b325 huawei better for nearly same money
good os but poor hardware. so slow. try ds116 for a snappier solution. more ££££ but worth it
Have one of these 1tb version use it to watch movies on my tv excellent and extremely reliable NAS highly recommended
I use mapped drive as it's easier for wife and kids to use. I have a full back up on a removable drive done once a week. And a second removable back up of the really important stuff. E.g documents and photos. Overkill but worst case I nuke computers and diskstation and lose very little
Cannot recommend synology enough. I've had a ds210j for about 6 years and it's superb for all the above reasons. took the time to clean about 2 inches of dust off the fans and it still runs quiet.
Don't have it as a mapped drive in that case, most ransomware will encrypt that as well! Use ftp or make sure you have an offline backup of this too!
Yeah it depends on what you want to do with them. They are ok for the price and for home use but in a corparate/congested area I wouldn't use them. As with anything wireless it depends on the rf environment around them.
Sorry to hijack, but sort of relevant : Are relatively cheap Cisco enterprise WiFi units such as you find on eBay, useable by normal humans at home? Or do they all need some proprietary controller in order to operate? If they can be used reasonably easily, then to me this is the only real competition for Ubiquiti at this price. (I bought a couple of Cisco 7965s for very cheap off eBay once. Great phones, but really hard work to get operating, running SCCP on PiaF etc. It was fun but I never want to do something like that again, if you know what I mean.)
Thanks. Is it dual band 2.4/5 GHz?
I've got the UAC Pro, and am delighted with it, absolutely solid, it's as reliable as using a cable, just not always as fast of course. I'd happily recommend it to anyone. I'll never go back to cheap domestic wireless modem/router combos now.
...But that doesn't really apply to using a couple at home, or in a small office, where they're most likely going to work absolutely fine, and be at the kind of budget that those places can afford. And I doubt a corporate buyer would be looking on HUKD for these :D
as people have said this is a 1 bay only device, you can plug an external USB hard drive in though and it'll automatically keep a back up on it.
Surely some kind of witchcraft.
RAID1 with one disk?
You'll need a 2-bay Synology box, like the DS215j.
Great little device, use mine all the time. The read and write speeds are better than advertised using WD red drives. Recommend you go RAID 1 with dual redundancy, then you've got very few worries about losing data!
£21.72 delivered now back in stock 100+
Good work folks (and my Twitter followers), you cleared them out. :D
Should be fine.
Does anyone know whether this could be used to extend/ strengthen the BT Fon signal?
i have a synology...if i buy a microserver can i also have teamspeak on it ......or use as a gameserver ?
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Jouster What software do you use for that? I thought power consumption was greater doing power rather than letting disks run idle? Or does it depend on number of disks and machine power? Thanks
I need a new NAS as mine is a bit old now but I am going to take the advice further up and use the HP Microserver I already have (and hardly used) as my next NAS. You dont need an OS as mentioned before to use a a HP Server as a NAS as there is a very good one for free called FreeNAS. Which can baciaclly boot and run off a USB stick.
a 4 bay nas for £80 ? IS this nas pretty rubbish ? How does it compare to synology or qnap units ? ebuyer had the qnap 231 2 bay for 119, is this better (disregarding 4v2bays ) ?
Also only a few pence more at Currys if you want it asap!
This does have load balancing.
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looks crazy hot as well
Really hot great find Thanks may need firmware
My 4 arrived today and upon checking the warranty on WD's site they all expire in August next year! They have a manufacture date of Jul 2014 so guess they actually have 2 years warranty which is what oem drives come with according to their site. Have emailed broadband buyer.
I was talking about after sales, NOT just sales. WD used to be brilliant. They're about as far from "brilliant" as it could be, NOW I'm also well aware (as are most people) about 7200 being best. SSD are even better, too Greens are mainly used as storage anyway
It's not nonsense...for eco reasons (green) they didn't use lead, so the corrosion is welcome. I'm using many different disks in our servers, so I have experience which disks last and which not.
Yeah cos that extra 1800rpm will really make a difference when opening/ saving a file.
Well that is wrong, WD are still the market leader for hard disks and sell more than Seagate. WD revenue is also higher. Seagate make a tiny bit more profit per drive than WD though green drives are rubbish though. good way to slow your pc down, better off with a WD Red or WD Black or maybe a Seagate 7200 drive
Is the brand edimax any good ?
good price for a gigbit kit, ordered, thanks!
