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This is one of the cheapest NASes I ever found. It got 1TB storage, Gigabit network interface and USB expansion port.

Here is the spec:

Capacity 1,024 GB
Speed 7200 RPM
Interface Ethernet
Data Transfer Rates 10/100/1000 MB/s
Average Seek Time Read: 8.9 ms
Seek Time (Track to Track) 2.0 ms
Average Latency 4.20 ms

System Requirements
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
Available 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet connection (network adaptor, router, switch, or hub port) Broadband Internet connection 500 MB of available local hard drive space 512 MB RAM Pentium III class, 500 MHz or newer Web browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 or later) CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

In The Box
Dual-drive remote access storage system Ethernet cable AC adaptor Installation and software CD Quick Install Guide

Dimensions
10.4 cm(W) x 15.9 cm(D) x 17.4 cm(H) - Weight 2.67 kg
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#1
As usual - polite request to cold voters. Please explain why you are voting cold. Is this because product is rubbish, shop is bad or price isn't good? I want to know! :)


BTW, Oyyy also selling 500GB version for £127.20
#2
what's NAS? is it something to do with network?

can you plug this into a USB port or does it have to be used over a network?
#3
Note that is a good drive but it really only is 500 GB as you will always be wanting to run it in RAID configuration. They are a cheap way of getting reliable network storage... only thing is though who the hell are [url]www.oyyy.co.uk[/url]

Tried accessing there site and it keeps timing out.

Normal price is £280 elsewhere so not much of a saving.
#4
generally these are Network only, with a HOST USB port, so that you can attach and share USB drives through the Network interface of the box, useful, but pitty they generally don't allow direct USB connection too.
#5
ah I see. In that case it's not good for me :-(
#6
I'd avoid this product unless you like the sound of a jet engine. Its also pretty slow across a network and the remote feature is Windows only and very limited.
#7
Kommunist
As usual - polite request to cold voters. Please explain why you are voting cold. Is this because product is rubbish, shop is bad or price isn't good? I want to know! :)


BTW, Oyyy also selling 500GB version for £127.20

can you see the cold votes? i think the system automatic cool down a post over time.

so it's 2x 500GB inside on RAID 1? sounds interesting.

can it be formated as NTFS? previous WD NAS only allows FAT32 as NAS.
#8
Weavus
I'd avoid this product unless you like the sound of a jet engine. Its also pretty slow across a network and the remote feature is Windows only and very limited.
Have you tried this device yourself or can provide a link where this noise stuff is discussed.
As to remote feature - who cares? You don't need it if you want to use it as NAS.[/quote]

hotdealseeker

can it be formated as NTFS? previous WD NAS only allows FAT32 as NAS.
No. The file system on this one, according to WD tech support is ReiserFS. I'd be seriously suprised to see full native NTFS support in budget NAS.

can you see the cold votes? i think the system automatic cool down a post over time.
No, I can't. I think that HUKD system is designed to protect the voter to exclude tit-for-tat voting. There is no 'time cooling' feature AFAIK.


so it's 2x 500GB inside on RAID 1? sounds interesting.

Yes, there is RAID feature in this device. The 500GB can do RAID too, but it needs external USB drive to be attached.
#9
Had one and sent it back due to the noise. Other poor feedback http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-World-External-WDG2NC10000N/dp/B000NKJ2X8

Lastly, this little device is LOUDER than TWO FILE SERVERS IN THE SAME ROOM WITH IT! It's noisey as heck.


Searching google also finds other reviews that mention the noise this thing makes.
#10
Kommunist
As to remote feature - who cares? You don't need it if you want to use it as NAS.

Well its a major marketing/selling feature of the device, however its very poorly implemented.
#11
Yup, just read about the noise, thanks for pointer.
Remote feature might be their marketing point, just to make this device to appeal to broader audience, not techies. But in reality, this device is what it is - budget NAS with minimal functionality and low price. And it is cheapest on market so far.
#12
I'm not an expert, but can someone explain to me in layman's terms what the deffirence is between a NAS and other storage devices that can be added to a network.

I have a buffalo linkstation attached to my network and was much cheaper than this. I too can attach additional usb HDDs and it also supports FTP and a print server via another USB port.

Thanks
#13
There is no such thing as 1TB Linkstation for a start. And if you can get 1TB Terastation for less than 273, then post it - it'll be deal of century (I am serious!).

As to differences, both Linkstation (of any variety - there are Pro, Home Server, Live and old Linkstation; not to mention Kurobox) and this drive are pretty much the same. This one got the same features as Linkstation Pro.
#14
hi Kommunist and other NAS experts,

i have always been looking for a good NAS but not too expensive. i really like the RAID 0/1 feature of this 1G.

the features i really after are:
able to upgrade the enclosed HD easily with no size limit;
also supports Linix and Apple;
ideally to have RAID 0 and 1;
ideally to also support USB1.1 and 2.0 and Firewire 400 maybe 800.

do you give some info of how to setup RAID on the 500GB version
http://www.oyyy.co.uk/product.php?xProd=32616&xSec=3919

many thanks.
#15
It sounds that you are looking for some industrial-grade NAS, to be honest. It will be cheaper just to assemble dedicated PC and install ClarkConnect on it. Now, I'll explain you why:

able to upgrade the enclosed HD easily with no size limit

Most of cheap NASes have some kind of a limit. It is either HDD size (GB, not inches :)) or number of files on it. Realistically, most today's home NASes are not supporting disks bigger than 750GB (and if I recall correctly, only one NAS does it - Buffalo Linkstation).
There are exceptions to this rule, for example Linksys NSLU2 USB to Ethernet bridge. But to configure it properly requires quite a bit of technical confidence.

also supports Linix and Apple;

To what extent? Most Linuxes (or Linuxi? not sure about spelling) can have Samba installed, so CIFS/SMB protocol is supported. Not sure about Apple - I got no experience with it whatsoever.

ideally to have RAID 0 and 1;

There are several devices on market that can do this, including WD drive.

ideally to also support USB1.1 and 2.0 and Firewire 400 maybe 800.

I never saw any NAS that can support Firewire, network and USB. Most of home NASes support network and USB, some supporting network only.

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