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Windows 7: D link NAS or external hdd

11 Sep 2015   #1
liamacalvert

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
D link NAS or external hdd

Hi I have a laptop and desktop PCs running windows 7 pro I am running out of storage on both and going to get a NAS storage d link system because I would like to be able to view files on one on the other. But I didn't know is you had to go on the internet website every time you needed something or if it was like a server location that showed up when you go to my computer. Or if it is easier just use external hdd. Any ideas are apprecited. Thanks


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12 Sep 2015   #2
ivanjrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

To answer the first question, when you hook a NAS to the network, it will appear on you PC as a Drive and to get to it you map it,
ie
\\NASDRIVE\
Requires a little knowledge on the network side but if you have various PCs then all will have access

To answer 2nd Q, it all depends on how fast you want the data back and for and it also depends on your budget
External HDD: hassle free, Fast, Cheap, Mobile
NAS: Configurations..., Expensive, SLOW(unless you buy a Gigabit NAS$$$), network discoverable friendly

cheers!
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12 Sep 2015   #3
liamacalvert

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for that. When you say it would be slow how slow would it be for e.g. A film.
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12 Sep 2015   #4
ivanjrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

NAS megabit: watching a film no skips is ok, but if you skip and play like that then it will stall
NAS gigabit : it's ok no matter what
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12 Sep 2015   #5
liamacalvert

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all your help I will start to look in to buying one. Thanks
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12 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet) = 12 MB/s (slow if you ask me for a LAN)
1.0 Gbps (Gigabit Ethernet) = 120 MB/s (somewhat faster than a regular HDD)
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13 Sep 2015   #7
liamacalvert

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi. Do you thing the slow one would be ok for just copying word documents like just for storage not streaming.
Thanks
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13 Sep 2015   #8
ivanjrt

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes, it will get done in a eventually time manner...depending on the file size and how many files at the time
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13 Sep 2015   #9
liamacalvert

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all your help. I will start to look into buying one.
Thanks
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