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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-04-21, 08:12 PM
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Thought I'd ask some more questions. I am currently running a Linksys NSLU2 with a 500 GB USB drive. Most of my network is gigabit and the Slug is just that .. a slug. So, I am looking to upgrade and am considering three options.

The need is primarily to serve music to two PC's and a PS3. Some video serving as well, but not as important.

I like the D-Link DNS-323, but would like to be able to use an external USB drive since I already have a 500GB one, so I think this is the least preferred option.

I've narrowed it down to the Buffalo Linkstation Pro or the QNAP TS-109. Both support TwonkyMedia as a local install which is my preferred media server. The QNAP solution will be more expensive, but has a little more flexibility in that it also supports eSATA external hard drives.

Just wondering if anyone has any feedback about either of these, or any other thoughts?
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-04-23, 10:06 PM
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Have you looked at the new (2nd) generation mediavault from HP ?
It has twonky also ... Support usb external drive (unlimited size expansion). I have but good thing about it.
If I had the money, I would change my first gen for a second gen without hesitation (even the first gen was good, the 2nd is just ... better).
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 2008-04-24, 02:30 AM
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Didn't really consider the HP products at all. Looks like some good products, but I actually went with the Synology DS107 (the 'e' version which doesn't have ADS and a little less memory).

I liked the onboard UPnP server works with the PS3 without having to load Twonky (although Twonky does have a distribution for it). I especially like the support for 3 external USB drives and an eSATA drive. Leaves me with a lot of storage options. I added a 500GB SATA2 Western Digital Hard Drive to the purchase.

Just setting it up this evening. I'll probably post up some sort of review/wrap-up of my experience with it.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 2009-04-08, 01:07 PM
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NAS box

I just bought a Thecus N4100 Pro with built in Media Server it works with my Wii and you can plug in a wireless USB to make it wireless or use the wired connection
I also bought an EVA 700 by Netgear from Ebay and it works with that to my TV wirelessly play music,Video and Pictures
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