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    Home NAS Server

    HI,

    I'm looking for a home NAS box. The main thing is the Remote Access features of the unit, most, if not all seem to have remote access but I'm after a NAS with drag'n'drop file access over the internet. I believe that the Netgear ReadyNAS DUO range provides software for this functionality, could anyone confirm this and how well it works?

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Cheers, Dan.

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    All ReadyNASs support FTP and WebDAV (via an add-on). More details on the latter here. However, I can't tell you how well they work since I sold my ReadyNAS.

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    I built a Windows home Server and have found it excellent in use. Supports most things and has a reasonable community building extra software for it.
    You could download a 3 month free trial, not sure if you still can, and try it on your own box.

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    Yup - has remote access - though the file size limit is 2Gb i'm sure you can set up remote FTP to it too. The 180 day trial should still be about too.

    RwD

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    The old QNAP drives have a whole host of features

    QNAP TS-410 Turbo NAS SATAII, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, JBOD, Gigabit Ethernet and iSCSI - Ebuyer

    Im either toying with one of these or building an atom based server using ubuntu server... not decided yet

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    You could also try Freenas, if you've got a spare box lying about...
    FreeNAS [FreeNAS]
    Massively feature-full!

    For a little more info, check Wiki:
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeNAS]FreeNAS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    It's easy enough to set up and get running too!

    Hope this helps,

    Chunks

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    Thanks to all, the NAS box is for a non tech so it looks like the ReadyNAS is the best option after looking at this [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEBqP-m2404"]YouTube- ReadyNAS Remote[/ame].

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    I tried a few of these out, might be worth a look

    Synology Inc. - NEW NAS Experience -

    It comes with a shed load of features I will list you a few:

    File Station 3
    File Station 3 is a simple web-based file management interface for users to remotely access and manage files

    Windows ADS Integration
    DiskStation supports Windows ADS for efficient access with domain accounts.

    Encrypted FTP Server
    Synology's user-friendly wizard guides you through the FTP setup process, and with just a few clicks, the service will be established.

    Windows + Mac + Linux
    Windows users can access DiskStation via SMB/CIFS (Windows My Network Places) and FTP, Mac users via SMB, FTP, and AFP, while Linux users via SMB, FTP, and NFS.

    Privilege Management
    DSM 2.3 allows you to assign privileges to users individually and determine which applications they can access.

    Web Station
    PHP+MySQL is built-in for quickly hosting up to 30 websites.

    Audio Station 2
    Audio Station 2 allows multiple users to stream music with a web browser. An optional Synology Remote allows users to freely control their music.

    Photo Station 4
    Photo Station 4 is a convenient solution to share photos, videos, and blogs over the Internet.

    iPhone/Mobile Access
    3 iPhone applications, DS audio, DS photo and DS cam are now available on Apple App Store.

    Surveillance Station 4
    Surveillance Station 3 provides an easy and economical network video surveillance solution.

    iTunes Server
    DSM 2.3 can work as an iTunes server to share music and videos within the local network.

    Printer Server
    All DiskStation can serve as a printer server within the local network.

    Mail Station
    After installing the add-on Mail Station package, DiskStation can act as a mail server that supports various mail protocols.
    Theres a lot more to this than meets the eye! and the best thing is its basically Idiot proof!

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    Nothing is idiotproof, because idiots are so damn ingenious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky View Post
    Nothing is idiotproof, because idiots are so damn ingenious.
    ok ok ... nearly Idiot proof then



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