Good evening hivemind,
I’m thinking about adding around 1tb of storage to my home network, typically connected is the following:
Sony Vaio P series
Dell studio xps
And a hp printer
I was going to use it for a back up device syncing to my dropbox, then got thinking about using it as a server for movies & music.
I was looking at the Western Digital my book live (2tb is a bargain £119 at the moment, is it cheap because it’s shit?
What have you or what would you suggest?Posted 5 years agoericemelMember
My money would eb on a windows home server – much more versitile.Posted 5 years agodave_rudabarMember
I have a ReadyNAS Duo V2, seems pretty good to me, handy Android remote app too.Posted 5 years ago
One thing though, for some reason we struggle to stream .avi films from it, via the wi-fi & x-box. Not sure why as using my PC tower we can stream them ok. I plan to ethernet everything using homeplugs so hopefully that will be remediedOrange LadMember
check the compatibility of the nas if you are running lion on the mb pro as the netgear stora won’t work but the ready nas will if you want to use time machine. I’ve got a ready has duo with two 1tb hard drives and it seems to work nicely with ps3, toshiba laptop, macbook pro and tv.Posted 5 years agoz1ppyMember
D_R make sure you Duo has the latest firmware, and search through the extra firmware updates for specific patch/updates for your model.
You’d assume that by updating the ‘main’ firmware everything will be upto date… I found that this is not the case & only got media streaming with my Duo (v1) by upgrading a particular patch (canne remember which).
Have to say though the Duo does what I want & has been pretty damned reliable, it’s not been the most user friendly device (and definitely not quick to transfer to/from). Patches, updates and firmware upgrade galore.Posted 5 years ago
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