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Patriot Valkyrie 2 Bay Network Attached Storage (PCNASVK35S2)

by Patriot
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  • System: Embedded 500MHz Processor / 128MB Embedded Ram / 16MB/Supports SATA II, up to 4TB storage
  • Supports Network file protocol CIFS/SMB/AFP/NFS/HTTP/FTP
  • Supports system backup, scheduled back and direct USB backup/ Supports USB external storage
  • Supports PC-less download (BT/HTTP/FTP/e2DK (emule/edonky)/ Supports UPNP Media Server
  • Supports multi-lingual user interface/ Supports OTB (One Touch Backup)/ Supports Dynamic DNS
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Patriot
  • Model Number: PCNASVK35S2
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 year

Product Description

The Patriot Valkyrie Dual Bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) device is ideal for homes or offices with multiple computers when used as a central storage server, digital media hub, or FTP server for remote users. The Patriot Valkyrie Dual Bay NAS device is equipped with two 3.5" drive bays (HDD not included), a 500MHz embedded processor, 128MB of RAM, fast Gigabit network capabilities, RAID 0, 1 and JBOD support to keep your data safe and secure.

Easily connects to your existing home network and room for ample storage, up to 4TB

Sleek and compact design lets you conveniently tuck it away or store it next to your desk

Complete Network Access
Patriot Valkyrie offers many built-in features such as: FTP server, UPnP media server, iTunesR server, user and group management, One Touch Backup (OTB), system backup, scheduled backup, PC-less download via P2P Network, Active Directory Services (ADS), and Dynamic DNS. The easy to use interface and comprehensive setup options bring the versatility of a robust network storage device to everyone.

Easy to Set-up
Simply connect Valkyrie to your router with the included ethernet cable, power the unit up, run the setup software, and Valkyrie automatically shows up on your network as a network drive.

Data Protection
Valkyrie offers numerous ways to keep your data safe from (OTB) one-touch-backup, external IP backup, client backup software and RAID options, giving your piece of mind.

Access Your Files Over The Internet
Valkyrie is not limited to sharing your data over your home network. You can configure Valkyrie to share and access files over the network.

PC-less Download Management
Download files via P2P, e2DK (eMule/eDonkey) sharing for easy access to media from the web.

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Support for UPnP streaming on UPnP cabable devices such as Sony PlaystationR and Microsoft XboxR.

USB ports for external devices
2 USB 2.0 ports allows to you connect and share external devices such as an external hard drive, USB flash drive or USB printer.

Connectors: 10/100/1000 Ethernet; 2x USB 2.0 ports; 2 internal 2.5" SATA HDD drive bays (HDD not included).

Access Your Data From One Place
Valkyrie Dual Bay NAS allows you to store all your digital information like music, movies, photos and data all in one central place where anyone on your home network can access. No matter what platform you have, PC or Mac, the data can be easily stored, accessed or streamed from the Valkyrie. Equipped with two internal SATA-II bays for up to 4TB of total storage, theres plenty of room for data storage. Thats enough to store 870 4.7GB DVDs, 294,335 5MB uncompressed TIFF photos or 838,860 5MB .mp3 songs.

What's in the Box
Valkryie NAS, LAN cable, AC adapter and cable, Quick Install Guide and CD drives and manual.

"Given the fairly large feature set wrapped up in a well constructed, attractive unit, the Valkyrie is a good buy for those in the market for a simple home NAS." - 03/01/2010
"The Patriot Valkyrie is an entry level NAS server that is able to deliver acceptable performance at a price that few companies are able to compete with. If you have shield away from purchasing a NAS due to high cost, now is the time to act" - 02/14/2010
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002YGTS24
  • Item model number: PCNASVK35S2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at December 1, 2009

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ray Wong on February 4, 2010
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Just got my Valkyrie up and running. The unit is pretty well built. Door in the front folds down and you can access the two removable drive bays. Make sure you read the PDF manaual on the included disk before installing. It will save you a lot of hassle as the quickstart quide is near worthless. Not mentioned in either guide or manaual is the removable drive bracket has a spacer you need to remove in order to install your drives. This took me a minute to figure out. The PDF on the disk is also the only place where it lists your username, password, and default IP which you need.

Took a while to figure out how to configure windows 7 to see the valkyrie. Follow the instructions as per the pdf manaual and then in Win 7 under advanced sharing settings make sure to turn off public folder sharing, turn off password protect sharing, turn off use user account and passwords to connect to other computers. The way win 7 is set up by default does not work.

