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'[OT] New NAS from WD'
On Apr 5, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Xiaofan Chen wrote:
> Are you looking at these NAS devices?
Watch them all the time. :-) Thanks for sharing about the MyBook
I am leaning toward getting a Drobo device myself right now. 4 disk
RAID, without really needing to think about it, Firewire connectivity
for a connected host...
2009/4/5 Xiaofan Chen <gmail.com>:xiaofanc
> New generation of home NAS:
> This new WD Mybook World Edition White Light version seems to
> be very good -- smaller, cooler and much faster than the previous
> generation. We have the old World Edition 500GB (first generation)
> and we like it. But the speed is not that fast.
I just bought an Iomega Home Media NAS. I chose it for a few reasons.
First off I'm not at home and this one was available here. Second, I
wanted something that would work seamlessly across Mac and PC. And
thirdly I wanted something expandable.
So far I've been fairly satisfied. It started up just fine, easy to
access over the network, and seems relatively speedy. Haven't tried
multiple users really hammering it yet though.
I like that it has a USB host built in and will write to NTFS -
something that I had trouble finding. The iTunes server is a nice
bonus and actually seems to work just fine. Supposedly it will stream
to compatible network media players but I haven't tested that yet.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
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