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|MaguS|
06-29-08, 08:25 AM
I need helping picking one out for my Hard Drives. I have two 750GB SATA Drives that I want to use but I don't want to plug it directly to the laptop using USB. I want be able to plug them into my router and access them remotely through my network. I know there are some capable of this but I would rather them be shared then through FTP Service, Could anyone recommend any certain enclosure?

I was looking into this one....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817193050

bacon12
06-29-08, 01:20 PM
Well any attached drive would be available on your lan if you made it so. I have been looking into getting a NAS myself, but haven't bought anything yet.

Check these out..
http://mediasonicinc.com/store/index.php?cPath=26

nekrosoft13
06-29-08, 02:51 PM
I was looking into this one....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817193050


that is way to slow with Ethernet 10/100

|MaguS|
06-29-08, 03:30 PM
that is way to slow with Ethernet 10/100

100Mbit is more then enough considering that my wifi can only transmit at 108Mbit top.

BTW, Saw this one on Mwave, Looks pretty good.
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?&scriteria=AA49770

nekrosoft13
06-29-08, 03:45 PM
i would go crazy with 9mb/s :| lan

crainger
06-29-08, 04:47 PM
Just read a mag while you wait, or play some Wolf Quest.

nekrosoft13
06-29-08, 06:09 PM
i made a mistake of buying 10/100 nas once, it took 7 hours to transfer over data to fill it up.

when two computers tried accessing data at the same time it was very slow.

crainger
06-29-08, 07:01 PM
Plenty of Wolf Quest time there.

|MaguS|
06-29-08, 10:36 PM
i made a mistake of buying 10/100 nas once, it took 7 hours to transfer over data to fill it up.

when two computers tried accessing data at the same time it was very slow.

I don't plan on transferring files much at all, both drives basically only have 10GB free out of 750GB each. It's mainly to stream videos to my laptop and PS3 without having to connect to the drives physically.

9mb/s for streaming is more then enough.

nekrosoft13
06-29-08, 11:37 PM
just keep in mind that you basically will be able to stream to one machine at a time.

sharing 9mb/s with multiple machines is not a good idea, plus is not enough for HD media

CaptNKILL
06-30-08, 12:57 AM
Do you have a gigabit router Magus? If not, 10\100 is the best you're going to get anyway, even if you used a full blown file server.

100Mbit is more than enough for streaming, at least for anything I've done. I have an old system I use as a file server and its network card is only 10\100 and I haven't had any streaming problems. I can download and upload several files while watching standard definition movies or shows off of it on two other PCs at the same time without any issues.

Unless my math is bad, 100Mbit is 12.5Mbyte\sec, and I know none of the videos I stream are that large.

If you're doing massive high definition video files you may run into issues, but it'd probably only occur if you were trying to do it from two sources at the same time.

crainger
06-30-08, 01:00 AM
It is enough for HD, one movie to one machine though. I stream HD movies from my PC to my 360 and PS3 all the time with ease.

|MaguS|
06-30-08, 10:25 AM
Do you have a gigabit router Magus? If not, 10\100 is the best you're going to get anyway, even if you used a full blown file server.

100Mbit is more than enough for streaming, at least for anything I've done. I have an old system I use as a file server and its network card is only 10\100 and I haven't had any streaming problems. I can download and upload several files while watching standard definition movies or shows off of it on two other PCs at the same time without any issues.

Unless my math is bad, 100Mbit is 12.5Mbyte\sec, and I know none of the videos I stream are that large.

If you're doing massive high definition video files you may run into issues, but it'd probably only occur if you were trying to do it from two sources at the same time.

My router supports a gigibit tethered connection but when wireless (which I am 99.9% of the time) its max at 108mbit.

I only plan on using it on my laptop... I just want to get rid of being physically connected to an external HD... it's annoying.

CaptNKILL
06-30-08, 11:37 AM
Then a 10\100 external drive should be fine.

If you aren't using a wired gigabite connection with your laptop then there isn't much need to go above 10\100 since your wireless will be about the same speed.

It looks like you'd probably have to build a file server with a gigabit ethernet to go any faster than 10\100 anyway.