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Old 02-04-10, 11:13 AM
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Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

I'm looking for an inexpensive 500gb-1tb NAS solution. I'm not really looking to use it as a back up system but more as a media server for all my divx files and pictures.

While I already have this when I leave my main PC on, I want something with low power consumption that I can leave on all the time. I want to be able to stream pics/movies to any of my PC's, laptops or the PS3 without having to make sure the PC is on.

I need something that supports DNLA (for the PS3) and something that, if it goes to sleep, you can wake without having to turn it off/on. Remote internet access would be nifty too.


Any suggestions?
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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

I use this at home. D-Link DNS-323:


I put two 1gb hard drives inside. One of those drives failed (it was a known issue with the drive that I didn't know about...), but once replaced, it's been working great ever since. I have it sitting in my electrical panel enclosure with my modem and router.

edit to add: Not sure how/if it works with the PS3, since I don't use my PS3 for media streaming. Sorry.

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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
I use this at home. D-Link DNS-323:


I put two 1gb hard drives inside...
I believe he was looking for something with a slightly greater capacity.
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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

I use the Netgear ReadyNAS products at home. They are excellent and decent prices.
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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

Originally Posted by SmackDaddy View Post
I'm looking for an inexpensive 500gb-1tb NAS solution.
Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
I believe he was looking for something with a slightly greater capacity.
You were saying?
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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
You were saying?
Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
I use this at home. D-Link DNS-323:


I put two 1gb hard drives inside.
You were saying....
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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

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You were saying....
In SomethingMore's defense, maybe his "gb" abbreviation means "gagglebyte" or some other humongous unit that we're not even aware of.
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haha. I'm a moron.

I'm not even going to fix my post.
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Re: Reliable NAS for Media streaming?

I wholeheartedly agree with the ReadyNAS products. I use three NV+ devices for streaming movies and music (Control4 and SONOS). I prefer to get the diskless units and put in the approved drives (usually 1.5 TB). Not that running the highest level of RAID with them would only net you about 4 TB from 6 TB of drives. Below is a link to the different models they offer.

www . readynas . com /?cat=49

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