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Came across this bargin on dabs - a 4bay ReadyNas for £150

Its fast, has gigabit ethernet, expandable raid (start with 1 disk, and increase to raid 5 automatically as you add more), 3 year warranty.

 

http://www.dabs.com/products/netgear-readynas-nv--v2--4-bay----no-drives...

 

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

That's an excellent bargain.....should be in the "hot deals" section!

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

What disks would you recommend to fit in it ?

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

basshound wrote:

What disks would you recommend to fit in it ?

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

Decided that the 4 bay nas is overkill for my needs so have ordered a 2 bay Netgear Duo and a couple of WD 1T drives,should arrive next week so keep a look out for a post asking how to get the damn thing set up correctly !

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

I've got a Netgear Duo with 2 x 2tb drives; it was simple to set up but I'll watch out for your post. By the way, do you know how much RAM is in the unit?

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

According to the dabs website, 256MB. It's the NV+ v2, so it's the Marvell chip.

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RE: Ideal NAS for home use

Gusboll wrote:

I've got a Netgear Duo with 2 x 2tb drives; it was simple to set up but I'll watch out for your post. By the way, do you know how much RAM is in the unit?

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The Netgear Duo V2 has 256Mb RAM. I`ve got it set up and all my music copied over and so far it`s working well,got Jriver on the laptop pointed at it and all seems OK.

                                                                        Although the main use will be for music storage and playback for interest I ripped a Blu-Ray to the NAS and the TV found the NAS and streamed the video but there was no sound,any idea why ?

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