rock solid reliability as well.

mike
#28
Bought a refurb linkstation for about £55 delivered off fleabay and 2 x 2TB SAMSUNG F4 drives for ~£130 from scan

Still not set it up yet !
#30
Coming up as £74.59 now.

Edited By: Thar on Jan 16, 2011 11:58
#31
Daniel_Saeed
motorheadache
is this deal any better because of quality than this? http://www.kikatek.com/product_reviews.php?products_id=71404

I know this has been nearly £20 cheaper but the free drive promo is still running so its £175 for 2 x 1TB drives and a very highly rated Enclosure. http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2008/05/05/Netgear-ReadyNAS-Duo/p1 Any thoughts?


Hello - I have the Netgear readynas duo. It's a mini-media streamer and can use to stream, backup and download (bittorent). Works a treat, my current setup of 750Gb and 1TB hard drive allows me to stream to my WD Live TV and also have my iTunes Library on it. At the same time I backup my documents folder each evening. Can't fault it. The bittorent downloads are good too - just upload the torrent file and leave it running overnight (much efficient than a pc).


Thanks for that, been looking last few weeks and had decided on the Duo but typical this comes up on here just to throw me again. I think ill stick to what I decided on after researching, and your positive review! Cheers.
#32
Who?
Anyone know which would be better?[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-EcoGreen-5400RPM-SATA-II-Internal%2Fdp%2FB0042SGDVG%2Fref%3Dpd_cp_computers_1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-EcoGreen-5400RPM-SATA-II-Internal/dp/B0042SGDVG/ref=pd_cp_computers_1[/url]http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-2tb-spinpoint-ecogreen-f4eg-sata3-32mb-hard-drive-74TD.html
same drive
#33
wastedcolumbo
This with 2x 2TB hard drives add a PS3 with CFW running XBMC and a hack thatenables wireless n dongles.... <3

PS3 XBMC is some way off yet (unless you mean the linux version which has no hardware access and is therefore of little use)
#34
Now £74.59

Edited By: yorkie on Jan 16, 2011 13:31
#35
bought one from CCL Computers for £70.60 free delivery poss 3% Quidco.
http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=64698&tid=gsearch#
#36
cynikill
wastedcolumbo
This with 2x 2TB hard drives add a PS3 with CFW running XBMC and a hack thatenables wireless n dongles.... <3


PS3 XBMC is some way off yet (unless you mean the linux version which has no hardware access and is therefore of little use)


I know it's someway off but I am a patient guy, with everything set up for it coming to the ps3 at some point in the future it would make an excellent combination. (though by the time it does perhaps it would be 2x3TB HDDs) as a stop-gap maybe someone could get the transcoding side of ps3mediaserver to work on the ps3 itself from what I have seen on my old laptop, even transcoding HD content doesn't seem too resource heavy.

Otherwise I guess we will all just have to wait before we throw out our old xboxes.
#37
if anyone has bought these plus the samsung f4 did you have to do the firmware upgrade for the 4k issues. if so which way did you do this, like, did ya put into a system / external drive and do it that way or can this be done in the nas
#38
Jmcm12345
if anyone has bought these plus the samsung f4 did you have to do the firmware upgrade for the 4k issues. if so which way did you do this, like, did ya put into a system / external drive and do it that way or can this be done in the nas

I was thinking the same thing if anyone has an answer.

Also it's back down to 69.99 on amazon.
#39
its so much smaller than i was expecting, Still have'nt found which way to do the samsung f4 patch, my model no falls into the drives that need this, I guess Im gonna plug them into a system and do the patch on them there then place into the nas after and run a few days test on them with a copy of files to see if it runs ok.
#40
sorted

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