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Iomega Home Network 500GB External Hard Drive NAS Network Attached Storage - 54.99 @ Play with voucher
Iomega Home Network 500GB External Hard Drive NAS Network Attached Storage - 54.99 @ Play with voucher

Iomega Home Network 500GB External Hard Drive NAS Network Attached Storage - 54.99 @ Play with voucher

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Been looking for a cheap NAS drive for a while and found this on play. Spec below

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500GB HDD Holds:
Up to 142,000 digital photos
Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 60 hours of HD video
Main Specifications
Desktop form factor
10/100 Ethernet Connection
8MB RAM
200MHz CPU
One 500GB, 7200 RPM, 8MB Cache SATA-II hard disk drive
One USB 2.0 port (device)
Client computers
Windows PC
Mac OS
LAN standards
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
System Requirements
PC Users:
Pentium 300Mhz processor or higher
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 8.0, Firefox 1.5, or higher browser required to view user's manual·256mb RAM or higher
CD or DVD drive to install software
Available 10/100 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
DHCP configured network (recommended)
Network hub, switch or router (recommended)
Mac Users:
Available 10/100 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
Requires Mac OS X 10.2.7 or higher
Apple Safari 1.2 browser or higher to view user manual
128mb RAM or higher
CD or DVD drive to install software
DHCP configured network (recommended)
Network hub, switch or router (recommended)
Linux Users
Supported Linux distributions: Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, FedoraCore 3Specifications

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500GB HDD Holds:
Up to 142,000 digital photos
Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 60 hours of HD video
Main Specifications
Desktop form factor
10/100 Ethernet Connection
8MB RAM
200MHz CPU
One 500GB, 7200 RPM, 8MB Cache SATA-II hard disk drive
One USB 2.0 port (device)
Client computers
Windows PC
Mac OS
LAN standards
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
System Requirements
PC Users:
Pentium 300Mhz processor or higher
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 8.0, Firefox 1.5, or higher browser required to view user's manual·256mb RAM or higher
CD or DVD drive to install software
Available 10/100 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
DHCP configured network (recommended)
Network hub, switch or router (recommended)
Mac Users:
Available 10/100 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
Requires Mac OS X 10.2.7 or higher
Apple Safari 1.2 browser or higher to view user manual
128mb RAM or higher
CD or DVD drive to install software
DHCP configured network (recommended)
Network hub, switch or router (recommended)
Linux Users
Supported Linux distributions: Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, FedoraCore 3

£59.99 but £5 off with the attached vouchers

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Also Check out the 320Gb version for £50:

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23 Comments

Original Poster

Just realised that was a voucher attached to this, so have deducted it from the total value - £54.99 with voucher

No BitTorrent client or DLNA media streaming features, but still a pretty good price.

No need - just use uTorrent and set it up as download drive

can you do that on any nas drive as i got a 500gb wd my world one when they were 35 quid at currys?

Macdory;6929862

No need - just use uTorrent and set it up as download drive



You need a PC on for that to work. A Nas with built-in BT client works independently.

Not an issue if you don't mind leaving your PC on for downloads, though.

Macdory;6929862

No need - just use uTorrent and set it up as download drive



Lol - this is like buying a car and saying it doesn't have cruise control, but no need - you can just keep your foot on the gas pedal :thumbsup:

10/100 not great for fast transfers .... you want 1000 (gigabit) for that... buy I guess if you're using BT to download to it then that's not an issue if the files are just going to stream from there.

If I hard wire this to my wireless router and also hard wire my TV (Samsung 40B7020) to the router will this show up on my list of attached devices? Or is that DLNA?

Gets pretty dire reviews from the users on Amazon

amazon.co.uk/pro…ing

Its a cheap NAS drive - dont expect features of the ones that cost over £100. If you have a router with DD-WRT/OpenWRT you could always install Transmission to do your bittorrenting and any media servers you wish on that.

Could anyone clarify this for me, if I buy this does it have to be plugged into the router?
I'd like to have this next to my TV downstairs (far from the router).

Original Poster

I've got mine now, had it a few days. It can be a bit annoying to set up, but now it is up and running, it is brilliant for backing up or streaming to the computer. I haven't tried it for streaming media to a console yet, but it does have the feature.

There are two ways of setting it up. Plug it into your router via an ethernet cable, or you can connect it via USB. I imagine it will work if you use one of them homeplugs, but I have not tried this.

stephenashforth;6962865

Gets pretty dire reviews from the users on … Gets pretty dire reviews from the users on Amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000WL0V2E/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R25BG71ZY9OVVX



Blimey, from those reviews I think I'll stay well clear.

toaster;7014289

Blimey, from those reviews I think I'll stay well clear.



Do you have any other suggestions for a good NAS for a good price?

JimReaper;7014209

Could anyone clarify this for me, if I buy this does it have to be … Could anyone clarify this for me, if I buy this does it have to be plugged into the router? I'd like to have this next to my TV downstairs (far from the router).



Yes It does need to be plugged into the router somehow if you want to network it.

Or you can plug it into something with a USB port (like a PC or media player box)

Boffy31;7014321

Do you have any other suggestions for a good NAS for a good price?



I've only recently thought about getting a NAS drive, but I have looked at the Buffalo LinkStation Live 1TB from Amazon, good reviews, but still £119 so not sure.

amazon.co.uk/Buf…8-1

Those reviews dont sound too bad, I expect you have to login to the web interface and format the disk, make a folder and share it, then setup a SMB share on the host computer.

I would just use the included Shitware CD's to scare away cats, or something.

Heres an online user manual, for anyone that may want it:
iomega.com/sup…tml

mouphi;6927868

No BitTorrent client or DLNA media streaming features, but still a pretty … No BitTorrent client or DLNA media streaming features, but still a pretty good price.



Torrents.....pfft. Try Usenet :thumbsup:

simate;7018974

Torrents.....pfft. Try Usenet :thumbsup:



A NAS with Usenet is the Holy Grail, isn't it?

mouphi;7019898

A NAS with Usenet is the Holy Grail, isn't it?



You want to look into the linkstations running openstock firmware, with nzbget, and some awesome scripts

Generally avoid. I work in IT and have had a number of Iomega devices pass through. Iomega customer service is excellent, but these devices do fall over. We get refurbs back and the last one showed obvious signs of a botched repair. I wouldn't choose this for really important data. Okay for occasional use.

z0mbi3;7021942

You want to look into the linkstations running openstock firmware, with … You want to look into the linkstations running openstock firmware, with nzbget, and some awesome scripts



Usenet on NAS would be ideal !! Can somebody recommend a cheapest solution (500 GB NAS)?
I did some research but everything is above 100 quid....

Iomega make appalling products. Voted cold.
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