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Iomega 33456 500gb Home Network NAS Drive - £49.97 @ Tesco
Iomega 33456 500gb Home Network NAS Drive - £49.97 @ Tesco

Iomega 33456 500gb Home Network NAS Drive - £49.97 @ Tesco

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Found in Tesco Extra, Wath, nr Rotherham. Two on the shelf, apparently reduced from nearly £100.

Used Red Laser on the barcode which suggested it's over £90 elsewhere.

Hope this helps - remember you've got 28 days to play with Tesco purchases and can then return them for refund if you so choose.

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You can get the Samsung 1tb cheaper than this in Tescos....

Fanimal

You can get the Samsung 1tb cheaper than this in Tescos....



is it NAS though?

Good deal

Would it be easy to change the hard drives in one of these to say 2tb?

aceshigh

Would it be easy to change the hard drives in one of these to say 2tb?



I would imagine so... Just be sure it's a SATA or IDE before you break out the screwdriver... And guarantee!

Banned

Another £40 and you get twice the storage, DLNA Media service, Lower power consumption, Built in Bittorrent, itunes server etc etc ..... Much more for your money

amazon.co.uk/Buf…8-1

Or 2tb for £129

amazon.co.uk/Buf…1-1

aceshigh

Would it be easy to change the hard drives in one of these to say 2tb?



Note the drive would probably be formatted as Linux format not Windows NTFS or Fat32.

So if you replaced the drive you would need to make sure it is reformatted correctly.

This may happen automatically, but I am not sure.

Also the case may not be easy to separate, you may have to damage it to get it open, I doubt it was built to easily replace the hard drive.
Edited by: "guilbert53" 13th Apr 2011

Banned

aceshigh

Would it be easy to change the hard drives in one of these to say 2tb?



Look at my links above, save the hassle and get the end result for the same price with better spec and newer model drives (samsung drives in buffalo)

Review

Not a great review either.

"The Home Network Hard Drive worked well as an UPnP media server, but the FAT32 file system means you won't be able to store files larger than 4GB on it."

"Although Iomega's Home Network Hard Drive is cheap, we can't recommend it due to its poor performance."
Edited by: "maid020279" 13th Apr 2011

hmmmmmmnonce111... You must ave more money than most of us talking like that. OK they may be better than this, but if it suits purpose and extra feayres aren't needed, this will be a far better deal for most.

Using a Linkstation to serve DLNA via Twonkyserver to my TV and Squeezed-up Joggler via Squeezeserver allowed me to decommission my home server and save electricity, plus it's quieter too. Linkstation has a USB port too to hang a USB drive off of for further networked storage.

This is a good deal if you just want half a tb on a network for storage only, no media sharing, but if you can stretch to a bit more it may be better in the long run to go for the more flexible (and more reliable) Linkstation.

hmmmnice111

Another £40 and you get twice the storage, DLNA Media service, Lower … Another £40 and you get twice the storage, DLNA Media service, Lower power consumption, Built in Bittorrent, itunes server etc etc ..... Much more for your money[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FBuffalo-LinkStation-MultiMedia-Attached-BitTorrent%2Fdp%2FB001FNYWFU%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1302728488%26sr%3D8-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-LinkStation-MultiMedia-Attached-BitTorrent/dp/B001FNYWFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302728488&sr=8-1[/url]Or 2tb for £129[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FBuffalo-LinkStation-Certified-MultiMedia-BitTorrent%2Fdp%2FB002CI8T56%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1302728544%26sr%3D1-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-LinkStation-Certified-MultiMedia-BitTorrent/dp/B002CI8T56/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302728544&sr=1-1[/url]


aceshigh

Would it be easy to change the hard drives in one of these to say 2tb?



Dead easy. Undo the 2 screws at the back and you're in. Then undo the 4 HDD mounting screws and unplug the HDD from the circuit board.
I know this because I recently had 2 iomega drives (the non nas version of this) fail within a week of each other.


I agree with most of the posts above. When I bought a NAS it rapidly became the most important bit of Tech in my possesion and I am glad I got a good one that has lasted the test of time. By the time you factor in the cost of the bigger hard-drive you wont be far off the price of one that can do far far more (especially RAID in my case). For me, buying this would have been a mistake as I would have got the taste for a NAS then would have had to go out and buy a good one thus rendering this one obsolete.

gizmouk

Dead easy. Undo the 2 screws at the back and you're in. Then undo the 4 … Dead easy. Undo the 2 screws at the back and you're in. Then undo the 4 HDD mounting screws and unplug the HDD from the circuit board.I know this because I recently had 2 iomega drives (the non nas version of this) fail within a week of each other.



