Iomega 500GB Home Media (NAS) HDD Refurb - £34.99@ Misco (£3.99 shipping for me) - HotUKDeals
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This was in stock a good while back now, but they must have run out of stock.
Cold Voters remember that this isnt just a hard drive, but a functioning NETWORK ATTACHED Storage device!!

Had some favourable comments - but £35 for a DNLA compliant, gigabit NAS is not to be sniffed at. Especially if you replace the drive.

Delivery works out at £3.99 for me based in Cardiff. Still under forty sheets all in.

Device Type NAS server

Total Storage Capacity 500 GB
Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 / 1 x Hi-Speed USB

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support 3 months warranty
Networking
Features DHCP support, print server, UPnP Media Server
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Compliant Standards DLNA CERTIFIED
Type Network adapter - integrated
Remote Management Protocol HTTP

Network Services Compatibility Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP

Miscellaneous

Cables Included 1 x network cable
Power
Power Device Power adapter - external
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Software / System Requirements

Software Included Drivers & Utilities, EMC Retrospect Express

OS Required Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Apple MacOS X 10.3.x or later, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

System Requirements Details Windows XP/Vista - RAM 256 MB MacOS X 10.3 or later - RAM 128 MB

Storage Controller
Supported Devices Hard drive

Controller Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps

Max Storage Devices Qty 1

Type 1 x Serial ATA - integrated

Hard Drive

Type Standard
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Capacity 1 x 500 GB
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed 1 x 370 MHz
RAM Installed 64 MB
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#1
Good price but only a 3 month warranty.
#2
looks like a good price as with print server.
#3
cdm22
Good price but only a 3 month warranty.


yeah but the electronics hardly fail - the HDD is the usual failure part in these (ok ok and maybe the AC) but both of those can be customised to your needs (and if bought in the right place with a much greater warranty too)

This is about the core electronics here and the NAS with PS is definitely worth the 40 notes.

Hot for me...
#4
I know the title clearly states 500mb but in the Misco description it states

"Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB standard Serial ATA-300"
#5
kmurder;8589861
looks like a good price as with print server.

never really seen the point in print servers for most home users - if you are changing your printer get a network enabled printer and connect it via ethernet cable to a router or a get a wireless printer
#6
its an ok price but be warned whilst you can connect external usb drives to it, it can only read drives set up with the fat32 file system and NOT the NTFS file system

thats a big problem for me - means you cant really use external drives

using fat32 means that all files on there are less than 4gb and drives cant be more than 137gb (there are workarounds but they are painful and fraught with problems and i wouldnt bother with them)
#7
If you were to upgrade the drive, would you have any issues with the NAS firmware? And is it possible to replace the firmware with something else (freeNAS, maybe?)

I bought one of these last time they were on offer, and whilst they are good, I needed a firmware upgrade for it to work properly
#8
Looking at the product pages, it appears that remote access (which can be added via a f/w upgrade) uses a service/provider called TZO. This is only free for year 1 but then costs $10p.a. Hmm... was looking promising until then. I guess you still can't really argue for the price.
#9
Misco had a deal on the 1TB version of this a couple of months ago - people who bought it back then said it was a poor performer, and one unit croaked within a few days.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/615351/iomega-home-media-1tb-nas-network-h
#10
Reviews seem mixed on Amazon ....

http://www.amazon.com/Iomega-Network-Attached-Storage-34336/product-reviews/B001OC5JLI/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Remember kids, don't ever store only one copy of your important data.

Also re Joshm, there are other free ways to get remote access into your home network and NAS devices.

Cheers
Rob
#11
Availability: No stock available, product ordered on demand
#12
royals
its an ok price but be warned whilst you can connect external usb drives to it, it can only read drives set up with the fat32 file system and NOT the NTFS file system

thats a big problem for me - means you cant really use external drives

using fat32 means that all files on there are less than 4gb and drives cant be more than 137gb (there are workarounds but they are painful and fraught with problems and i wouldnt bother with them)


you are talking absolute rubbish ... 137gb? are you having a laugh? :?