Yup refund here too. Worth a try, you win some you lose some. If it was one or two they may have honored it but no luck this time.
worth a shot, maybe if you ordered and got one before HUKD got hold of it hhahaha.. nice find thou.
Email States pricing error as the reason. I got one too
I mean I didn't receive any email from supplier
I dunno, I haven't tried streaming from it yet - I'm still copying stuff over to it atm. Was getting about 3MB/sec over wireless and 10MB/sec wired. Not sure if that's good/acceptable or not (am a noob at this too), or what the limiting factor is, but I would guess it's plenty for streaming a movie.
Thanks for the info! I'm a bit of a NAS noob, how good would this unit be to use as network storage for all my media and files? I would want to access the drives from a Raspberry Pi running XBMC and also map them to my desktop PC. I read a lot about these cheaper NAS boxes having sub-standard read/write speeds, but how much does this matter in the real world? Are they so slow that I couldn't watch a 1080p movie on the Pi? Or is the problem just for people who want to do frequent large file transfers like full PC back ups? Thanks again!
thx, just checked the manual, you were right. :)
It's set as RAID 1 by default (or mine was).
why I can only see one 3T drive....
I found a similar deal and didn't get it either. Seems they all come direct from a Netgear and netgear priced loads wrong but we're aware I assume so didn't ship any.... Shame.
Y Yes. No then. It was worth the effort. Never know one day I might get an unbelievable deal..... One day they out there.
Did you get the 716 then?
nice one, would have loved to have gotten one of the 716's myself good luck
Cheers mate, il notify the mods to expire this. Thanks :)
expired mate... £60 quid now
Had a look around and cant seem to find anything with 600Mbps, passthrough, gigabit and wifi. you could buy these homeplugs and for the wifi element you could perhaps use this? it extends wifi through powerline- Zyxel 3in1 Powerline wifi extender another option would be if you have a spare router with gigabit port lying around, buy a gigabit switch (£10-15), connect that to one of the homeplugs, then connect your old router to it and configure it as an access point, to provide the wifi element. Hope this helps
Am looking for the above spec (gigabit port + pass-thru) but also with wi-fi access point at one end. Can anyone help? Thanks
£2.99 cheapest delivery...would of bought them otherwise..shame?
I bought the edimax plug in range extender that was posted earlier this year and works really well so based on my experience yes good brand
Is Edimax a well known brand?
Hi, could you tell me which ones are better. The ones in this add or http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/power-line-networking/tp-link-tl-pa411kit-av500-powerline-adapter-starter-kit-16842033-pdt.html Thanks in advance
You want the Edimax ones asyk36 as these have a gigabit port.
450 quid! Blimey, considering you can buy 4TB drives for under £110 this seems a trifle steep.
6TB!!!... my 1st 'NEW' HDD was a Seagate 850MB... still got it, still works :)
They say don't put all your eggs in the one basket........
Just been informed its multiplayer only, sorry. either way game have ps4s in stock. You should be paying more than the retail price.
Posting this here won't get you heat, warm your house instead.
Over RRP.. not a deal in any way, shape or form
I'll stick to my Costco buy for £335 and a sealed copy of KZ off eBay for £23 8)
they are giving free access to Killzone MP only for a few days. the download size is 3* GB
Good price, heat added! OOS now unfortunately
Saw this on here yesterday and ordered the 1TB model (only 2 left in stock now) mid-afternoon, chose £3 economy delivery and it arrived this morning! Within 10 minutes it was all connected and configured (make sure you have 2 cables from your satellite dish if you want to be able to record one channel while watching another). A great piece of kit and very easy to use. Best price on the web by far so heat added.
Nice find, well done. Been looking into these at the moment, this is the cheapest! Seems to be the one to get 'What hifi' award winning box.
I'm thinking about getting one of these? Can anyone advise how these compare to the Sky HD box? thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
£201.90 for the 1TB version http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=15073
Range extenders may half bandwidth but there is enough still in the stream to support an internet connection, it is internal traffic that suffers. Ideal solution is always HomePlugs, and if its wireless then a homeplug kit with wireless in it will do the job nicely. http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=11682
Haha. Love it. :)
Cheaper, when you take postage into account http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WA730RE-150Mbps-Wireless-Extender/dp/B003UZFSDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363595365&sr=8-1