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  1. Someguy

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    Hey

    I'm interested in getting some sort of network storage. I'd like to be able to access it from any computer in the house.

    But I'd also like to be able to access videos on it from my PS3 and 360 when my connected computers are not on. So I presume it would be connected to the router.

    I'm not really interested in backing up so I don't need RAID compatibility either.

    I don't want to be spending loads on this either, just need something that's around 500GB.

    Cheers.
     
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    I've got a Maxtor Shared Storage Plus (320Gb I think), and a 500 Gb Western Digital NAS drive.

    Do you have gigabit ethernet? If so how about one of these?

    If not, how about a 10/100 ethernet model with 500Gb for £109.25 delivered? :smashin:

    [Edit] - If you can stretch a little bit over your £150 budget, you could get the Western Digital MyBook 750GB 7200RPM Ethernet NAS drive for £163 delivered using Google Checkout at Dabs.com (free delivery if ordered by midnight tonight). :thumbsup:

    (Don't forget 3% cashback via Quidco for Dabs. :smashin:
     
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    I will be getting Gigabit ethernet in the future so I'm thinking about getting that My Book one.

    Is Gigabit still compatible with 100/10? I presume it would be, just not as fast.

    Thanks
     
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    Couple of questions about that My Book option.

    Does it support Max OS X and can I use my 360 and Ps3 with it?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, all backwardly compatible. :)
     
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    • Network storage for Windows®, Mac® & Linux
    • Gigabit Ethernet for file sharing
    • USB 2.0 for private connection
    • Simple setup – no drivers to install

    :smashin:
     
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    I am looking for something similar, was looking on the web at a Buffalo Link Live 500GB, anyone recommend it, have seen some NAS with usb, 10/100 and printer ports on back a lot of connectivity.
     
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    Be careful with that-most of them will only read attached USB drives that are formatted with FAT 32.

    For some people that may be ok, but for me it was no good as my external drives are all NTFS.
     
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    ah, yeah I'am same all NTFS. .
     

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