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    Cheap NAS solution?

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a cheap NAS drive to stream music files from. It doenst have to have huge GB - 120GB would be fine.

    Ive seen some for around the 120 quid mark.

    Are there specific brands / tips as to what to look for?

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    Build your own

    old machine + hard drive of your choice + http://www.serverelements.com/naslite.php should do it
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    Did think about that mate - but lack of technical ability + space + laziness has driven me down the road of plug and play!


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    some ADSL ruoters will take a USB hard drive to add NAs functionality , so its possible that you can kill 2 birds with one stone.
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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=273369

    you can add what ever size drive you fancy , and expand if neassesary
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    cheers - looks like an option - also seen these though - price would be about the same by the time you've added your own drives:

    http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/prod...c0ed8b8220eb8e

    any other recommendations most welcome (particularly ones that dont invlove me using a screwdriver!)

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    Thanks Moby - i'd not seen that myself .. could be handy for me

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    thats pretty neat
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM
    Thanks Moby - i'd not seen that myself .. could be handy for me
    not enough time browsing your own company site ?

    I'm toying with the idea of one myself
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    We have a lot of products... and they appear very quickly these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM
    Thanks Moby - i'd not seen that myself .. could be handy for me
    How about a nice todayonly deal with one of those Hitachi 250 Gig drives - think you could eek it down to £100 ex VAT ?
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    Why not submit it as a request? (see sig for linky )

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    very tempting seeing as I've just been paid

    mail sent....
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    lol, they are £56 now
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    lol, they are £56 now
    whats so funny - I know the drive is £56 , but I want the drive AND NAS enclosure for a ton ex vat.

    re read my post , then blush a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    whats so funny - I know the drive is £56 , but I want the drive AND NAS enclosure for a ton ex vat.

    re read my post , then blush a bit
    Now that would be a ton well spent!

    Finding it hard to get reviews of the NAS enclosure - have you got any good reports you can point me at moby?

    ta.
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