Verbatim MediaShare Mini Home Network Storage, Silver 97329
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- Connect up to 4 drives and easily access them from any computer on your network or remotely via the internet
- Remotely upload, download and manage files; view photos, play music and watch videos via the internet
- Access files from your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Palm Pre or other smart mobile device
- Upload your photos directly to Facebook, Flickr* and more (*premium subscription required)
- Stream music & photos through Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 or other DLNA compliant digital media adaptors
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Verbatim MediaShare Mini Home Network Storage 97329 (Silver). Media Sharing Station
From the Manufacturer
Connect up to 4 USB storage drives and immediately access all of the files on your network. Manage, view or play content on any computer on your home network or outside the home using any computer with internet access.
Unlimited File Sharing: Share your files with friends, family, co-workers using file albums.
Social Network Sharing: Upload your photos directly to Facebook and other Social Media sites.
Photo Albums: Create and share access to photo albums using email links sent automatically by MediaShare.
Access & Manage Anywhere
Computer Access: Upload and download files from any location inside or outside the home.
Anytime Mobile Access:Access your files through an iPhone, iPad or other mobile devices. View Microsoft Office files, read PDF documents, enjoy photos or play music remotely all with ease. Premium subscription not required.
Digital Media Players: Stream your files to any DLNA / uPnP device such as PS3, Xbox360 or other similar digital media players.
iTunes™ & Sonos™ :Enjoy playing your music directly to iTunes clients or Sonos™ wireless audio systems from any USB drive connected to MediaShare Mini.
Media Player: Use the included media player capabilities of MediaShare to view photos or play music and videos on your computer whether you are at home or in a café.
| Additional Features |
Manage all of your content with ease using MediaShare’s innovative and easy to use management tool. Access locally or remotely through any computer web browser.
| Network Printing|
Connect a USB printer and enable network printing on a home network. (Scan, Fax, Copy or any additional non-printing functionality is not supported).
| Save & Protect |
Network Backup: Use network backup software solutions such as Windows Backup to save files directly to drives connected to MediaShare Mini.
High Speed Processor: High Speed, High Performance processor for better video streaming and improved data transfer.
Design: Compact, sleek aluminum enclosure that fits in the palm of your hand.
4 x USB Ports: Connect up to 4 USB storage devices or USB printer to make network accessible.
Top customer reviews
I have found with tech support you don't need the software installed after setup. to access your drives all you need to do is type \\22.214.171.124. Please note the ip address is a fake you need to replace the ip address with your boxes address. Leave the back slashes in.
You can look at every thing on your hard drive by the web browser Fire Fox excreta.
I am using a 7 port USB hub and I can run more than four drives at once.
Media server is ready to share your music and videos with any radio or select tv players.
1 Gigabit speeds for fast networking
Large files take a long time to transfer. Compare your USB port on your computer the port on your system is faster than this unit. To move 12 Gigabits worth of videos takes me 30 minutes. It takes me 4 minutes connected to the computer.
You need Internet to do the first setup. Or if you had to do a factory reset.
Supper bright LED lights. I have one in my bed room and I had to cover the lights with black tape.
Advanced user knolage
If you have 2 or more media share units on one network. I have 3 media share systems on my network and the first time I had them running they fought to be king. all 3 wants to be ruler and their can be only one running at a time.
To solve this problem I had to install NETGEAR ProSAFE GS108T 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch 10/100/1000MbpsSmart switches to create VLans for the 3 Media share units. I also had to set different work groups. This fixed my problem and each media share think he is king but in realty I put them in different networks and all of my computers can see each network like it is all one. Every computer read and write to them and no hick ups.
The media share box gets warm so you need to give it plenty of ventilation.
I can stand the minor flaws of the equipment. Like the slowness of the moving of files. I just start the transfer and walk away. It is nice not to have to use one computer as a file server. I just bought another one for another room. I have had my first two now for two years and like them. Despite the bad reviews I have read I would jump in and try one if I were you. I did jump in and I have never been sorry.
I purchased this box from Amazon, unboxed it, and plugged it into my LAN. After spending a few frustrated hours wondering why it wasn't working, or only seemed to work intermittently, I tried a different port on my hub. Long story short, I found out that in a recent power outage all but one of the ports on my 5-port hub were dead. Replaced the hub, and this device worked perfectly the first time.
Setup is fairly easy. If you know how to plug in a power adapter, hook up a network cable, and plug in a USB drive, you are most of the way there. Follow that with a software install and a web-based service setup, and you're done.
Once setup, the device will share the content you copy to the USB drive over the web and your LAN. On your LAN, you can install software that will connect you to the device and let you access it via the Windows Explorer interface. Over the web, you can connect to it via the myverbatim.com web site through a "mostly intuitive" web interface. (I say "mostly intuitive" because there can be some confusion about the difference between what the box refers to as "Albums" and folders.) The web interface is not the quickest thing I've ever seen, but it's responsive enough to allow you to browse to the content you want within a few seconds in most cases. Let's face it, for the price Verbatim charges you can't expect this thing to perform like a high-end multi-CPU Linux server.
The content on the box is accessible from smartphones, which can help you retrieve an important document from home while you're on the road..
I currently have a 500GB USB hard drive attached to the MediaShare and it is working fine. I still have three other USB ports I could attach storage to, so my "personal cloud" could be pretty big.
I still was unable to get time machine to work because I have a dual partition 500 GB drive and when I select the entire drive as the drive for time machine use, it throws me an error because it cannot create the backup file. It appears that it is trying to use the wrong network path. If anyone has any insight into how to resolve this, please reply to this review.
Overall, not a bad product. Just not the most straight forward.
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Also, at times it just disappears and reappears on my home network.Read more
Easy to install, easy to use, a little low to access from another routers (probably software and not hardware problem).