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Postby Mark H » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:29 am

I have 4 computers in a home network, a WD MyBook 1Tb USB external drive I use for backups on all 4. I am looking for a NAS adapter that will allow me to add the MyBook to the network, and backup without having to connect to each computer. This is ALL the drive will be used for, no media sharing, no file sharing, just backup. The ones I have seen so far, are print servers, media servers, or FAT32 only.

Any suggestions are welcome


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Postby evasive » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:46 am

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Postby Mr T » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:17 am

evasive wrote:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822155019
No, No, No, its terrible, awful peice of kit and painfully slow... O could and would not recommend anything by D-Link, Netgear or belkin, especially if NAS is involved....

For a simple USB to NAS Adpator look at this:
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812174007

However it is painfully slow....

You are far better getting a Synology, QNAP or Drobo NAS enclosure and sticking in a recommended drive and using that. Make sure you are running a Gigabit LAN with Cat6e cable and you will get a very quick backup. I recommend these companies as they support their products very well and the products are very reliable and used with the right equipment fast and useful p one of my synology devices is a NAS and also a print server and wifi access point - it works and works well...
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:33 am

Mr T wrote:For a simple USB to NAS Adpator look at this:
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812174007

However it is painfully slow....


1 RJ45 socket for 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection
File system support: FAT32*


That is a piece of crap...
But it is only 40 bucks..
The problem with Synology, QNAP, etc...is the price point. Very Expensive.
I'd rather just have an old PC do the job for those prices.
But I have worked with QNAPs and they are very nice, and have some good features.
Little beyond what the poster is looking for though.

Could go with this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822242036

Good reviews on it from what I have seen.
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Postby Mark H » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:03 am

Thank's for the input. H J, I did look at that one. We recently upgraded our POS computers at work, and I may have access to one of the old. If that won't work (Dell SFF), I may go with your suggestion.
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Postby evasive » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:36 am

Mr T wrote:
evasive wrote:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822155019
No, No, No, its terrible, awful peice of kit and painfully slow... O could and would not recommend anything by D-Link, Netgear or belkin, especially if NAS is involved....


:o right, I had the idea this was one of the few out there, ill-informed then. We'll see what happens with the Dell SFF home-brew system first, then... Thanks for the correction Mr T. 8)
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Postby Mr T » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:49 am

The problem with Synology, QNAP, etc...is the price point. Very Expensive.
I'd rather just have an old PC do the job for those prices.


Very true, not cheap, but you pay for what you get....

Done the old PC as NAS/Filserver thing and leaving it on 24/7 was costly and if there was a power outage, the restart wasn't great...
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:28 pm

Mr T wrote:Done the old PC as NAS/Filserver thing and leaving it on 24/7 was costly and if there was a power outage, the restart wasn't great...


Yep I had one crap out on me too. Lost 4TB of data... :roll:
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Postby Mark H » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Decided to go with the Cirago NUS2000. I'll post back when it's up and running.
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Postby Mark H » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:35 pm

*Update*
Unit arrived Sat. Installation was a snap, setup took a few minutes, but again was simple. Disabled everything except "File Server". You must set up at least one "user" to access the attached drive, but only need to enter user name and password once on each pc. Doing a complete image backup via wireless throws out a "Time Out" error, so initial backup needs to be done via wired connection, incremental backups can be done via wireless in a few minutes.
All in all, quite satisfied with the Cirago NUS2000, and will recommend this.
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