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# 143520 17-Apr-2014 13:06
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As the subject implies, I'm looking for recommendations for a networkable (ethernet) hard drive for a home network.

My ADSL router supports USB, but this has incredibly slow data transfer rate. Currently transferring off it back to desktop is a woeful most 2MB/s :(

Looking for an external drive (~2TB) that I can hook up to the mains, hook up to the router & let it do it's business as a backup & file share device.

Any suggestions? Open to any advice.

Thanks in advance.

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  # 1026843 17-Apr-2014 13:11
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The WD MyBook Live is good for a basic NAS.

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  # 1026908 17-Apr-2014 14:59
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Synology DiskStation DS213.

Really great little NAS's.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1026956 17-Apr-2014 15:51
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gehenna: The WD MyBook Live is good for a basic NAS.

Agreed.  Very good devices and quite cheap. 

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  # 1026982 17-Apr-2014 16:32
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gehenna: The WD MyBook Live is good for a basic NAS.


Something like the Buffalo Linkstation Live is similar to the WD Mybook but probably has a few more features and is a lot less expensive.
The only problem is I don't think Buffalo products are available in NZ so you would need to purchase from somewhere like Amazon





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  # 1027213 18-Apr-2014 09:37
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farcus:
gehenna: The WD MyBook Live is good for a basic NAS.


Something like the Buffalo Linkstation Live is similar to the WD Mybook but probably has a few more features and is a lot less expensive.
The only problem is I don't think Buffalo products are available in NZ so you would need to purchase from somewhere like Amazon




Is this the same as why PriceSpy has as the Buffalo CloudStation (http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1028626)?
When I link through to their one supplier the pics look almost identical to the LinkStation.
Anti-parallel import versioning perhaps.

Thanks

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  # 1027242 18-Apr-2014 11:14
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qnap or synology nas, far better than a usb option IMO.

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  # 1027336 18-Apr-2014 14:21
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HaggisKiwi:
farcus:
gehenna: The WD MyBook Live is good for a basic NAS.


Something like the Buffalo Linkstation Live is similar to the WD Mybook but probably has a few more features and is a lot less expensive.
The only problem is I don't think Buffalo products are available in NZ so you would need to purchase from somewhere like Amazon




Is this the same as why PriceSpy has as the Buffalo CloudStation (http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1028626)?
When I link through to their one supplier the pics look almost identical to the LinkStation.
Anti-parallel import versioning perhaps.

Thanks


I'm not entirely sure what a cloudstation is.
Looking on Buffalo's website for Australia, then American and Japan there is no reference to cloudstation anywhere.
Amazon.com have a couple of Cloudstations. Looking at the description it appears they may be refurbished linkstations sold under a different name.

edit: oh, I see. They are a pogoplug based device.
specs for the cloudstation seem similar to the consumer grade nas drives. Whether they are as good I couldn't say.
There is a review here - or Buffalo maintain a cloudstation website (for some reason separate to their main website for every other product they make)

 
 
 
 




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  # 1027656 19-Apr-2014 09:45
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farcus:
HaggisKiwi:
farcus:
gehenna: The WD MyBook Live is good for a basic NAS.


Something like the Buffalo Linkstation Live is similar to the WD Mybook but probably has a few more features and is a lot less expensive.
The only problem is I don't think Buffalo products are available in NZ so you would need to purchase from somewhere like Amazon




Is this the same as why PriceSpy has as the Buffalo CloudStation (http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1028626)?
When I link through to their one supplier the pics look almost identical to the LinkStation.
Anti-parallel import versioning perhaps.

Thanks


I'm not entirely sure what a cloudstation is.
Looking on Buffalo's website for Australia, then American and Japan there is no reference to cloudstation anywhere.
Amazon.com have a couple of Cloudstations. Looking at the description it appears they may be refurbished linkstations sold under a different name.

edit: oh, I see. They are a pogoplug based device.
specs for the cloudstation seem similar to the consumer grade nas drives. Whether they are as good I couldn't say.
There is a review here - or Buffalo maintain a cloudstation website (for some reason separate to their main website for every other product they make)


Looks like the CloudStation, that's on PriceSpy, is an iteration of the standard Buffalo LinkStation Live + Pogoplug cloud storage & associated apps.
No real difference unless I need more cloud storage.

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