Western Digital 1TB My Book World Network Hard Drive £149.99 instore (£147.44 delivered using attached voucher) - HotUKDeals
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As advertised on TV, this hard-drive can be accessed from anywhere in the world so long as it's connected to your router.

Nearest price I can see is more than £190.

From the PC World site:

Centralised storage for your home network. A surprisingly simple & secure way to access your data anytime. At home, in the office, anywhere in the world - even if your local computer is turned off External Network Hard Drive

- 1TB Storage Capacity
- Store and Share your music and movies
- View photo's across your shared network
- Designed for home users and small office

Centralised storage for your home network. Add this network hard drive to your wired or wireless network for a surprisingly simple and secure way to access your data anywhere, anytime. At home, in the office, and anywhere in the world - even when your local computer is turned off.

- Backup Software - Easy-to-use software allows you to back up multiple PCs to one location.
- Data OnHand - Use Windows Explorer on any PC to find, open, edit and save files. Its like having your files with you wherever you are.
- WD Anywhere Access - The files on this drive are always accessible when you need them, even when your local computer is turned off.
- Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your storage system.
- Add additional external storage - Plug in an external USB drive to the port on the back of the drive for added capacity.

Stores: over 833,000 Photos or 1535 Movies or up to 250,000 MP3 files
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#1
seems like a good deal £205 @ amazon

unusual for pc rip off to be cheap

don't forget 2.5% quidco for Online and Collect at Store Sales taking another £3.75 off
#2
Seems good
#3
people who are interested in this would probably do better to add this '686357' just a 97p compatible cartridge (that's available for home delivery) or anything else that someone would want to make it go over the £150 barrier to get free delivery and then use the code YAWMAR08 to get an extra 5% off, makes it even cheaper!
#4
Note: It's a NAS so read and write performance is much worse than for a standard external drive. If you don't require the NAS functionality get the WD 1TB triple interface drive from Amazon that was posted yesterday.

Nice price, voted hot.
#5
I been after a high capacity NAS for ages and this seems to be pretty much on a par with ebay prices so "it's a steal, it's a deal, it's bargain of the bloody century.":thumbsup:

Agharta
Note: It's a NAS so read and write performance is much worse than for a standard external drive.


Can you elaborate please. It's got a GB connection, as does my network as does my PC which means I can chuck 1GB down it which is bucket loads more than 480 which I get via USB 2.0, plus it has a USB 2.0 on it anyway so if you choose to connect it that way I fail to see how it will make any difference that it's a NAS.
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ms2005
Can you elaborate please. It's got a GB connection, as does my network as does my PC which means I can chuck 1GB down it which is bucket loads more than 480 which I get via USB 2.0, plus it has a USB 2.0 on it anyway so if you choose to connect it that way I fail to see how it will make any difference that it's a NAS.

A NAS is a mini computer with a hard drive so is very different from a basic external drive.
The transfer rates are slow and I found a review which shows this taking 31.5 minutes to write 5GB of files - see here. I think the USB connection is purely for connecting further storage so you can't hook it up directly to a PC via USB.

I imagine the cheapest way to get a fast NAS is to build an inexpensive Linux box with a 1TB drive; that would be much faster if you used Gigabit NIC and wouldn't have the restrictions of the WD bundled software.

I went for the Triple interface WD 1TB MyBook from Amazon which was posted yesterday for £136. Using eSATA it should be 15 to 20 times faster which is an issue with 1TB of storage.
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christopher
Might be worth reading this if you're planning on sharing media via the WD Anywhere Access feature.


"Yeah, lets create a network hard drive, then prevent anyone from accessing their videos and music via our WD Anywhere Access software"

"Oh, and lets make sure that the network bandwidth is ******ed and only let people transfer files over the network at a massive 4.6Mbps"


Yeah WD, superb ideas....

I keep telling people WD suck, but no ones listens.
#8
Agharta
A NAS is a mini computer with a hard drive so is very different from a basic external drive.
The transfer rates are slow and I found a review which shows this taking 31.5 minutes to write 5GB of files - see here. I think the USB connection is purely for connecting further storage so you can't hook it up directly to a PC via USB.

I imagine the cheapest way to get a fast NAS is to build an inexpensive Linux box with a 1TB drive; that would be much faster if you used Gigabit NIC and wouldn't have the restrictions of the WD bundled software.

I went for the Triple interface WD 1TB MyBook from Amazon which was posted yesterday for £136. Using eSATA it should be 15 to 20 times faster which is an issue with 1TB of storage.



Everyday's a school day ey :thumbsup: cheers

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