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Andrew Hall ubuntu at hallofmirrors.net
Thu Jan 21 16:35:50 GMT 2010


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>    1. Re:  Wireless nas box maybe (Tommy Pyatt)
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> Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:39:16 +0000
> From: Tommy Pyatt <tommy.pyatt at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Wireless nas box maybe
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> Looks pretty good. I've been looking for a NAS lately actually so that I
> can
> stop leaving my computer constantly turned on to act as the multimedia
> server for my Squeezebox.
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> I think the price is a bit much though since it has wireless capability
> that
> isn't *really* necessary considering that if you had a wireless notebook
> or
> netbook then you would almost certainly use a wireless router to connect
> to
> the internet which would provide and access point. I'd be more inclined to
> use an ethernet cable to connect to my router rather than pay extra for
> hardware that I already have.
>
> Also, virtually all wireless devices, routers etc, use Linux as their
> firmware operating system. It makes no difference what operating system
> you
> use to connect to it though since the configuration is usually a HTML
> based
> application that you can access through any web browser.
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> Does look cool though.
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> 2010/1/21 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
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>> Quoting Dave Morley <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk>:
>>
>> > Is anyone looking for a wireless nas box if so try
>> >
>> http://www.serversplus.com/product.asp?s=NPACE-STEASUK642&utm_source=SP_Eshot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NasBox&utm_campaign=sp_nasbox_eshot
>> >
>> > Looks like a nice box, I don't know though.  Maybe people in the know
>> > can tell if it's any good :)
>> >
>>
>> Seems a bit pricey to me at nearly ?200 + VAT for 1TB.  I'd be more
>> inclined to build an Atom based PC in a small case and chuck a couple
>> of hard drives in.
>>
>> But I guess not everyone would want to go down that route, although
>> I'm sure it's possible to get an adaptor to turn a couple of USB
>> external hard drives into a NAS and a couple of external drives for
>> much less than what this is going for.
>>
>> Rob
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