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Topic # 150449 23-Jul-2014 13:44
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Thanks to the folks at Thecus we have a Thecus N2310 NAS device to giveaway! 

How to Enter: reply in this thread with your existing storage solution, or how you plan to use the NAS - double entry points if you post a photo (upload the photo to Geekzone and use the BBCODE provided).

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: one entry per user only in our competition. The prize includes a Thecus N2310 NAS and does not include any HDD or SSD. Previously banned users aren't qualified to win. Competition is open to New Zealand residents with a New Zealand delivery address only. This giveaway closes 8 August 2014 (New Zealand time). Winner will be selected in a random draw and contacted via email. After confirmation we will post winner's username in this topic. 

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  Reply # 1094198 23-Jul-2014 14:00
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I have an qnap ts212 with 2x2tb WD green drives with a couple of 2tb USB HDD, the qnap is too slow for my needs though and if I turn on any of it's photo management and video management features it bites the big one.



I end up using free file sync to replicate whats on the NAS to a hard drive connected to us via USB because having it do it through it's own devices doen't seem to work.



would love a new NAS !







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  Reply # 1094203 23-Jul-2014 14:10
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I have an older Drobo stuffed with drives. It's not a NAS (it's connected by Firewire) but it's better than nothing!

Here is it with a failed drive a week or two ago.


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  Reply # 1094204 23-Jul-2014 14:11
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My GoFlex Home is getting rather long in the tooth and becoming increasingly unreliable.  It'd be very timely for a tech-refresh.

(Stock photo used as I'm not at home right now to take a piccie, do I still qualify for double points?innocent)

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  Reply # 1094224 23-Jul-2014 14:31
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VERY boring current solution - an external 500Mb usb drive.

The NAS would allow me easily backup all the computers at home as well as minimise my risk from 'encryption' viruses (since it wouldn't be a constantly connected drive letter).

No exciting pictures I'm afraid - it truley is that boring :)

[edited to correct my poor spelling]


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  Reply # 1094225 23-Jul-2014 14:32
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My existing storage solution consists of a draw full of hard drives collecting dust ....  obviously not connected to anything.
My live storage is just the drives in my PC.

Could really do with a NAS device to store all my more "precious" files such as family photos etc in a central location.

Not very exciting but its the reality :)

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  Reply # 1094227 23-Jul-2014 14:37
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Currently just use local disk, would use the NAS to centralise files, photos, do backups etc... long overdue!!

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  Reply # 1094233 23-Jul-2014 14:40
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Currently using a D-Link DNS 323. Clunky old firmware means that occasionally file permissions are changed at the whim of the device, not ideal to have to factory reset on occasion. I would hopefully be able to use a newer NAS without worrying my files might suddenly be inaccessible.

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  Reply # 1094235 23-Jul-2014 14:43
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As a dreadfully lazy type, it has taken this kind of offer to finally get me to register. I'm only geeky in comparison to my friends anyway...

My backup at home is just a 1TB USB WD drive. There are also cloud options, but that's my backup regime.

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  Reply # 1094237 23-Jul-2014 14:48
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Also using a D-Link DNS-323 with 2x500GB HDDs in RAID1.
A new NAS would be great!

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  Reply # 1094239 23-Jul-2014 14:53
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For me I'd like to win so I can actually have a network storage solution currently using a WD USB3 2TB External drive as my My Docs drive holding movies, music and tv shows.  So yeah have a dedicated device would be a lot of use to be able to share directly throughout the house.

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  Reply # 1094240 23-Jul-2014 14:54
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 I just bought a new smart TV, this would be the perfect companion to watch movies off!

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  Reply # 1094242 23-Jul-2014 14:56
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my current make shift home server setup is in a sad state - an old laptop that is overheating despite every measure, with cables held together by duct tape as the connections are loose, and a couple of external HDD.

this will be an amazing upgrade!

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  Reply # 1094247 23-Jul-2014 15:04
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I currently have no local storage option.  Would be great to have something to easily share content between the PCs, TV, tablet, phones.....

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  Reply # 1094248 23-Jul-2014 15:09
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Currently don't have external storage, would use it for Photos, Music and Video storage to be accessed by all my devices on my home network :D

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  Reply # 1094250 23-Jul-2014 15:19
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I have no current NAS solution. Would be great to have something attached to the LAN in order to easily share music and movies :)

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