Make sure the valkyrie is using the same workgroup name as the rest of your network (done through valkyrie net tool - access via web). I had some trouble getting raid 1 configured, I finally formatted both drives at the same time through the web utility and it all of a sudden worked, where as formatting them one at a time and it did not seem to work. Not sure if this was the fix but formatting both drives at the same time certainly is faster. Just start one drive formattting and then imediately start the 2nd drive formatting. All of a sudden my raid 1 valkrie was up and running properly. I didn't try every combination but these setting worked for me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By oi_jo on April 23, 2010
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I bought this NAS a few weeks ago. The hardware is fine so far. But I am really disappointed by the level of support Patriot has put behind it -- practically none. The Patriot tech forum for this product is pretty much deserted by Patriot (Google and you will find it). There are only users asking questions and complaining, trying to bring attention to someone from Patriot, but nobody answers the call. Before I bought it, I thought a new firmware release was due end of March. But it didn't happen and there is no information on when it will finally arrive. I wished I had waitedand observed the zero activity level from Patriot before I ordered the product. I thought this is a new product and Patriot will be actively supporting it like other notable NAS vendors. But it looks like Patriot might be planning to take the cash and let the product die off. [See update below]

Update: July 2010

1. Thanks to some expert user(s)on the support forum. The device was hacked and a workaround was provide for telnet with root access. That opened the door for customization (tweaking).

2. It was reported at the forum that there was a new firmware release available as of 7/2/2010. I didn't test it -- will wait for more user feedback before upgrading. But this does show that Partiot is continuing the support of this product so far.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jayandan B. Pazhayidathu on March 14, 2010
I was looking for a NAS for almost 6 months. Read about many including Linksys, DLink 323 etc. I was looking for one which is less that $200, which can hold upto 4TB, 2 Bay, with Raid 1. Finally I came to know about Patriot Valkrye. Here is my first review

1. Solid build
2. Hard drive installation is easy
3. Setup is very easy
4. Speed and performance is same as any other in that category
5. ITunes server, FTP etc.

1. Never follow quick installation guide, use the full installation guide come in the CD or website. Follow line by line.
2. Slow performance (this is same as any other NAS in the category)
3. To add the hard drive, no instruction available. You need to remove the black spacer and use that 4 screws to connect.
4. No Raid 5.

I read cnet reviews talking about performance, but I understand $150 cannot fetch that, they really are driving a porche and comparing that with Honda Civic. I also read about web interface crashes etc, but I am not seeing any of those. I have Windows 7 32 bit with IE8.

I sure think Patriot will release an updated version with more Raid options etc. I am waiting for that. This NAS will become a baseline in the low cost category.

Update after using this for a while
* Web interface never crashed
* H/W is solid and running cool if you place it in open place.
* Media server is slow (again what you expect from $150 NAS)
* When you boot your computer up, you may need to map the drive again. But you can keep the mapping persistent.
* No new update from Patriot yet.

I will recommend this product you any one who is low budget and looking for NAS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By oil burner on September 13, 2010
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I bought this to use as a simple, inexpensive NAS for some data at work, as RAID 1. First use will be to store rarely accessed picture files. It will not be doing iTunes, torrent, web access or anything even slightly fancy. Certainly will not be feeding video or audio files, at least not streamed live for viewing/listening. Nor will we likely be using the USB for backup or to connect a printer. Nor will we set up any automatic backup via this software; I have other software set up for backups. I did not check for new firmware.

First, as posted before, it is rather slow (we're on a 100 speed network, not gigabit). But fast enough for my purposes.

Second, as posted before, the quick install guide is useless. Actually, worse than useless, as if you follow those instructions you won't get it set up.

Third, the manual on CD is not so hot, either. For example, in the box with the instructions "Select 'Access via web' " it clearly shows pressing "Setup Wizard" and not the adjoining button, "Access via web."

What I actually did to get it working:
-Installed two 1.5TB drives. Yes, the manual says 1TB max, but it sees my 1.5TB units just fine. Removed spacers and reused screws, carefully saving spacers that I'll never use again. ;)
-Plugged in RJ-45 port to LAN; power cord to wall; held power on switch 2 or 3 seconds.
-Ran software (on my W7 32 bit PC) to find Disk Management to format. Set the time first. Remember user ID is admin, PW is root.
-Despite what the manual implies, you have to select both HDDs from "attached device" to RAID devices and both are formatted at the same time. Fairly quickly, actually. Selected RAID 1 button, of course. Also selected FAT32. It defaults to EXT2.
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