Inexpensive NAS device

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by .dingledorph, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. .dingledorph macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for an NAS device for my home network. I want to be able to mount it as a drive on my mac laptop and access it from my XBOX with XBMC installed. I'm a student hence price is a concern.

    I have been looking at the WD MyBook, but it seems that mac is poorly supported on that device. I also looked at some LaCie devices, but I saw some bad reviews of their product so I don't know about them.

    Does anyone here know of a product that will suit my needs?

    Thanks in advance
    JD
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you know what to look for in a used computer (to check for damage, potential problems, etc), then an old PowerMac G4 with gigabit ethernet will work perfectly. It's way more flexible than a NAS.
     
  3. justmattylee macrumors newbie

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  4. Gaz545 macrumors newbie

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    QNAP TS-209 is one of the best, but comes in at £233. so not exactly inexpensive.

    Freecom Network Drive Pro is pretty good and only costs £160.

    IcyBox NAS 4220 isn't bad and only costs £93.

    Take your pick.
     

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