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Would an NAS with cheap drives serve files faster than a PC with high-performance drives?

First, a little background. We have two computers, which we built. We also have two phones and a tablet, all running Android, as well as a PS3. Currently, one of the computers acts as a file server ...
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NAS with DLNA, WiFi and torrents? [closed]

I understand the FAQ discourages asking for recommendations, but I don't think this question will be obsolete anytime soon... I'm looking for a NAS device that has an inbuilt torrent client, a DLNA ...
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2answers
175 views

Modem/router seems to block access to NAS box with static IP?

I have an NSLU2 ("slug") network-attached storage box, running nslu2-linux, which was working well until I replaced some hardware in my home network. My current setup is very simple: I have a single ...
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1answer
188 views

Is this possible to do H264 CCTV DVR + FreeNAS + FTP?

Can I use the storage inside H264 CCTV DVR as my NAS (network-attached storage) and use Filezilla to access the files remotely?
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1answer
808 views

How to set up a home NAS and share it online?

My family lives in 3 different countries in Europe. We've all got decent Internet connections, but we're struggling with sharing files (documents, photos and home movies, and music). I'm dreaming of ...
0
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1answer
4k views

Troubleshooting NAS and router port forwarding

I'm having a lot of problems with my NAS and my router which I can't find the cause of. My setup: Synology DS213 with DSM 4.1, Netgear CG3100, two computers running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Everything ...
0
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0answers
533 views

How do I make my NAS box, which is connected to my desktop directly via ethernet, visible to our home network?

I have a NAS unit that I attached to my Windows desktop via direct ethernet cable. I have it set to use automatic DNS, and it retrieves an IP address from my desktop with no further configuration. I'd ...
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1answer
3k views

Optimum NAS Setup for Mac & Windows

Please help me set up my new NAS. I have my head around the RAID setup (I think) and Time Machine, but I have questions. Setup: Synology DS212j NAS Macbook Air with OSX 10.8 Windows laptop ...
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2answers
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Is to possible to achieve the SATA II's 3Gbps (375MBps) between home network storage and home computers?

Gigabit ethernet only has 1Gbps (125MBps), whereas SATA II has up to three times that rate. Is it possible to achieve the rate of three times Gigabit ethernet connection which is SATA II speeds, ...
2
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1answer
380 views

Can not mount NAS Server on Windows 7 Machine

I have two NAS Servers in a network. Also I have two Windows 7 machines and one Windows XP machine. One of those Windows 7 machines is not able to mount the NAS servers! I can ping both servers ...
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1answer
170 views

Is there any very easy way to turn a hard drive or computer into an NAS?

I saw projects like FreeNAS, but first of all I couldn't even find the download, and also it looks like I'll need to do a lot of Linux programming and headache to get it working. I need something that ...
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0answers
437 views

Drop in connection with Iomega iConnect drives

I have an Iomega iConnect connected to my home network via the router (hard wired). I have fibre optic 50Mb broadband at home. The iConnect has 3 portable hard drives of various sizes connected via ...
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2answers
96 views

do I need to install drivers for a computer which is going to access a NAS attached disk with foreign file system?

I will get straight to the point here, the NAS can read and write to ext4 external USB disks. I will mainly be accessing the NAS through my Mac and Windows 7 laptops through afp,ftp and smb protocols. ...
2
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1answer
233 views

what's the difference between giving dyndns(hostname) to the router compared to giving it to a NAS in the network?

I have a router and a few computers,iphones and stuff on my network. recently I acquired a NAS device(synology USB station 2). I understand that in order to access it from ouside, a hostname thing ...
2
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1answer
182 views

How to have a central place for data on the network and keep a copy locally on desktops?

Here's what we have at our home: Desktop with Win7 Laptop with Win7 Primary NAS with 1GB storage Secondary NAS with 2GB storage used for backup of primary NAS, desktop and laptop I setup ...
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2answers
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Transfer speed of Drobo vs. internal drives?

This question makes me reconsider Drobo, but I have a concern about data transfer rates. Wouldn't the USB (or LAN) connection be a significant bottleneck to my system? My home media center PC has a ...
0
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2answers
568 views

How to implement a NAS at home?

If I wanted to implement a NAS in my house, on which I could keep all my large files and backups, do I need to be on a domain? Ideally I could just plug this into my wireless router and be able to ...
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4answers
678 views

Help Please! Home Network Design [closed]

I had a recent scare with my main home computer; one of my internal drives appeared to fail and I thought I lost all our digital media (pictures, video, MP3s) since I didn't have a backup (I know, bad ...
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1answer
321 views

Why am I unable to detect my Snap Server 18000?

I have a home server setup made up of old secondhand computers, 2 servers running Windows Server 2003, 1 workstation running Windows 7, a 16 port switch and an ADSL Ethernet modem. All these connect ...
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2answers
5k views

ReadyNAS Duo - FTP home network connectivity issue

I have a ReadyNas Duo that I recently purchased and configured on my local home network. I'm an AT&T DSL subscriber using their default 2701HG-B Gateway (2Wire) wireless router. Basically, I have ...
1
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7answers
1k views

Linux on a NAS device

I am looking for an inexpensive NAS device that would be able to run a Linux distribution instead of the whatever standard software, so I can set up a simple http server and whatever I will need in ...
2
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6answers
4k views

Lost contact with my NAS after changing its IP

I did some brain-dead reconfiguring of my D-Link DNS-323 NAS some days ago. I have a home network where each computer gets a dynamically allocated IP address starting at 192.168.1.100. The irritating ...
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1answer
279 views

Home Network Storage recommendation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user ? I would love to buy a ethernet connected box that I can store a couple of hard disk in and have it appear as a network ...
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8answers
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Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user? [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good NAS for use in a home-server environment? I would request at least 2, preferably 4 disks, and I am most interested in good to excellent throughput for file-server and ...
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12answers
3k views

What are my options for a multi-Terabyte home NAS? [closed]

I've got alot of DVDs and have been slowly ripping, encoding, and tagging them and I've nearly filled my WD MyBook 1TB. I'm estimating that I've got about 1.5 or 2Tb to go to complete my current ...