HP MV2020 500GB Network Drive + Free bay + Gigabit +3 USB £71.75 Delivered + quidco
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HP MV2020 500GB Network Drive + Free bay + Gigabit +3 USB £71.75 Delivered + quidco

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Found 13th Sep 2008
Saw this on another forum, looks not a bad price for 500Gb SATA NAS, free drive bay for a 2nd hard drive, Gigabit networking and 3 USB ports to allow you to connect additional devices.

Blurb:

High capacity 500GB network storage drive - centralise all your data, backup all the computers on your network and even stream media files


Large 500GB capacity for all your digital content
Centralise all your data, photos, music and video in one place
Hassle free continuous backups of computers on your network
Stream media to other computers on your home network
Spare bay for second 3.5" SATA hard disk (configure as a RAID)
Easy to setup and use using HP Media Vault software
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection - plug direct into your router
3 additional USB ports to connect peripherals etc

**Out of stock now.**
- Stu

102 Comments

Dunno why this is cold?? It's an excellent bit of kit.

Heat from me

2% quidco too

Looks stunning for the money... only two reviews from USERS seen so far:
dabs.com/pro…157
both mention FAN problems
Am still doing my homework on it, as it has the feeling it is a bit too good to be true!

Anyone know if this would allow the USB connection of an Epson Multifunction?

FWIW: I've had the 300GB version running for 18 months constantly without any problems whatsoever.

Stu;2961158

Anyone know if this would allow the USB connection of an Epson … Anyone know if this would allow the USB connection of an Epson Multifunction?



From what I have read of other similar NAS devices, you can BUT in all cases will only get basic printing, NO scanning functionality.

nihcaj;2961219

From what I have read of other similar NAS devices, you can BUT in all … From what I have read of other similar NAS devices, you can BUT in all cases will only get basic printing, NO scanning functionality.


Thanks
I wouldn't expect scanning tbh.

Great price shame about the delivery charge (£10 +VAT)

There seems to be a 1.2Tb limit on the drives. Is this the internal drives only or does the 1.2 Tb total apply to both internal and external drives?

moody;2961423

There seems to be a 1.2Tb limit on the drives. Is this the internal … There seems to be a 1.2Tb limit on the drives. Is this the internal drives only or does the 1.2 Tb total apply to both internal and external drives?


This is the total capacity (limitation is not cast in stone but merely a guide point at which performance starts to be impacted) Just to clarify if you add an additional 500gb internal disk as a mirror then its only 500gb of the 1.2gb.

These are brilliant pieces of quality kit - I've has one for the last year. I have no hesitation in recommended these for NAS/backup uses. The MediaVault software adds to the value of this package. Be wary of using it in conjunction with a PS3 though as I believe there are compatibility issues. Otherwise buy!!

moody;2961423

There seems to be a 1.2Tb limit on the drives. Is this the internal … There seems to be a 1.2Tb limit on the drives. Is this the internal drives only or does the 1.2 Tb total apply to both internal and external drives?



Total I think.
Look here for LOADS of info
k0lee.com/hpm…tml

I have just ordered one.

I've got an MV2010 (ie the 300GB version of this) and can recommend these. Good piece of kit.

I have just ordered one.


Me too! Bargain.

Thanks for that - ordered. Just need a cheap gigabit switch now.

Anyone whos a techie tell me if this will work with popcorn hour?

Does anyone know how much power this uses? Currently using an old pc with FreeNAS and hoped that this would be more efficient!

Hmmm, use FAT, has a bug with FAT32, no NTFS.

Screechxl;2962424

Does anyone know how much power this uses? Currently using an old pc with … Does anyone know how much power this uses? Currently using an old pc with FreeNAS and hoped that this would be more efficient!



Power Consumption

The HP Media Vault is very energy efficient. A single-drive media vault consumes less than 25 watts while it's operating. A two drive version consumes less than 35 watts. This is less than half the power consumption of a typical PC. Also, the HP Media Vault can spin down its drives after a user-configurable period of inactivity. When the drives are spun down, the media vault consumes less than 17 watts. It will wake up and respond to a request in less than 10 seconds from the spun down state.

