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Addonics NAS adapter makes you a big sharer

Dec 12, 2008
Addonics NAS adapterThe modern computer user's code says: high quality movie and music files require a lot of space on hard drive to store it. For instance, an average movie in HD quality takes more than 4 GB to store it and a music album in lossless format will take up to a half of 1 GB on your drive. The problem of the space increases with lots of possibilities to download whatever content you need via bit torrent trackers. But space is not a problem if you have an external hard drive. There are external HDDs with more than 1 TB of space on it. Good, but what to do if you want to share these tons of data. Here is the issue: external HDDs are usually connected via USB port, but that makes no use if a need to add the HDD to a local network arrises. Luckily, Addonics Technologies save the situation. Here is what they have developed: a gadget that allows you to add USB storage devices to a local network.

The gadget is called the Addonics NAS adapter, where NAS comes for Network Attached Storage. Apart from just adding storage device to network, Addonics NAS adapter can do a lot more. But for wide compatibility with modern operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris) and both SMB (Server Message Block) and Samba protocols, the Addonics adapter is capable of turning your external HDD into a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive / Independent Disks). It will require some more gadgets like I / O converters and port multipliers, but anyway it is possible. NAS adapter can also provides up to eight users with FTP access to the Internet at the same time, and access to Ethernet with speed up to 100 Mbps. This is totally like having optical fiber connection. One more humble feature is ability to charge USB gadgets. All that for 55 USD. Not much at all, but I think it would be a bargain only if you are going to use all of its features to the max.
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» posted by: Ethernet Converters / Jun 18, 2010 06:23 AM
So, is there any option of data transfer from external hard disk.
» posted by: Alan / Nov 11, 2009 04:15 AM
I had problems with the first unit I ordered from Addonics, as have others (look on the Internet for other reviews). I had to get another one sent to me. The iTunes support was/is abysmal, and the unit would often hang. I still have it, and am looking to get rid of it. The worst part is dealing with Addonics customer service. _They made me pay for the shipping on an RMA to them for *their* faulty device!_ They may have slick deals, but I'll *never* deal with them again.
» posted by: Mike / May 21, 2009 06:33 PM
A constant need of sharing files brought me to idea of starting my own ethernet server to conect all the household. thougth of addonics but the file system issue worn me off.
This NAS adpter is more like bringing small storage devices from one local network to another if you have to at work.
» posted by: driftwood / Feb 08, 2009 04:06 PM
I am usig the NASU2 for a few weeks and it works well the only problem is that it works only with FAT32.
I hope that in the near future new firmware supports NTFS.
M Driftwood

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