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New USB2/Ethernet hard disk

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by HMHB, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    Looks like the manufacturers are starting to realise that people want affordable external hard disks that are accessible over ethernet too:-
    Ethernet & USB2 hard drive

    I'll have a look for some reviews to see how it performs, but it could be the answer to my need for a HDD to hold all my music on.
     
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    A review can be found here

    This device can be a simple RAID system and it can be set to read only on the network - ideal if you want to store movies or music and access them from anywhere.

    P.S. you may have guessed I'm quite excited about this ;)
     
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    Very nice, so I could just plug this into one of my slots on my router and all my PCs could access it?
     
  4. HMHB

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    Yes, and you can also use it as a normal USB2 drive.
     
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    This is the ideal solution for my office, are they out yet in the UK?
     
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    I've not seen any yet, I will let you know when I do as I will be getting one
     
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    Quick update - I've emailed the company who make them to ask if they will be selling in the UK and they reply:-

    Ximeta is planning on selling product in Europe. Ximeta is currently in discussions with distribution and reseller partners.

    However if you would like to purchase a Ximeta product with your credit card you may order directly form the USA. The product costs are below. A $50 USD shipping and handling charge will be added to your order.

    NETDISK PORTABLE 80GB
    NDU10-80
    890345000144
    $189.99

    NETDISK PORTABLE 120GB
    NDU10-120
    890345000151
    $229.90

    NETDISK PORTABLE 160GB
    NDU10-160
    890345000168
    $289.99
     
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    Sounds interesting....

    Am I right in thinking there is no duty applicable to computer equipment imported into the EU - only VAT payable.

    Sure I've read that somewhere previously.
     
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    They sound very similar to the Quantum Snap Servers that have been out for years.

    They're basically hard discs with network cards attached to them. They can emulate a Windows/Novell/UNIX server so you just give the box an IP address and you're up and running.

    They're more pricey than these ones though, as they're aimed at businesses.

    Mind you, I suspect for the price, you'd be better off building a low power PC (in CPU terms) and turning it into a large server. Would probably be easier to manage than having half a dozen little boxes stacked on your shelf with power and network cables coming out the back.
     
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    shame about the limitation of only 1 user with write access at a time and the proprietary software :(
     

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