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Old 07-03-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Do I need a NAS?

I live with my computers. All the time. But I like to change things up between sitting at my desktop, and lounging around with my 2 laptops.

I would like some networked storage to hold my main storage drive, a 1TB HDD, but I want access to it to be as fast as if it was connected directly to the computer I'm using, because I will want to flick through photos and watch movies. Please forgive my ignorance on the topic...

It is all likely to be in 1 room, but the flexibility of wireless would be really nice. Will a wireless set up be fast enough, and affordable?

What do you think would be best?

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Wireless Home NAS is not to expensive (if that is what you mean), you can get a 1TB for around 100


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Old 07-03-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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Maybe someone with experience setting up NAS systems can recommend something. There seem to be a lot of critical reviews of most top NAS out there...

I have a Virgin Media superhub (made by netgear), and an older 2011 white Netgear branded modem router.... (and a 2010 model as well). All b/g routers. None have N. Would N help?

Reviews of a WD NAS are not encouraging
"main complaint... this NAS is painfully slow... with anything wirelessly"
WD My Book Live Personal Cloud Storage 2 TB Network Attached Storage: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Cheaper Seagate
Seagate STAM1000200 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Wireless Home NAS: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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Default Re: Do I need a NAS?

If you have a desktop that you leave on, you can set up a network share on that.
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