Great thanks. Its just that I have a 2tb external hard drive and would like to do a switcheroo on the hard drives and have 2tb available on the Nas. Risky I know as I could end up with 2 duffers but the Buffalo Hard drive I have is Fat32 also.

How would one of these benifit me more than the portable HD I already have attached?
I have one main pc and 2 laptops.

Studio1100: attach the NAS to your subnet (wifi router), then you can access all the data on it from all your computers at the same time. It's a bit like having an enormous Dropbox available locally. You can save stuff to it from PC A and load other stuff from PC B, for example. Also, stream stuff to your TV via DLNA or via XBox if your TV isn't up to that.

I would concur with the above opinions on "max bytes is best" - I have had a Buffalo Linkstation 320 from here from about 2/3 years ago - now that I have started to do a bit more work on media intensive things, I have filled about half of that (that wasn't already) in a matter of weeks. I now want more data storage. At this point in time, I would say that anything less than a TeraByte is probably not worth getting, unless you're certain of your needs, or you just want to have the nice functionality of a NAS for a few basic things around the home etc.

I recently installed the 2Tb version for my step bro, its great. His samsung TV plays off it fine, his laptop uses it, and I have remote access to send new stuff to him. Plus of course he can log in remotely when at a friends to show them photos etc. One of the best pieces of technology I've used, it just works. Would be interesting to see what the better ones can do.

EDIT: Was this one I got, but for £130: direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 14th Apr 2011

guilbert53

Note the drive would probably be formatted as Linux format not Windows … Note the drive would probably be formatted as Linux format not Windows NTFS or Fat32. Also the case may not be easy to separate, you may have to damage it to get it open, I doubt it was built to easily replace the hard drive.



wrong,

these use fat32, come apart easily from two screws at the back, format easily from built in firmware and support at least a 1Tb. I had the 320gb version which I put a 1Tb 'SATA' in no prob, I imagine a 2tb would be fine. I seem to remember them not liking ntfs as I think they have their own password capabilities if you want to use quota's etc but were very easy to open and upgrade.

I should mention however if like mine is 10/100, backing up like 700gb over the network might take a long time, This may be even 10/100/1000 by now. If memory serves correctly it was a seagate barracuda sata 2 hard drive in it and a handy power switch on the back of the unit and could be used with either usb or lan, excellent product imo..

Edited by: "titanwars" 14th Apr 2011

I bought an iomega soho-nas a while back, for £25 in the bargain section of my local staples. Works fine as a usb device but rotten as a nas device. When it does share properly it's extremely slow, and it doesn't often share properly. It doesn't even work as advertised in fact. Another issue is that some of the cheaper nas drives don't spin down the drives for power-saving them, which can vastly reduce the lifetime of the drive and makes a racket when you're trying to watch tv.

If this is all you can afford then fair enough, but I would always spend a little more and get something better. I'm using a netgear stora (which admittedly isn't the best either) just now, but I'm finding it easy to use, good on power. It's about the same price as this without drives. When I bought it, it had a coupon for a free 500gb HDD though, which made it work out quite cheap.



Edited by: "thekanester" 14th Apr 2011

None in my local. Got them to check on the computer and they couldnt find it.

I got voted minus 72 when I posted this a year ago

"The following products are not supported in Windows 7 due to major architectural changes:

QuikTouch DVD USB

Home Network Hard Drives - model codes beginning with KU, KV, and KW"

This model is a "KU" drive. Quite annoyed now having just managed to track the last one down at Toton, Notts.

There were 3 of these in Brooklands Tesco (Weybridge, Surrey) this morning. I bought one - will try it on a Windows 7 machine to see if it picks it up or not.

Still at £49.97 BTW

As the post above mine stated - does not work with Windows 7

Oh well, if the other 2 sell today then then should be another (mine) on the shelf tomorrow.

And another thing...... despite this having the appearance of being new there was approx 1Gb of the previous owners photos and movies still on there (nowt interesting if you're wondering).

u664541

As the post above mine stated - does not work with Windows 7 :(Oh well, … As the post above mine stated - does not work with Windows 7 :(Oh well, if the other 2 sell today then then should be another (mine) on the shelf tomorrow.And another thing...... despite this having the appearance of being new there was approx 1Gb of the previous owners photos and movies still on there (nowt interesting if you're wondering).



Got mine working in the end on Windows 7. Just ignored the error and installed image recovery software and it works a treat. Trying to upgrade HDD to 1TB at the moment without much success despite having fun converting 1TB to FAT32!
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