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Netgear Stora Dual Nas with Free 500gb HD £69.99 @ Ebuyer & Novatech

£69.99 @ Ebuyer
Thanks to SUMMONER for poitning out same price at novatech (well 1p cheaper) Stora makes home storage as easy as ABC! At last, home network storage that’s comprehensive and easy to understand. … Read More
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Thanks to SUMMONER for poitning out same price at novatech (well 1p cheaper)

Stora makes home storage as easy as ABC!
At last, home network storage that’s comprehensive and easy to understand. NETGEAR Stora lets you store, share and protect music, movies, photos and data using any device on your home network. Share a private photo album with family and friends. Drop photos into Facebook with ease. Automate backup from the PCs and Macs in your home to eliminate data loss worries. NETGEAR Stora even supports a second hard drive that mirrors the first, on the fly, ensuring even greater reliability for those irreplaceable digital assets. Unleash the power of your home network with Stora.

Access, backup, centralise
Stora puts music, photos, videos and other important data at the heart of your home network.



•Centralise all your digital media (videos, music, photos) in a single, safe location
•Fast, stylish, easy-to-use browser-based interface with embedded media player
•Share photo and video albums with friends and family over the Internet
•Protect all your valuable documents by backing them up on the optional 2nd bay
•Swap or add a hard drive in minutes without using any tools
•Optional premium features take remote access and media sharing to another level!
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banned 1 Like #1
Linky to Novatch One

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Linky for free drive




Edited By: mrpremium on Aug 06, 2010 09:22: Added Novatech Link
#2
Worth a hot vote when you consider a free 500GB drive.
1 Like #3
1p cheaper @ Novatech.(_;)

Product review & Manufacturer's product page

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Edited By: SUMMONER on Aug 06, 2010 08:46: more
#4
Was just gonna say its cheaper at Novatech! Damn, too slow!
#5
How do these compare with Netgear ReadyNAS (which I have).

This looks good for a second backup if it is similar ?
suspended#6
So it'll be about six weeks from initial order until you can use it ...... with the free drive....

Good deal if you can wait voted Hot...
#7
Will they take 2TB drives
#8
will the xbox 360 see these?
banned#9
mikbak
So it'll be about six weeks from initial order until you can use it ...... with the free drive....Good deal if you can wait voted Hot...

I've bought this and two 2tb samsung HD's... The free drive that comes is a 7200rpm Seagate drive so putting that in my sky HD box :D
banned#10
hannay
will the xbox 360 see these?

Yes, read some of the reviews on amazon and they sinc with XBOX, PS3, DLNA instantly....
banned#11
loopie
Will they take 2TB drives

Many have already comments they work well with 2tb drive, I've bought two samsung F3's for £88 each....
#12
sweet look hot to me! if you wanted lots of storage, you could sell the 500gb drive and add larger drives. Effectivly you are getting the Nas for £30.

doesnt appear to be a huge amount of difference between the netgear ready NAS.
This doesnt appear to be hot swappable.
1 usb instead of 3
3 year warrenty instead of 5 on the netgear ready
Standard Serial ATA-150 instead of 300.

considering its £50-60 cheaper, seems like a bargin.
#13
Does this have a torrent client built in?
#14
Does this require software to be installed on the PCs to access it and does it support NTFS?
#15
i wouldn't buy this. i bought one and had loads of problems setting it up. it turned out to be faulty but after spending time looking into this product i found you have to have an internet connection to access this device as it uses authentication login from a website into the device

it seems as though it is a great bit of kit for the price from it's description but it is far from it imo
#16
Seems hot to me, how much juice does this suck down? will it go into a sleep mode when not in use? Would WD green drives be good in this? Will it use an NTFS format or does it have its own special drive format?

Thanks for any questions answered.
#17
Tempting.
Ebuyer and Novatech Netgear STORA MS2000 2-bay NAS Enclosure . (NO DRIVE)

The Free 500GB Drive is claimed by Redemption and sent within 28 days by Netgear.
#18
drive format. once used in the stora it cannot be read in a computer
suspended#19
Netgear site

I had an SC101 but that used it's own formatting software and wasn't drag and drop...

Edited By: mikbak on Aug 06, 2010 09:33: wrong details
banned#20
insight101
Tempting.Ebuyer and Novatech Netgear STORA MS2000 2-bay NAS Enclosure . (NO DRIVE)The Free 500GB Drive is claimed by Redemption and sent within 28 days by Netgear.