The Media Vault is also very quiet. The acoustic noise has been measured at 28.6 dbA using the ISO 7779 method with both drives operating.

Hi. Can I add my laser printer to this and print via my router? Thanks.

aj_aziz;2962503

Hi. Can I add my laser printer to this and print via my router? Thanks.



There is an info post on page 1 lol.

k0lee.com/hpm…tml

How do existing owners get round the 4gb file limit having to use FAT?

simate;2962570

How do existing owners get round the 4gb file limit having to use FAT?



By default the unit uses a modified ReiserFS filesystem which has an 8 Tebibyte limit.

ReiseFS specs:
Max file size 8 TiB
Max number of files 2^32 (~4 billion)
Max filename length 4032 bytes, limited to 255 by Linux VFS
Max volume size 16 TiB
Allowed characters in filenames All bytes except NUL and '/'

BargainMad;2962712

By default the unit uses a modified ReiserFS filesystem which has an 8 … By default the unit uses a modified ReiserFS filesystem which has an 8 Tebibyte limit.



Really, that's great, thank you.

a good cheap NAS is hard to find, good to see that FAT limit not a problem

The fan makes so much noise, dont try it.

katya1971;2962261

Anyone whos a techie tell me if this will work with popcorn hour?



I can't see why not -

The HP Media Vault (MV1) also contains FTP, HTTP, CIFS, and NFS servers … The HP Media Vault (MV1) also contains FTP, HTTP, CIFS, and NFS servers for maximum flexibility in sharing files.



Which should be fine, I'll be using mine with it.

How do you share files over the network? Netbios, webserver, ftp?
EDIT:-----
The above post answers my question.

Heat and Rep. added. Brilliant, just what I had been looking for. :thumbsup:

Just ordered.

As it has HTTP built in could a mate have access to it if I wanted them to?

ukbill69;2963075

review: … review: http://reviews.cnet.com/external-hard-drives/hp-media-vault-mv2020/4505-3190_7-32104518.html



Thanks for this pointer , the bad experiences have frightened me off! I guess it is OK for storage of unimportant data and media files. Good price.. I'll wait for more reliable + fast NAS

Is this a PC or is this just a hard drive. Been on the web site and I'm no better off. If it's an external hard drive then it's just average.If it's Network Attached Storage then it's a good price. Who knows what it is unless you've bought one. Any information welcome as Morgan's is c-r-a-p.

By the way Hot UK Deals, c-r-a-p without the hyphens is not swear word and is not offensive.

paulace;2963898

Is this a PC or is this just a hard drive. Been on the web site and I'm … Is this a PC or is this just a hard drive. Been on the web site and I'm no better off. If it's an external hard drive then it's just average.


:? Err..its a server

Have seen you've just edited your post

It's not a server, it's a NAS drive.

Original Poster

paulace;2963898

Is this a PC or is this just a hard drive. Been on the web site and I'm … Is this a PC or is this just a hard drive. Been on the web site and I'm no better off. If it's an external hard drive then it's just average.If it's Network Attached Storage then it's a good price. Who knows what it is unless you've bought one. Any information welcome as Morgan's is c-r-a-p. By the way Hot UK Deals, c-r-a-p without the hyphens is not swear word and is not offensive.



It's a NAS.

withabix;2963979

It's not a server, it's a NAS drive.



So can't be used as a server then? :roll:

splender;2963813

Thanks for this pointer , the bad experiences have frightened me off! I … Thanks for this pointer , the bad experiences have frightened me off! I guess it is OK for storage of unimportant data and media files. Good price.. I'll wait for more reliable + fast NAS

Mr G;2963991

So can't be used as a server then? :roll:



It can 'serve' files in that it provides storage to all clients on your network bit it is not a server, basically its a set of disk bays with some associated software for backup/raid/media streaming kind of stuff which has a fast network (gigabit) capability and low power consumption and noise (supposedly)...
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