Plug and Play NAS

Hi everyone,

I am looking into a NAS solution for a customer that is easy to set up and use. The goal is to be able to copy small video files, up to 5 gigabytes, to the network drive in order for a second computer to review the video. Currently, we are having the customer create a shared folder on the second computer and the video files are written to the shared folder over the network, using the gigabit wired interface of a wired router. We are trying to avoid customer support calls for help setting up the networking.

We have tried using wireless routers with USB 3.0 ports, such as the ASUS RT-N65U, and writing to a USB 3.0 thumb drive but the write speeds are unacceptably low. Using this combination we were attaining speeds of 5-12 MB/s writing 2 GB files. The advantage of this setup was the USB drive shows up under "Network" on Windows 7 without any configuration of the router.

Can anyone think of a solution to our problem? We would like to get at least 30 MB/s transfer speed, but with USB 3.0 and gigabit ethernet both being faster than the read speed of a laptop's 5400 rpm hdd we were hoping for around 60 MB/s. The USB 3.0 thumb drive that we used had read speeds of about 130 MB/s when plugged into USB 3.0 ports on a HP Z420 workstation.

We only need about 50 GB of storage on the network drive as the videos will be deleted after they are reviewed. The videos are for a timing system for track and field.

Thanks in advance for your help,
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  1. Can you transfer the video by copying it to the usb3 flashdrive and walking down to the other one? Or burning a dvd?

    other than that, any decent NAS would do.

    I suggest a WD Red drive in a nas but they only come in 1,2, or 3tb

    You can find smaller drives but even a 250gb WD blue drive is $58
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