- Mac Compatible
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- Convert any USB 2.0 / 1.1 mass storage device into a Network Attached Storage device
- Great for creating a custom Network Attached Storage appliance
- USB port can be used to power most 2.5" USB hard drives or any low powered USB storage device
- Support Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps
- Can be set as a print server to attach any USB printer to the network
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The main features of the NAS include:
1) Media Server that will sync pictures, music, and videos to things like X-Box's, PS3's, Media center PC's, etc.
2) BitTorrent to download all of those media files or other digital content.
3) SMB general file sharing service.
4) FTP file sharing for web based file access.
5) It is dirt cheap compared to most NAS devices which cost upwards of $150 to $200, which means you have to accept the quirks (yes, quirkiness is a feature).
The system is not a flawless one so like I said earlier you really should know a thing or two about computers to use this. Below are a list of things I did to ensure this device will work as well as any "quirks" I ran into:
1) Use at least a 100Mbps router but preferably a 1Gbps router like a Wireless N (a switch or wired router is fine too). Do not use a hub. They are dumb devices and will usually mess up video quality.
2) Enable QoS (quality of service), it is your friend.Read more ›
Administration and set up was easy done via a browser interface.
For attaching a USB drive requires that any attached storage device be formatted as a FAT partition and the device includes it's own partitioning software. It does allow large files (I loaded several movies well in excess of 4Gb with no problem) but it does mean that anything you have on the drive will be wiped out so no "cheating" by adding the files via a direct USB connection to your computer.
I didn't try the ftp connection but the torrent client was a nice surprise; it is independent of your computer so you can set up a slow torrent download and not have to keep your computer running for those marathon 2 day downloads.
And certainly a lot cheaper than a standalone NAS!
from the addionics site [...]:
1 USB-A connector
USB 2.0 / 1.1 specification
USB power up to 1.5A at 5V
1 RJ45 socket for 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection
File system support: FAT32 *
Suppor maximum 2TB partition. Maximum file size up to 127GB when read/write from the NAS adapter
Dimensions (L x W x H): (70 x 32 x 24) mm or (2.75 x 1.25 x .94) in.
Weight: 45g (1.6 Oz)
Operation Temperature: 0 °C ~ 70 °C
Operation Humidity: 10 ~ 90 %RH
Storage Temperature: -20 °C ~ 70 °C
Storage Humidity: 5~ 95 %RH
Power consumption: 200mA @ 5V
* USB storage device must be initialized and formatted with the NAS adapter before appearing on the network. Be sure to make a backup of any existing data on the USB storage prior to formatting by the NAS adapter.
Overall great buy and will recommend it to anyone and everyone!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing is a weird. Not what I expected. Perhaps I should give it more stars as I struggled to get to work on a 5TB drive and it has a 2TB limitation. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Paul
I really like the idea of this device, but I don't like the implementation. It could not read larger USB sticks and the smaller sticks that it could read didn't show any files and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MT
This is a pretty awesome device which can be used for multiple functions. We put a USB thumb drive in it and have it running as a small self contained FTP server.Published 2 months ago by John Salfer
Won't allow you to access a drive over the network for Time Machine. Since Time Machine is the back up program that comes with every Mac, calling this device Mac compatible is a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by DSMosaics
This did not work for my purposes, so it had to go back. I wanted to use this to use with my Sonos speakers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sandra Penny
Great little Linux box to easily add network storage. Easy-Peasy!Published 6 months ago by Old Hippy
I brought this NAS adapter but it wants me to format for existing 2 TB external hard drive which is NTFS. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer