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Master Geek

#58429 11-Mar-2010 20:03
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Ive been looking at these mini adapters to turn your USB drive into network stoage.
Anyone had a play with one? has a demo on youtube.
Looking on ebay there are quite a few models, I suspect they all run on the same chipset.
Some mixed reviews on to them.


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Ultimate Geek

  #306382 11-Mar-2010 20:20
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Interesting idea, what sort of cost have you seen of ebay as they would have to be fairly cheap to stop just going for a NAS

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Master Geek

  #306383 11-Mar-2010 20:26
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As low as $32 US on ebay, shipping from hong kong reviews pretty mixed, but if you only want access occasionaly to backup Im sure it would do the job. Im also after a low power solution, not heating the house with gear...

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  #307825 16-Mar-2010 14:15
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I find computers to be quite a good heating solution... LOL

I guess you should do your backups to a hard drive (USB or otherwise) if you have lots to backup frequently; flash drives have limits on number of writes the memory chips can handle which affects their average lifetime.

Also, a miniature device like that may or may not have security for your data so I would want to put any wifi you have onto a saparate network. Some wifi routers have a security option to block traffic between wireless LAN and wired LAN, so that anyone hacking your wifi encryption cannot access the router settings or your NAS etc.

Time to find a new industry!


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Master Geek

  #307911 16-Mar-2010 17:32
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I dont use wifi, Ive wired the house with cat6 and run it thru a firebox appliance, all done for under $650.
thanks cabledirect and trademe.
I see a $99 version on trademe but was looking for some feedback on how stable the chipsets where, I suspect they all use the same

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