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    Hi guys,

    Basically I'm looking at the Maxtor 300gb networked drive and the Buffalo 250gb networked drive. The buffalo drive can be run as an FTP server and also has wireless functionality (my router is the netgear WGT624 model) plus it can act as a print server (the maxtor can, but isn't wireless and the printer is no where near the router). Has anyone got an experience with these drives? I think I've decided on the Buffalo as PC Pro also gave it the "recommended" award, so that's one good thing.

    I have no idea what the rule is about competitors (maybe I should check, heh), but here's a link to both drives;

    Buffalo - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/81385/bu...hdh250lan.html

    Maxtor - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/81390/ma...age-drive.html

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    The Buffalo Linkstation is extremely hackable, there is a bunch of stuff out there on the different hardware version and how to get custom software installs running on it.

    I don't really know anything about the maxtor unit tbh

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    So you'd recommend the linkstation? Is it reliable?

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    I'll tell ya one thing, dont go anywhere the SC101 from Netgear, its bloody useless, even for light home use.

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    Yep - I've heard nothing but bad things about that.

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    out of the two above, yeah i'd recomend the Linkstation, but only because i know a little more about what it is capable of, i have't touched either of them myself

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    We've had both come through us at work.

    Netgear - a glorified external HDD, network connectivity is a joke and you have to install drivers to use it on any computer!

    Buffalo - just awesome. What you expect for NAS really.

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    How about the Synology Diskstation... Available from Scan...

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