Hence the link in the first post...
banned 1 Like #21
techmob
i wouldn't buy this. i bought one and had loads of problems setting it up. it turned out to be faulty but after spending time looking into this product i found you have to have an internet connection to access this device as it uses authentication login from a website into the deviceit seems as though it is a great bit of kit for the price from it's description but it is far from it imo

I would be absolutely, completely and utterly, gobsmacked if this were the case. I am 99.9999% certain you have picked up wrong information here.
banned#22
techmob
drive format. once used in the stora it cannot be read in a computer

Most nas operate this way
banned#23
reserves
Does this have a torrent client built in?

There is a website (I'll find the link in a bit) that has listed loads of add-ons for this including bit-torrent, doesn't come as standard but apparently can be added.
#24
I have a couple of questions if someone could help me out.

Could this be attached to a printer to make the printer networked?
Would it take 2x2TB drives?
Can it be set up as RAID where it automatically backs up due to fail?

Can the content be accessed via the internet?


Edited By: zootoxin on Aug 06, 2010 09:36: Another Q
#25
These crap NAS drives keep popping up you have to take a subscription to keep them going !!!
suspended#26
goretex
These crap NAS drives keep popping up you have to take a subscription to keep them going !!!


Read the small print...

Stora Premium Services add an amazing array of additional accessibility options!
Try Stora Premium for 30 days, then for a simple $19.99 yearly subscription, your Stora offers the following extra features and more!

Mobile access - Have the ability to show off your precious holiday memories from your iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile phone and many more!
Website integration - Automatically upload pictures into Flickr. Use RSS to feed albums to a remote photo frame or keep your friends updated with your latest holiday photos.
Cooliris Integration - View photos and media on the Cooliris 3D flying wall or display slideshows with ultra smooth animations and transitions.
Additional users - Unlock the Stora experience to your entire family and even your friends. Add more than three user accounts for the utmost in flexibility.
Automatic upgrades - Upgrades for all new premium features during the subscription period.
#27
Anarchist
techmob
i wouldn't buy this. i bought one and had loads of problems setting it up. it turned out to be faulty but after spending time looking into this product i found you have to have an internet connection to access this device as it uses authentication login from a website into the deviceit seems as though it is a great bit of kit for the price from it's description but it is far from it imo
I would be absolutely, completely and utterly, gobsmacked if this were the case. I am 99.9999% certain you have picked up wrong information here.

+1

I would be 110% certain that this is a "wires crossed" line.

Great price for this. Voted hot. Wish I had the dosh!
#28
Check out the Amazon reviews:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Stora-Home-Media-Server/dp/B002SNBCSQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281084963&sr=8-1


Not voted


Edited By: Geemac on Aug 06, 2010 10:04: link
#29
Good price for this but reading the forum to see the issues and the length of time taken to fix issues in firmware updates puts me off.
#30
mikbak
goretex
These crap NAS drives keep popping up you have to take a subscription to keep them going !!!


Read the small print...

Stora Premium Services add an amazing array of additional accessibility options!
Try Stora Premium for 30 days, then for a simple $19.99 yearly subscription, your Stora offers the following extra features and more!

Mobile access - Have the ability to show off your precious holiday memories from your iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile phone and many more!
Website integration - Automatically upload pictures into Flickr. Use RSS to feed albums to a remote photo frame or keep your friends updated with your latest holiday photos.
Cooliris Integration - View photos and media on the Cooliris 3D flying wall or display slideshows with ultra smooth animations and transitions.
Additional users - Unlock the Stora experience to your entire family and even your friends. Add more than three user accounts for the utmost in flexibility.
Automatic upgrades - Upgrades for all new premium features during the subscription period.


so does that mean the sub is really(yeah i get it uploads to flickr for you etc) only required if you want to access the drive remotely, or can the drives be accessed with out it via the net?

cheers

Edited By: Garmonbozia on Aug 06, 2010 10:03: changing the question
#31
http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=51469

