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Netgear Stora Dual Nas with Free 500gb HD £58.75 @ Novatech, 3% Quidco

£58.75 @ Novatech
Stock due in tomorrow, with Quidco works out at about £57. The purchase has to be made before the 31st August to qualify for the free drive. See previous deals for specs, discussions etc... Free … Read More
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6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
Stock due in tomorrow, with Quidco works out at about £57. The purchase has to be made before the 31st August to qualify for the free drive. See previous deals for specs, discussions etc...

Free drive offer - http://www.netgear.co.uk/freestoraharddrive.php

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Ebuyer - £69.99
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#1
anyone got one of these?
#2
charging me for delivery?
#3
scrub that! Ordered with the quidco thanks op
#4
ramtec
charging me for delivery?


You need to select the "Free 3-4 Days Service" option.
#5
What's this NAS like from a features point of view?
#6
Umm i was ready to buy until I found out it doesn't actually have Sleep Mode like it says. People who have them say Netgear said the feature didn't make it into the release. heh.
banned#7
I order one of these last week but returned as it only does Raid 1... I want a nas that will show both drives, not valuable data so not bothered if a drive dies and I lose data.
#8
Here's the previous deal thread, which has additional helpful information in it.

HotUKDeals - Netgear Stora Dual Nas with Free 500gb HD £69.99 @ Ebuyer & Novatech
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/netgear-stora-dual-nas-with-free-50/733621

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
#9
mrpremium
I order one of these last week but returned as it only does Raid 1... I want a nas that will show both drives, not valuable data so not bothered if a drive dies and I lose data.


The latest firmware supports JBOD - see http://support.netgear.hipserv.com/release_notes/v_2_3.html
banned#10
Just returned one as it's rubbish. It does now support jbod but locks up streaming as an iTunes server and disappears from ps3s and 360s because of issues indexing. It's cheap for a reason. Learned my lesson and purchased the lg nas which has been on here. Not recommended.
#11
I've had no problems with mine - (streaming to PS3 absolutely fine) I use 200Mb/s power sockets to extend my network as only issue with streaming was full 1080p HD movies wirelessly. Not sure about "sleep" mode, but the drives spin down until silent if not being used. Also you can arrange for this to switch off during the night and then power back on when you need it next day. Ok, it may not have all the features of the more expensive ones but under £60 is an excellent deal!!
Had it a few months now and absolutely delighted with it so far.
#12
This is a pretty good box of tricks, for those who want a central storage system for all their files without having to know about setting up a NAS.

My review is here in case it helps anyone decide;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvoahlsW7-I
#13
On the verge of buying this but info does not show os as win 7. Bit of a numpty with this sort of stuff so would appreciate advice as to whether that is relevant. Ta very.
#14
Not sure what OS the box runs off, but it is fully compatable with PCs running Windows 7, Vista and XP as I have had it working with all 3! HTH
#15
Luvvly, thanks for that, shame about the wait for the drive but seems like a great deal.
#16
Ok, a few questions that I couldn't see answered in the other thread - nor in the review you've linked to.

Does it provide a bittorrent service?
Does it take full advantage of gigabit ethernet?
How successfully has it been hacked to replace the software with freenas? (in the event that the provided software doesn't provide all the functionality I may want in the future)
#17
TehJumpingJawa
Ok, a few questions that I couldn't see answered in the other thread - nor in the review you've linked to.Does it provide a bittorrent service?Does it take full advantage of gigabit ethernet?How successfully has it been hacked to replace the software with freenas? (in the
event that the provided software doesn't provide all the functionality I may want in the future)

From what ive read hacking this box is not for the novice user and shouldnt be attempted unless you have a good knowledge of the command propt and how computers work and from what i understand theres no all in one method for hacking it the key is getting root access and if you dont know what root access is then its not for you.

http://hardwarehackersunite.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
You will need to register to get the downloads of the .exe
http://hardwarehackersunite.com/
There's one more easy way to get root access to the Stora, this time by enabling the telnet daemon that is running by default on each device.
How to do that:

Download the TelnetEnabler file/script, .exe version if you have Windows or python script for all other platform (of course you can use the python script even on Windows, but that requires Python interpreter).
Get your Stora ip and mac address (the mac address can be obtained using "arp -a" or looking behind the Stora, there's a sticker with the MAC address printed.
Run the .exe or the python script with the following options:
For the Windows version: telnetenable.exe STORA_IP STORA_MAC_ADDRESS Gearguy Geardog

For the python version: python telnetenable.py STORA_IP STORA_MAC_ADDRESS Gearguy Geardog

If you did all this correctly, telnet should be enabled on the stora allowing you to just "telnet STORA_IP" and get root access.

From that point on, follow the tutorial on the wiki or on the forum to get the best from your Stora!
#18
mooster
On the verge of buying this but info does not show os as win 7. Bit of a numpty with this sort of stuff so would appreciate advice as to whether that is relevant. Ta very.

Works fine with Windows 7 or any other flavour
#19
You don't need to be an advanced user to set this up if you want a shared data storage area on your home network, there is a simple web interface.
It does not use Gigabit ethernet.
You do not have to run it in X-Raid mode, you can run it as separate drives with no mirroring to take advantage of the total size of the hard drives.
#20
bit torrent client?
#21
There's no included BitTorrent client, but if you check out http://hardwarehackersunite.com/ there's instructions to install Transmission.
#22
Man, I just bought this last week for £69.99. What a pain. I have to say, I'm not hugely impressed by its internet dialling in ability. I endeavoured to copy some work from it today and it's painfully slow over the web. Copying one large file might be better, but copying some project work, with over 2000 small files failed on me.

It's not as impressive as I'd hoped. For the money though, it's good. Once you factor in the cost of the 500GB HDD then it's not bad.
#23
The whole web interface for remote access confused me somewhat; why can you not simply expose the device to direct connections (or atleast, port forwarded connections) from outside of your home network?
Relaying such requests via a service provided by the manufacturer seems like it'd just cause additional complication & slowdown.
#24
Ordered couple of hours back but now after reading some reviews on into the access to the nas I have now cancelled.
#25
Think I'll have a good read up before making my mind up on this one....
#26
digi dude
Ordered couple of hours back but now after reading some reviews on into the access to the nas I have now cancelled.


Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible. It's basically a good NAS for the price. It all works. It's just obviously, not a readynas.

Many people returned the LG NAS devices too, 'cos they said the web interface was garbage and slow, and that's about £112 without a drive.

It's still a good bargain, and only a pain if you plan on doing heavy access from outside. From within your own network you don't need to access it via the web interface, just open up an explorer window and do your business. Fairly brisk then.

Really, it's ok for the money, but it depends on what you want to use it for.

I don't need it for torrents or anything fancy, since I have a server which I can access from outside. using logmein.

The main thing I use it for is just mirrored storage, and you won't get cheaper at this price.
#27
Now showing £65.99. Should of ordered last night, doh!
banned#28
The LG NAS recieves regular firmware updates. The STORA just recieves new bugs every now and then.

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