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April 11, 2010 9:09:42 PM

Hello,

I'm interested in a NAS system, but I don't want to spend too much. These are the features that I'd like to have:

- Remote access from an outside network
- Media Streaming to a PS3 (or 360)
- USB ports for an external hard drive
- Bittorrent capability
- Affordable!

I already have a router (Linksys WRT54G), so connecting it shouldn't be a hassle. I plan to use a WD Passport external for storage since I have one lying around.

I saw this while browsing around: http://www.shopaddonics.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=NAS2XU2

It looks interesting, but I'm not sure if it'll do what I want properly. I tend to hear negative reviews on these things, so I'm a little wary. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance.

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April 14, 2010 4:24:37 AM

I think it's better to concentrate on streaming media directly to your display, not through a gaming console. Or are you talking about DLNA?
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April 14, 2010 3:43:43 PM

I want to be able to watch movies on my TV. Since it doesn't have internet connectivity, I'd rather use a gaming console to stream to it.
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April 14, 2010 5:01:58 PM

I too, am very interested in the solution to your requirement, but do not have a lot of experience, so anyone knowledgeable please feel free to correct me.

Here is a review of the little Network Attached Storage device you are considering: http://www.dreamwarecomputers.com/reviews_2010/addonics...

Personally, I do not see the advantage of the little NAS device as much more than a USB to RJ45 connection, which can be picked up for a few dollars. If it had several connections it might be a different story, but there is just room for one drive and one printer. I guess there is the GUI which interfaces your storage with your game device. and manages BitTorrent downloads.

Have you considered MythTV? http://www.mythtvtalk.com/mythtv.php This freeware has tons and tons of additional features, including MythGame, which is front end interface to your game console.

If you used this software and plugged your passport into any USB connection, it might skip the extra hardware altogether.

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