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April 9, 2013 5:38:06 AM

Hi, I am looking for a NAS drive but cant really find out the info I want about them. Currently I use a really old server running MS server 2000. All I use it for is backing up all my company files and the kids coursework etc over our own network.

The server is very slow and loud so I want to upgrade but dont really want the cost of a brand new server so I am thinking a good NAS drive would do the trick.

My question is I need a quality NAS drive 2 bay for a decent price that can have individual passwords for each user like I have now on ms server, I want it setup so I can open networking and see \\mainserver-office \\mainserver-dan \\mainserver-hannah etc and then have to use a password to access the data that is in the folder that is not my own.

I am looking at the netgear v2 at the moment but I'm not sure how well it will be able to do this or if it can at all.

Thanks in advanced.

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April 9, 2013 6:21:51 AM

Hello :-)

I am currently using a Synology DS 213+ and I am more than happy with it: Link to the Synology DS 213+

Here are some of the key features:
* Very quiet
* Beautiful OS (Linux based), very easy to use
* Account manager: Very easy to use with multiple settings (bandwith, disk space, programm rights, administration rights, group management etc)
* Cloud server function: Sync files between PC's and / or phones
* Backup function: Windows, PC
* iTunes server
* Music server and player: In my opinion better an iTunes. iOS, Android and Windows Phone app available
* Video station: Movie management, IMBD support (works really great)
* Photo station: Photo mangement tool
* App store: Get more programms for it from Synology or other developers
etc etc etc

I could go on for hours ;)  I have this NAS for half a year now, and I've done a lot of research before I bought it - I'm more than happy with what I got. In my opinion, the biggest plus with the Synology NAS is how easy it is to use.

If you have any questions about the Synology NAS, don't hesitate to ask :) 

Price - I don't know how much it costs where you live, but here in Switzerland, it was one of the cheaper ones.
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April 9, 2013 6:24:19 AM

any NAS device will do what your asking. it might look differently. it could be setup that "hannah" cannot even see the "office" share, if "hannah" is a seperate login/computer. NAS software is much simpler to setup than a server.
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April 9, 2013 10:23:20 AM

DavidRappl said:
Hello :-)

I am currently using a Synology DS 213+ and I am more than happy with it: Link to the Synology DS 213+

Here are some of the key features:
* Very quiet
* Beautiful OS (Linux based), very easy to use
* Account manager: Very easy to use with multiple settings (bandwith, disk space, programm rights, administration rights, group management etc)
* Cloud server function: Sync files between PC's and / or phones
* Backup function: Windows, PC
* iTunes server
* Music server and player: In my opinion better an iTunes. iOS, Android and Windows Phone app available
* Video station: Movie management, IMBD support (works really great)
* Photo station: Photo mangement tool
* App store: Get more programms for it from Synology or other developers
etc etc etc

I could go on for hours ;)  I have this NAS for half a year now, and I've done a lot of research before I bought it - I'm more than happy with what I got. In my opinion, the biggest plus with the Synology NAS is how easy it is to use.

If you have any questions about the Synology NAS, don't hesitate to ask :) 

Price - I don't know how much it costs where you live, but here in Switzerland, it was one of the cheaper ones.


Thank you!
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