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Maxtor Shared Storage II


$800.00 Released July, 2006

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Huge storage capacity. Media streaming capabilities. Can be used to backup all of your home network.

The Cons:This drive is really bad . . . the power supply gives up fairly quickly, the Raid 1 doesn't work (if you loose one disk, you need to send the whole thing to Maxtor to get your data back) . . . it overheats, so at best it is a large back-up for a time to time use.. not for a real NAS. Problems changing drive name. Slower than USB, Firewire external hard drives.

Maxtor gives you 1 TB of shared network disk space with the Shared Storage II. Equipped with a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, this 1 trillion byte drive will backup your networked computers, store important files, and deliver media files to all over your home or office.

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Product Shot 2 Also includes two USB ports to attach more hard drives (why would you need more?) and/or printers because the Shared Storage II also acts as a print server. Works on both Mac and PC and provides fast data access with simple setup.

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    Huge storage capacity

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    Media streaming capabilities

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    Can be used to backup all of your home network

Cons
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    This drive is really bad . . . the power supply gives up fairly quickly, the Raid 1 doesn't work (if you loose one disk, you need to send the whole thing to Maxtor to get your data back) . . . it overheats, so at best it is a large back-up for a time to time use.. not for a real NAS

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    Problems changing drive name

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    Slower than USB, Firewire external hard drives

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    Too noisy

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    The management software it ships with is suboptimal

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    When it breaks (and you want to recover your data), it's difficult to open and get the disks out

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Infomaniac
Infomaniac: #maxtor_shared_storage_ii I'm using the Maxtor Shared Storage II 300gb model and have been very happy. I store all of my music and video files on it and have no problem streaming content over my wireless network. It works seamlessley with my Roku Soundbridge M1001 Network Music Player which I also love. The Maxtor drive was very easy to set up on my Linksys network, has a nice user interface, automatic backup application and a built in media server. I run a printer off of one of the USB ports and that works pretty fast as well so I didn't have to go out and buy a USB printer server. It's been worth the investment that's for sure. Apr 23, 07
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Erik
Erik: #maxtor_shared_storage_ii I saw this in a PC magazine and it was chosen as the best choice for a NAS drive. I'm still not sure if NAS is the way to go (a cheap home server suits my fancy), but if you're thinking about it, then go for this. It's got a *ton* of storage, is very fast (as fast as it can be on a network), and is easy to setup for both Macs and PCs. Feb 19, 07
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