250GB NAS Gigabit Storage Drive - Can Be Expanded by Adding USB Drives

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tilski
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Sounds good. The price isn't too bad either. If anyone buys let us know you views.

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Gavin Gration
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Just got a Linksys NAS>USB2.0 (2 ports) unit £19.99 & a 500GB LaCie Bigdisk for £99 both in Staples clearance sale.

The NAS unit is a pig to set-up! 2hrs in I think it's formatting the drive.

Be aware that USB2.0 drives used for NAS cannot be used for anything else unless they are re-formatted!

Mark M
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The good thing about the OP's link is that the Buffalo NAS has gigabit ethernet which, for me at least, makes for a big speed improvement when shifting big video files abut the network.

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ChrisG
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Just got a Linksys NAS>USB2.0 (2 ports) unit £19.99 & a 500GB LaCie Bigdisk for £99 both in Staples clearance sale.

The NAS unit is a pig to set-up! 2hrs in I think it's formatting the drive.

Be aware that USB2.0 drives used for NAS cannot be used for anything else unless they are re-formatted!

These Lynksys units have a Linux o/s which can be flashed to make them do other things (e-mail server etc). If anyone does this please let a non-linux person like me know.......

Gavin Gration
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True - there's a built-in option to email the server when getting full - it might do a lot more such as reporting user issues but I haven't delved.

I did find a Linux site when searching for help to get the unit working.

http://www.nslu2-linux.org/