IOMEGA Home Media Network Drive 500GB Refurb GigE/NAS/Torrent/DLNA/iTunes/Print Server/Ftp - £34.99 @ Misco - HotUKDeals
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There was a deal posted before (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/615351/iomega-home-media-1tb-nas-network-h) for 1TB driver £69.99.
But for £34.99 500GB is great value and the HDD can be replaced.

Features
Simple to use: Three step set-up - simply plug into your router, power on, and install the software CD. Friendly web screens for easy management.
Sharing: Access files from any networked Windows PC or Apple computer for easy file sharing
High Performance: Gigabit Ethernet connectivity combined with a high performance processor
UPnP AV Media Server: Compatible with DLNA® certified media players, able to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices like game consoles, audio bridges, DMAs (digital media adapters), picture frames and more
iTunes Server: Store your audio content in one central location and share it across your iTunes players
Network File Protocols Supported: CIFS/SMB (Microsoft), AFP (Apple), HTTP 1.1
Expandability: Add storage capacity by connecting external USB Hard Disk Drives. Supports FAT32 and NTFS formatted hard drives
Network Discovery: Automatic network discovery by Apple Bonjour and Microsoft Windows Rally devices
Print Server: Intelligent network print sharing capability for one USB printer directly attached to the Home Media drive
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#1
Possible 3.5% Quidco.
#2
£39.68 with cheap delivery

Nice find :)
1 Like #3
Latest firmware fixes alot of issues:

https://iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/iomega_eu_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=21149

The fan on this is supposed to wine (noisy) by the way. Both reviews and CNet video review mentions it.
#4
Would this plug into my wireless router to be accessed by my imac, then could i use a usb cable from the drive to my dvd player to play divx files etc (my dvd player obvioulsy needs to support divx...)
#5
I dont think that would work.

pbassek;8110138
Would this plug into my wireless router to be accessed by my imac, then could i use a usb cable from the drive to my dvd player to play divx files etc (my dvd player obvioulsy needs to support divx...)
#6
pbassek;8110138
Would this plug into my wireless router to be accessed by my imac, then could i use a usb cable from the drive to my dvd player to play divx files etc (my dvd player obvioulsy needs to support divx...)

The USB port is to add a USB Flash/Hard drive to the NAS and not to connect to PC or other devices. It acts as a host not target. So you can not plug it in to your DVD player.
#7
Oh well, it was just an idea, great price for what it is anyway... Heat added...
#8
Sin_of_nature
Latest firmware fixes alot of issues:

https://iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/iomega_eu_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=21149

The fan on this is supposed to wine (noisy) by the way. Both reviews and CNet video review mentions it.


might get one of these, fleabay the drive and get a nice shiney 2tb one to put in.

anyone have one to comment on the noise though?
#10
pbassek
Would this plug into my wireless router to be accessed by my imac, then could i use a usb cable from the drive to my dvd player to play divx files etc (my dvd player obvioulsy needs to support divx...)


jataayu
The USB port is to add a USB Flash/Hard drive to the NAS and not to connect to PC or other devices. It acts as a host not target. So you can not plug it in to your DVD player.


Does anybody know of a drive that would allow me to do this, rather then having to plug and unplug a portable drive from computer to player?
#11

I have got the 1TB model which is same as this but with bigger HDD. I have been using it for more than a week. The noise is not loud and I hardly hear it.
No idle power down but it may be supported on the next firmware release since it was the most important feature request on thier forums.
#12
Maybe they fixed the noise when they refurbished it :)
Not a bad deal just for external 500gb drive, NAS even better.
#13
pbassek
Does anybody know of a drive that would allow me to do this, rather then having to plug and unplug a portable drive from computer to player?


Rather than a drive to do that, what you need is a media centre/player (with or without a DVD drive) which connects to a network.

Turn that problem around and there's 100s of solutions...
#14
therealjohnpeat
Rather than a drive to do that, what you need is a media centre/player (with or without a DVD drive) which connects to a network.

Turn that problem around and there's 100s of solutions...


Yeah, thanks, I have thought about this, I just wondered if there was a cheaper option as my blu-ray player plays all of the file types that I need - thanks!
#15
nice price but only 3 months warranty makes me nervous
#16
Product Description states 1TB :-)
But would assume this is just lifted from another product.
#17
Ordered! Been meaning to try out a NAS, I hoping this wins me over....!
#18
Tempted on the actual 1TB for 69. Saves buying another drive.

edit: Oh yeah, Voted Hot ;)
#19
No idle power-down is a killer on this one for me. Nice find though, thanks :D
#20
hmm, review video says it only supports FAT32 formatted drives... meaning no HD films which are normally over 4gb each.
#21
Cheap as Chips NAS - for £39 what is there to complain about.

