[ubuntu-uk] USB NAS adapter samba connection

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Mar 5 17:18:44 GMT 2010

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On 5 Mar 2010 at 15:53, Tommy Pyatt wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've been trying to use my old Eee PC 701 as a server on my home network for
> data on a 1TB external USB hard drive, however for some reason files are
> being transferred painfully slow to my desktop via samba. I am considering
> giving NFS a go to see if I can achieve faster transfers, but I also
> remembered seeing a NAS adapter for USB storage a while back.
> Here's an example of which, from MicroDirect
> http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/38589/Single-Port-USB-NAS-Adapter
> The spec mentions that this product (as do many other NAS-USB adapters)
> 'only supports XP or Vista'. Does anyone have any experience on using these
> sort of things on Ubuntu? Specifically I wanted to know whether I will be
> able to use samba to access the share that it creates and how the speed will
> compare to using NFS on my old netbook.
> I am using Karmic on my desktop and Karmic NBR on the netbook. Any response
> would be greatly appreciated, thanks,
> Tommy

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