Anarchist
techmob
i wouldn't buy this. i bought one and had loads of problems setting it up. it turned out to be faulty but after spending time looking into this product i found you have to have an internet connection to access this device as it uses authentication login from a website into the deviceit seems as though it is a great bit of kit for the price from it's description but it is far from it imo
I would be absolutely, completely and utterly, gobsmacked if this were the case. I am 99.9999% certain you have picked up wrong information here.
#32
a colleague of mine bought one and regretted every second it was switched on. It soon found it's way on to FLEA BAY (for a profit !!) A cheap alternative would be to utilize an old PC and down load FREE NAS http://www.freenas.org
#33
i regretted buying one and returned it for a refund at ebuyer. i wont comment any further on this but people please read up on this device before buying that is all i am saying

i opted for the startech http://www.ebuyer.com/product/221423 as the replacement

not exactly a nas as it has no network interface but it suited me as i have it connected to my HTPC via esata which has a fast transfer rate. it has many options for raid etc if needs be and i have had no problems with that unlike the netgear

Edited By: techmob on Aug 06, 2010 10:11: nas info
#34
Out of the box this is a very standard product if you google "hardware hackers unite" there is a group of people who have bust this platform wide open and its as open as the readynas now. Its not for everyone but if you have the skills then it makes this unit a very good bargin. Im pretty sure they had got freenas running on this last time i was on there.

I know for a fact you can use this without a web connection. The unit will route through the web if connected if not its a direct connection. This is only for configuration and remote access. You can do everything via ssh anyway


Edited By: jimhuf on Aug 06, 2010 10:21: typo
banned#35
techmob
http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=51469
Anarchist
techmob
i wouldn't buy this. i bought one and had loads of problems setting it up. it turned out to be faulty but after spending time looking into this product i found you have to have an internet connection to access this device as it uses authentication login from a website into the deviceit seems as though it is a great bit of kit for the price from it's description but it is far from it imo
I would be absolutely, completely and utterly, gobsmacked if this were the case. I am 99.9999% certain you have picked up wrong information here.

Yes, and your link only proves what I've said. Your post states that you can't ACCESS it while its not connected to the Internet. The link states that you just can't change the administrator password while its not connected to the Internet.

Thats two completely different things.

Please stop posting **** if you don't know what you're talking about, ta.

PS I'm not defending this device or anything, I HATE locked down devices, and have no experience with this particular NAS (But I configure and use other NAS devices almost everyday, from cheap buffalos etc right up to enterprise scale active directory integrated Snapservers etc). I just don't like incorrect info being dished out as gospel by overzealous haters.

Edited By: Anarchist on Aug 06, 2010 10:17: added info
#36
look in to this device further before casting your vote. that is not the thread i read as i quickly looked it up as i am in work.

you have to create a stora account before accessing the device for a username and password and then you have to provide that username and password to access the device

without an internet connection you cannot create an account thus access the device ( if i am wrong , then i do apolagize but seriously get over it)

and yes this device is locked down but you can hack it to do more. everything is not what it seems with this box, i am just letting people realise that. it is not a hate campaign at all. just an honest observation and please don't try and bring this into an argument about me posting **** or whatever you typed

thanks

Edited By: techmob on Aug 06, 2010 10:40: added
#37
ive got one and its been on everday since xmas without fail...

also has a nifty time thing so it can switch on and off completely and save even more juice, very quiet and very cool
#38
I have one of these and a work colleague bought one too. Neither of us subscribe to the "extra" features. This is just my opinion, but I find the drive to be excellent - The standard software that comes with it enables you to switch the drive off completely at times you are not using it (only once per day).
The drives ARE hot swappable, I currently have 2 x 1Tb drives in mine (The Raid function means that one is backing up the other - you can't arrange it as one large drive). On my Windows 7 I have to log in to access my personal area, but the "family" area can be accessed by everyone on the network.
I have a Samsung laser printer connected to the front USB and you DO need to log into the drive to use that.
I stream HD video from the drive to my PS3 through some powerline 200Mb/s mains adapters and full HD 1080p streams with no problems at all.
On the subject of accessing via the web - this is definitely possible as I was able to access my music files using a netbook while on hols in blackpool!
Overall it probably has its faults, but I have been very happy with mine so far and find little to criticise.
I paid £119 for mine with a 1Tb drive fitted a few months ago, so in my view this is an excellent deal.
HTH :)
#39
I have an old busted sc101T which formats the drives in a ZSAN format. Do you think the drives would work in this?
#40
Hot from me. Like the fact it can be hacked and when you take into account you get a 500Gb drive as well makes this very cheap. Can use the drive in my CCTV system and stick a couple of Samsung 2TB drives in this. Oooooooh Soooooo tempted :)

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