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Windows 7: Home Media NAS

15 Jul 2011   #1
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Home Media NAS

Hi all. I am thinking about getting a NAS for my home network. I quite like the look of the Iomega Cloud edition. Affordable Network Attached Storage, multimedia and external hard drives from Iomega. Has anyone any experience of it on Windows 7. I already have 2 Iomega USB drives and found them reliable.


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15 Jul 2011   #2
warrenhaydock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Qnap, not necessarily the cheapest but great support, constant firmware updates, good resale value on eBay
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15 Jul 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I've been researching into one for my own home network and had zeroed in on Seagate blackarmor 1 tb/ 2tb NAS and seagate goflex home 1tb/ 2tb. You might take a look at those 2.
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15 Jul 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guys.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warrenhaydock View Post
Qnap, not necessarily the cheapest but great support, constant firmware updates, good resale value on eBay
Looks good but a bit outside my price range once you add in the drive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I've been researching into one for my own home network and had zeroed in on Seagate blackarmor 1 tb/ 2tb NAS and seagate goflex home 1tb/ 2tb. You might take a look at those 2.
Of the two the Blackarmor looks more to my needs. It seems to have similar facilities to the Iomega Cloud Edition I was looking at. On the other hand the goflex is upgradable.

Decision decisions... Life is never simple. I'll post back when I make my choice.
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15 Jul 2011   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've been looking into this as well and I like this one from HP. It use's windows home server software and you can access it from any PC any where in the world.


Newegg.com - HP StorageWorks X310 Intel Atom Dual Core (1.6GHz) 2GB Memory 1TB Data Vault 3 open bay, Windows Home Server
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16 Jul 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
I've been looking into this as well and I like this one from HP. It use's windows home server software and you can access it from any PC any where in the world.


Newegg.com - HP StorageWorks X310 Intel Atom Dual Core (1.6GHz) 2GB Memory 1TB Data Vault 3 open bay, Windows Home Server
A little out of my price range ATM.
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16 Jul 2011   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I've spent the whole researching this and have decided to grab a Synology DS411j and 3x WD Green 3TB hard drives (I'll add a fourth later) Gonna set the drives up in RAID 5 I think
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16 Jul 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your advice. in the end I went with my own choice the Iomega Home Network Cloud Edition. So far it is going well. Setting it up was a doddle and it integrates with the Windows 7 file system very easily. Performance wise I am limited by my laptop's network card a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller. it has a top speed of 100Mb/s but I am getting very nearly that on both read and write. It also integrates well with my TV media link (well it ought to that's Iomega too). I haven't tried the internet access yet but I will in the near future.
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19 Jul 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Iomega NAS Cloud Edition Problems

Not quite so happy now. Two major problems.

1. Access through windows explorer is flakey. It loses connection to the device every so often even though the device can still be accessed via a browser. Lots of suggestions on the Iomega Forum but none seem to completely solve the problem.

2. The Personal Cloud feature uses an unsigned device driver which Win 7 x64 doesn't support.

My advice ATM is not to get one until they have sorted these problems.
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29 Sep 2011   #10
warrenhaydock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Whilst I don't know your machine, some thoughts on problem 1, have you ability to control whether the drives sleep or spin down, have you checked your windows control panel power and device manager options to similarly not let network connections sleep, rather select performance?
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