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  1. Not 1TB or more like he wanted. And write speeds of 10MB/s or so. The 1TB version of the Stora system is one of the ones I've looked at but not been keen on. IIRC the reason I ruled out the Stora was that it would appear from some posts on the NetGear forums that in order to configure the Storas, you have to connect to them via a Stora website on the internet. I'm tempted by a QNAP TS110 as it looks like it is aimed at people who want a decent low power back up system rather than the likes of the Storas which seem to be focused more on being a media streaming file server. I think the QNAP wil
  2. A quick thank you to everybody who's contributed to this thread - my Maxtor DiamondMax is now unbricked In case it's of any interest to anybody, I went with the CA42 cable solution - the one I ordered turned out to have 5 wires (black, white, blue, green and orange) and the USB plug could be opened to reveal a circuit board marked DKU5 but only the GND connection (black wire) was labelled. White and blue were TX and RX (not sure which way round) and to get the cable to work at all, I had to connect the black and orange wires to 2 1.5V batteries. I didn't need to connect up the ground pin on t
  3. Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for a cheap home NAS system, probably a single hard drive system as my budget is quite limited (<£150). Requirements are as follows: low power consumption at least 1TB capacity hard drive that can be replaced easily decent windows XP compatible backup software bundled with the NAS would be nice preferably not a Buffalo system - seen too many failures of Buffalo Terastations at work to want to buy a Buffalo device I'm not concerned about stuff like built in itunes servers, being able to access your files over the internet, wireless access etc.. I just want
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