Advise Need a 1TB drive that can be hooked to a home network.

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Now I am not sure how this will work exactly ( noob here ).

    What I need is either a storage drive that can be hooked to a wireless router and shared on the home network, so that it can be accessed for downloading and streaming content.

    Or else is there something that is like an All-in-one - Router + storage??

    Please help!
     
  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    What devices will access the data on the 1TB HDD via the WiFi ?
     
  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    2xLaptops + 1 HD media player ( media player will access it thru a lan cable or thru a wifi dongle.
     
  4. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    What you need is a simple NAS device. there are various ones available on the market, whats your budget?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    No idea about the budget. How much would it cost.

    Sent from my XT910 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    the option i use :
    a. *GOOD* router with USB port with storage and printer support. I have belkin share but i dont like it's n band range.
    b. a powered usb hub. i use belkin 4 port.
    c. any usb drive.

    just connect the three and you are good to go. NAS is a costly solution and wont allow printer support.

    alternative and even more versatile idea:
    a. raspberry pi. [you can stream 1080p video from that thing! printer support! add a relay board and you can start connected devices (such as printer etc. on demand over network!!]
    b. usb hdd.
    c. lan cable to existing router.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    And approximate idea on pricing on the first idea?
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    belkin share costed my somewhere around 4.5k that time - dont remember the exact model number. the hub should be ~0.8k. hard drives - well, no clue, havent bought one in ages.
     
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  10. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Naice. So I can hook this directly and use it or use the router it has

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  11. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Seagate Home network storage -----> 300Mbps wifi Router ----> Laptop/HomeTheater
     
  12. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    jd, you know it's a rigid solution right?
     
  13. Ab-Initio

    Ab-Initio RAID Rookie

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    That seagate Goflex home network Hdd is very bad. I had one and its a useless product i can say. Check the reviews and youll come to know of the problems faced by users. Dont go for it
     
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    These.
     

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