Network hard drive

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  1. quzur

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    Ok, you're buying this why? If this is just so you can network up a drive so all the computers at your house can see it, Let me suggest a different route...

    Get an external hd and just use windows networking...that will run you only 200 if you do the newegg route


    I own this external enclosure http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817145314 running like 30$ usb2

    Other options availible, i like mine, the fan sometimes sticks and makes a noise when you first start the drive, but if you tap it, it will stop until the next time you turn the drive back on (which is like 1ce a month for me).
     
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    I use a Linksys NSLU2 with a USB enlcosure and hard drive attached to it.

    I like the fact that it is directly on the network, so I don't have to worry about a machine being on to access it.
     
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    Like I said, to put all my media files on so I can access them on the network. This piece costs $200 so going the newegg way won't really save money. The other idea I had was to get the part cmsurfer has...the Linksys NSLU2. But with that I will still need to buy a USB hard drive. Any way I go I figure I am going to spend about $200. I'm just wondering what people think of these two options.
     
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    tragicher0 Before I couldn't even spell DBA, now I are one OT Supporter

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    The one caveat that I have seen thus far with these home NAS drives, is that all the client machines need to have some proprietary software installed to find the drive.

    I personally have a netdisk at home, and got quite sick of using the software, so I slapped it onto a USB2.0 port of my domain controller at home (setup to test shit) and shared it out that way, faster, and much less overhead then using it as a NAS drive
     
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    Why not just set up an old computer and use that instead? You can remotely connect to it for administration and have way more control over a network drive.
     
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    What's wrong with the software? Did it have a negative effect on your machines?
     
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    You do not need any software to use the Linksys NAS I have. You simply give it an IP address and you are done.

    Instead of buying a true external hard drive, buy a USB enclosure and IDE hard drive of your choice.
     
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    tragicher0 Before I couldn't even spell DBA, now I are one OT Supporter

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    no, had no adverse effects, but I think it sucks to have to install some software for a NAS drive
     
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    tragicher0 Before I couldn't even spell DBA, now I are one OT Supporter

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    Really?

    Will look into buying one of these if this is true. Anyone want to buy a 160GB Netdisk
     

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