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    Synology Disk Station DS-101g+

    At the time of writing, the Disk Station DS-101g+ is available at around the £200 mark. You'll have to supply your own SATA hard drive, but prices are forever dropping and capacities forever rising. Is it worth it? If you just want a network accessible drive, perhaps not. However, if you'll make use of the Disk Station's other features as well, it is definitely worth a look. Recommended to those with a lot of media to share, be it at home or in the workplace.
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    Looks interesting. Might need to save for that one. Will it work wirelessly, for example plugged into my wireless router?
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    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    Looks interesting. Might need to save for that one. Will it work wirelessly, for example plugged into my wireless router?
    If you've got a wireless access point of some form then yes, so that will include your wireless router. The device itself has no wireless capabilities, but I don't think that's an issue. It's got a 1Gbps network port and anyone who wants to give one wireless capabilities will have an access point on their LAN anyway.
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    Exactly. am not worried about having the box wireless on its own, I would be more than happy for it to sit with all of my other boxes of stuff by the router. Time to work out if I can afford it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    Time to work out if I can afford it now.
    £200 for the NAS box, £100 for a big hard drive. Not cheap, so like I say you have to see a use for all/most of the features before making a purchase.
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    Do you think it would get hot enough to compromise the lifespan of whatever disk was installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyzero
    Do you think it would get hot enough to compromise the lifespan of whatever disk was installed?
    Only to the extent that any external drive enclosure would... and at least this has a fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Only to the extent that any external drive enclosure would... and at least this has a fan.
    Hmm... maybe one to think about when the price drops a bit.. like in a couple of years...

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    It's quite cool I guess, but I'd still stick with my Mini-ITX 'NAS' machine, there's far more flexibility and my system really hasn't cost any more than one of those would. Having said that, the DS-101g+ is quite cute...

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    Thing is - why not make it 2 laptop drives?

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    Trouble with that is, the highest capacity laptop drives currently made are 100GB, so if you could fit 2 of those that still only gives you 200GB, and those drives are about £100 each - for me that's too expensive and too low a capacity.

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    okay, £200.... and its not that great.

    Mini-ITX passively cooled board £80
    Really nice case £80
    1gig of CFII + adaptor £40

    I know for one which i'd rather have (esp as i'd do away with the CF, and just put an OS on the drive).
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