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USB NAS, print server & standalone BitTorrent client - £31.60 delivered @ DealExtreme

£31.60 @ DealExtreme
Just saw this on DealExtreme and thought it was worth a punt - you seem to get a lot of functionality for the money. - 2-port USB devices for sharing printers, hard disk drives, USB flash drives, … Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Just saw this on DealExtreme and thought it was worth a punt - you seem to get a lot of functionality for the money.

- 2-port USB devices for sharing printers, hard disk drives, USB flash drives, card readers, and other similar storage devices
- FTP file server
- SAMBA file server with file permissions and security control (creates mountable network drives in Windows/Mac/Linux/Unix client operating systems)
- Standalone BitTorrent client - does not require PC to download/seed files via the BitTorrent peer-to-peer network. Downloads directly to attached storage devices.
- Printer sharing server -- share up to 2 printers at the same time
- 1-button system recovery feature
- Automatic USB device state and type detection
- Fully automated installation
- USB 2.0 high speed device host interface
- 10/100Mbps ethernet LAN network RJ45 port
- Supports software/firmware system upgrade
- Supports Windows (including Vista) and Mac OS systems
- 100V~240V AC adapter included
- 1.8 meters network cable included
- USB client software and instructional CD included
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#1
Nice find, bittorrent client is cool also and FTP server setup is handy.
Wonder if can remotely dial in via (outside) network and then select .torrent to download (probally)
#2
guru_the
Nice find, bittorrent client is cool also and FTP server setup is handy.
Wonder if can remotely dial in via (outside) network and then select .torrent to download (probally)


Yeah, you should be able to as the torrent interface is web based
#3
Looks like an interesting device.

Got to love the (mis)translations on the box though: :-D

SAMBA server: Easily to come true the file-sharing within the local area network.
A key recovery: Aviod (sic) the server to get into trouble since the misoperation.
Plug and Play, so can take more important stuffs via USB storage easily.

What more could you want?

Megamart.
#4
I wonder how realiable this is?
#5
Sounds like a useful bit of kit, if not for the BitTorrent & FTP support, but for the facility to plug in external hard drives to your network (router) & access the file contents via mountable drives in a Windows environment (or across the web).

And for £31.60 delivered!?!

Madness.

BFN,

fp.
#6
Sounds too good to be true, Having never heard of this site before is that true ... $0.01 for delivery to the UK ?

Anyway Heat added because thats a cracking piece of kit for the price.
#7
Sounds like a good idea, but for that price user reviews are a must.
#8
rojones1982
Sounds too good to be true, Having never heard of this site before is that true ... $0.01 for delivery to the UK


Yep, i have used them loads of times
#9
rojones1982
Sounds too good to be true, Having never heard of this site before is that true ... $0.01 for delivery to the UK ?

Anyway Heat added because thats a cracking piece of kit for the price.


No mate, its not $0.01 delivery.... its FREE :-D

The site is fine, in fact better than fine, I get all of my cheap Chinese tat from there.... (i'm not joking, seriously I do!)

So cheap for some cool stuff..... :thumbsup:
banned#10
ill have to check it out cheers OP
#11
Used DX loads, torches are a good buy as are IDE/SATA > USB cables. The pocket budhist chant jukeboxes are always fun!

Ordered one of these, it may prove rubbish but it's worth a punt!

H&R coming your way.
#12
I have used DX many times with no problems, and this might be a reasonable device.

However a few cautions.

DX tech support is pretty limited, the availability of upgraded firmware is unknown.
I have used similar devices from Synology (twice the price and no BT support), these support 2 printers, but only 1 drive. The spec states it supports 2 printers, it may not support 2 drives.
It will be slow.

So if you only need support for 1 drive and the speed is not a problem then it could be a great device. Just don't expect too much.
#13
That sounds like just what i would be after, ive got an external USB Drive and all i would really want to do is share some media across my Lan and download the occasional Torrent. Sounds perfect.

Got one ordered now. Will let you know what its like when it arrives.
#14
rojones1982
That sounds like just what i would be after, ive got an external USB Drive and all i would really want to do is share some media across my Lan and download the occasional Torrent. Sounds perfect.

Got one ordered now. Will let you know what its like when it arrives.


Thanks... it may not be that expensive, but I'd still be interested in reading the comments of somebody who has used it in advance of parting with the funds.

BFN,

fp.
#15
you can get routers that have USB connections to share external HDD, I have a netgear one that does
#16
because of the SAMBA fiel server, MIGHT be able to change your MAC address.
So when the ISP police come looking who is downloading 'illegal stuff'
and take your computer PS3 etc, they will find the MAC address wouldn't match YOUR equipment.
O someone must of been stealing my WiFi connection 'DAM' theives.
concolusion:- SAGGY'e says "Wasn't me"
#17
Only ever placed one order with them, they didnt send it after a week, but when I asked to cancel my order they did it without fuss.

Probably a one-off bad experience looking at the other positive remarks. Tempted to buy from them again, this seems like a nice piece of kit.

Would be wary though, most of their electronic goods are usually VERY cheap Chinese/Japanese models which come with no/little/foreign instructions and might be on the "cheap and tacky" side of the product range.
#18
guru_the
because of the SAMBA fiel server, MIGHT be able to change your MAC address.
So when the ISP police come looking who is downloading 'illegal stuff'
and take your computer PS3 etc, they will find the MAC address wouldn't match YOUR equipment.
O someone must of been stealing my WiFi connection 'DAM' theives.
concolusion:- SAGGY'e says "Wasn't me"


I have recently subscribed to an interesting blog (IMO) that deals with these sorts of "misconceptions", which you may also find interesting...

