As an alternative to the many external USB drives that are on offer this seems to represent good value to me for £70.21 delivered (Hotukdeals member price). Adding your own drive(s, means you get to use the brand of drive that you prefer(trust.
This Dual HDD NAS enclosure allows you to turn SATA hard drives, old or new, into an external NAS drive, making data even easier to share on a network.
Just as a router allows you to share a single Internet connection without the need for any particular computer to be turned on, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) hard drive allows you to share a drive full of data without needing any particular computer to be turned on.
Supports RAID and JBOD functions so you can even install 2 drives to expand data capacity up to 1 Terabyte (TB).
- Supports RAID and JBOD functions so you can even install 2 drives to expand data capacity up to 1 Terabyte (TB) (500GB x2).
- Provides an instant share of photos, videos, music and data over your network.
- Easy configuration using the web based management application - no software installation required.
- Built-in SAMBA server for cross-platform transfer among different operating systems.
- Built-in FTP server to provide Internet data transfer between external users.
- Built-in USB printer server - just connect your printer to the enclosure's USB port to enable printer sharing without occupying any PC's resources.
- Easy installation and low support cost, suitable for home or office networks.
- Aluminium housing with large fan design to prevent overheating
- Interface: RJ45 (LAN), USB1.1 (for print server)
- Data Transfer Rate: Up to 8MB/s (networking)
- Partition configuration: FAT32/ EXT2 EXT3
- RAID support: RAID 1 / RAID 0
- TCP/IP, NBNS (Net BIOS Name Server), Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB), DHCP Server/Client (Auto detection), SNTP Client
- Weight: 700g (excluding hard drive)
- Dimensions: 120 x 180 x 80mm
Minimum System Requirements:
- Apple Safari, Linus Mozilla, IE 5.x, Netscape 6.2 up,
- Win 98SE / ME / 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista
- Mac OS X
What's In The Box?
- Dual HSS NAS (no hard drives included)
- Securing screws
- Ethernet Cable
- Power Adapter
- Driver CD (with user manual)