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Maxtor 320GB Shared NAS Drive only £92.99
Maxtor 320GB Shared NAS Drive only £92.99

Maxtor 320GB Shared NAS Drive only £92.99

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Found this in the student promotion leaflet:
Next cheapest is memory express at £107 but NONE in stock!


320GB Maxtor Network Attached Storage

Manufacturer: Maxtor

320 Gigabytes of network attached storage (NAS)
Quickly store and backup computer files photos, music and digital videos
Ideal for small businesses and home networks
Access files from multiple PCs and Macs simultaneously
Easy installation with automatic network configuration
Media streaming allows play back of digital media to a networked home entertainment system
Set privacy levels for shared folders with easy browser interface
10/100/1000 gigabit Ethernet connection
2 USB ports let you add shared printers or hard drives for additional storage.

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P.S. the above price is achieved by using the vouchers which are sent to you from Maplin, when you sign up to their newsletter!
Using the £7 off £100 (simply add a small resistor 13p to budge that total up!!!)

And don't forget the 5% student discount!

That should make the total to just under £90!

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£91.81 including free delivery.:thumbsup:

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Negatives:

1. Only supports 100Mbps LAN and not 1Gbit.
2. No Mac/Linux support. Because the unit uses the Windows Samba (SMB) proprietary file sharing system and not a universal one it is harder to network with non-windows devises. However the disc is formatted in FAT32 so Mac/Linux can read&write.
3. The disc takes a long time to spin up. When unit has not been accessed for a while the unit spins down the disc, however on accessing the unit again it can take as much as 30 seconds to get the disc spinning again. You can turn this option off however so the disc spins constantly, but this will shorten the life of the disc and will cause the unit to run very hot!


Positives:

1. Once going it is very fast (7200rpm).
2. Huge storage of 500Gb (465Gb when formatted).
3. Very quiet. Has no fan so relies on aluminium casing to cool it down. The only noise is the disc itself, so hardly a whisper.
4. USB2.0 if only connected to 1 PC where a network is not needed.

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No such thing as Windows Samba and SMB is not called Windows Samba.

Very debatable if disks spinning constantly will shorten life compared to disks that continually start and stop.

The reviewer is misleading.

Am I right in thinking that this can be plugged directly into the back of a TV and used to watch the contents through it ?

Media streaming allows play back of digital media to a networked home entertainment system.

Not direct to the TV
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