Ordered.

HEAT & Rep, gonna get real hot this one.
#22
can you daisy chain other external usb drives to this?
#23
Thanks for posting the firmware updates.. Just as important as the deal.

Rep Given.

Anyone got any other advice about this device?


Sin_of_nature
Latest firmware fixes alot of issues:

https://iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/iomega_eu_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=21149

The fan on this is supposed to wine (noisy) by the way. Both reviews and CNet video review mentions it.
#24
thanks just ordered one.
#25
On a Mac, can this drive be used to undertake Time Machine back-ups? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
#26
amavadia;8110619
hmm, review video says it only supports FAT32 formatted drives... meaning no HD films which are normally over 4gb each.

It does supports NTFS on external HDD
#27
jataayu
It does supports NTFS on external HDD


yep but then you'd have to buy another drive as well :whistling:
#28
Ordered. Thanks!
#29
Hiroki
Anybody got a direct link to it...the goto link doesn't seem to work for me.

Thanks


http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=432856&CatId=3608
#30
jinjernuts
Product Description states 1TB :-)
But would assume this is just lifted from another product.


1TB version available @ £69.99

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=430775&CatId=0

(Haven't checked on delivery costs)
1 Like #31
HertzVanRental
On a Mac, can this drive be used to undertake Time Machine back-ups? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


seems to claim to support time machine here - http://go.iomega.com/en/products/network-storage-desktop/home-network-hard-drives/home-media/?partner=4735#overviewItem_tab
#32
Good price!
#33
jataayu
It does supports NTFS on external HDD


You sure the new firmware doesnt support NTFS formatting for the drive? The specs on Iomega's website says supports NTFS and FAT32 drives. I suppose this could mean just an extra drive plugged in... but is a little odd and misleading if it does. Anyone have any idea?
#34
Misco only offer 3 months warranty but there's a 3 year warranty with Iomega?
#35
I posted the previous 1TB deal, but this one is even better. Its a cheap way of buying a 500GB drive full stop. An external enclosure is a bonus, but to get a gigabit NAS thrown in too at this price point is madness!
#36
Can anyone who owns one of these, and has the latest firmware installed confirm as to whether the internal drive can be formatted as NTFS. As others said, this is key for those of us who would like to store large HD movies and stream via DNLA.

Thanks
1 Like #37
cokebottles;8110861
Can anyone who owns one of these, and has the latest firmware installed confirm as to whether the internal drive can be formatted as NTFS. As others said, this is key for those of us who would like to store large HD movies and stream via DNLA.

Thanks

The internal drive is formatted by the software running in the box and there is no option to select the File System type. I think it does it in FAT32. So I assume only external HDD with NTFS are supported.
#38


Cheers for that - rep added for your assistance! :thumbsup:
1 Like #39
Speaking as one of the folks who bought the 1TB refurb a couple of weeks back here's my experiences summarised:-

The fan is too noisy to leave the unit on 24/7 in a bedroom ( where my router is) , probably OK in a room with some constant background noise.

The USB print server is unidirectional - no printer ink / out of paper etc. status reported back to the PC and IMX very slow to print.

You can add a big USB HDD onto it for more storage, indeed some people are using a hub attached to this port although in theory that's not supported.

The UPnP server is Twonky 4.4, users have no access whatsoever to the configuration of it other than on/off. This sort of works sometimes with my WiFi radios and sometimes doesn't.

The firmware seems to have got to the point of entropy where any new fixes cause bugs elsewhere, read the iomega support pages already linked in this thread.

If you just want a basic NAS then this is a very cheap solution, but I'd look elsewhere if you want a decent, configurable UPnP server.
#40
Conversation with Misco online chat:

Marc Savage: However. This device is formatted with a linux format and cannot be changed.
rob haywood: well from the wording i dont know if that means it supports EXTERNAL ntfs and fat32 drives
Marc Savage: Is there anything else I can help with?
rob haywood: the device is formatted witha linux format? So, Can I store files that are over the 4GB limit on FAT32?
Marc Savage: Just checking into that now
rob haywood: cheers
Marc Savage: Sorry to keep you waiting, I am still trying to find the information for you.
rob haywood: no problem
Marc Savage: As far as I can discover you will not have an issue with the 4GB limit.
rob haywood: ok. What is your returns policy like? If I do ge the issue, will I have a problem returning?
Marc Savage: No you wont
Marc Savage: You have been advised by technical and that is enough

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