I've got a portable 2.5" 500gb drive formatted to FAT32 connected directly to my PS3 to play MKV files which have been split into 4gb chunks and have had NO issues.

Formatting to FAT32 is a piece of cake if it comes as NTFS (free tools available such as fat32format which format in seconds).

I suggest you get your facts straight and stop scaremongering :whistling:
:thumbsup:
#13
terriclarkfan
Misco had a deal on the 1TB version of this a couple of months ago - people who bought it back then said it was a poor performer, and one unit croaked within a few days.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/615351/iomega-home-media-1tb-nas-network-h


I bought the 1tb one a few months ago from misco, and It's been absoloutely fantastic - awesome features including active folders that automatically upload things to facebook, convert media etc, dlna that works flawlessly with my tv and xbox, decentish transfer rates, remote access....

you will not find better for the money.
#14
welshblob


Also re Joshm, there are other free ways to get remote access into your home network and NAS devices.


I'm sure there are, but the whole point of this device (for me) is to remove the requirement to have equipment other than the modem/router switched on 24/7. Can you explain what other ways you envisage? Thanks!
#15
toonarmani;8590896
you are talking absolute rubbish ... 137gb? are you having a laugh? :?


"I've got a portable 2.5" 500gb drive formatted to FAT32 connected directly to my PS3 to play MKV files which have been split into 4gb chunks and have had NO issues."


Formatting to FAT32 is a piece of cake if it comes as NTFS (free tools available such as fat32format which format in seconds).

I suggest you get your facts straight and stop scaremongering :whistling:
:thumbsup:


talk about thick.....you state

I've got a portable 2.5" 500gb drive formatted to FAT32 connected directly to my PS3 to play MKV files which have been split into 4gb chunks and have had NO issues.

so you agree then! as i said there are ways around it, one as you suggest but its not worth the hassle is it.....why dont you read my post .....
do you honestly think i am going to split all my files into 4gb chunks...increasing the risk of file corruption...give me a break....anyway come back to me when youve learnt something about computers

I have 9tb of data...on ntfs formatted disks - should i use 18 of these and covert all files (>100,000) to use FAT32 disks.....over to you

the only reason you are coverting your files is because i understand the ps3 cant read files on ntfs formatted disks, so you talking about a totally different issue to my concern

anyway feel free to buy it i wont bother in future and i wait the moans and groans because noone forewarned them.....do you work for misco by the way!
#16
[QUOTE=royals]never really seen the point in print servers for most home users - if you are changing your printer get a network enabled printer and connect it via ethernet cable to a router or a get a wireless printer[/QUOTE
what if you are not changing printer lot of the cheaper network printers are HP or lexmark they cost rather a lot for carts ie as much as printer .Got old epson r220 with ciss gets used loads if was HP ect would have cost hundreds of £ on carts not £6.99 for ciss and £7.99 for bulk ink so good reason to network it voted hot
#17
Just had a call from Misco to say this is not available and i'd be refunded.
#18
dblake
Just had a call from Misco to say this is not available and i'd be refunded.


I got a similar call too. they must have had 1 or 2 in stock!
#19
andy math;8593972
[quote=royals;8590086]never really seen the point in print servers for most home users - if you are changing your printer get a network enabled printer and connect it via ethernet cable to a router or a get a wireless printer[/QUOTE
what if you are not changing printer lot of the cheaper network printers are HP or lexmark they cost rather a lot for carts ie as much as printer .Got old epson r220 with ciss gets used loads if was HP ect would have cost hundreds of £ on carts not £6.99 for ciss and £7.99 for bulk ink so good reason to network it voted hot


as i said IF you are changing your printer....so stupid it clearly doesnt apply to you...jes' are people incapable of reading these days
#20
royals;8602139
[quote=andy math]

as i said IF you are changing your printer....so stupid it clearly doesnt apply to you...jes' are people incapable of reading these days


never really seen the point in print servers for most home users Quoted by you?




so most home users are changing there printer also does it not limit your choice so what your saying is if you get a network printer dont get this .Stupid pointless posting by you really :whistling:,

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