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Icy box NAS 4220


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Hi All

Apologies if this is in the wrong area, I was toying between network and Hard drives.

I'm considering buying an icy box NAS 4220 for use on my home network, the idea being to install twonkymedia to stream audio/video to my PS3 with an aim to upgrading to a mac mini with plex connecting to this for the future.

I am however on a budget so didnt want to go all out and buy 2 1tb drives etc straight away. I already have a 300gb sata which I intend to put in there so my question is as follows

  • Does the 4220 need 2 HDD in it to work or can it function with just 1
  • If it can work with just one will it be a simple case of adding another to expand the capacity (not using RAID, using JBOD) without losing any data, reformatting etc
Any advice would be great.



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Thanks, i've already had a read through that review but everywhere else i've looked seems to rate it quite highly, transfer speeds aren't too essential to me as I will be mostly streaming video (not high def) I just want storage that will be accessible from anywhere in the house hence the nas route.

Anyone else had any experience with this as I don't want to write it off based on one bad review.

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