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/paul/being-acquitted-versus-being-searched-yanal
#19
Will this thing support streaming media to my Xbox 360? I understand Microsoft in their infinite wisdom use a modified version of UPnP.
Thanks
Kevin
#20
Customs Duty?
#21
MrBrightside1987;4406351


Would be wary though, most of their electronic goods are usually VERY cheap Chinese/Japanese models which come with no/little/foreign instructions and might be on the "cheap and tacky" side of the product range.


Chinese is NOT Japanese, same as you aint German or French..
#22
tweety;4407670
Customs Duty?

They mark everything as low value gifts...
#23
Can also vouch for DX. Ordered plenty and never a problem. Always added the gift option and never received customs duty (yet). I always tend to split any large orders up. You also get points for purchase which can be used to buy more stuff as you accumulate them.

Looks like a really handy item assuming it remains stable, I had an 8 port usb 2.0 hub off them about 7 monthsago and it's still going strong and been running practically 24/7.

You may want to note that this item won't come with your standard 3 pin plug for u.k so you'll need an adapter, I did for my hub and the picture shows a foreign psu.

Love to hear reviews on this one as it's exactly what I need but I'm also a netgear fan so that could warrant upgrading my wired and wireless hubs to support external HDD's.

Anyway, looks hot to me.
#24
MrBrightside1987
Only ever placed one order with them, they didnt send it after a week, but when I asked to cancel my order they did it without fuss.

Probably a one-off bad experience looking at the other positive remarks. Tempted to buy from them again, this seems like a nice piece of kit.

Would be wary though, most of their electronic goods are usually VERY cheap Chinese/Japanese models which come with no/little/foreign instructions and might be on the "cheap and tacky" side of the product range.


They can be a bit slow to ship the goods, but normally this is made up for by the price.
#25
StockportGerbil
Will this thing support streaming media to my Xbox 360? I understand Microsoft in their infinite wisdom use a modified version of UPnP.
Thanks
Kevin

I would also like to know this cheers
#26
StockportGerbil
Will this thing support streaming media to my Xbox 360? I understand Microsoft in their infinite wisdom use a modified version of UPnP.
Thanks
Kevin


I'll be trying to do this when it arrives, and to my old Xbox running XBMC, so I'll let you know.

Usually takes a week from shipping to arrive from DX, so don't hold ya breath for the review!
#27
I'd be intrigued to know how configurable the bittorrent client is in this device. eg can it be used to download only certain files within a torrent, or does it insist on downloading all of them?
Can the bandwidth it uses be limited by schedule, so it could be told to use all my connection's bandwidth during the day or overnight?
#28
These devices are usually "not great" at best, I would be surprised if this comes close to brand name "not great" devices.
#29
guru_the
because of the SAMBA fiel server, MIGHT be able to change your MAC address.
So when the ISP police come looking who is downloading 'illegal stuff'
and take your computer PS3 etc, they will find the MAC address wouldn't match YOUR equipment.
O someone must of been stealing my WiFi connection 'DAM' theives.
concolusion:- SAGGY'e says "Wasn't me"


And the internet history on your computer searching pirate bay? And the link files in your 'recent' folder pointing to your shiny new NAS bought from DX? Or the dozens of other ways your computer tells tails on you? Oh you deleted them? Oh well you are safe then, no way that's recoverable!!! :-D

What about the fact they would have seized the external hard disk drive attached to the NAS (if not the NAS as well) which will contain all the 'illegal material' (I'm gonna give you benefit of the doubt and assume you mean copyright infringment and not something worse).
#30
terriclarkfan
I'd be intrigued to know how configurable the bittorrent client is in this device. eg can it be used to download only certain files within a torrent, or does it insist on downloading all of them?
Can the bandwidth it uses be limited by schedule, so it could be told to use all my connection's bandwidth during the day or overnight?


I'll be wanting to do this too, watch this space and I'll let you know.
#31
I am a big DX fan. However, I only use them for cheap Chinese tat if you catch my drift. My suspicion is that this may arrive but be a big disappointment. Personally I would hold off until the first feedback is posted.
#32
Hmmm, first it states:

"SAMBA file server with file permissions and security control (creates mountable network drives in Windows/Mac/*nix client operating systems)"

then it says:

"- Supports Windows (including Vista) and Mac OS systems"

So why not say it supports Linux too? SAMBA is the way Linux connects to a Windows system.

Interesting bit of kit though so I'l give it heat :)
#34
I dont know what it is but I know I want one!
#35
Their won't be any support this right? depending on what torrent program installed it might not work on some trackers, i wait few days to see reviews
#36


Repped:thumbsup:

If i don't like it I can at least send it back easier than to DX.
#37
I've been after a cheap NAS enclosure for awhile but the sub £40 i've read about tend to be USB/NAS with the NAS part terrible being terrible. I got a cheapo one off ebay (~£30) and was useless as a NAS.

I would wait until some reviews as i already have enough USB enclosures :whistling:
#38


Whilst that first one looks like the addonics one, I think it only supports a single user accessing it at once, useless for my needs.
#39
On the box shown in the picture it states its a UPnP media server but its not mentioned in the specs.Just wondered if this would be compatible with a PS3.
#40
I too would look for feedback before making a decision on whether or not to buy.
Good find if its good.

I've ordered once from DX and was sent a lead that didn't work (unofficial). Then I contacted customer services and they sent a new one (official).
Delivery slow as its from the other side of the world but as its free you can't really complain.

If the lovely Labour folks could do something with the pound this would be even cheaper against the mighty $

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