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Netgear Stora 1TB NAS £149.28 PC World
Netgear Stora 1TB NAS £149.28 PC World

Netgear Stora 1TB NAS £149.28 PC World

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Quite a good price for a two bay quite highly rated NAS drive with a supplied 1TB HDD. Same price at Amazon but might be able to get 3.5% Quidco at PC World which might make it £144.06.

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Some reviews...

]Trusted Reviews

]Amazon link and reviews

Full ]Netgear Stora product details.

If you want a built in Bit Torrent client then might be best to go for the Netgear ]ReadyNAS Duo RND2000 at £153.22 which doesn't come with any drives but a ]voucher can be sent off to Netgear until 31/03/10 and they'll send out a free 500GB HDD.

RedOnRed;7961145

Some reviews...]Trusted Reviews]Amazon link and reviewsIf you want a … Some reviews...]Trusted Reviews]Amazon link and reviewsIf you want a built in Bit Torrent client then might be best to go for the Netgear ]ReadyNAS Duo RND2000 at £153.22 which doesn't come with any drives but a voucher can be sent off to Netgear and they'll send out a free 500GB HDD.



I think the free hard drive offer finished in December (unless they have extended it again)

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Zaxxan;7961163

I think the free hard drive offer finished in December (unless they have … I think the free hard drive offer finished in December (unless they have extended it again)



Check the voucher link, it's until 31/03/10.

Probably rolling to be honest.

Another NAS from Netgear that formats in a proprietary format. Sucks...

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credington;7961501

Another NAS from Netgear that formats in a proprietary format. Sucks...




I think you're talking about if the NAS drive fails you can't just take out the HDD and put it in a PC because of the way it's been formatted in Linux. What you'd have to do is get a new NAS drive. Well I think all NAS drives use Linux so it could be a general NAS drive issue and not necessarily isolated to Netgear.

I've never been a fan of Netgear's over-priced stuff. I have ]this NAS that runs Linux. After applying a quick hack you can gain ssh access to it and you get a fully-functional Linux box that can run virtually every linux application (web server, ftp server, mail server, NFS server, ...etc you name it).

I paid £400+ for mine three years ago but you can get it now for just over £200. Although Western Digital say it's not designed to be left running 24 hours, mine has been running non-stop from day one (after applying a hack that makes it sleep when not used).

Not voting either way though.

I'm tempted to get this but wondering how noisy is it and can it overheated easily if left on?

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freezspirit;7961976

I'm tempted to get this but wondering how noisy is it and can it … I'm tempted to get this but wondering how noisy is it and can it overheated easily if left on?




They're designed to be left on, but they might be a bit noisy if they're placed near a TV.

refaey;7961843

I've never been a fan of Netgear's over-priced stuff. I have ]this NAS … I've never been a fan of Netgear's over-priced stuff. I have ]this NAS that runs Linux. After applying a quick hack you can gain ssh access to it and you get a fully-functional Linux box that can run virtually every linux application (web server, ftp server, mail server, NFS server, ...etc you name it).I paid £400+ for mine three years ago but you can get it now for just over £200. Although Western Digital say it's not designed to be left running 24 hours, mine has been running non-stop from day one (after applying a hack that makes it sleep when not used).Not voting either way though.



What's the point of a nas box that isn't designed to be left on 24hrs?

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Dam none near me. Just i wanted too

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credington;7962056

What's the point of a nas box that isn't designed to be left on 24hrs?




Yeah, good point and if you do get a NAS I think you really need one with at least 2 drives with a RAID 1 setup. No point risking backing up your data to a single drive - defeats the whole purpose really.

Been thinking about this one as well but wasn't aware of the propriety formatting.

Does anyone know of a low priced (i.e. not £400+) 2 drives NAS with RAID which doesn't use its own format? Does anyone have any experience with these ]ones from LG?

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Babboon;7963352

Been thinking about this one as well but wasn't aware of the propriety … Been thinking about this one as well but wasn't aware of the propriety formatting.Does anyone know of a low priced (i.e. not £400+) 2 drives NAS with RAID which doesn't use its own format? Does anyone have any experience with these ]ones from LG?




This is a good deal but I have to say that the two brands that crop up time and time again as being pretty much the best that you can't go wrong with are ]QNAP and ]Synology.

You'll pay a bit more and won't get a hard drive thrown in but they do just about all and everything and can stay on pretty much forever trouble free. You'll struggle to find a bad word about them.

]QNAP and ]Synology home sites.

RedOnRed;7962782

Yeah, good point and if you do get a NAS I think you really need one with … Yeah, good point and if you do get a NAS I think you really need one with at least 2 drives with a RAID 1 setup. No point risking backing up your data to a single drive - defeats the whole purpose really.



As I said, mine has been running around the clock for the last three years with no problems whatsoever.

The WD NAS has a raid controller and you can choose between mode 0 (for maximum capacity) and mode 1 (for maximum security).

Out-of-the-box it's not that great but once you apply the hack you have a small linux machine that you can use for virtually anything. This is the main reason why I'm extremely happy with my WD NAS.

I would buy the 4tb version of the same NAS, just waiting for the price to cool down a bit (the cheapest I found was ~ £355).

RedOnRed;7961174

Check the voucher link, it's until 31/03/10.Probably rolling to be honest.



Ok thanks, didn't realise.

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Sorry, but now £119.99 at Amazon.

See separate ]thread.

Anyone know pcworld return policy. Not used it yet. Used collect @ store option if that makes a difference.

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freezspirit;7975412

Anyone know pcworld return policy. Not used it yet. Used collect @ store … Anyone know pcworld return policy. Not used it yet. Used collect @ store option if that makes a difference.



So you don't mind paying extra when it's worth £119.99 at Amazon?

No I haven't opened the box yet. Was going to set it up today but found this thread first. Not sure on pcworld return policy when using collect@store option. £30 dearer is quite alot.

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freezspirit;7975635

No I haven't opened the box yet. Was going to set it up today but found … No I haven't opened the box yet. Was going to set it up today but found this thread first. Not sure on pcworld return policy when using collect@store option. £30 dearer is quite alot.



Oh I see, you've already bought it from there. If you haven't opened it yet you shouldn't have any problem getting a refund at all.


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Thanks RedOnRed. I will be returning it tomorrow back to the store. Just bought it from Amazon. I rang my local store to check and yes it will be ok to return as I haven't opened the box and have the receipt for refund. They cannot price match with Amazon as they buy in bulk from Europe so the warranty might not be valid in uk (don't know if this is true or not).
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