USB NAS adapters, any good?

  Whitey012001 08 Jan 13
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Hi,

I'm looking at setting up a basic NAS for home use. My kids now have a couple of computers and we need to share videos and iTunes music. All of this is stored on a 1TB USB hard drive, thought he simplest solution was to buy a USB NAS adapter, these can be brought for around £20 of eBay.

My question is, how good are these? Are they man enough for light use, for example a user accessing/streaming files at the same time as somebody accessing music for iTunes?

I know you can buy a cheap ZyXEL nas without a drive for £35 off ebuyer, would it be better to get one of these? I do have a 150gb spare HD that I could use in the meantime.

Any ideas and views greatly appreciated.

Regards

Neil

  Whitey012001 08 Jan 13

Also thought the zyxel wold be more power efficient?

  woodchip 09 Jan 13

If you are talking about Downloading from the Net, main thing for speed is your internet provider, come connection. then start thinking about storage

  Whitey012001 09 Jan 13

I was thinking more about the speed on my home network.

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