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26th August 2008, 12:15 PM #1
Wireless Network Storage
This is a home related question, after deciding not to get a new desktop machine and purchase a new laptop I was wanting to purchase a wireless storage device. Essentially a wireless external hard drive, which I can map as a network drive on my laptop while at home.
I've seen products like
D-Link DSM-G600 - Wireless Network Storage Enclosure ( NAS ) and the WD MyBook 500GB World Edition Gigabit Ethernet Hard Drive
Has any one had any experience setting these up? Ideally I want to store all my music and photos on the disk and use it for occasional backups.
Any ideas, suggestions or thoughts?
26th August 2008, 01:38 PM #2
Well u aint going to be able to use it for backups if its wireless, unless its right next to the the router/WAP, which in that case why not use a wire.
Remember that you have 54mbps which decreases drematically with range and the minimum number of devices connected will be 2 on the HUB ie not switch. You'll probably be lucky if you get a sustained transfer of 10mbps
Last edited by j17sparky; 26th August 2008 at 01:44 PM.
26th August 2008, 02:00 PM #3
Is there any reason you can't buy a normal networkable hard drive / nas and plug it into your wireless router/switch (assuming you have one)?
26th August 2008, 02:21 PM #4
I was hoping to either just have the one device which I could access at home from anywhere in the house with my music on. My hard drive only has 160GB of HD space and my work stuff fills most of that.
So I wanted something I could have all my music on, then map it as a network drive. I've got a wireless router I can connect an external HD to (through Ethernet). Speed isn't 100% an issue, providing I can pull my music from the drive and back up the odd important document. I have a 1TB drive I use for my main once a month off site backup, so this was more of a "just in case" backup.
Thanks so far guys!
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