An excellent device, I currently have it configured with 2 Samsung 1.5 TB hard disks, which for the moment provide sufficient storage space. It is indeed not the easiest to set-up, but all the time and effort is paid-off once you have it up and running. You can watch video with a network media player in full HD, use it as a library for iTunes (you no longer have to store your music files on your laptop or PC), browse, copy, paste the content from any PC anywhere in the world. With the free iPhone apps you can listen to all your music stored, enjoy your pictures and even watch video files if they are saved in a compatible format from anywhere you are. I also use it to store documents, so for me it is a complete device. Not to mention a great back-up tool, which I fully used on the 29th of December, when my laptop crashed. Every document as well as all the e-mails were restored on the new laptop without a sweat. As a conclusion, I highly recommend this device.
I have the more extended (4 disk bays) DS410. This NAS also has the capability to use RAID5 configuration for secure storage. I must say that the manual is very good but I still have some trouble installing it and using the full features. Although it complies to the DLNA protocol, I still have to find a way to connect it seamlessly to my DLNA Sony TV.
So many possibilities but some assistance from an advanced digital media geek is recommended...
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The Note 8.0 might have been a great tablet once, but now it looks outclassed and outdated
A classic example of style over substance. Given tweaks to the sound it could be far better, but that’s not to be for now
All style and little substance – the Pill isn’t talented enough to compete with more accomplished class rivals
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