Western Digital 2TB External Hard Drive NAS Gigabit Ethernet - My Book World Edition £184.25 @ Ballicom

Western Digital 2TB External Hard Drive NAS Gigabit Ethernet - My Book World Edition £184.25 @ Ballicom

Found 12th Jan 2010
My Book World Editions massive capacities are available from any computer in the home. Combined with high performance, this makes it easy to build a shared digital media library. Music, photos and videos can be streamed directly from the My Book World Edition drive to any PC, Mac or connected DLNA® media player (such as Microsoft® Xbox 360 and Sony® PlayStation®3 game consoles, wireless digital pictures frames or TVs) using the integrated UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server and iTunes® Music server software. Families can also securely access and share their centralized files from anywhere in the world where they have access to the Internet, using the My Book World Edition drives Web remote access service

Specification Value
Product Description My Book World Edition WDH1NC20000 - NAS server
Device Type NAS server
Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity 2 TB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.8 cm x 14.7 cm x 17.3 cm
Weight 1.09 kg
Localisation Middle East, Africa, Europe
Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB standard
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.5
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
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I was thinking of buying this, I want something with alot of space (2TB) for HD movies, that could connect through my PS3 (built in network) so I don't have to turn on the PC, with a connection that won't cause lag (gigabit ethernet cable), is this best value for the job?
Looks like a deal to me unless anyone has a better idea for a 2TB NAS.
Looks pretty hot to me, I thought these were well over £200 when I looked a week or so back.

Just a bit of advice for anyone thinking of moving all their data from a 1Tb World Edition to a 2Tb drive. I'm in the process of doing that right now, using the inbuilt USB. I've installed some neat software on the 1Tb so that it is self contained and the copy can continue while my PC is off. The 1Tb was nearly full, and has been copying 24 x 7 since last Wednesday evening. That's 6 full days and a bit!! It will finish overnight tonight. Note, this would probably take even longer over a network connection!
Cheapest i'd seen was about £190, so good deal. Been looking for a good price for one of these to back up my Mac and watch video on my xbox360.
Also 1% cashback via topcashback
but if you don't want that it's 183.24 here lambda-tek.com/com…112
Is this the best option out there for a high capacity NAS drive?
I've been after one for a while and this does seem the best for the money - just wanted opinions before i go an splash big money on it.
Just brought a 1tb version of this today from comet for £110.83 so this is a good deal. Currently backing up 2 laptops and 1 desktop on it as we speak. Not had time to play with itunes server, remote access and media server yet.

Little tricky getting wireless computers to see but I think that was due to router settings more then the drive. If you get one.. map the drive when wired and then if your wireless settings are ok it should be fine once wireless. That worked for me anyway.
Hmm, wonder why this didn't go Scorchio?
£184.99 @ PCworld
DRIVE10 gets you 10% off hardrives (think this code expires today/tomorrow) + topcashback 3%

=£166.49 with code, £161.50 delivered with code and cashback!

Ordered last night and code worked fine

Is this fast enought to stream HD Video: 1080p?

Is this fast enought to stream HD Video: 1080p?

At 1 Gbit/s I'd say so!

The (potential) bottleneck would be how your network is setup - wired or wireless, what speed network cards each pc you're using has using etc.
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